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.
Size: 400 residents
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 every 14 townhouses (units for single grads do not have a don).
Features and amenities
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.
All rooms and common areas include an unlimited high-speed Internet (ResNet) connection.
Dons are upper-year students who provide students with mentorship and support. There is one don for every 4 townhouses. Grads do not have a don.
Heat, electricity, water and internet are all included with your residence fee.
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.
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.
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.
CLV residents have access to: foosball, ping pong, pool tables and organized events and programming.
Every Saturday afternoon, a free grocery shuttle will take you to Bridgeport Plaza to shop for groceries.
IT Service Desk
Located in the V1 community centre, the Residence IT Service Desk offers free technical support and services to all residents.
Select common areas have a shared TV with cable service. Individual rooms are cable-ready; however, students must make their own arrangements to have service installed in their own room.
Eatery and dining
Room details and floor plans
All bedrooms in CLV-South include:
- Single (twin-sized) bed with mattress
- Closet & dresser
- Desk, desk lamp, chair
- Bookshelves, waste basket, corkboard
- Unlimited high speed Internet (ResNet) connection
All suites in CLV-South include:
- Living room with two chairs, couch and end tables
- Kitchen with fridge and stove
- Dining area with a table, four chairs, fridge, stove
- One full bathroom
- Four bedrooms
- One storage room
- Small outdoor patio
The main level of the unit is where the storage room, patio, kitchen, living room and dining area are located.
The upper level of the house is where the four bedrooms and bathroom are located.
Cleaning and housekeeping
Individual resident responsibilities:
- All residents are responsible for the day-to-day cleaning and maintenance of their townhouse. Early in the term, roommates should delegate cleaning tasks and set up a mutually agreed upon cleaning schedule.
- Single Graduate students receive 1 mid-term inspection per term; there are no monthly inspections
- Final move-out inspections are completed upon the return of the keys.
The grounds at Columbia Lake Village are maintained regularly. In the winter, the snow is shoveled along all walkways and in all other seasons, the grass is cut and all greenery is maintained.
All maintenance and repair requests should be reported to the CLV-South maintenance team right away.
Mail is delivered Monday to Friday by Canada Post. Each suite has a mailbox located on the main floor of their residence building. Canada Post and other courier companies will attempt to deliver packages at least once before rerouting them to the nearest postal outlet.
*Note: Do not include University of Waterloo or the name of your residence (i.e. Beck Hall) in the address. If you include these pieces of information your mail will be sent on campus and eventually be returned to sender. It must come directly to the address below in order for you to receive it.
Community Centre address:
CLV Community Centre
350 Columbia St. West
Your mailing address:
350 Columbia St. West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
postal code (see below)
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Frequently asked questions
Can you share my information with friends or family?
- No. If someone other than you, the applicant, is trying to obtain information on your behalf, we are not able to release your information to them.
- We will only release your information to you, the applicant, as per Policy 46.
- We care about your privacy.
What should I do if I notice unsafe conditions in my residence building?
- If you notice unsafe conditions in or around our residence buildings, report them to a nearby Housing staff member right away. As per Policy 34, we all have a responsibility to keep our campus safe.
Is tap water safe to drink?
- Yes. The Region of Waterloo maintain a high standard of quality assurance to ensure our tap water is safe to drink. For more information about the Region’s water treatment practices, please visit The Region of Waterloo website.
What happens if I lose my key(s)?
- Lost keys should be reported to your residence Front Desk immediately.
- If you lose your key(s), a spare one will be issued to you for up to 7 business days. If after 7 business days your key(s) has not been returned, you will be assessed a $50 fee to cover the cost of a lock change, and you (and your roommates, if applicable) will be given a brand new set of keys.
Who should I contact if I have a maintenance request?
- If an item in your room needs repairs, please contact the maintenance team in your residence building at the following email address:
- CLV-South: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other suite-style residences
Mackenzie King Village
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UW Place (UWP) is centrally located to campus, Waterloo Park, a new LRT station, and University Plaza. Students living at UWP enjoy the independence and privacy of their own room, combined with the perks of apartment living.