Live where you learn

More than just a place to sleep, residence will increase your chances of academic success by giving you access to all the best resources the campus has to offer, while also introducing you to friends and lots of fun experiences!

  1. Jan. 7, 2020Living Your Best Life in Residence Contest

    Do you have a great story to tell about living in residence? If so, tell us! You could be entered to win one of five great prizes!

    This contest is open from January 8 until January 29, 2020 to all first-year students in Village 1, Ron Eydt Village, Mackenzie King Village, UW Place, Claudette Millar Hall, and Columbia Lake Village - South residents. 

    How do I enter?

    1. Choose one of the following categories for submission (multiple submissions across categories allowed):

  2. Dec. 10, 2019Notice

    Attention: If you are seeking a placement with Waterloo Residences please be advised that if you apply for housing after December 16th, you may not be able to be accommodated by January 2nd, 2020. Please contact or call 519-888-4567 ext. 32679 if you have any questions about exploring housing options. The Housing Office will be closed beginning Monday, December 23rd, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. and will reopen on Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.

  3. Dec. 2, 2019SLC Office Closure

    The Student Life Centre Housing Office in SLC 0134 (lower atrium) will be closed this week from December 2 – December 6 due to office construction. All staff members will be relocated to alternative office spaces on campus during this time. Our general inquiry phone (ext. 32679) and email account ( will still be available for both students and staff. Staff members will not be taking student appointments or walk-ins this week and will resume on Monday, December 9.

    Thank you for your patience and see you next week!

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  1. June 21, 2019Commitment, convenience, and choice: Why I chose residence
    hanna friends

    Hey there, it’s Hanna! I’m a German exchange student living at UW Place this term. My friends from my home university are going to study in Waterloo soon and asked me why I decided to choose residence. Here’s my story.

  2. Feb. 28, 2019First Year Residence Application De-mystified!

    So, you want to go to Waterloo. While your mind may be focused on the AIF, don’t forget that once you get in, you’ll have to apply for residence!

  3. Apr. 11, 2019Spring forward in CLV

    Hi everyone, it’s Ekin!

    I know it is hard to believe when you look outside, but spring term is around the corner! Hopefully it will start getting warmer soon but if this is your first summer in Waterloo, be prepared for very warm days. I know it is hard to imagine now, but it can get more than 40 degrees in summer here!

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