Why Waterloo Psychology

Living in Waterloo

As a graduate student in the Department of Psychology you will be part of a vibrant, inspiring community within the department. You will also find opportunities to connect with graduate students across other University of Waterloo faculties and departments and enjoy the rich services and attractions in and around the Kitchener-Waterloo area.

Housing options

Graduate students can live at Columbia Lake Village or St.Paul's apartments, residences for graduate students and their families or they can experience off-campus housing. The choices are endless.


Students at the University have many options when it comes to transportation. They can choose to walk, bike or take public transit.  Students can easily hop on a bus or train to get to Toronto for the weekend if they wish! Visit Student Life Centre for more information.

The Waterloo Region  is the fastest growing community in Ontario - dynamic, ethnically diverse, high-tech and innovative - yet enjoys a low cost of living. The community of Waterloo includes many parks, trails, recreation facilities, and opportunities for sports and outdoor activities. Check out Discovering the Region’s website for more information. When you are looking for opportunities for going out with your fellow graduate students after classes in the evenings or on the weekends, Waterloo has many possibilities.  On campus, graduate students enjoy the Graduate House and then in Uptown Waterloo there are many, many more options.  Visit UpTown Waterloo BIA for more information about restaurants and bars in Uptown Waterloo.