Accept your Offer of Admission and residence

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Accept your Offer of Admission

Deadline: June 3, 2024 unless otherwise specified on your Offer of Admission

Follow the instructions on your Offer of Admission (most students will accept their offer through the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) website). If you have problems accepting your Offer of Admission, please call the OUAC at 519-823-1063.

Next, you need to log in to Quest to review conditions on your Offer of Admission and the deadline for meeting those.

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Reserve your place in residence

Deadline: June 3, 2024

If you miss the deadline, you will not be guaranteed a place in residence. You must also accept your Offer of Admission by June 3, 2024.

First-year student? Visit our Campus Housing website to submit your Residence Guarantee Application Form and residence deposit by June 8, 2024.

Transfer student? Apply by June 3, 2024 to guarantee a spot in residence.

Architecture student? Check the off-campus listing site to find available rentals near the School of Architecture in Cambridge.


Planning to live in residence?

You must accept your Offer of Admission on the OUAC website AND submit your Residence Guarantee Application Form and non-refundable deposit through Waterloo's Campus Housing website.

Which residences are part of the guarantee?

Campus Housing residences

  • Columbia Lake Village
  • Mackenzie King Village
  • Ron Eydt Village
  • UW Place (includes Claudette Millar Hall)
  • Village 1

On-campus University Colleges

  • Renison University College
  • St. Jerome's University
  • United College

Conrad Grebel University College is an on-campus residence that is not part of the residence guarantee. If you'd like to live there, you'll need to apply to Grebel before the end of May and participate in a group or online interview.

Scholarships and bursaries

Beginning in early May, you'll be able to use Quest to view any entrance scholarships and bursaries you've been awarded. If you receive a scholarship and/or bursary, a "View Award Offers" link will appear in Quest next to the program details for the program to which you've been admitted.

In most cases, when you accept your Offer of Admission, you’re automatically accepting your scholarship and/or bursary. Be sure to read the bursary and/or scholarship information carefully for any conditions or requirements.

If you've received an offer of admission to Renison University College or St. Jerome’s University and have received a scholarship from them, follow any specific instructions included in your Offer of Admission.

Change your mind about which university to attend?

If you've already accepted an offer of admission to an Ontario university, you may accept a different offer through the OUAC website without penalty up to June 3, 2024.

Financial deposits for Ontario high school students

If you're an Ontario high school student, no Ontario university can require a financial commitment from you before June 3.