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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. Nov. 14, 2018Tour Minota Hagey residence!Residence ambassadors giving visitors a tour

    Will you be an upper-year student in fall 2019? Are you thinking about where to live? You should be!

    We are offering you a chance to look inside the newly-available Minota Hagey residence exclusively for upper-years!

  2. Oct. 1, 2018#UWRoomGoals Decorating ContestCollage of 2017 contestant rooms

    Does your room scream Warrior pride? Or maybe your room has become an extension of who you are. Either way, your room could win you $50 in prizes and bragging rights!

    This contest is open from October 12, 2018 until October 22, 2018 to all Village 1, Ron Eydt Village, Mackenzie King Village, UW Place, Claudette Millar Hall, and Columbia Lake Village - South Fall 2018 residents. 

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  3. Sep. 4, 2018Welcome Home!Residence Life Staff Team

    Welcome Home Warriors!

    We're SO thrilled to welcome you to residence! This is such an exciting time, and we hope you enjoy every minute of it! 

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  1. Jan. 9, 2019MaxPot: Community Living - Welcome Back, Warriors!

    Welcome Back, Warriors!: Finding your place is about growth and connection, so let’s reflect on the Fall term and prepare for what’s in store in the Winter!

    Complete one session from each pillar to obtain a Maximize Potential certificate.

    Contact your Don or maximizepotential@uwaterloo.ca with any questions.

    Participants are welcome to attend any session in any residence building.

    Complete the sessions in any order.

  2. Jan. 10, 2019MaxPot: Diversity and Inclusivity - Let's Talk: Intersectionality

    Let’s Talk: Intersectionality: Join us for a thoughtful discussion on identity as related to race, class, sexuality, and gender and how they apply to us as individuals and as groups.

    Complete one session from each pillar to obtain a Maximize Potential certificate.

    Contact your Don or maximizepotential@uwaterloo.ca with any questions.

    Participants are welcome to attend any session in any residence building.

    Complete the sessions in any order.

  3. Jan. 15, 2019MaxPot: Health and Wellness - Mission Nutrition

    Mission Nutrition: TBD

    Complete one session from each pillar to obtain a Maximize Potential certificate.

    Contact your Don or maximizepotential@uwaterloo.ca with any questions.

    Participants are welcome to attend any session in any residence building.

    Complete the sessions in any order.

    Attend these free sessions and MAXIMIZE your POTENTIAL!

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  1. Nov. 22, 2018Welcome to the Residence Storyteller Blog!Image of 5 storytellers

    Welcome to the Residence Storyteller Blog!

    Over the fall 2018 term, our 5 pioneer Residence Storytellers gave us a glimpse into residence life in Waterloo. Food, friends, events, study sessions, exam stress, you name it. Follow them on the blog, on Instagram and Facebook, and learn what life is really like in residence, whether you're in your first year, upper years or graduate program!

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