Academics in Residence

academics in residence 2019

Living in residence plays an important part in your academic success story 

Academic Support Options

Residence offers an environment that supports academic achievement by encouraging mutual respect amongst residents, specified quiet hours, and many free programs and services to help you succeed academically.

Drop-in Tutoring

For Fall 2020, Drop-in Tutoring will be held on Microsoft Teams. Drop by to get help with a specific question or just get extra practice! Each Tutoring channel is staffed by Tutors who are upper-year undergraduate or graduate students from the associated faculties.

Enter the Microsoft Teams ‘Team Code” to join the Campus Housing Drop-In Tutoring team. You can meet your tutors at the scheduled times in each dedicated channel. Tutors will only be available to answer questions during the drop-in tutoring time. If you are seeking additional support outside of drop-in tutoring sessions, please contact your course instructor, Teaching Assistants, or faculty-specific resources.

Drop-in Tutoring sessions currently run three nights per week from Monday - Wednesday for Fall 2020. Sessions are now running weekly until December 7, but will pause during reading week (October 12 - 16).

What to Expect During Drop-In Tutoring Sessions

Once you join the Drop-in Tutoring Team using the link or team code: bphs6vk, you will find individual channels for Physics, Accounting and Chemistry. These channels are where the tutoring sessions are held each week.

During each tutoring session, you will see two meetings running. Each has its own tutor and moderator. Join one meeting or move to the other if it’s too busy!

To ask a question, use the meeting chat or use the raise hand function. We encourage you to have your camera on if you are comfortable but, mute your mic to minimize distracting sounds when you are not asking a question.

The tutoring sessions are not recorded.

Please email if you have any questions.

You can download our Fall 2020 tutoring calendar here.

Subject Courses Time Offered Channel(s) on Microsoft Teams


PHYS 111, PHYS 121


5pm – 8pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Link to Microsoft teams group.

Team code: bphs6vk


AFM 101, 112, 123, 131, 132



5pm-8pm (EST)

Link to Microsoft teams group.

Team code: bphs6vk

Chemistry CHEM 120, CHEM 121


5pm-8pm (EST)

Link to Microsoft teams group.

Team code: bphs6vk

Chemistry Midterm & Exam Sessions

CHEM 120, CHEM 121

September 28, 29 & 30

4pm - 6pm (EST) and

7pm - 9pm (EST)

Link to Microsoft teams group.

Team code: bphs6vk

You can find additional supports on campus for Engineering courses here:

Interested in becoming a tutor?

Prospective applicants must be in good academic standing as determined by their Faculty, and must have done well in the courses being offered.  Courses offered changes each term based on the academic course offerings and the faculties.  Tutor roles are typically hired in the term prior to the position starting (e.g. Winter 2021 will be hired during Fall 2020 term).

If you are interested in applying, or have questions about the Tutoring role, please contact


If you have any questions regarding tutoring related roles or the drop-in tutoring program, please email Campus Housing Tutoring.


Study Spaces

Select residence spaces are available for students living in residence and are set up to comply with social distancing guidelines. Please respect the limit of people within each room’s capacity if it is posted outside of the room. In common areas, please respect physical distancing. Here are a few study space options:

  • Grand Commons
  • Claudette Millar Great Hall
  • Mackenzie King Village Multi Purpose Room
  • Columbia Lake Village Common area
  • Floor lounges

24-hour Open Study Space

24-hour open quiet study space will be available  in the Mackenzie King Village common floor lounges and the Claudette Millar Great Hall. 

Quiet hours

Getting a good sleep and having a quiet environment is important to help you stay focused. Each residence has quiet hours beginning at 11 p.m. on weeknights and 1 a.m. on weekends. During exam periods, quiet hours are extended to 23-hours per day in each residence building.

Please note that these spaces are reserved for Waterloo Residences students only. Availability is subject to change due to special events.