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Welcome to Renison Housing and Student Life

Renison University College's residence is centrally located on the University of Waterloo campus. With 207 residents from all of Waterloo's faculties, Renison's residence has become known for its small, intimate, and family-like community of residents making it an ideal place for incoming students transitioning to university life. Come and be a part of the family!

NOTICE ABOUT FALL 2020 and Winter 2021:

Although Renison Residence is closed for the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 terms, we are happy to announce that we may accomodate some residence applications for Spring 2021. For more information on potential residence options, please contact

Joining our close-knit community means benefiting from outstanding opportunities for learning and scholarship through an interactive and inclusive environment. Students in residence live in a truly multicultural environment, where they will develop awareness, knowledge and skills for a globalized world.