Residences and Meal Plans

Residence Price(s)

$11,360– $12,775 (meals included)

Room Types

The majority of Renison's rooms are traditional-style double rooms. These rooms are all recently upgraded.

First-year students may apply for "Link" rooms (which include a semi-private washroom) and single rooms, but the decision is made by lottery.

Amenities

  • Conveniently located in the heart of the University of Waterloo campus and only a short 5-minute walk from most classroom buildings and student hubs (Student Life Centre and Physical Activities Complex).
  • Fully renovated rooms with extra storage, new furnishings and new lighting.
  • An all-you-can-eat-style meal plan, plus full access to 'My Pantry', a fully stocked cooking area so you can whip up your own creations
  • Laundry facilities; several student lounges; quiet study areas; on-site library.
  • Fully accessible rooms; newly renovated rooms; some rooms with semi-private bathrooms; some air-conditioned rooms.
  • Home to the Social Development Studies Living-Learning Community.
  • Home to the Warrior Academic Leadership Community.
  • Home to the Bridge to Academic Success in English (BASE) Living-Learning Community.
  • Do you and a friend both want to live at Renison? Just make sure to list each other as requested roommates in the survey we send you once you've been accepted to live at Renison. We'll do our best to make sure you live together!
  • Formal dinner and dance to start and end the year.
  • Wireless internet everywhere.
  • College Dinners that bring together students, staff and faculty for a themed meal.

Residence Guarantee

Guarantee your spot in residence by

  • accepting your Offer of Admission by 11:59 pm (ET) on June 1, 2021, AND
  • submitting your Residence Community Ranking Form and a $500 non-refundable deposit by 11:59 pm (ET) on June 1, 2021, AND
  • meeting any conditions outlined on your Offer of Admission.

Conrad Grebel University College is not part of the residence guarantee and has a separate application and procedure. 

Deposit Required

$500

Meal Plans

All-you-can-eat-style meal plan: Students receive 6 "swipes" of the meal plan card allotted per day (load up your tray 6 times per day); bagged lunches and dinners available to accommodate classes over meal times; some special diets accommodated.

“My Pantry” is fully stocked by Food Services and available for students to be able to cook for themselves.

Other Information

At the University of Waterloo, first-year students can live in 1 of the Waterloo residences or in 1 of the University College residences.

For complete residence information, check all 5 residences:

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