Columbia Lake Village South (CLV-South) is a vibrant community with a diverse population of students in different stages of their academic career. Rooms are fully furnished.


Experience CLV-South


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Fast facts


Size: 400 residents

Style: Suite

Rooms: 4-bedroom townhouse

Meal plan: Optional

Community: First-year, upper-year, graduate and exchange students

Mascot: CLV Lake Monster

First-year contract: Fall-Winter

Upper-year contract: Fall-Winter or Fall-Spring

Building: CLV-South consists of 100 townhouses with each townhouse complete with 4 bedrooms and 1 shared bathroom. There is 1 don for about every 8 townhouses (units for single grads do not have a don).


Features and amenities

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Front desk

Available to all residents 8:00 a.m. to midnight, 7 days a week. The front desk offers: faxing, photocopying, stamp purchases, parcel pick-up and mail distribution. You can also visit the front desk to sign out: equipment, facilities, movies and games.

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Wireless Internet

All rooms and common areas include an unlimited high-speed Internet (ResNet) connection.

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Don support

Dons are upper-year students who provide students with mentorship and support. There is one don for every 8 townhouses. Grads do not have a don.

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Utilities included

Heat, electricity, water and internet are all included with your residence fee.​

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Laundry facilities

WatCard operated laundry facilities are located in the main laundry facility. Irons and ironing boards are also available from the Front Desk for you to use.

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Campus Shuttle

Starting after Thanksgiving, exclusive to CLV residents, a free shuttle will transport students to campus every morning. The shuttle will then pick students up and return them home in the evening.

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Shared amenities

As a UWaterloo resident, you have access to amenities located in other residences including: gaming tables, movies, music rooms, fitness rooms, tutoring centres, cafeterias and study rooms.

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Community centre

CLV residents have access to: foosball, ping pong, pool tables and organized events and programming.

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Every Saturday afternoon, a free grocery shuttle will take you to Bridgeport Plaza to shop for groceries.

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IT Service Desk

Located in the V1 community centre, the Residence IT Service Desk offers free technical support and services to all residents.

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Eatery and dining

While no cafeteria or dining hall is located in CLV, students can access The Market in the New Residence Building, Mudie’s located in V1, or REVelation located in REV.


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