Minota Hagey (MH) offers the best of both worlds: a traditional (dorm style) residence with shared kitchens and optional meal plans. MH is also an exclusive upper year community, located on the south side of campus. 

NOTE: Beginning in winter 2019, Minota Hagey Residence will continue to provide the same excellent accommodations and community that it always has, but Velocity programming like startup events, founder panels, and mentorship will be expanded to any student living in any of the seven University of Waterloo Residences on campus. 


Experience Minota Hagey

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Fast facts


Size: 70 residents

Style: Hybrid (shared kitchen per floor and optional meal plans)

Rooms: Single

Meal plan: Optional

Community: Upper-year students

Upper-year contract: 4-month contracts (Winter or Spring); 8 month contract (fall-winter or fall-spring)

Building: Minota Hagey consists of 3 floors. Each floor has 23-25 students, and 2 dons live in the building. Each floor is co-ed, and has 2 gender neutal bathrooms. The main floor has a Great Hall, which is equipped with a TV, video game consoles, games, and a variety of cables to ensure easy connectivity. There is also a study space and a boardroom. 


Features and amenities

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Front desk

Minota Hagey does not have a front desk, however, Velocity students can access the front desk services at any of Housing’s other residence buildings.

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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.

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Utilities included

Heat, electricity, water, air-conditioning 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 Village 1 Front Desk for you to use.

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Grocery Shuttle

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

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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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Shared kitchen

There are three kitchens in the residence including a microwave and cupboards.

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Study and meeting rooms

Residents are able to book shared rooms and spaces for group meetings or study sessions.

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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 Minota Hagey, students can access The Market in the New Residence Building, Mudie’s located in V1, or REVelation located in REV.


Fast facts 

  • Short form: MH or Minota Hagey
  • Single rooms with shared kitchens
  • Rooms have a vanity with sink
  • Shared lounges and washrooms
  • The smallest Waterloo Residence community with only 70 residents and 2 Dons
  • Upper-year students only
  • Air conditioned in the summer
  • Optional meal plan

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