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.


Experience V1


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Fast facts


Size: 1,381 residents

Style: Traditional

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

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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.

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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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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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Shared amenities

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.​

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Community centre

​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.

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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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Shared kitchen

House lounge includes a small kitchenette with a microwave and full-sized refrigerator for residents to share.​

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Eatery and dining

Mudie’s is located in the V1 community centre complete with a large dining hall.


Other traditional-style residences

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Ron Eydt Village

Ron Eydt Village (REV) is a first-year exclusive residence, with plenty of social and academic programming to make your first year in residence a memorable one!

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Claudette Millar Hall

Claudette Millar Hall (formerly the New Residence Building) is located in the heart of UW Place and offers single and semi-private double rooms, plenty of study space, and a variety of dining options.

Learn more


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Fast Facts

  • Short form: V1
  • Single, double and interconnecting rooms for 1381 residents
  • 4 quads (North, South, East and West) with 6 to 8 houses in each quad
  • Each house has 50-60 students and one Don
  • Most houses are co-ed but each floor is single sex
  • For first-year students in the fall and a mix of first-year and upper-year students in winter and spring
  • On-site cafeteria and required meal plan

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V1 contacts

All V1 staff have offices in the Central Complex and can be reached by dialing 519-888-4567 and entering the appropriate extension.