Future Students
Facts & Figures
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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. 



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

The St. Jerome's residence is open to undergraduate students in all six faculties at the University of Waterloo.


Room Types

We have 398 beds in the residence - that's 218 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 $600 per term. An open but safe, tight-knit environment is maintained in each residence area.


Ryan/Siegfried Hall Floor Plans

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J.R. Finn Floor Plan

J.R. Finn Residence Floor Plan
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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
  • Lounge chair (J.R. Finn Residence only.)
  • Wardrobe and dresser
  • Mini-fridge 
  • Sink and vanity (Siegfried and Ryan Hall Residence only.)
  • Internet service
  • Air-conditioning (Siegfried and Ryan Hall Residence only.)
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 2022-2023

The following chart lists the fees per term in Canadian dollars for the 2022-2023 academic year, which includes the fall 2022, winter 2023, and spring 2023 terms.


Room Type

Full Year:
Fall & Winter
Fall & Spring

Fall Term

Winter or Spring Term

Double Room




Single Room






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.