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.
Live near peers who are also pursuing their passion for science.
Join your Academic Cluster
In an Academic Cluster, Science students can choose to live near other first-year Science students. Clusters of about 15 Science students will be placed within larger residence communities of 50-60 students in total.
Joining an Academic Cluster will help you easily meet other first-year Science students. Whether it is walking to class together or forming a study group, building relationships with and learning from peers is an important part of the first-year experience.
Residences with Science Academic Clusters
Science Academic Clusters will be located in UW Place (including Claudette Millar Hall), Village 1, Ron Eydt Village, and Columbia Lake Village South. Students who select a Science Academic Cluster will have the opportunity to rank their preference between the following room types:
CLV is a suite-style residence, with single rooms in 4-bedroom townhouse.
V1 is a traditional-style residence, with single, double and interconnecting rooms.
UWP is a suite-style residence with single rooms in a 2,3 or 4-person suite.
CMH is a traditional-style residence, with single rooms and semi-private rooms.
REV consists of 4 quads. Each quad has 5 floors, with 48 residents and 1 don living on each floor. Floors are co-ed, but each wing on the floor are single gender.
Please note that selecting a Science Academic Cluster guarantees you a place in a cluster, however, it does not guarantee that you will receive your first choice of room type. Many students select the same room type and there are only so many rooms available to the Science Academic Clusters. Therefore, it is impossible to guarantee every student their first choice.
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.
If you have any questions regarding Living-Learning Communities, please email Living-Learning or call us at 519-888-4567, ext. 31314.