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Department of Residence

2021/22 Academic Year

Residence will be offered for the 2021/22 academic year. Your health and safety is of utmost importance to us. Find out all you need to know about your residence experience this academic year.

Experience Residence

The residence experience is intended to provide an environment where you gain academic support and an opportunity to establish new and long-lasting friendships.

Applying to Residence

Make your first year at Laurier memorable. Set the gears in motion to be part of a community and meet new people. We’re looking forward to meeting you!

Moving In

Moving to a new community and a new way of living can be a challenge. It’s understandable that you may be a little nervous, but our residence staff are here to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Prepare for move in day by knowing what to pack and learn the ins and outs of your new home. 

Living in Residence

Your stay in residence will be one of the most rewarding aspects of your university career. You’ll learn about yourself and the relationships you have with others. 

Explore how you can learn where you live, learn about the supports and resources available to you, and be aware of policies and procedures to ensure a great residence experience. We hope that you’ll take advantage of all the opportunities we have to offer.

Experience Off-Campus Living

If you decide to live off-campus, it doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on all the great events and action on campus. Check out the Laurier Off-Campus University Students (LOCUS) and how you can get involved.

Roommate Match Up

Connect with other students who are interested in off-campus housing by attending a Roommate Match Up session, hosted by LOCUS.

Finding a Place to Live

Laurier has partnered with, an off-campus housing website that specializes in providing students, schools and landlords with a quality rental property listing service. To view available rental property listings, roommate and sublet listings, visit:

Students studying on the Waterloo campus may also wish to visit Ezra-Bricker Student Apartments to assist in their search for off-campus rental accommodations. Ezra-Bricker Student Apartments have a number of properties that are close to the campus and are owned by Laurier, but are managed by Campus Living Centres.