Residences & Meal Plans

Residence Price(s)

Approximately $11,264 – $12,064; includes unlimited meal plan, a fridge in each room, student activity fee and Wi-Fi.

Room Types

Private rooms and double occupancy rooms are available for first year students.


Complete residence life program:

  • TV lounges

  • Games room

  • Fitness studio

  • Study lounges

  • Maker space

  • Music room

  • Accessibility for students who require accomodations

  • Combined academic and residence community

  • "The Buttery" do-it-yourself food service area for after-hours

Residence Guarantee

You are guaranteed a space in a Waterloo residence if you meet the conditions.

To confirm this space, complete the online Residence Community Ranking Form and submit a $500 non-refundable deposit by 11:59 pm (ET) on June 3, 2019.

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; consideration for special diets. 

Other Information

At the University of Waterloo, first-year students live in the main UW residences or in 1 of the University College residences. For complete residence information, check the information for all 5 residences: