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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.

Waterloo Residences acknowledges that we live and work on the traditional territory of ‎the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometers on each side of the Grand River.


  1. Oct. 19, 2017Waterloo Residences holds grand opening for the New Residence Building in UW PlaceGrand Opening

    As university stakeholders, staff and students looked on, the ribbon was cut on Waterloo Residences' newest residence - Mackenzie King Village being the last residence built 15 years ago.

    Feridun Hamdullahpur (University of Waterloo President), Glen Weppler (Director of Housing), Chris Read (Associate Provost, Students) and Daniel Parent (University Architect) were joined by Jill Knight (Federation of Students VP Internal) and Michelle Folinas (ResLife Don) who officially opened the New Residence Building. While now officially open, the residence has been occupied since September 3, 2017 where it was built on time and under budget for move-in weekend.

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  2. Oct. 13, 2017Getting students ready for life after graduationlife after graduation

    Proud to be working with Alumni Relations and the Centre for Career Action on a pilot program to help over 180 upper-year students with career advice, financial tips, and other life hacks.

    We're proud to have Faryal Diwan (BES ’15) and Torrie Santucci (BES’14, MCC’15) live at UW Place (UWP) and draw on their own experiences to assist the residence community.

    Read more about the inaugural event here

  3. Oct. 5, 2017Residence staff complete safety walks around communitiesResidence staff on a safety walk

    On October 3 and 4, Residence Life, Residence Facilities, Police Services and the Safety office completed safety walks around our housing communities.

    The safety walk is an examination of all exterior walkways and physical landscape around our residences to ensure all areas are safe.

    The University of Waterloo completed a CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) study which suggests best practices for enhancing community safety.

    Waterloo Residences conducts these walks to assess lighting, natural landscape issues, slip / trip hazards and more.

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  1. Oct. 19, 2017Drop-in Tutoring: Engineering Programming

    Visit us at the V1 Great Hall for assistance with:

    ECE 150 and GE 121

  2. Oct. 19, 2017Drop-in Tutoring: Math

    Visit us at the Mackenzie King Village Multi-purpose room for assistance with:

    MATH 135 and 137

  3. Oct. 19, 2017Maximize Potential: Healthy Minds

    Feeling stressed? Come to this session to learn some tricks to relax and unwind.

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