Arts and Business Living-Learning Community

Arts and Business

A note for incoming Fall 2020 students:

As you know, Waterloo Residences has been working closely with your faculty to adapt the Living Learning experience for fall 2020. In our previous communications, we mentioned that your Living Learning Community experience will be different. Here are the primary changes:  

  • All Living Learning programs will be virtual. We will be introducing online platforms to connect you with other students in your program.  

  • You will have access to an Arts and Business LLC Experience Mentor who will help you transition into your first year as an ARBUS student and into residence.  

  • Your mentor will engage with you individually as well as provide academic support and social experiences.  

  • Students will not be physically clustered. This means you may live near students from any faculty and may be placed in any of the available residences based on your Waterloo Preferences Ranking Form.  

We understand that these are notable changes. Know that we are committed to creating a great residence learning experience despite the circumstances. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out to the Living Learning team.  

If you've chosen to be an Arts and Business student, you’ve decided to be part of a unique program that has immense opportunities.

Join the Arts and Business (ARBUS) Living-Learning Community and add to these opportunities by living with peers who are also pursuing practical business knowledge and a strong liberal arts education.


Join our academic community


The Arts and Business program will be offering first-year the chance to live in a Living-Learning Community. In addition to living and learning with your peers, this community will provide you with support an upper-year ARBUS student mentor who has been successful in the program and can support and guide you to the individuals and resources you need to create your custom-built future.


Activities & Events


As a Living-Learning student, you will have access to events and mentorship that enhance your in-class learning and further develop skills such as teamwork, communication, problem solving, and critical thinking.

  • Facilitated group study sessions for your core business courses
  • One-on-one goal-setting conversations with your upper-year mentor who can help you build your schedule so you can find time for both your studies and extracurricular involvement
  • Bringing faculty members and ARBUS advisors into residence for coffee or snacks with the Community
  • How to take the next steps to creating your custom-built future

About Ron Eydt Village residence


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The Arts and Business Community will be in Ron Eydt Village, one of our traditional-style residence buildings.

At Ron Eydt Village, you’ll be part of a dynamic environment where you can meet up with friends and enjoy delicious stir-fry dinners from the cafeteria, relax by playing some pool or ping pong, work out in the fitness room, or study in quad lounge.


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.


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Student profiles

Read what it's like to live in a Living-Learning Community or to be a Peer Leader.

How to apply

Indicate your interest in the Living-Learning Community on the Residence Community Ranking Form during your residence application process.


The Arts and Business Living-Learning Community is open to all first-year students entering Arts and Business (both regular and co-op) in September.


If you have any questions regarding Living-Learning Communities, please contact Living-Learning or call us at 519-888-4567, ext. 31314.