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First-year students are guaranteed residence!

University is about broadening all your horizons – not just the academic ones! And where you live plays an important role in new experiences you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

You’re guaranteed a place in Waterloo Residences, Renison, St. Jerome’s, or St. Paul’s if:

  • You're admitted to a first-year program, and
  • You accept your Offer of Admission by June 1, 2017, and
  • You submit your Residence Community Ranking Form and a $500 non-refundable deposit no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on June 1, 2017, and 
  • You meet any conditions outlined on your Offer of Admission.

This guarantee applies ONLY to:

This GUARANTEE DOES NOT APPLY if you miss the June 1, 2017, deadline to submit your Residence Community Ranking Form and your deposit.

Additional residence

Conrad Grebel University College is another on-campus residence. If you’d like to live at Grebel, you’ll need to complete an application well before May 29th, 2017 and attend a personal interview.

Upper-year students

The residence guarantee does not apply to:

Living off campus

Waterloo's Off-Campus Housing office provides resources to help you find rental accommodation. Prices vary widely depending on amenities and how close you are to campus. 


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Explore Waterloo's residence rooms with interactive 360-degree photographs.

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Learn more about residence

Review our common residence questions or visit Waterloo’s main residence website for details on:

  • the residence experience
  • how residence works
  • comparing residences
  • Living-Learning Communities