The mission of the University of Waterloo Residence Council is to represent the interests of the residents by creating a greater sense of community through facilitating social and educational events.

Residence Council is a group of students who live in Waterloo Residences, working together to represent the interests and needs of all residents. Members are very involved and take an active role in making residence a fun and exciting place to live.

General meetings start Tuesday, September 24th and occur every Tuesday at 10:15 p.m. Locations vary, depending on your council:

  • V1 Multi-Purpose Room
  • Beck Hall Community Centre
  • Claudette Millar Hal Great Hall
  • CLV Boardroom
  • REV North Quad Lounge
  • MKV Multi-Purpose Room

Why should I join ResCouncil?


All residents are invited to get involved and to come to Council meetings to propose and plan events. There are so many reasons to join, but here are the top 5:

  1. You'll meet new friends from all over residence
  2. You can help plan great events (we have a budget for events and you’ll get a say in how it’s spent!)
  3. You’ll develop great skills (like communication and event planning) and it looks great on a resume (co-op anyone?)
  4. It's not a huge time commitment (a one-hour meeting every week)
  5. ResCouncil is a great first step to getting involved on campus (past ResCouncil members have gone on to become Orientation leaders, Residence Life Staff, and even Feds Executives!)

How do I join ResCouncil?


Area Representatives are selected at the first community meetings with your Residence Life Don. There is one floor representative to represent each Don community. The Area Representatives make up the General Council.

Area Representatives:

  • Represent their community at Residence Council Meetings
  • Attend and actively participate in all meetings
  • Help in the planning, promotion and organization of building events
  • Attend all events and take on responsibilities for executing the events 

Apply for ResCouncil Executive


Residence Council is currently looking to hire 6 Presidents, 3 VP of Communications and 3 VP of Finance. 

Interested in applying for the Fall 2019/Winter 2020 term? Send your resume and cover letter (specifying position of interest) to by September 15th at 11:59pm to be considered!


Council Structure (Fall and Winter)


There are six Residence Councils to represent our different residence communities. Each council organizes their own events, and has their own executive, budget and meetings each term.

North Council


Village 1, Ron Eydt Village, Mackenzie King Village, Columbia Lake Village

South Council


UW Place Courts (Waterloo, Wilmot, Wellesley, Woolwich), UW Place Towers (Beck, Eby, Claudette Millar Hall)


North Executive members

  • Presidents (4)
    V1 (1), REV (1),​ CLV (1), MKV (1)
  • Vice-President 
    Communication (2)
  • Vice-President Finance (2)

South Executive members

  • Presidents (2)
    UWP West (1), UWP East (1)
  • Vice-President
    Communication (1)
  • Vice-President Finance (1)

General council

  • ~60 Area Representatives

General council

  • ~36 Area Representatives

Fall 2019 / Winter 2020 Executive Council

  • To be determined, hiring cycle is currently open

Fall 2019 / Winter 2020 Executive Council

  • To be determined, hiring cycle is currently open

Note: Residence Life Co-ordinators (1), Community Co-ordinators (3), and Don Representatives (6) from each building oversee the Residence Council.