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.

Affordable living

A report released by RentSeeker.ca, one of Canada’s largest online apartment search sites, compared the average cost of renting an apartment in major Canadian cities. (December 2015)

Average monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment:

  • Waterloo Region: $843
  • Toronto: $1,103
  • Vancouver: $1,075