Family housing

Family housing benefits


Whether you are a single graduate, exchange student, or have a family, we have a place for you.

  • No 12-month lease, great landlord.
  • Safe neighbourhood.
  • Surrounded by other student families.
  • Reliable and trustworthy maintenance services.
  • Onsite support from Residence Life Coordinator.
  • Campus shuttle to and from campus.
  • Great supports for spouses such as conversation circles.
  • Community Centre and recreational programming.

Term details and how to apply

Paying for rent


Paying for rent is simple and available online! Pay for rent here.


Frequently asked questions


Alternate options


We offer an online Off-Campus Housing Listing service that can be accessed from anywhere.

Some students at UWaterloo choose to live off campus in the Kitchener-Waterloo community and our Off-Campus Housing office can help.

Located in the Student Life Centre, Off-Campus services include:

  • Local apartment listings
  • Free lease reviews
  • Sublet agreement forms
  • Information for short-term accommodations
  • Assistance to students looking for a place, or experiencing problems with the place they’ve found
  • Additional resources to help you with your search

Helpful hints

Start your search early! Whether you’re looking for housing on or off-campus, spaces are limited, especially during the fall term (September to December).

Note that most self-contained apartments aren’t furnished, except for stove and refrigerator. Be aware that rental and lease periods will vary, but 12-month leases are standard.

Look for places that are located on a bus route - Grand River Transit makes stops on campus.


Are you arriving on campus early?

Temporary accommodation on campus is available during the months of May to August. Contact UW Conferences Services (519-884-5400) for more information.

St. Paul’s

Located in the heart of uWaterloo’s main campus, St. Paul’s offers apartments and suites in a quiet building with lots of common space. Live with fellow students and scholars from all over the world. A fitness room, outdoor patio and parking are available to residents. Singles, couples and families are all welcome. For more information, visit St. Paul's or call 519-885-1465, ext. 212

Short term stay

If you're looking for temporary accommodation while visiting Waterloo, here are some suggested locations.

For hotels, please ask directly about special UWaterloo pricing!