Step 1: Looking for a place

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Off-campus housing

  • Are you a student, postdoctoral scholar, or visiting scholar looking for housing? 
  • Are you a student or postdoc looking to post an advertisement for a roommate or sublet?

  • Are you a landlord looking to post housing options?

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The University of Waterloo has contracted Places4Students to support undergraduate, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and visiting scholars with a variety of off-campus housing options.  Places4Students verifies all University of Waterloo rental listings abide by The City of Waterloo’s Rental housing licensing bylaw.

Listings are descriptive with photos, amenity icons, floor plans and mapping. Sublets (short-term rental options) and roommate profiles are also included. Students register to post a free roommate profile or sublet listing. works with local landlords and accommodation providers to post available rental options. Landlords register to post a rental property listing.

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If you have questions about Places4Students, please contact or 1-866-766-0767 (Hours: Monday to Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Additional off-campus housing options

Here is an additional list of local resources where you can find property listings:

Please note the University of Waterloo is not affiliated with these sites. During your search, keep track of your inquiries using this sheet.

On-campus housing

Mackenzie King Village (MKV)

If you prefer to live on campus, you'll find quiet study spaces and social opportunities with Campus Housing.

Undergraduate options

Graduate options

Learn more about our residences.