Residences and Meal Plans

Residence Price(s)

Approximately $12,928 – $13,728.
Includes unlimited meal plan, a fridge in each room, laundry, student activity fee and Wi-Fi.

Room Types

Single and double occupancy rooms are available for first-year students.


  • TV lounges
  • Games room
  • The Living Room
  • Wellness studio
  • The Gym
  • Study lounges
  • Maker space
  • Music room
  • Bike and equipment storage
  • Community centre/Cafeteria
  • Laundry facilities 
  • "The Buttery" do-it-yourself food service area for after-hours
  • Accessibility for students who require accommodations
  • Combined academic and residence community 

Residence Guarantee

Guarantee your spot in residence by:

  • accepting your Offer of Admission by 11:59 pm (ET) on June 1, 2023, and
  • submitting your Residence Community Ranking Form and a $500 non-refundable deposit by 11:59 pm (ET) on June 1, 2023, and
  • meeting any conditions outlined in your Offer of Admission.

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

Deposit Required


Meal Plans

All-you-can-eat comprehensive meal plan with snack nights, food programming, access to cafeteria and evening do-it-yourself pantry, and consideration for special diets. 

Other Information

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

For complete residence information, check all 5 residences: