University is about broadening all your horizons – not just the academic ones.
Find your perfect home with one of our traditional or suite-style residences right here on campus at the University of Waterloo.
All first-year students are guaranteed residence
Traditional-style housing is a great way to transition to University and form new friendships.
You'll live in a fully-furnished room with shared common areas. Your residence will have its own cafeteria where you will eat all your meals together with other students from your floor.
Traditional-style dorm residences:
Suite-style living is a great opportunity to try independent living while still having access to on-campus support.
You'll share a living room, kitchen, and bathroom(s) with your roommates. Take advantage of the grocery shuttle or purchase an optional meal plan to expand your dining options.
Suite-style apartment residences:
The University College Residences are independent but affiliated with the larger UWaterloo campus. Each University College is a smaller community with its own character and distinctive programs.
University College Residences:
Upper-year & Transfer student residences
Exchange student residences
Graduate students & Family residence
Enjoy the Waterloo Residences advantage - a vibrant, safe, and supportive community awaits.
Residence fees include
Traditional or suite-style housing
TV lounges & Community spaces
All utilities (heat, water, hydro)
Free, fast Internet & Tech support
On-site maintenance & Cleaning services
Gym & Recreational facilities
Dedicated Residence Life staff
Academic support & Tutoring
Access to campus partners (Health Services, Student Success Office, International Student Office, etc.)
No leases, no hidden fees
4-month contracts available
Waterloo Residences offers 1-term contracts (4-month) to all full-time University of Waterloo students, including co-ops, year-round. No need to sublet or break a lease.
Upper-year students welcome
We welcome all upper-years to live with us!
You will be placed separately from first-years while still enjoying the benefits, convenience, and community of residence.
The Velocity program
Our Minota Hagey residence houses upper-year students enrolled in a truly unique initiative for a university residence, the Velocity program.
Velocity was created to supplement classes and books with a taste of successful entrepreneurship, forming a collaborative community of future innovators and leaders.