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Facts and Figures

When you’re exploring university residences, your comparative shopping will start with the bricks-and-mortar details: Where is the building located and what does it look like? How many students live there? What kinds of rooms are available? How much does it cost?

Location, Location, Location

Like being at the centre of the action? It doesn’t get any better than the SJU residence. With classes only a short walk away, you can spend those blissful extra few minutes in bed.

 

St. Jerome's University Campus

 
 
 
 
University of Waterloo Campus

 

Who Lives Here

The students who call SJU home are a diverse group who have academic ties to many Waterloo faculties besides Arts and who hail from across Canada and around the world.

 

While many of our students are from Ontario, we have students from British Columbia to Nova Scotia, from the USA, Russia, China, Malaysia, India, Mauritius, and Australia. 

 

Our residents hail from faculties all across campus. Yes, 43% are registered through Arts, but 17% come from Engineering, 16% from Science, 12% from Math, 10% from Environment, and 7% from AHS, giving us a wonderfully rounded student population.  

 
Important:

You don’t have to be an Arts student or be registered at SJU to live in the warm, welcoming SJU residence.

Living in the SJU residence makes any Waterloo student a full member of the SJU community.

Room Types

We have 360 beds in the residence - that's 180 single rooms and 90 double rooms. You should know that spaces in single rooms are limited and require payment of an extra Single Supplement fee of $390 per term.

 

Other features to add to your comfort

  • Barrier-free accessibility – Our new residence building is fully accessible and AODA-compliant.
  • Wide hallways and lounge clusters – There’s lots of space for late-night hallway chats and spur-of-the-moment floor meetings.
  • Security doors – An open but safe, tight-knit environment is maintained in each residence area.
  • Centrally located community bathrooms – They include floor-to-ceiling privacy partitions for the showers and stalls, but they’re also the scene of impromptu sing-a-long shower parties or utility-sink tie-dying sessions. We did say you’ll find community everywhere at SJU!
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Inside Your Room

Once you’ve moved into residence, you’ll add your personality to make your room your own. Here’s what you’ll find when you get here:

  • Bed
  • Desk and desk chair
  • Wardrobe and dresser
  • Mini-fridge
  • Sink and vanity
  • Internet service
  • Air-conditioning
Residence Fees

Like your tuition and incidental fees, your residence fees are calculated for each four-month term. At SJU, your residence fees include your all-inclusive meal plan and also all incidental, activity, and miscellaneous fees related to living in the SJU Residence.

 

SJU Residence fees for 2016-2017

The following chart lists the fees per term in Canadian dollars for the 2016-2017 academic year, which includes the fall 2016, winter 2017, and spring 2017 terms.

 

Room Type

Full Year:
Fall & Winter
or
Fall & Spring

Fall Term Only

Winter or Spring Term Only

Double Room

$10,740.00

$6,504.00

$4,236.00

Single Room

$11,520.00

$6,894.00

$4,626.00

 

 

Please note that SJU’s residence fees are subject to approval by the SJU Board of Governors in June each year, which means that they could change. We’ll confirm the exact amount of your fees no later than 60 days before the start of the term. 

 

Your $500 deposit

When you rank your residence choices through the online ranking process, you must pay a non-refundable $500 deposit. Your deposit will be credited to your Waterloo fee statement for the first term of your residence contract, and you’ll see it included on your Quest account.

 

Paying your fees
  • Your residence fees will be posted to your Quest account four or five weeks before your classes begin in September.
  • They’re due just before the fall term begins. 
  • It’s your responsibility to monitor your Quest account for updates that could affect what you owe if your residence accommodations change. 

You can pay your residence fees in a number of ways: certified cheque or money order, bank payment, bank transfer, or international wire transfer.  More information about paying all of your Waterloo fees can be found on the University of Waterloo's Student Accounts web page.