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

Please note that tutoring has been cancelled for the remainder of the Winter 2020 term, in accordance with the University direction surrounding COVID-19. For more information please see

Drop by to get help with a specific question, find a quiet place to study, or just get extra practice!

Each tutoring centre is staffed by tutors who are upper-year undergraduate or graduate students from the associated faculties.

Drop-in Tutoring sessions currently run five nights a week from Sunday - Thursday for Winter 2020.

You can download our Winter 2020 tutoring calendar here.

March tutoring schedule


Interested in becoming a tutor?

Prospective applicants are required to have previous tutoring experience, must be in good or excellent academic standing, and must have done well in the courses being tutored (refer to tutoring schedule for tutoring courses offered). 

If you are interested in applying, please check LEADS for current applications, or forward a resume, cover letter and transcript to

Tutors are hired in the term prior to the position starting (i.e. Fall 2019 will be hired during the Spring 2019 term).


If you have any questions regarding hiring or the tutoring in residence program, please email Living-Learning, or call 519-888-4567, ext. 31314.


Study Spaces


One of the benefits of living on campus is that you don't have to leave residence to study! Each residence offers various study rooms and spaces that are available to all students and residents. 


Silent Study Areas

The Village 1 and Claudette Millar Great Halls will be open for students to use for study space 24 hours a day. Availability is subject to change due to special events.

24-hour Exam Study Space

24-hour open quiet study space will be available during the designated University exam period in the Mackenzie King Village Multipurpose Room, Village 1 Great Hall, and 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.