Waterloo Residences acknowledges that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometers on each side of the Grand River.
Village 1 (V1) was the first residence built for students at the University of Waterloo. With a long history, it is here where many first-year students will call home.
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Size: 1,381 residents
Rooms: Single, Double and Interconnecting
Meal plan: Required
Community: First-year and upper-year students
Mascot: V1 Groundhog
First-year contract: Fall-Winter
Upper-year contract: Fall-Winter
Building: Village 1 consists of 4 quads separated into 26 houses. Each house has 3 or 4 floors with 14-16 students per floor. There is 1 Don per house. Houses are co-ed, but floors and bathrooms are single-gender.
Features and amenities
24-hr front desk
Available to all residents 24 hours a day, 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 living on each floor in residence to provide students with mentorship and support.
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.
IT Service Desk
Located in the V1 community centre, the Residence IT Service Desk offers free technical support and services to all residents.
As a UWaterloo resident, you have access to amenities located in other residences including: gaming tables, movies, multi-faith room, piano rooms, fitness rooms, tutoring centres, cafeterias and study rooms.
V1 residents have access to: pool, snooker, ping pong, board games, movies, a music room, a basketball court and a TV lounge outfitted with a 65" 4K TV.
Study and meeting rooms
Residents are able to book shared rooms and spaces for group meetings or study sessions.
House lounge includes a small kitchenette with a microwave and full-sized refrigerator for residents to share.
Eatery and dining
Mudie’s is located in the V1 community centre complete with a large dining hall.
Fall 2018 / Winter 2019 Dons
Room details and floor plans
All rooms in V1 include:
- Twin-sized bed and mattresses (36”x78”x6”)
- Closet, vanity and dresser
- Desk, desk lamp and chair
- Bookshelves and waste basket
- Unlimited high-speed Internet (ResNet) connection
- Rooms are cable-ready. Each student must make their own arrangements with a local cable company once they arrive.
- Every floor as 1 large single-gender washroom
- Curious about what to pack? We've listed what to bring (and what not to bring) for your move into residence!
Cleaning and housekeeping
All residents are responsible for the day-to-day cleaning and maintenance of their room. A member of our cleaning services staff will clean the washrooms and common areas daily. Although Housing staff clean washrooms daily, residents are responsible for cleaning up after themselves.
All maintenance and repair requests should be reported to the V1 maintenance team right away.
P.O. Box 16460 Your House, Your Room Number
V1, University of Waterloo
P.O. Box 16460 South 1, 305
V1, University of Waterloo
Mail is delivered and picked up daily, except on holidays and weekends. Each floor has a mailbox located outside the main office.
You will receive an email notification for packages and large envelopes upon arrival. Your parcel can be picked up at Front Desk with WatCard identification.
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 $100 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:
- Village 1: email@example.com
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