Reserve your room
Confused about which term application to use? Want to move in today? Contact us, we're here to help.
Straight out of high school or new to post-secondary education?
If you have been admitted to a first-year program, you're considered an incoming first-year student.
First-year residence applications:
Returning to residence or would like to live on campus for your next term?
We offer all inclusive, dedicated upper-year floors in residence.
Upper-year residence applications:
Single & Exchange graduates
Did you know you can stay in residence as long as you are registered full-time with the University?
We offer graduate students a one-term, renewable contract - you decide how long you'd like to live with us!
Single & Exchange residence applications:
Welcome! Please note that you must be officially accepted to UWaterloo through an affiliated exchange program before we are able to offer you a home in Waterloo Residences.
Exchange residence applications:
Are you a current UWaterloo student with live-in dependents (spouse/partner and/or children)?
You are eligible to live in our family residence in Columbia Lake Village-North.
Family residence application:
While you don't have to pay first and last months' rent, we do require a $500 (non-refundable) deposit to reserve your room! Paid deposits are deducted from your final fees owing.
A $500 deposit is required as part of your Residence Community Ranking Form submission
Upper-year & Graduate process
A $500 deposit is paid online through your Offer of Residence (we'll send a link to your email)
Accepted forms of payment
Credit Card *We are unable to process Visa/debit hybrid cards at this time
Co-op students on a local work term - please use the upper-year application process
Pharmacy students - please use the upper-year application process
Optometry students - please use the single graduate application process
Transfer students (from another university or college) - please contact us for guidance
Fall residents must sign a 2-term contract (fall/winter or fall/spring)
Winter or spring term residents may sign a 1-term contract
Spring residents get priority placement for the following winter term
Have you signed an off-campus lease?
If you have already signed a lease off-campus, you are obligated to abide to terms and conditions within the lease. It is uncommon and difficult to break a lease agreement. Once your lease expires you are always welcome to apply to live in rez!