Housing and Residence COVID-19 update 

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Important dates 2020

Current students

Terms and deadlines Fall 2020       Winter 2021 Spring 2020
Undergrad Residence application available

November November 22, 2019 (upper-year)

February 1, 2020 (first-year)

May 28, 2020 (upper-year)

TBD (first-year)

October 31, 2019
Exchange residence application available April 2, 2020 September 17, 2020 January 30, 2020

Grad application available

March 26, 2020 August 6, 2020 November 28, 2019
Family wait list available April 2, 2020 August 13, 2020 December 5, 2019
Grad & Family contract renewal May 14, 2020 October 1, 2020

February 6, 2020

Undergrad Move-in September 4 & September 5 2020 January 2, 2020 May 3, 2020
International Arrival September 2 & September 3 2020 January 2, 2020 May 3, 2020
Move-out See move-out details See move-out details See move-out details
Early-Arrival form TBD November 21, 2019 See move-in details
Late-Arrival Form TBD November 21, 2019 April 7, 2020
Main Office Holiday Closure

September 7, 2020 - Labour Day

October 12, 2020 - Thanksgiving

December 24, 2020 through January 2, 2020

January 1, 2020 - New Year's Day

February 17, 2020 - Family Day

April 10, 2020 - Good Friday

May 18, 2019 - Victoria Day

July 1, 2019 - Canada Day

August 3, 2019 - Civic Holiday

Prospective first-year students (Fall 2020)

 
Timeframe Details

June 1

Residence Community Ranking Form (RCRF) closes at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

June 2

Fall vacancy (waiting list) application opens at 9 a.m. for those who miss the residence guarantee

June 11

If you selected Waterloo Residences as your community of choice, you will receive an email from us to complete a residence preference form.

June 11-18

Waterloo Residences Preference Form due by 11:59 p.m. EDT

July 2

University of Waterloo Email address available. Be sure to activate your account by visiting https://uwaterloo.ca/email

Week of July 7

First-year residence contract offers begin. Be sure to check your edu.uwaterloo.ca email address

July 16

Early and Late arrival forms available

August

Residence placements continue for some first-year students

August 29

International arrival program for residence

September 2 & 3

Early arrival begins for students

September 4 and September 5

Fall move-in begins for student residences.