Your first year, off campus

Welcome to uWaterloo

The majority of first-year Waterloo students will live on campus, but each year over 1,500 incoming students will choose to live off campus.

Make your first year a success!

With such a large number of students living off campus, UWaterloo has services and programs to support your success.

Live on campus

Want to make friends, be on campus, enjoy easy access to food, and more?

The University of Waterloo's Campus Housing department offers options for both new and returning students, hassle free!

» Apply for on-campus residence

Living in residence can help ease the transition from home to school life.

Rental Listings

Food Services

Bus to campus

Student Success Office

We're here to help

If you experience any issues or difficulties living off-campus in your first-year, you can always connect with Campus Housing in the Student Life Centre.