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Exchange students

Welcome home to Waterloo Residences

While your stay with us may be short, we want to make sure it’s spectacular. More than just a place to sleep, our residences are a safe place to meet new friends, try new things, and get the most out of your Canadian experience. 4 month and 8 month contracts available.

 

On-campus housing options

 

Traditional (dorm) style

Choose between a single, double, or an interconnecting single room. Washrooms are cleaned for you and shared with your floor. Meals are prepared fresh daily by our chefs. They also ensure your special dietary needs are met.

Price range for winter or spring 1 term:
$2,310 - $2,825* CAD

Price range for 2 terms: $5,775 - $7,061* CAD
*plus required meal plan

Suite (apartment) style

If you enjoy cooking for yourself, suite-style residence is for you! Live with like-minded students and enjoy your own single room with a shared kitchen and washroom within your suite.Meal plan optional

Price range for fall 1 term:
$3,684 CAD*

Price range for winter or spring 1 term:
$2,456 - $3,356 CAD

Price range for 2 terms:
$6,140 - $7,684* CAD
*meal plan optional

 

All inclusive. All valuable.

 

If you find you’re spending a lot of time exploring your options from cost to location to amenities, look no further. With Waterloo Residences there are no hidden costs and no surprises.

  • Unlimited high-speed Internet.
  • All-inclusive utilities (Electricity, Water, Heat).
  • Technical support at the Residence IT Service Desk.
  • 24/7 Front Desk assistance.
  • 24/7 Maintenance support.
  • 24/7 Security and controlled access.
  • Fully furnished rooms and living spaces (does not include linens and supplies).
  • Don and peer support as you transition into life on campus.
  • Residence specific amenities (Games, movies, lounges, meeting rooms).
  • Planned weekly residence community events and activities so you can get to know your floor mates!
  • Placement in areas where you’ll get to meet domestic students.
  • Exclusive access to multi-faith prayer rooms, fitness and music rooms.
  • Chance to meet with your residence chefs and request cultural foods and options.
 
 

Term details

 
 

Undergraduate contract terms

 

One-term contracts are offered for fall, winter, and spring terms; however, please note for fall only, our space is limited to those in CLV-South.

Two-term contracts are offered for fall/winter terms.

Graduate contract terms

 

Single grad students are offered a one-term renewable contract.

You can continue to stay in residence as long as you are registered full-time with the University and return your renewal contract by the deadline date given.

If you are an exchange student and you will be studying full-time as a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, please complete the single graduate residence application.

 

Frequently asked questions

 

Undergrad student contract terms

Undergrad students are required to sign a two-term contract for the fall term. The fall contract is for fall and winter.

One-term contracts are offered for the winter and spring terms.

Graduate student terms

Single grad students are offered a one-term renewable contract.

You can continue to stay in residence as long as you are registered full-time with the University and return your renewal contract by the deadline date given.

If you are an exchange student and you will be studying full-time as a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, please complete the single graduate residence application.