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Zeke Schneider
Residence and Community Life Coordinator
519-884-8111 x 28220
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St. Jerome's at Home Off-Campus Community 

Connecting with your student community is a really important part of the university experience, regardless of where you live. Joining St. Jerome’s at Home is a great way for you to get to know folks not just in your off-campus community, but in the broader SJ community as well! 
When you sign up for the St. Jerome’s at Home Off-Campus Community you will be placed into a community with other off-campus students (imagine this like your “residence floor”). From there, you’ll be connected with an upper-year Off-Campus Community Leader, and connected with a wide variety of St. Jerome’s community events (both specific to your own “floor” and the broader SJU community as well)!  
The St. Jerome’s at Home Off Campus Community is open to any UW undergraduate student who is not already living in an on-campus residence this fall.  

This means, you can register if you are:  

  • a first year or upper year student,  

  • new to the SJU community or if you know us well already,  

  • a co-registered student or with any UW faculty...


Please note: The fee for this program is $30 per term, which supports your Off-Campus Community Leaders and program expenses. You must complete this payment in order to hold your place.


The registration deadline has been extended! Remaining spaces in this program will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.


All are welcome to register for this unique opportunity. Register now!

What is an Off-Campus Community Leader?

Off Campus Community Leaders are upper-year students who know what it’s like to be in your shoes. They are excited and prepared to walk alongside you as you navigate university life, make friends, and create your own community experience!  


Your Off Campus Community Leaders will organize community events that integrate all participants (including virtual and on campus options where possible), provide you with regular updates about resources and campus life, and provide individualized support including, but not limited to, answering your questions, checking-in to see how you’re doing, and/or connecting you with other relevant resources (for example: wellness resources, academic resources etc.). 

Do I need to be co-registered with SJU to participate in the Off Campus Community?

Nope! Anyone is invited to join our community through this initiative.  

Do I need to live in Waterloo to participate in this community?

Nope! This program is open to anyone in any geographic location or time zone, and will include a variety of in-person and virtual experiences. Off campus community leaders will work to make programming as adaptable and accessible as possible.  

What if the $30 per term fee is prohibitive for me?

We understand that money is tight for a lot of students. Please reach out Jamie Hall to chat about your situation.  

What if I have no connections to SJU?

Now is a great time to get connected! We’d love to have you in this community.  

Is this program geared exclusively to first year students?

This program is designed for diversity! Upper year and first year students all have great things to offer this community. We would love for students of all years to participate. 

What About COVID-19?

Waterloo Region is slowly moving through Ontario’s re-opening stages. At SJU, our student programing will continue to offer virtual experiences and seek to include in-person options for the St. Jerome’s at Home Off-Campus Community as public health guidelines, geography, and personal comfort levels allow. When we do gather on campus, SJU is committed to fully upholding all public health measures related to COVID-19. You can always learn more about SJU’s COVID-19 responses here.

Who do I contact for more info?

Have a question about the St. Jerome’s at Home Off-Campus Community? Please reach out to:  


Zeke Schneider (he/him) 

Residence Life Coordinator

519-884-8111 x 28220


Current Students