University of Waterloo – United College
Above all else, United College is a community. It is a residence, an academic institution and an innovation incubator. We are the campus leads for Indigenous Studies, Canadian Studies, Indigenous Entrepreneurship and Human Rights. We share in the delivery of the International Development program and the major in Religious Studies. We also teach social entrepreneurship through GreenHouse and the Indigenous Entrepreneurship Incubator, our unique innovation incubators. And we are a comforting home away from home to over 300 students per term.
United College does not directly admit students. You can apply to one of the University of Waterloo's 100 programs and can then take courses and/or live at United College.
- Students from all programs at UWaterloo are welcome to live at United.
- Students living at United College can request to be a part of multiple different Living Learning Communities (LLCs) such as the Faculty of Environment LLC, Human Rights and Law LLC and Women in Engineering.
- We offer UWaterloo's only French Language and Culture community and an Indigenous Residence Community.
- We’re home to the GreenHouse Social Impact Incubator. This is a community of students looking to create social or environmental change. GreenHouse offers support and training that allows students to develop entrepreneurial skills and launch a venture.
- We’re also home to the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre. The Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre (WISC) is a friendly and welcoming space on campus where you can connect with other Indigenous (First Nation, Inuit, Metis) students and members of the Waterloo community.
- We embrace sustainability practices in our day-to-day operations and encourage student participation as well.