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Welcome to Renison Housing and Student Life

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While we decided to remain closed over the last year due to the impediment of COVID-19 restrictions on our renowned community-focused residence experience, we are reopening for the 2021-2022 academic year! Working within all Public Health guidelines, Renison is fully prepared to provide you with the exceptional and safe residence experience we are known for.

We look forward to welcoming you to Renison!

Renison University College's residence is centrally located on the University of Waterloo campus. With just over 100 residents from all six 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 2021:  

Renison is currently accepting residence applications for Fall 2021, Winter 2022 and Spring 2022 terms. For the safety and health of our community, Renison has committed to offering only single residence room accommodations for the Fall 2021 term which means twice the space, storage, and convenience! For students who wish to have the experience of a roommate, we hope to do our best to accommodate this in the Winter 2022 term, abiding by Public Health guidelines.

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 truly a multicultural environment, where they will develop awareness, knowledge and skills for a globalized world.