Residences & Meal Plans

Residence Price(s)

$5,243 – $8,852

Fees displayed are for 2019–2020 and are subject to increase for 2020–2021. They are an estimate only.

Room Types

Laurier has 2 types of residence: Dormitory- and apartment-style. All residences are smoke-free. Single and double rooms are available in each style of residence. Laurier has approximately half of each dormitory-style and apartment-style residences on the Waterloo campus.

Dormitory Style

  • Single or double (shared bedrooms)
  • 1 to 2 students per room
  • Furnished bedroom
  • Common floor washrooms or shared washroom with roommate

Apartment Style

  • Single or double (shared bedrooms)
  • 2 to 7 students per apartment
  • Furnished bedroom, living room and kitchen
  • Shared washroom(s) in the apartment


Residence Features

  • Common community spaces and lounges
  • Gender-inclusive housing options
  • Laundry facilities
  • Secure, controlled access
  • Upper-year students who provide mentorship and academic and social supports
  • Live-in staff as part of Residence Life programming
  • Internet service included
  • Quiet study floors
  • Residence council available to all first-year students living in residence
  • Roommate requests accepted
  • Residence Learning Communities

Accessibility in Residence

Students who require special consideration in the room assignment process based on a documented medical need or disability must submit a completed Residence Disability and Medical Verification form as part of their application. Forms will be reviewed to determine if any housing accommodations need to be considered when finalizing room placements.

Residence Guarantee

Residence is guaranteed to all students entering postsecondary education for the first time, who submit their application and deposit by the posted deadline.

Deposit Required

$600 by the posted deadline.

Meal Plans

All students are required to purchase a meal plan. Students in dormitory-style residences can choose from our 5-Day All Access Meal Plan or our 7-Day All Access Meal Plan. If you live in an apartment-style residence, you are required to purchase an Apartment Meal Plan. 

We can accommodate special dietary needs and requests.

Waterloo Meal Plans

5-Day All Access Meal Plan – $5,450

  • $800 OneCard Flex dollars ($400 per term)
  • Monday to Friday unlimited access to the Fresh Food Company (FFCo)
  • 5 FFCo guest passes per year
  • Tax savings

7-Day All Access Meal Plan – $5,860

  • $600 OneCard Flex dollars ($300 per term)
  • Unlimited access to the Fresh Food Company (FFCo), 7 days per week
  • 7 FFCo guest passes per year
  • Tax savings

Apartment Meal Plan – $2,260

  • $2,180 OneCard Flex dollars ($1,090 per term)
  • Tax savings

These prices are based on the 2019–2020 fees, and prices are subject to increase for 2020–2021. Prices include a $50 levy for All Access Plans and a $20 levy for the Apartment Meal Plan.

Note: An apartment-style resident can upgrade to an All Access Meal Plan by contacting the OneCard Office after their residence assignment. 

The Fresh Food Company

The Fresh Food Company provides flexibility to have a quick snack or a full meal to suit any schedule. It is led by a team of chefs and features an all-you-care-to-enjoy rotating menu with a focus on quality, convenience and ultimate flexibility. The Fresh Food Company provides a variety of options such as stone-fired pizza, stir-fry, salad bar, deli, grill, sushi and more. The Fresh Food Company is the ideal location on campus to accommodate special dietary needs, such as allergies or food intolerances, as a variety of alternative options are available.

OneCard (student card) flex dollars may be used for any food purchases outside the Dining Hall and are accepted at the following on-campus locations:

  • Fresh Food Company (Dining Hall)
  • Terrace Food Court (Union Market, Bento Sushi, Williams Fresh Café, El Torito, Mr. Sub, Pizza Pizza and Harvey's)
  • Second Cup
  • Starbucks
  • Subway
  • Tim Hortons
  • Byte 75 Café
  • Wilf’s Restaurant

You can request to change your plan up until September 30 by emailing After September 30, the plans are locked in for the academic year. Dormitory and apartment meal plans are non-refundable and non-transferrable. If you have a remaining balance on your OneCard flex dollar account (April 30), these funds will roll over to the next academic year.

Other Information

Visit the residence website for further information.