Housing Options

We have many options to help you find a place to live in Waterloo.

We have many options for accommodations when students decide to study English at Renison. 

Please note not all options are available during the year. For example, many on-campus residences do not have space because University of Waterloo students are living in them.  But, don't worry! We will make sure to find a place that will work best for your needs. 

Meet Jennifer

JenniferJennifer Burton is Renison's Housing Manager. She is available to help all English Language Institute students with accessing accommodations during their studies. 

She can help with finding a place to live on campus, with Homestay, or off campus. 

Jennifer can be accessed by email or by visiting her office at Renison in Room 0203. 

Learn more about the different accommodations available below. 

Renison Residence Accommodations

Student studying in roomThe best way to practice your English and make new friends is to join the Renison community and live in residence with 200 other students who call Renison home! Our residence includes:

  • Single and double room accommodation
  • Wireless Internet
  • Full-service cafeteria, including vegetarian options
  • Weekly cleaning service
  • Student lounge space with high-definition TVs and game tables
  • Access to Renison facilities including our library and group study space

By living in residence at Renison, you can literally wake up in the morning and walk downstairs to your first class! For more information, visit the Renison University College residence website.

Other On-campus Accommodations

Space in Renison's residence fills up fast, so apply early! If you are unable to secure a space at Renison, you may be interested in these other residence options:

For more information about residence options on the University of Waterloo campus, email jennifer.burton@uwaterloo.ca .

Homestay Accommodations

Homestay Plus logoLive with a Canadian family and practise your English every day!

A homestay family is a great way to learn about Canadian culture and become involved in daily activities and family events. Your homestay family will provide you with meals, a furnished room, and help you adjust to life in Canada. 

For more information on homestay providers in Waterloo Region, email Laura Mutton, Administrative Assistant, at lmutton@uwaterloo.ca.

Hotel Accommodations

If you prefer, we can also help to arrange hotel accommodations for yourself or any family members who come to visit you in Canada. We can provide you with contact information for hotels we recommend that are located near Renison. 

For more information on hotel accommodations in Waterloo Region, email jennifer.burton@uwaterloo.ca .


Prices vary each year and depend on the duration of your visit. Please email jennifer.burton@uwaterloo.ca to learn about appropriate prices.