Waterloo Residences acknowledges 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 ten kilometers on each side of the Grand River.
Every student who lives in residence must accept a contract and agree to the terms and conditions.
Before accepting your residence contract, be sure to carefully read the Residence Terms and Conditions for your assigned residence community. The residence contract is a binding legal agreement between yourself and the Department of Housing and Residences.
Living in residence means not having to sign a lease but you will have to agree to your Residence Terms and Conditions. This document outlines the application process, fees for cancelling your contract, end of term move-out, residence rules and regulations and enforcement of those rules.
Residents placed in REV, V1, MKV, UWP, MH, or CLV-South will need to accept an undergraduate contract for either 1- or 2-terms; fall/winter or fall/spring (2-terms), or winter or spring only (1-term).
Single graduate students living in CLV-North accept a 1-term contract. There is an opportunity to renew if conditions of residency are met.
Students with families in CLV-North are offered a 4-month tenancy agreement with the opportunity to renew.
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.