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Friday, October 20, 2017

Congratulations goes to our 6 student staff members graduating this weekend

Fall 2017 Convocation

This weekend, over 2,300 students will be graduating during the UWaterloo Fall 2017 Convocation.

We're proud to see 6 of our student staff members join the class of 2017.

Congratulations goes to:

  • Valerie Cheung
  • Nneka Eleh
  • Nam Hwui Kim
  • Joycelyn Martey
  • Daniel Samyn
  • Nilu Seneviratne
Friday, October 20, 2017

Cooking in Residence: Fall Harvest Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Executive Chef Gordon Cooledge from Food Services shares his favourite Butternut Squash and Apple Soup recipe.

Read the recipe and follow along as Chef Cooledge teaches you how to cook in your suite from Columbia Lake Village - South.


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Waterloo Residences holds grand opening for the New Residence Building in UW Place

Grand Opening

As university stakeholders, staff and students looked on, the ribbon was cut on Waterloo Residences' newest residence - Mackenzie King Village being the last residence built 15 years ago.

Feridun Hamdullahpur (University of Waterloo President), Glen Weppler (Director of Housing), Chris Read (Associate Provost, Students) and Daniel Parent (University Architect) were joined by Jill Knight (Federation of Students VP Internal) and Michelle Folinas (ResLife Don) who officially opened the New Residence Building. While now officially open, the residence has been occupied since September 3, 2017 where it was built on time and under budget for move-in weekend.


Friday, October 13, 2017

Getting students ready for life after graduation

life after graduation

Proud to be working with Alumni Relations and the Centre for Career Action on a pilot program to help over 180 upper-year students with career advice, financial tips, and other life hacks.

We're proud to have Faryal Diwan (BES ’15) and Torrie Santucci (BES’14, MCC’15) live at UW Place (UWP) and draw on their own experiences to assist the residence community.

Read more about the inaugural event here

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Residence staff complete safety walks around communities

Residence staff on a safety walk

On October 3 and 4, Residence Life, Residence Facilities, Police Services and the Safety office completed safety walks around our housing communities.

The safety walk is an examination of all exterior walkways and physical landscape around our residences to ensure all areas are safe.

The University of Waterloo completed a CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) study which suggests best practices for enhancing community safety.

Waterloo Residences conducts these walks to assess lighting, natural landscape issues, slip / trip hazards and more.

Friday, September 22, 2017

#UWRoomGoals Decorating Contest


Does your room scream UWaterloo pride? Or maybe your room has become an extension of who you are. Either way, your room could win you $150 in prizes.

This contest is open from September 26, 2017 until October 3, 2017 to all Village 1, Ron Eydt Village, Mackenzie King Village, UW Place, New Residence Building and Columbia Lake Village - South Fall 2017 residents. 

More details

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Welcome Home Warriors!

Move-in weekend is finally here, and we can’t wait to welcome you to Waterloo Residences!

Whether you are travelling from near or far to study at UWaterloo, we are thrilled that you decided to make Waterloo Residences your home away from home...

Monday, August 14, 2017

Introducing printable residence swag

Residence Swag

Introducing a free way to decorate your room this fall.

Show your residence and UWaterloo pride by decorating your room Pinterest-style. Print, cut and decorate your room with residence mascots and more.

Check back often as we grow our library of pendants and posters throughout the year.


Go our Residence Swag page here

Thursday, August 3, 2017

New Residence Construction Update (July 2017)

New Residence Building Common Space

Here comes the furniture!

As construction nears completion, furniture is starting to be unpacked, built and placed in areas all around the New Residence Building...

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Drop-in Residence Tours Added

We are happy to offer drop-in days for incoming first-year students beginning August 4.

Please note that these tours are for shared spaces in each residence, as well as tour rooms and suites. Due to our maintenance and cleaning staff getting your room ready for move-in, we will be unable to show your exact room or suite on the tour...


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