*Please note: As per the President's email on March 20, 2020 in regards to COVID-19 and the Spring 2020 term in order to keep our students, staff and spaces safe, we will continue with our unprecedented measures in residence buildings. You will not need to be on campus to complete your classes next term. For this reason, we  are not accepting new bookings for residence during the Spring 2020 Term.   


Online application forms

First-year ApplicationIncoming first-years

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.

Upper-year ApplicationUpper-year undergraduate

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:

  • Fall 2020 *please note that your offer takes into consideration your ranked community preferences, and is based on our space available for your contract term(s).
  • Spring 2020* please see above

Exchange ApplicationsExchange undergraduate

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 ApplicationsGraduate & Exchange graduate

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:

Family ApplicationFamilies

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:

Apply now

* please see above for note on Spring 2020


Financial responsibility


Our terms and conditions states that students who have accepted their residence contract are held financially responsible for the full length of their contract.

This means—should you choose to cancel your contract—you will be required to pay your full residence fees.

Learn more about our withdrawal or cancellation policies here.


Help & Support


Confused about which application to use? Contact us, we're here to help!