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.
Get involved in your community!
Waterloo Residences provides a variety of opportunities for you to get involved, build your skills, collect a pay cheque, and prepare for your future career.
Dons live in residence and help to develop a community that is supportive of the academic and personal goals of students.
Community Leaders are upper-year undergraduate or graduate students who live in residence and foster a positive, dynamic experience for Upper Year residents.
Peer Leaders are upper-year students who are academic mentors for students in the Living-Learning Community.
FDAs are dynamic student leaders who are hired to provide outstanding customer service to students, parents, visitors, staff and faculty.
Desk Services Team Leaders and Desk Services Trainers are dynamic student leaders who are hired to provide support, mentorship and guidance for Front Desk Assistants (FDAs).
EIRs are experienced, knowledgeable, and driven entrepreneurs who live in residence in order to enhance the entrepreneurship ecosystem in all Waterloo Residences.
Residence Ambassadors are students currently living in Residence who give insightful and engaging tours of our residence facilities to prospective students and their families.
SERAs give tours of rooms or suites, and residence facilities, during special event dates (Fall Open House, March Break Open House, or You @ Waterloo Day).
Get paid to live your best life! Using video, blogging, photography, social media and other creative means, capture and share your residence experience with current and prospective students.
Mystery Shoppers are appointed to help in the evaluation of the Front Desk Assistants and evaluate the Drop-in Tutoring Program.
Community Assistants work to provide a safe and comfortable environment for people of all ages living in Columbia Lake Village North.
Undergraduate students who work part-time to help other students with technology.
The Communications and Marketing Lead is responsible for shaping ongoing communications to WERC members; monitoring, maintaining and improving the WERC brand, and acting as a WERC ambassador to the residence community.
Student Housing Administrators work out of the Housing office, and provide support to students with residence or off-campus housing inquires.
Student leadership opportunities
A group of students who meet five times a term with the Waterloo Residences marketing team to share their insights, opinions and ideas on Housing strategies.
The Residence Council is a group of students who live in Waterloo Residences, working together to represent the interests and needs of all residents.
Maximize Potential is a certificate program that offers sessions from six unique pillars: Community Living, Health and Wellness, Professional Development, Diversity and Inclusivity, Academic and Personal Development.
A group of students who meet with members of the Waterloo Housing and Residences Admissions team to review and share their insights and advice on operating policies and processes to help to shape the living conditions for students living on and off campus in the Region of Waterloo.
A committee of students and staff who evaluate and make decisions on contract appeal submissions.