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Residence & Student life


Residence. Community.

Join a small community built on the values of tradition, mutual respect, friendliness and responsible citizenship.

Renison is home to 220 residents from across all University of Waterloo faculties. Our small size means you’ll get a caring and supportive environment where you can become a leader, meet new people, have fun, and make the transition to university life.

Find out more about Renison Residence!

First year guarantee

All first year students are guaranteed a spot in one of the University of Waterloo residences including Renison University College.

Your offer of admission will include an offer of residence. If you’d like to join our residence community simply rank us number one on the ranking form that is provided with your offer of residence and follow the instructions.

If you are academically registered with Renison in one of our entry programs you have priority for accommodation.