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Themed Environments

Themed Environments (Waterloo)

The Department of Residence offers two unique themed environments on our Waterloo campus for students who are interested in living in a community that appeals to a more structured lifestyle preference. These two communities have been designed to allow students who prefer a more structured environment to be able to make that choice and still enjoy the residence experience. Before applying to a themed environment, it is important students understand the scope of these communities and read their descriptions carefully. In order for themed environments to be successful, all students must be willing to abide by the extended residence policies.

Quiet Study Environment

We are committed to providing every student with the right to a reasonably quiet living environment. Our regular "quiet hours" are from 11 p.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday to Thursday, and from 1 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. In the Quiet Living community, the "quiet hours" are extended, commencing at 8 p.m. every night until 10 a.m. the next morning. The Quiet Living community is a place which seeks to maintain an environment conducive for sleep and study at all times. It is not designed to be anti-social, but rather composed of individuals who are committed to respecting the schedules of all students in their community.

Alcohol-Free Environment

An alcohol-free living community requires that the following community standards be upheld by its residents:

  • Alcohol, and associated drinking paraphernalia (posters, clothing and other related merchandise), are not permitted within the community.
  • Intoxicated behaviour, resulting from the use of alcohol and/or illegal substances, is not permitted within the community.
  • Guests who visit the community are required to follow the same guidelines as residents (as they relate to the possession and/or use of alcohol and all other residence policies).