Recreation and Leisure Studies Living-Learning Community


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:  

  • We have made the difficult decision to put the Recreation and Leisure Studies Living-Learning Community on hold for the 2020-2021 year.    

  • Students will not be physically clustered. We are working with the Department of Kinesiology and the Faculty of Applied Health Science to introduce online platforms to connect you with other students in your program. However, 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.   

  • You will be connected to an upper-year mentor through the Faculty of Applied Health Science's WeConnectU program.   

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

We understand that these are notable changes. Know that you are still entitled to receive all the supports available to every student in residence, and 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.   

Want a dynamic environment where your floormates share your passion for Recreation and the benefits it brings to improving peoples' quality of life?


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In addition to living with and learning from your peers, you will also have support from your Peer Leader – an upper-year Recreation and Leisure Studies student who has been successful in the program and can support and guide you to the individuals and resources you need to make your first year a successful one.


Activities & Events


The Living Learning Community provides you with opportunities that will help you understand more about the Recreation field. Examples of planned Living-Learning programs include:

  • Organized events with faculty and alumni
  • Group study sessions for core REC courses
  • Participation with clubs and societies within the AHS community, including AHSUM and weCONNECTu
  • Academic study skills and course content workshops

About Ron Eydt Village residence


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The Recreation and Leisure Studies 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.

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 Recreation and Leisure Studies Living-Learning Community is open to all first-year students entering Recreation and Leisure Studies (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.