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Housing Fair FAQs

How do I register for the Fair?

To register, please go to our Off Campus Housing Website and login or create an online landlord account. Link here: A hyperlinked banner will appear at the top of the page that will take you to the registering page.

What does the registration fee include?

Option 1 ($300): One table, and one month listing on our OCH website, parking permit, welcome package,

Option 2 ($50): One flyer, and one month listing on our OCH website.

What should I do if I am unable to make it to the fair and I have registered?

If you are unable to attend the fair and you have registered, please notify us immediately at All registration fees are non-refundable.

How will the Housing Fair be publicized to students?

In addition to advertising on our website and in our office, we will also send a campus-wide email describing the event. Flyers will also be distributed throughout the University of Waterloo in residence halls, offices and buildings throughout campus. We also promote the fairs via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

How many vendors attend the Housing Fair?

Approximately 20-25 vendors attend the Fair.

How many students attend the Housing Fair?

Approximately 200-250 students attend the Fair.

When should I arrive for setup?

Arrival is scheduled for no later than 10:30am, however, you may come as early as 10:00am.

What should I bring with me to the fair?

Students will be attracted to booths that show lots of creativity. Examples of things to bring are but are not limited to: example leases, price chart of properties, pictures of actual properties, floor layouts, giveaways, promotional materials, individually wrapped and prepackaged candies, food etc.

When do students start their search for housing?

Students may start searching for housing for the Fall as early as the previous Fall. However, most students start actively looking after Christmas Break, approximately late January.  

How do I post a listing on the Off Campus Housing site?

You can post your listing on the Off Campus Housing site for free for one month if you have registered for our fair. If you have not registered, the fee for one month is $25 but you may purchase multiple months at a time which makes every following month only $10 each.  To post, register or login to your online landlord account and choose `Create a Listing``.

Whom should I contact with questions or for more information?

If you have any questions or for more information, please call the Off Campus Housing line at 519-888-4567, extension 35725 or email us at

Who should I make the cheque out to?

Make cheques payable to: University of Waterloo