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Incoming first-years



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

Transfer student? Apply by June 3 to guarantee a spot in one of our upper-year residences.



Printable checklist



Download our printable checklist to stay on top of key dates, then apply below.


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