Submit your Residence Community Ranking Form and non-refundable deposit

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Welcome to the Residence Community Ranking Form!

This is your chance to tell us if you would prefer to live with the Waterloo Residences community, which includes 5 first-year residences, or in one of University College communities – St. Jerome’s, St. Paul’s, and Renison. Please note that this form only allows you to rank your preferred community. You will have the opportunity to indicate your preferred building, room type, and meal plan, where applicable, in mid-June.

Before you start:

Students should not submit the $500 non-refundable deposit until they are certain that they will be attending Waterloo. Residence fees will not be refunded should you decide to accept another offer elsewhere or not attend UWaterloo for personal reasons.

  • It is important to learn more about what Waterloo Residences and the University College communities (St. Jerome’s, St. Paul’s and Renison) have to offer.
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  • If you are bringing a spouse and/or children to live with you, do not fill out this form. Please contact Waterloo Residences.
This is a 6-step process:
  1. Tell us who you are
  2. Let us know if you would like to live in a Living-Learning Community or Academic Cluster if available for your academic program
  3. Rank the residence communities
  4. Confirm your gender
  5. Learn more about the Accessible Housing process
  6. Submit your $500 non-refundable deposit by credit card, certified cheque or money order by the deadline of 11:59 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, June 1, 2020

This process is not first-come, first-served. All students who submit their Residence Community Ranking Form and non-refundable deposit by the deadline, are guaranteed a space in one of our residences. Every effort is made to accommodate students in their preferred choice, however, depending on demand, specific preferences cannot always be accommodated and we do not guarantee that you will be placed in your first, second or even third choice. Please be prepared to be assigned to any of our residence communities.