Buildings and Styles

No matter what building you're assigned, you'll find your fit and place in the Laurier community. We offer a wide variety of living accommodations and each residence offers a unique experience for incoming students. 

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Housing Options

The Department of Residence recognizes a student's right in Ontario to self-identify their gender and/or gender identity. As such, students are placed in residence based on their self-identified gender and/or gender identity and not their assigned birth gender.

Co-Ed Buildings

The majority of our residences are co-ed buildings and house students of various gender identities throughout, in shared double rooms and/or apartment units with others who identify as the same gender.

Single Gender Buildings

All students identify as the same gender, cisgender man/male or cisgender woman/female, and the building typically accommodates students with religious or cultural needs who require single gender environments.

Available in Waterloo only.

Mixed-Gender Communities

Gender is not considered during the placement process. Students of a variety of gender identities are placed in attaching semi-private rooms and/or apartment, including but not limited to male, female, trans, non-binary, genderqueer, different identity.

Available in Brantford and Waterloo.

Styles

Check out the different residence style options available on our campuses. Once you've found a style that suits your needs, take a look at the different buildings offered in each style.

Dormitory-style residences have limited shared cooking facilities, whereas apartment-style residences have kitchens. Apartment units may be a combination of single rooms and shared double rooms.

Brantford

Apartment-style residences.

Apartment-Style, Single Room (Co-Ed Buildings)

These apartment units house two to seven students, and all students within the apartment unit identify as the same gender.

Depending upon the building, each apartment unit has one to three washrooms. All students within the apartment unit share the common areas (kitchen, living room and washrooms).

Residence Buildings

Expositor Place, Grand River Hall, Lucy Marco Place, Post House, Wilkes House

Total Number of Beds Available

473 beds in single rooms

Roommate Groups

Students who select this style as one of their residence preferences are able to request a roommate by forming a roommate group.

Apartment-Style, Shared Double Room (Co-Ed Buildings)

These apartment units house five to seven students, and all students within the apartment unit identify as the same gender.

Depending upon the building, each apartment unit has one to three washrooms. All students within the apartment unit share the common areas (kitchen, living room and washrooms).

Residence Buildings

Grand River Hall, Wilkes House (two beds)

Total Number of Beds Available

122 beds in shared double rooms

Roommate Groups

Students who select this style as one of their residence preferences are able to request a roommate by forming a roommate group.

Waterloo

Dormitory- and apartment-style accommodations.

Dormitory-Style, Semi-Private (Co-Ed Building)

Each community is co-ed.

One washroom is shared between two students who identify as the same gender or who both applied for gender inclusive housing.

Residence Buildings

King Street Residence, Waterloo College Hall, one wing in Willison Hall

Total Number of Beds Available

668 beds in single rooms
16 beds in shared double rooms

Roommate Groups

Students are not able to request a preferred roommate to share the washroom. Students who select this style as one of their residence preference should not form a roommate group, as roommate requests will not be considered.

Dormitory-Style, Traditional, Single Room (Co-Ed Building)

Each community is single-gender, based upon the gender identity indicated in the residence application.

Communal single-gendered washrooms are shared between all of the students living in the community. Community sizes vary within each building, and can range from approximately 16 – 40 students.

Residence Buildings

Conrad Hall (38 beds), Macdonald House (1 bed), Willison Hall (3 beds)

Total Number of Beds Available

42 beds in single rooms

Roommate Groups

Students who select this style as one of their residence preferences should not form a roommate group, as roommate requests will not be considered.

Dormitory-Style, Traditional, Shared Double Room (Co-Ed Building)

Each community is single-gender, based upon the gender identity indicated in the residence application.

Communal single-gendered washrooms are shared between all of the students living in the community. Community sizes vary within each building, and can range from approximately 16 – 40 students.

Residence Buildings

Bouckaert Hall, Conrad Hall, Little House, Macdonald House and two wings of Willison Hall.

Total Number of Beds Available

754 beds in shared double rooms

Roommate Groups

Students who select this style as one of their residence preferences are able to request a roommate by forming a roommate group.

Dormitory-Style, Traditional, Shared Double Room (Single Gender Building)

Each building is single-gender, based upon the gender identity indicated in the residence application.

Communal single-gendered washrooms are shared between all of the students living in the community. Community sizes vary within each building, and can range from approximately 16 – 22 students.

Residence Buildings

Euler Residence (cisgender man/male) and Leupold Residence (cisgender woman/female)

Total Number of Beds Available

Euler Residence - 38 beds in shared double rooms
Leupold Residence – 2 beds in single rooms; 36 beds in shared double rooms

Roommate Groups

Students who select this style as one of their residence preferences are able to request a roommate by forming a roommate group.

Apartment-Style, Ensuite, Single Room (Co-Ed Building)

These apartment units house five students, and all students within the apartment unit identify as the same gender.

Each student has their own ensuite washroom. All students within the apartment unit share the common areas (kitchen and living room).

Residence Buildings

260 Regina St Apartments, Marshall St Apartments (5 units)

Total Number of Beds Available

327 beds in single rooms

Roommate Groups

Students who select this style as one of their residence preferences are able to request a roommate by forming a roommate group.

Apartment-Style, Premium, Single Room (Co-Ed Building)

These apartment units house 4-5 students, and all students within the apartment unit identify as the same gender.

Each apartment unit has two washrooms. All students within the apartment unit share the common areas (kitchen, living room and washrooms).

Residence Buildings

Bricker Residence, King's Court, Marshall St Apartments, 202 Lester St Apartments, 32 University Ave Apartments, 60 University Ave Apartments

Total Number of Beds Available

970 beds in single rooms

Roommate Groups

Students who select this style as one of their residence preferences are able to request a roommate by forming a roommate group.

Apartment-Style, Regular, Single Room (Co-Ed Building)

These apartment units house 3-4 students, and all students within the apartment unit identify as the same gender.

Each apartment unit has 1.5 washrooms. All students within the apartment unit share the common areas (kitchen, living room and washrooms).

Residence Building

University Place

Total Number of Beds Available

116 beds in single rooms

Roommate Groups

Students who select this style as one of their residence preferences are able to request a roommate by forming a roommate group.

Apartment-Style, Premium, Shared Double Room (Co-Ed Buildings)

These apartment units house two students, and both students within the apartment unit identify as the same gender.

Each apartment unit has one washroom. Both students within the apartment unit share the common areas (kitchen, living room and washroom).

Residence Building

Regina Residence

Total Number of Beds Available

22 beds in shared double rooms

Roommate Groups

Students who select this style as one of their residence preferences are able to request a roommate by forming a roommate group.

Apartment-Style, Regular, Shared Double Room (Co-Ed Buildings)

These apartment units house 4-6 students, and all students within the apartment unit identify as the same gender.

Each apartment unit has 1.5 washrooms. All students within the apartment unit share the common areas (kitchen, living room and washrooms).

Residence Building

University Place

Total Number of Beds Available

112 beds in shared double rooms

Roommate Groups

Students who select this style as one of their residence preferences are able to request a roommate by forming a roommate group.

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Waterloo Apartment-Style

Bricker Residence

Bricker Residence was opened in 1991, providing an alternative to our traditional double-rooms found in other residences. All rooms in Bricker are arranged in apartment-style fashion.

Equipped with four fully furnished bedrooms in each apartment, all suites possess two full baths and a common kitchen, living and dining room. The kitchen is furnished with a fridge and stove. The units are fully furnished, with the exception of small kitchen appliances and dishes.

Bricker is also accessible to persons with physical disabilities and has suites for these students on the ground floor. Other facilities include laundry rooms and a study room. A television lounge on the main floor and a large common lounge provide students with a location to relax and interact with others in the building.

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King's Court Residence

King’s Court Residence, located at 345 King Street North, is a 14-storey building. The building has 94 apartment units in three-, four- and five-bedroom configurations that house 383 students in single rooms

For the 2021/22 academic year, the Department of Residence has leased a total of 23 apartments located on Floors 1- 4 to house 99 first-year students, including three residence life dons. This apartment-style co-ed building is fully furnished, and is located about 5 minutes from campus.

Each apartment unit at King’s Court has at least two full washrooms, a common kitchen and a living/dining room. The kitchen is furnished with a fridge and stove.

The building has an all-purpose meeting room, a laundry room with coin-operated machines, a storage room and elevators.

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Marshall Street Apartments

Marshall Street Apartments, located at 50 Marshall Street, is a newly constructed six-storey building. The building has 21 apartment units in five-bedroom configurations that house 105 students in single rooms, including three residence life dons. This apartment-style, co-ed building is fully furnished. The building is located about five minutes from campus.

Each apartment unit at Marshall Street Apartments has two full washrooms, a common kitchen and a living/dining room. The kitchen is furnished with a fridge and stove.

The building has a study room, a laundry room with coin-operated machines and an elevator.

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University Place
University Place Residence is a six-storey, 52 unit (138 single rooms and 56 double rooms) residence building. The building is managed by a team of seven residence dons.

Each apartment unit in University Place has a full bathroom, and a common kitchen, living room and dining room. The kitchen is furnished with a fridge and stove. Each unit is also fully furnished, with the exception of small kitchen appliances and dishes.

University Place’s facilities include a study lounge and a laundry room.

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Regina Residence
Regina Residence is a co-ed apartment-style residence, housing 22 first-year students in shared double bedrooms. Each apartment has one full bath, a common kitchen and living room. The kitchen is furnished with a fridge and stove. The units are fully furnished, with the exception of small kitchen appliances and dishes.

Students residing in Regina Residence have access to study rooms, a lounge, and laundry facilities in the King Street Residence.

202 Lester St. Apartments

202 Lester St Apartments is a 12-storey building located at 202 Lester Street, less than 500 metres from the edge of campus.

The Department of Residence has leased a total of 68 apartment units in five-bedroom configurations to house 340 first-year students in single rooms, including 12 residence life dons. This co-ed building is fully furnished, and each unit is carpet-free.

  • Each bedroom has a locking door, desk, desk chair, 2-drawer dresser, and bed with a mattress requiring single-sheets.
  • Each apartment has a common area that is shared by all 5 students living in the unit. This area is furnished with a kitchen table, 4 table-chairs, a loveseat, two sofa chairs and one coffee table. The Department of Residence will not be providing cable service.
  • Each apartment has a kitchen complete with one fridge and stove as well as a dishwasher.
  • Each apartment has air-conditioning and WiFi.

Every student will have access to the app-based laundry facilities located on alternating floors throughout the building.

260 Regina St Apartments

260 Regina St Apartments is a 17-storey building located at 260 Regina Street North, less than 500 metres from the edge of campus.

The Department of Residence has leased a total of 64 apartment units in five-bedroom configurations to house 314 first-year students in single rooms, including six residence life dons. This co-ed building is fully furnished, and each unit is carpet-free.

  • Each bedroom has a locking door, private washroom, desk, dresser, and bed with a mattress requiring single-sheets.
  • Each apartment has a common area that is shared by all 5 students living in the unit. This area is furnished with a kitchen table, 4 table-chairs, a couch, and two coffee tables. The Department of Residence will not be providing cable service.
  • Each apartment has a kitchen complete with two fridges and a stove.
  • Each apartment has air-conditioning and WiFi.

Every student will have access to the building’s communal study room and coin-operated laundry facilities, and a first-come, first-serve bike storage area.

32 University Ave Apartments

32 University Ave Apartments is a 7-storey building located at 32 University Avenue East, less than 500 metres from the edge of campus.

This co-ed building is fully furnished, and each apartment unit is carpet free.

  • Each bedroom has a locking door, desk, dresser, bookshelf, and bed with a mattress requiring twin-sheets unless a long bed is present.
  • Each apartment has a common area that is shared by all 5 students living in the unit. This area is furnished with a kitchen table, 4 table-chairs, a couch, and two coffee tables.
  • Each apartment has a kitchen complete with two fridges and a stove.
  • Each apartment has air-conditioning and WiFi.

Every student will have access to the building’s communal study room and coin-operated laundry facilities ($2 per washing cycle/$2 per drying cycle).

60 University Ave Apartments

60 University Ave Apartments is a 5-storey building located at 60 University Avenue East, less than 500 metres from the edge of campus.

This co-ed building is fully furnished.

  • Each bedroom has a locking door, desk, dresser, bookshelf, and bed with a mattress requiring twin-sheets unless a long bed is present.

  • Each apartment has a common area that is shared by all 5 students living in the unit. This area is furnished with a kitchen table, 4 table-chairs, a couch, single-seat chair and two coffee tables.

  • Each apartment has a kitchen complete with two fridges and a stove.

  • Each apartment has air-conditioning and WiFi.

Every student will have access to the building’s communal study room and coin-operated laundry facilities ($2 per washing cycle/$2 per drying cycle).

Waterloo Domitory-Style

Bouckaert Hall

Bouckaert Hall was opened in 1986. This co-ed residence has five storeys with each floor housing about 28 first-year students in double-occupancy rooms. Five dons manage the communities and ensure student engagement and connection to the Laurier community.

Bouckaert Hall’s facilities include laundry machines on most floors, and a communal lounge in the lower level of the building.

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C.H. Little House

Little House is a co-ed residence that houses 160 first-year students in double-occupancy rooms. Most floors house between 16 and 20 students and provide an atmosphere of community living. There are nine floors in two wings.

All floors in Little House have common lounges, kitchenettes, and washroom facilities. Little House has laundry rooms and study rooms.

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Clara Conrad Hall

Conrad Hall is a co-ed residence building that has 13 floors in four wings with space for 251 first-year students. Eleven dons manage the building. Floor sizes vary from 12 to 28 students. There are some single rooms available in Conrad Hall, which are allotted on a lottery basis.

Each floor in Conrad Hall has a common lounge with kitchenette, and common washrooms. Other facilities include laundry rooms and study rooms.

Euler Residence
Euler Residence is a two-storey all-male residence that houses 34 first-year students in double-occupancy rooms.

Euler’s two floors provide common lounges, kitchenettes and washrooms. Other facilities include laundry rooms and study rooms. Euler residents also have access to the Euler/Leupold recreation room located in Leupold Residence. Two dons manage this building.

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King St. Residence

King Street Residence is the newest member of Laurier’s residence system.

This eight-storey, co-ed residence building houses 328 students in dormitory-style rooms. King Street Residence provides 320 single rooms with semi-private washroom facilities, and four double-occupancy rooms with private washroom facilities. A team of 14 residence dons manages this building.

Each floor in King Street Residence has a common lounge with a kitchenette. Other facilities include study rooms, meeting rooms and a laundry room.

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Leupold Residence
Leupold Residence is a two-storey co-ed residence that houses 36 first-year students in double-occupancy rooms, and is managed by two residence dons.

Each floor has common washrooms, lounges, and kitchenettes. Other facilities include laundry rooms.

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Macdonald House
Macdonald House is a two-storey co-ed residence situated in the centre of campus. Housing 95 first-year students in double-occupancy rooms, each storey of the residence has one women’s floor and one men’s floor, each ranging from 23 to 25 students. A team of four residence dons manage the building.

Each floor in Macdonald House has a separate common lounge, kitchenette and washrooms. Other facilities include a study room and a laundry room.

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Waterloo College Hall
Waterloo College Hall opened in 2002 and is a five-storey residence building that houses 320 first-year students in a co-ed environment. A team of 13 residence dons manages this building.

Waterloo College Hall provides 312 single rooms with semi-private washroom facilities and four double-occupancy rooms with private washroom facilities. Internet is available in each of the residence rooms.

Each floor in Waterloo College Hall has a common lounge with a kitchenette. Other facilities include study rooms, meeting rooms, and a laundry room.

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Willison Hall
Willison Hall houses 249 first-year students in a co-ed environment. The residence has six different floors in two wings, with three floors designated as all-male and three as all-female. Each floor houses 26 students in double-occupancy rooms. A 1999 addition to the residence provides 72 single rooms with semi-private washroom facilities. A team of 10 residence dons manages Willison Hall.

Each floor in Willison has a common lounge with a kitchenette, and washroom facilities. Willison Hall also has a large lounge, study rooms and laundry rooms.

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Brantford Apartment-Style

Expositor Place

The newest addition to the Laurier Brantford residence community is the Expositor Place, which houses 216 students on five floors in suites ranging in size from three to seven students. In addition to the residence facilities, Expositor Place also contains several student lounges, meeting rooms, underground parking and retail space. Laundry facilities are located in the basement of the building.

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Grand River Hall

Consisting of both double and single rooms, Grand River Hall houses 150 students on three floors in suites ranging in size from three to seven students. In addition to the residence facilities located on floors three, four and five, Grand River Hall contains classrooms, administration and faculty offices, Service Laurier, and a Digital Library on the first floor. Laundry facilities are located centrally on each residence floor.

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Lucy Marco Place

Lucy Marco Place is one of the largest student residence buildings on the Laurier Brantford campus. The building, which is just two blocks from the centre of campus, houses students in 112 single rooms within 28 apartment-style suites. Each four-person suite features two bathrooms, a kitchen with a stove and refrigerator, a living room area with two couches and a table and chairs. Laundry facilities are located in the basement, and all floors of the building are accessible by elevator.

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Post House

Centrally located on George St., Post House features 57 single rooms, in suites of three, four or seven students on three floors. Post House students also have access to the SC Johnson Great Hall on the first floor and a large study room in the basement of the building. Laundry facilities consist of four washers and four dryers located in the basement of the building.

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Wilkes House

Wilkes House is located on Laurier’s “Heritage Block” in close proximity to Post House Residence and the Student Centre, which have heritage considerations in their design and architecture. Wilkes House is a historic building named after one of Brantford’s founding families.

Following a complete renovation of the interior and exterior of the building, Wilkes House features 38 single rooms and one double room within seven one-of-a-kind apartment suites. Larger suites housing eight people come equipped with two refrigerators. Laundry facilities are located on the third level.

Ready to Start Your Application? 

Now that you've taken the time to explore our residence styles and buildings, head over to the residence application page to get started. 

Don't miss the deadline and secure your spot! The deadline to complete and submit your application with your non-refundable $600 deposit is June 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

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Waterloo

Email: housing@wlu.ca

Brantford

Email: brantfordresidence@wlu.ca