Welcome to United College

United College offers residence, academic courses, and learning opportunities to students at the University of Waterloo. We are affiliated with the University and are located on its main campus.

University of Waterloo courses are taught at United, including courses in International Development, the Master of Development Practice program, Indigenous studies, Indigenous EntrepreneurshipHuman rights, Religious studies and Canadian studies.

At United you can also find the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre, and GreenHouse, a social impact incubator that offers programs, opportunities and a community for students to develop problem-solving skills, form innovative ideas and make new forms of sustainable impact around social or environmental change.

Many Waterloo students – both undergraduate and graduate – choose to live at United. Some come here for the community, some for the learning experience, and some to be part of special opportunities like the Environment Living Learning Community (LLC), the Women in Engineering LLC, the French Residents Floor and the Waterloo Indigenous Student Residence

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United College has fostered a supportive community that significantly enhances the collegiate experience for members of the Women’s Basketball team at the University of Waterloo. Through a partnership initiated in 2017, the college has integrated athletics and residence life, creating a nurturing environment that promotes personal growth, leadership, and strong interpersonal connections among student-athletes. The community's involvement, from staff encouragement to peer support at games, exemplifies a shared commitment to student success and well-being.

Beginning end-of May, ground will break for the construction of new outdoor amenities on the United College green. This exciting project is expected to wrap up just in time to welcome students back to campus fall term.    

The Connections Program at United College, set to launch in September 2024, is designed to help incoming students transition into university life through a community-focused approach. Bringing together around 25 first-year students from various disciplines in a shared living and learning space, the program aims to foster strong social connections and a sense of belonging. This initiative reflects United College's commitment to supporting students' academic and personal growth by offering shared electives and group activities that encourage lifelong friendship.