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Our residences

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.

First-year housing options

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:


Ron Eydt Village


Village 1


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:


UW Place


Mackenzie King Village


Columbia Lake Village


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

Upper-year & other housing options

Upper-year & Transfer student residences

Exchange student residences

Graduate students & Family 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.