Study or live at a University College

Students walk along tree-lined path to the university colleges at the University of Waterloo.

If you're looking for a smaller, community-oriented residence or academic home, then one of Waterloo's University Colleges may be for you!

What is a University College?

A University College is a smaller community that offers residence and academic programs. Each one has its own character and distinctive programs where you can get involved and feel supported in living and learning.

  • You can live in one of their residences regardless of your program
  • Smaller communities with 150-300 students in residence
  • Take classes – or even earn a degree (or just live in residence)
  • Single and double rooms
  • All-inclusive meal plans 

Located on our main campus, Waterloo's four University Colleges are much smaller than the main Waterloo Residences, which means you'll get to know almost everyone! You'll study or live in a smaller community while having access to all services and facilities at Waterloo and earning a valuable University of Waterloo degree.

What does each offer?

Renison University College

  • Residence
  • Programs: Social Development Studies, Social Work, Honours Arts, Honours Arts and Business
  • Enjoy a smaller academic home while completing your Arts degree by co-registering through Renison.
  • Visit the Renison website.

St. Jerome's University

  • Residence
  • Programs: Honours Arts, Honours Arts and Business
  • Enjoy a smaller academic home while completing your Arts degree by co-registering through SJU.
  • Visit the St. Jerome's website.

Conrad Grebel University College

St. Paul's University College

 

How do you apply to live at a University College?

Renison, St. Jerome's, and St. Paul's are part of Waterloo's residence guarantee for first-year and transfer students. If you're interested in living at Conrad Grebel, you'll need to apply directly to residence at Grebel.

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