Welcome to United!

staff, faculty and students sitting and standing around the united college sign.

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

Remote video URL


On August 24th, approximately 150 alumni and friends came together from across Southwestern Ontario to tee off in support of United College. This signature annual gathering is a tradition for many alumni, with some folks having attended all 14 tournaments.

9 years ago on August 7th, 2014, the hearts of so many in our community and around the world broke.  

9 years ago, we remember and honour the legacy of a renowned United College and University of Waterloo student, student-athlete, student lifeguard, residence don, youth ambassador, and global change-maker: Alex Foto. 

Below is a testimony of a United College Staff Member and Donor of the Alex Foto Memorial Fund in memory of 9 years since she passed.