French Language Residence

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St. Paul's offers a French-language double-room residence floor called La Bastille.

What's La Bastille like?

Eighteen students live on their own floor with a Don (a senior student). Students plan French culture events throughout the year and everyone tries to speak French on the floor at all times. The floor is open in Fall and Winter terms.

La Bastille is part of the broader St. Paul's residence and students from all floors hang out together. Even though you're living on a French floor, you're still part of the larger residence community of 190 University of Waterloo students (250 as of Fall 2017).

Why do students live here?

Some speak French, some plan to study French at the University of Waterloo, and some just want to keep up their French language skills while they're at university. All students share an interest in all things French!

Who can live here?

Anyone with basic communication skills in French and an interest in improving is welcome. You don't need to speak French fluently and you don't need to be enrolled in French studies.

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How do I apply?

If you're a high school student entering University of Waterloo in Fall

1. Accept your Offer of Admission and complete your online LLC application. We will contact you to let you know if you have been accepted.  

2. You will then need to fill out the University's online First Year Residence Application by June 1 at 11:59 pm, along with a $500 residence deposit. (This amount will also be deducted from your residence fees). You must rank St. Paul's first on this form in order to join the Living Learning Community.

3. Once accepted to St. Paul's you will receive a residence contract to sign! We'll also send you a personal information form so we can match you with an ideal roommate!

University of Waterloo upper-year students

1. Complete a St. Paul's Living Learning Application by June 1.

2. Apply to residence at St. Paul's.

3. Once accepted to St. Paul's you will receive a contract to sign!