Confused about which application to use? 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.
There's still time to apply
Fall 2015 vacancies
Did you miss the first-year application deadline, recently decide to attend UWaterloo, or are an upper-year
student that loves the convenience of living in residence?
Upper-year spaces are currently available, first-year spaces will continue to open up throughout
the summer. Why wait? All spaces will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
It's free to apply; no deposit required until after we email you a room offer.
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
- INTERAC® Online
- Certified cheque
- Money order
- Credit Card
- Visa/Debit hybrid card *Please select 'credit card' when paying online
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!