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Department of Residence

Apply for Residence for Winter 2023

The winter term residence application is open.

If you are interested in applying for residence for the winter term, email brantfordresidence@wlu.ca (Brantford) or housing@wlu.ca (Waterloo) to request access to the application.

We cannot guarantee residence for the winter term as our ability to accommodate students in residence is dependent on rooms that become available through fall term cancellations. Residence spaces will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Winter 2023 Move-In

You can pick up your keys and move into residence on Thursday, Jan. 5 and Friday, Jan. 6 during our office hours only: Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m.

If you arrive over the weekend of Jan. 7 and 8, you will not be able to pick up keys and move into residence until our office re-opens on Monday, Jan. 9 at 9 a.m.

If you are arriving outside of our office hours, you must arrange your travel plans accordingly and/or make necessary arrangements for your own accommodations.

Explore Our Residences

Learn more about our housing options, residence styles and residence buildings. No matter what building you're placed in, you'll find your fit and place in the Laurier community. 

Residence tours are offered each week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 1:30 p.m., departing from the Residence Office. No registration is necessary. The last scheduled date for tours is Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022. 

Tours last approximately one hour and three residence styles are shown:

  • dormitory-style, semi-private – King Street Residence
  • dormitory-style, traditional, shared double room – Bouckaert Hall
  • apartment-style, premium, single room – Bricker Residence

On the designated tour day arrive at the Residence Office just prior to the departure time. Our office is located in the King Street Residence (200 King St. N, Waterloo). The entrance to the office is at the north end of the building, closest to the Campus Crossing plaza). 

Parking is available in the King Street Residence parking garage, which can be accessed off Regina St. between 209 Regina and 205 Regina St. North. Signs in the parking garage indicate that you require a blue parking permit, but tickets will not be issued to individuals parking in the garage while they participate in the residence tour. 

Residence tours are offered each week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 p.m., departing from the Residence Office. No registration is necessary. The last scheduled date for tours is Monday, Aug. 15, 2022. 

Tours last approximately one hour and two residence styles are shown:

  • Grand River Hall, single and shared double rooms
  • Post House

On the designated tour day, arrive at the Residence Office just prior to the departure time. Our office is room 222, Grand River Hall main floor (171 Colborne Street, Brantford). After you enter the building, walk to the left past the elevators.

Get Involved

Make the most out of your first year by getting involved – you'll make a difference at Laurier and in the larger community, build skills, gain valuable experiences, grow personally and academically, and make new friends.

The application deadline for our Residence Learning Communities (RLC) and Learning Clusters (LC) is June 1.

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.

Finding a Place to Live

Laurier has partnered with Places4Students.com, 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.