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Our Residences

Traditional-Style Housing

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.

Ron Eydt Village (REV)

With 500 double rooms and a centrally-located Community Centre and cafeteria, it's easy to meet new people and develop life-long friendships in REV. Learn more here

REV Residence Exterior

Village 1

Village 1 enables students to spend time achieving their academic and personal goals and to successfully adjust to university life. There are opportunities to spend time studying alone or in groups, and to socialize with others from your house or community. Learn more here 

Village One Exterior


We're pleased to have construction well underway on our newest residence facility within UW Place. Scheduled for occupancy in the fall of 2017, this 12 story building will add an additional 539 beds for students with all-new amenities and features for first-years and upper-years. Learn more here 

New Residence Building

Suite-Style Living

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.

UW Place (UWP)

UWP combines the independence of living off campus with the convenience of living in residence. You'll learn to live with your suitemates, cook your own meals, and clean your own apartment. Learn more here

UWP Exterior

Mackenzie King Village (MKV)

MKV offers privacy and independence by providing single rooms in suites, as well as space for social interaction within common areas on each floor and in the Community Centre. If you are outgoing but still want some alone time, MKV might be for you! Learn more here

MKV Exterior

Columbia Lake Village (CLV)

The community provides a safe and comfortable environment for people of all ages. It is a very diverse community with students and families from all over the world. International diversity is embraced and celebrated. Learn more here

CLV Exterior

Upper-Year & Other Housing Options

Upper-year & Transfer student residences

Exchange student residences

Graduate students & Family residence

University College 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:


Renison University College


St. Jerome's University


St. Paul’s


Conrad Grebel University College

    Apply for Residence

    Reserve your room

    Enjoy the Waterloo Residences advantage - a vibrant, safe, and supportive community awaits.

    Residence fees include

    • Traditional or suite-style housing

    • Fully-furnished room

    • TV lounges & Community spaces

    • All utilities (heat, water, hydro)

    • On-site laundry

    • 24-hour security

    • Free, fast Internet & Tech support

    • On-site maintenance & Cleaning services

    • Gym & Recreational facilities

    • Dedicated Residence Life staff

    • Social programming

    • Academic support & Tutoring

    • Access to campus partners (Health Services, Student Success Office, International Student Office, etc.)

    • No leases, no hidden fees

    Did you know?

    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.