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.
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 either open 24 hours a day or can be booked out through the Front Desk.
Silent Study Areas
The Village 1 Great Hall will be open for students to use for study space from 8 am - 4 am daily. 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 and in the Village 1 Great Hall. For Fall 2017, these spaces will be available from December 5th- December 20th.
Please note that these spaces are reserved for Waterloo Residences students only. Availability is subject to change due to special events.
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.
You're an elite student, what are you doing to up your game?
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 Fall 2018.
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 forward a resume, cover letter and transcript to
- Math: Jordan Hamilton
- Chemistry: Carey Bissonnette (please also complete the tutor application form (PDF))
- Engineering: Fiona Yiu
- Physics: Rohan Jayasundera
- AFM: Lynn Graham
Tutors are hired in the term prior to the position starting (i.e. Fall 2017 will be hired during the Spring 2017 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 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.