Waterloo Residences acknowledge 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 six miles on each side of the Grand River.
Online application forms
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.
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).
- Winter 2021 (only) *Please note that you will not have to pay a deposit when submitting this application. You will not have to pay until your receive an offer. Offers for Winter 2021 will not be going out until late in the Fall term.
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, Exchange graduate, & Optometry students
Did you know you can stay in residence as long as you are registered full-time with the University? We offer graduate students and optometry 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:
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!