Whether you're a single graduate student or have a family and dependents, we have safe and comfortable communities that will be your home away from home throughout the duration of your program.

On-campus residences (Waterloo campus)

Columbia Lake Village (CLV)

  • Apartment-style residence community
  • Furnished two-bedroom (CLV-North) and four-bedroom (CLV-South) townhouses for single graduate students
  • Unfurnished townhouses with designated family area for graduate students with live-in dependants
  • For more information visit the CLV website

St. Paul's University College


Off-campus housing

The Off-Campus Housing Office can assist you with finding a place off-campus, free lease reviews and any issues that may arise once you have found housing.

Based on RentSeeker.ca, here is a comparison of the cost of renting an apartment in three major Canadian cities. (October 2018)

Average monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment:

  • Waterloo: $1,123
  • Toronto: $1,464
  • Vancouver: $1,542