Visiting and New Scholar Accommodations

*Please note these apartments are not available for students.

Beacon Tower apartments

Catering and Event Services offers these short-term, temporary accommodations for visiting or new faculty, scholars, researchers, and postdocs associated with the University of Waterloo. Approximately a 5-minute walk to the University, Beacon Tower apartments are fully furnished and all-inclusive. 

We offer 1-bedroom (4 units available) or 2-bedroom (3 units available) apartments. We recommend you reserve as early as possible, as these units fill quickly. 

To make a reservation please go to Beacon Tower Booking Request form.  If you have any questions please email us at

Beacon Tower living room

Rentals include:

  • A queen bed, dresser, night tables, and lamps
  • Linens, bedding, and towels 
  • Iron and ironing board 
  • Pots, pans, dishes, cutlery, and basic housewares 
  • Vacuum, broom, and mop 
  • Four-piece bathroom 
  • Full kitchen with table and 4 chairs, refrigerator, stove, microwave, and dishwasher 
  • Furnished living room, sofa (all sofas are queen-sized sofa beds), chair, coffee and end tables, TV, and desk 
  • Large outdoor balcony 
  • Coin-operated laundry facilities (located on the main floor of the building)

  • Hydro, local telephone service, and high-speed Internet (inclusive in fees)

Please note: Extra cots are not available for or provided for additional guests.  Extra housewares and/or furniture purchased by guests staying at Beacon Tower need to be removed when the guest leaves.

Note: minimum stay is one month, and maximum stay is one year as these accommodations are intended to be short-term and temporary. Parking is currently not available on-site. Pets and smoking are not permitted. 

Rental rates

1-bedroom unit

$1900 / month

2-bedroom unit

$2100 / month

Paying Your Rent  

For your convenience, we accept payment online using a credit card, by certified cheque, or through a departmental account.