Mackenzie King Village


Mackenzie King Village (MKV) offers the privacy of having a single room combined with the social benefits of living in a shared suite. Students also have a kitchen in their suite to prepare their own meals.


Experience MKV


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Fast facts


Size: 320 residents

Style: Suite

Rooms: 4-bedroom suite

Meal plan: Optional

Community: First-year and upper-year students

Mascot: MKV Crown

First-year contract: Fall-Winter

Upper-year contract: Fall-Winter

Building: MKV consists of 2 wings. Each wing has 4 floors, with 40 residents and 1 don living on each floor. Most floors are co-ed, but each suite is single gender. Upper-years can request a mixed-gender suite.


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 living on each floor in residence to provide students with mentorship and support.

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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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Air conditioning

MKV is the only suite-style residence with air conditioning available.

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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

MKV residents have access to: pool, ping pong, foosball, board games and movies.

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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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Study and meeting rooms

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

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Bike room

A bike room is available to Mackenzie King Village residents.  This is a safe and dry place to store your bike. Outdoor bike racks are also available.

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Eatery and dining

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

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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.


Other suite-style residences

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UW Place

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.

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Columbia Lake Village - South

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.

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Fast Facts

  • Short form: MKV or King
  • Shared 4-bedroom suites
  • 320 residents
  • 2 wings (East and West) with 4 floors in each wing
  • You'll live on a floor with 39 other residents and one Don
  • Most floors are co-ed, but each suite is single sex (upper-year students may request a mixed-gender suite)
  • Optional meal plan

Campus maps [PDF]

Grocery shuttle

For the added convenience for students living in townhouse/suite-style residences, a grocery shuttle is provided.

MKV contacts

All MKV staff have offices in the Central Complex and can be reached by dialling 519-888-4567 and entering the appropriate extension.