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 Peer Leader 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 years 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
Applications for Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 Living-Learning Communities are now closed.
Incoming students can indicate their interest in a Living-Learning Community on the Residence Community Ranking Form during the residence application process.
If you are interested in living in residence, please apply for our fall 2017 first year waitlist.
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
For first-year Arts and Business students.
For first-year Biology students.
For first-year Health Studies and Public Health students.
For first-year Kinesiology students.
For first-year Physical Sciences students entering the following programs:
- Earth Sciences
- Materials and Nanoscience
- Mathematical Physics
- Medicinal Chemistry
- Life Physics
- Physics and Astronomy
For first-year Recreation and Leisure Studies.
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
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.