Residences and Meal Plans

Residence Price(s)

Approximately $13,485 – $14,685.
Includes unlimited meal plan, a fridge in each room, laundry, student activity fee, Wi-Fi and all utilities.

Note: These fees are for 2023-2024. Updated fees for 2024-2025 will be available early 2025. Fees include 2 terms.

Room Types

Single and double occupancy rooms are available for first-year students.


  • TV lounges
  • Games room
  • The Living Room
  • Wellness studio
  • The Gym
  • Study lounges
  • Maker space
  • Music room
  • Bike and equipment storage
  • Community Centre/Cafeteria
  • Laundry facilities included in fees
  • Mini-Fridge in each room
  • "The Buttery" do-it-yourself food service area for after-hours
  • Accessibility for students who require accommodations
  • Roommate request available
  • Combined academic and residence community 

Residence Guarantee

Once you apply to SJU/Waterloo, you're automatically eligible to live in residence. To guarantee your spot, all you need to do is:

  • accept your Offer of Admission by 11:59 pm (ET) on June 1, 2024, and
  • submit a Residence Guarantee Application Form and a $500 non-refundable deposit by 11:59 pm (ET) on June 1, 2024, and
  • meet any conditions outlined in your Offer of Admission.

Conrad Grebel University College is not part of the residence guarantee and has a separate application and procedure. 

Deposit Required

$500 CAD, non-refundable.

Meal Plans

All-you-can-eat comprehensive meal plan with snack nights, food programming, access to cafeteria and evening do-it-yourself pantry and consideration for special diets. The meal plan cost is included in your residence fees.

Other Information

You will recieve acknowledgement and information about the next steps either from St. Jerome's, Campus Housing, or the individual University College residence where you were placed.

If you would like to love in residence, first-year students can live in the St. Jerome's residence, 1 of the main Campus Housing residences, or in 1 of the 3 other University College residences.

For complete residence information, check out all 5 residences: