Student life and residence

Many of your best university memories will undoubtedly come from experiences such as late-night chats in residence, meeting new people through clubs, or scoring the winning goal for your team!

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Explore your interests and meet new friends through Waterloo's 250+ clubs and student societies.

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Meet lifelong friends: live in one of Waterloo's residences. Get a meal plan or cook for yourself!

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Staying active

Keep active with one of the country’s largest sports and campus recreation programs.


Your guide to student life at Waterloo

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Want to learn what it’s like to be a Warrior? Visit our guide to student life at Waterloo to learn about

  • clubs and athletics where you can have fun with curious, hard-working friends;
  • our supportive, inclusive and tight-knit campus community;
  • how you'll develop job-ready skills to help you excel in your career;
  • discovering a residence home that fits your needs, and more!