Undergraduate Residence

United is a small, close-knit community at the University of Waterloo where you can share ideas, learn about yourself and explore how you can make a difference in the world.

All undergraduate students studying at Waterloo — from any faculty — are welcome. We are also part of the university's residence guarantee for first-year students.

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Students love living here because they enjoy:

  • being part of a smaller community of 330 undergraduates from all faculties and programs.
  • living five minutes from some classes.
  • having individual air-temperature control in all rooms (heat and air conditioning!) and new or newly renovated washrooms in all residence wings.
  • the Environment Living Learning Community — living with others who share your passion about the environment.
  • the Women in Engineering Living Learning Community — providing support for the unique needs of first-year female Engineering students as they transition to university
  • making a difference through the GreenTeam, the Student Refugee Program and community service activities.
  • GreenHouse, a social impact incubator where students receive mentorship training, and funding to solve social or environmental problems.
  • La Bastille -- the University of Waterloo's only French language floor.
  • plenty of great experiences.

United also has:

  • Quiet study spaces
  • Wireless Internet in residence rooms and common areas
  • Two pianos
  • Laundry facilities
  • Games room (pool table, foosball, ping pong, vending machines)
  • On-site parking
  • On-site photocopier
  • Student snack kitchen
  • Meditation room/chapel
  • Large, outdoor playing field
  • Low ratio of upper-year Dons to students (1:25)

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Students with specific room needs and accommodation are invited to bring them to our attention.