Student Information


students in residenceStudents coming to Waterloo for courses through the ASI may choose to stay in residence at Renison University College or find a sublet or other temporary accommodation in off-campus housing.

Students wishing to live on-campus can opt to stay in residence at Renison University College.  Living in residence, students can enjoy either a single or double room in the Founders, Link, or Luxton buildings, where they will live and interact with their fellow students and eat meals together in the Great Hall.  For more information on Renison housing and what makes us unique please visit Renison Residence and Housing.

students in cafeteria

All single and double rooms at Renison have been renovated and upgraded over the past 5years and include the following:

  • single captain's bed
  • full dresser
  • desk
  • window coverings
  • wireless internet
  • weekly housekeeping (vacuuming, dusting, and garbage disposal)
  • service elevator 

College amenities include:

  • laundry facilties
  • wireless internet access
  • games rooms
  • social lounges with high definition large screen TVs
  • quiet study areas 
  • large on site library
  • snack machines
  • mail service
  • and much more! 

Are you curious about what our residence looks like?  Check out our residence photos to see for yourself! 

The cost of living in residence at Renison is in addition to the tuition fee.  

Please contact Jennifer Burton, Housing and Activities Specialist, for inquiries related to housing and accommodation. 


students in Great hallMeals at Renison are eaten in the Great Hall.  Meal service includes: breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday - Friday, and brunch and dinner Saturday and Sunday.  Our kitchen can accommodate any students who have certain dietary needs. 

The meal plan is included in the residence fees.  


Parking is available at Renison University College for students living in residence.  More information on how to purchase a parking permit is available here.


Textbooks can be purchased at the University Bookstore on main campus. 

Getting Here 

Renison University College is located on the West campus of the University of Waterloo, in the city of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.  Detailed directions and parking information can be found here