If you're looking for a smaller, close-knit residence or academic home base, then one of Waterloo's University Colleges may be for you!
- Students in any program can take classes or live at a University College – or both!
- Smaller communities with residence rooms for approximately 200 students each.
- Most spaces for first-year students are in traditional-style rooms.
- All 4 colleges have all-inclusive meal plans rather than the declining-debit WatCard dollars used by Waterloo Residences.
What are the advantages of living or studying at a University College?
The University Colleges are located on Waterloo's main campus and offer courses as well as residence. All 4 are much smaller than Waterloo Residences, which means you'll get to know almost everyone!
You'll study or live in a smaller community, have access to all services and facilities on the main campus, and earn a valuable University of Waterloo degree.
What does each University College teach?
Conrad Grebel University College
- home to majors in Music and Peace and Conflict Studies
Renison University College
- offers Social Development Studies, Social Work, Honours Arts, Honours Arts and Business, East Asian Studies, Studies in Islam, and Applied Language Studies
- also home to the English Language Institute, which offers English courses to non-native speakers
St. Jerome's University
- offers Honours Arts, Honours Arts and Business
St. Paul's University College
- home to GreenHouse (a social innovation community), the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre, and International Development, in partnership with the Faculty of Environment