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 application:
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:
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:
Graduate students (& 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:
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:
Confused about which application to use? Contact us, we're here to help!
Experiencing issues submitting your application? Our HoME Twitter feed will keep you updated:
Deposits & Payments
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:
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!