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Before you move into residence, please take a few minutes to review the following information:

  1. Check out what to bring.
  2. Internet at St. Paul's is free through University of Waterloo's ResNet Internet service. It is the only Internet service available in the St. Paul's dormitory. Before you arrive, you should make sure your computer is set up and you are familiar with the service available.
  3. The Guidebooks on the Important Documents and the Current Residents pages tell you what you need to know about living in your community.
  4. Early move-in requests may not always be possible. If you are an International student or travelling a far distance to Waterloo and need a place to stay in advance of our residence being open at the start of term, please email to see if this is an option. We also have hotel-style guest rooms on site that you can rent on a nightly basis at a great student rate.

What to bring

  • Cell Phone
  • Alarm clock
  • Back pack
  • Clothes hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Health card
  • Laundry bag or basket with detergent/softener
  • Linens: sheets, pillow case, warm blankets/duvet/comforter 
  • Pillow
  • Extra lamp (not halogen)
  • Small fridge (5 Cu. Ft. max) (or rent one from St. Paul's at Student & Guest Services Centre)
  • Teddy bear
  • Computer
  • Ethernet cable in order to connect to ResNet
  • Ethernet card (most new computers will have a built-in Ethernet card)
  • Electrical power bar (with surge protection)
  • Music player with headphones
  • Toiletries and towels (bring a container to transport toiletries to and from the washroom, and flip flops for the shower)
  • Toilet paper
  • A raincoat/umbrella
  • Slippers
  • Swim wear (if you plan on using the pool at University of Waterloo)
  • University documents
  • WatCard (if you have one already)
  • Driver's license or passport for identification
  • Pens, pencils, paper, clipboard
  • Sticky tack for walls, push pins for corkboard (no other mounting devices)
  • Acceptable appliances: automatic shut-off kettle, small blender (eg. Magic Bullet) 

What not to bring

  • Candles and incense
  • Halogen lamps
  • Heaters or heat lamps
  • Air conditioner
  • Appliances (hot plates, toasters, rice cookers, microwaves, crock pots, etc., are not allowed in residence rooms. However, automatic shut-off kettles and small blenders, such as Magic Bullets, are acceptable)
  • Mattress (for health and safety reasons)
  • Illegal substances or materials
  • Weapons (or items that resemble weapons)
  • Pets
  • Unreasonably loud or powerful speakers
  • Vacuum (rent for free at the front desk)
  • nails or wall mounts (sticky tack only)

What's already in your double room*

  • 2 single-sized beds with mattresses (36" x 79" x 6")
  • 2 desk chairs and 1 lounge chair
  • 2 garbage cans and 1 recycling container
  • Bulletin board
  • 2 mirrors
  • 2 Internet hook ups
  • Desk, dressers, shelves
  • 2 desk lamps
  • 2 bedside lights
  • Blinds

What's already in your single room*

  • 1 single-sized bed with mattress (36" x 79" x 6")
  • 1 desk chair
  • 1 garbage can and 1 recycling container
  • Bulletin board
  • 1 mirror
  • 1 Internet hook up
  • Desk, dresser, shelves
  • 1 desk lamp
  • Blinds

* All furniture that comes with the room must stay in the room.

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Please contact us by email or by phone at 519-885-1460 x25212.