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.
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 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 2019.
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
- Math: Jordan Hamilton
- Chemistry: Laura Ingram (please also complete the tutor application form (PDF))
- Engineering: Fiona Yiu
- Physics: TBD - contact living learning coordinator
- AFM: Lynn Graham
- Math 127/128: Owen Woody
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.
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.
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.
Study Skills Workshops
Attend a Study Skills workshop in residence, where you will learn how to:
- Manage everyday tasks using Google applications,
- Review notes so you can actually remember them,
- Set up the best study space for you,
- Adapt your study style according to your learning style.
For more information check out the Maximize Potential Certificate.