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.
When you are part of a Living-Learning Community on campus, you get more than just a room close to your classes.
What is a Living-Learning Community?
Make connections with peers
A Living-Learning Community is a group of students from the same program or faculty, who live together in the same area of residence. Each group is assigned an upper-year mentor who offers mentorship and support.
Experience a smooth transition to university
Living-Learning students will also live near and be exposed to a variety of other first-year students from different areas of study so that they get the best of both worlds in their residence experience.
Build a sense of belonging to faculty / academic programming
The community gains enhanced access to great academic and faculty programming that helps students with many of their academic needs in first year!
How to join
Incoming students can indicate their interest in a Living-Learning Community on the Residence Community Ranking Form during the residence application process.
The Residence Community Ranking Form for Fall 2020 will open in February 2020.
If you have any questions regarding Living-Learning Communities, please email Living-Learning or call us at 519-888-4567, ext. 31314.
Communities by residence
Ron Eydt Village residence
Village 1 residence
For first-year students enrolled in one of the following programs:
- Accounting & Financial Management
- Biotechnology / Chartered Professional Accounting
- Computing & Financial Management
- Mathematics / Chartered Professional Accounting
UW Place residence
For first-year Global Business & Digital Arts students.
University College Living-Learning Communities
Faculty of Environment at St. Paul's
For first-year Environment students, at St. Paul's University College.
Music at Conrad Grebel*
For first-year Faculty of Arts students that have a strong interest in music at Conrad Grebel.
Peace and Conflict Studies at Conrad Grebel*
For first-year Faculty of Arts students that have a strong interest in Peace and Conflict studies at Conrad Grebel.
Social Development Studies at Renison
For first-year Social Development Studies students, at Renison University College.
Warrior Academic Leadership Community (WALC)
For first-year students who are also varsity athletes, at Renison University College.
Peace Tech at Conrad Grebel*
For first-year students in any faculty with a strong interest in pursuing the connection between technology and peace at Conrad Grebel.