Posts for Future undergraduate students

A collection of stories and tips from current residents.

Commitment, convenience, and choice: Why I chose residence

hanna friends

Hey there, it’s Hanna! I’m a German exchange student living at UW Place this term. My friends from my home university are going to study in Waterloo soon and asked me why I decided to choose residence. Here’s my story.

First Year Residence Application De-mystified!

Michelle

So, you want to go to Waterloo. While your mind may be focused on the AIF, don’t forget that once you get in, you’ll have to apply for residence!

Uncovering a Hidden Gem: The CLV Community Centre

Foos ball tournament

Are you interested in playing ping-pong, doing yoga, learning how to make new food dishes, or having a free breakfast? If you are not following the CLV Facebook page you're missing out! 

#RezRelationships and #RezRomance in February

Darsh and friends

Hey guys, Darsh here. Moving into a new city is always tough, but as it is the month of “love” I wanted to talk about a few loves in my life. My life is really centered around my friends and they are the people who keep me grounded and sane living away from home.

Move-in & making friends - what could be better?

Missing home

Hey guys, Darsh here. Have you ever had a feeling, waking up sweating and panicking about something you were dreaming about? I had these moments consistently throughout the summer leading up to my move in date at Ron Eydt Village. It was nerve-racking.

I was stressed about the communal washrooms and having a roommate. What would I eat? How would the food be? Where can I get coffee in the morning? These were all questions that were flowing in my head 24/7.

#InternationalLooLife - From India to Waterloo

Kartiki

I am from India. Even though my Mother tongue is Hindi, my first language is English. I am exceptionally proficient in it and think in English all the time. I grew up reading Western Literature and listened to Linkin Park songs with my Dad. At the same time, I was terrible at Hindi - even though my grandmother was a Hindi Professor! I guess you could say that I was more connected to the culture and language of the West than anywhere else. So, ever since I was in 9th grade, I knew I had to go abroad and study. This equal, opportunity-providing, developed world was waiting for me!

Second Year, Second Shot?

Paige

Hey! My name is Paige, I am in my 2A term in the Global Business and Digital Arts program at the School of Interaction Design and Business located at the Stratford Campus.

Coming into my second year and living in Waterloo Residences made me appreciate how lucky I am to be able to live in a safe environment. It's also brought lessons about coming out of your comfort zone.

Welcome to the Residence Storyteller Blog!

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Welcome to the Residence Storyteller Blog!

Over the fall 2018 term, our 5 pioneer Residence Storytellers gave us a glimpse into residence life in Waterloo. Food, friends, events, study sessions, exam stress, you name it. Follow them on the blog, on Instagram and Facebook, and learn what life is really like in residence, whether you're in your first year, upper years or graduate program!