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. works with local landlords and accommodation providers to post available rental options. 

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

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.