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Incoming first-years

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Live in residence, 100% guaranteed 


Living in residences means becoming part of a great community, with support to help make your transition to University life as smooth as possible. You have the choice of living in one of Waterloo Residences 5 first-year residences, or at one of Waterloo’s University Colleges.

At UWaterloo, residence is guaranteed for all incoming first-year students. What do you need to do?


Residence 100% Guaranteed


Learn more about the first-year residence application process.

If you require special housing accommodations for a documented disability, you must also complete the Housing Disability Verification Form before June 1, 2018.

If you have any questions, need assistance or would like to apply for first-year residence, please contact us. We are open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT, and are happy to advise you on the next steps.

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questions regarding the University College Residences, please contact them directly.

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