Application form for Renison residence

Apply now for Renison Residence!


Renison Residence is currently welcoming student applications for the following academic terms:

  • Spring 2024
  • Fall 2024
  • Winter 2025
  • Spring 2025

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

Visit our Renison Residence Fees page to learn more about the cost of residence fees. 

Are you a first-year incoming student this Fall 2024?

Applications for first-year incoming students to the University of Waterloo will be open February 1, 2024 to June 3, 2024.

  • Accept your offer of admission from the University of Waterloo
  • Complete the First-Year Guarantee Residence Application by June 3 at 11:59 p.m. EDT
    • Having trouble applying? Make sure to claim your WatIAm ID and set up Two Factor authentication
      • It can take 48-72 hours for your WatIAM to update and give you access to the application.
    • Make sure to review your self reported gender to the university before you submit your residence application. Many students incorrectly report their gender on their OUAC application, which can impact roommate requests later in the process. By reviewing and addressing the issue before June 3 it can make your process smoother!
  • Pay your non-refundable housing deposit via Visa, Master Card or American Express
  • Need special consideration for your residence room assignment? Complete an Accessible Housing application and submit supporting documentation by June 3, 2024!
    • Housing accommodations can be made for medical, sensory, physical, environmental, psychological, allergy/dietary restrictions, or mental health conditions. 
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What is the First Year Guarantee Residence Application? 

Are you a returning resident or upper-year student? 
Are you an English Language Institute student?

Complete our application form below!  

Upon completing the form, a Student Experience and Housing professional will be in contact with you in 3-4 business days with information to submit a non-refundable residence deposit of $500. 

If you have any questions about your application, please email .

Current address
Term you wish to live at Renison:

*Due to a high occupancy rate for the Fall term, we do not offer residence contract for only the Fall term.

Please indicate your level or type of study (select all that apply):
What will be the year/term of your program when you reside in Renison?
(if you are in BASE or EFAS, please choose “Other”)
Have you lived in Renison Residence previously?