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St. Jerome’s University is a public Roman Catholic university federated with the University of Waterloo and historically associated with the educational vision of the Congregation of the Resurrection. We are committed to learning and academic excellence; the gospel values of love, truth, and justice; and the formation of leaders for the service of the community and the Church. In all of our activities and practices, St. Jerome’s University functions within the context of the Roman Catholic tradition and the principles of academic freedom. St. Jerome's is situated at the centre of the University of Waterloo campus on a beautiful 900 acre (365 hectare) site in the northwest section of the City of Waterloo.

Areas of Expertise

If you are considering a program in arts or mathematics at Waterloo, St. Jerome's University offers the best of both worlds. St. Jerome's students are also University of Waterloo students, enjoying all the privileges and resources of the larger university while remaining part of the close knit community atmosphere that sets St. Jerome's apart. Small class sizes with the emphasis placed on the student.

On Campus Housing

 # BedsLowestHighest
Female only:145 bedsLowest: $10,506Highest: $11,206
Male only:141 bedsLowest: $10,506Highest: $11,206

We pride ourselves on our small, close-knit community within the larger University of Waterloo campus. All students studying at UW are welcome to live at St. Jerome’s and since we’re right on campus you’ll only be minutes away from all your classes. Facilities include a spacious lounge with a T.V. area, piano, games room area (pool and Ping-Pong tables) and a vending machine snack room. This space provides an informal social atmosphere where residents can entertain friends or relax. The residences also offer a number of study or group work areas. Coin-operated laundry facilities are available in both residence buildings.

Off Campus Housing

Off-campus housing is available and accessible. University of Waterloo's Housing Office serves St. Jerome's students.

Incoming Students

St. Jerome’s University welcomes its first-year class into the academic community with an Investiture Ceremony held as part of our Orientation Liturgy. At Investiture, students of St. Jerome’s University are officially welcomed as individuals and as a class. Investiture is a formal ceremony whereby students, vested in the traditional academic robes, are presented with a unique SJU pin. This ceremony is a celebration of students’ new path on their life’s journey. It is an experience that will be framed by St. Jerome’s University Graduation Ceremony and Convocation at University of Waterloo. Together we embark upon an odyssey of learning, growth, and discovery.

Career Planning

At SJU, we make it our priority to help your students find the best post-secondary option for them. From the initial program offerings and admission requirements, to how to apply and course selection, we're happy to assist prospective students through this exciting, though sometimes overwhelming, process. The individualized attention is not limited to just prospective students – all students receive personalized attention as we challenge and support them throughout their university career.


All of the services and facilities at the University of Waterloo are available to SJU students, because you are still a Waterloo student. From co-op to campus recreation, and student clubs to health services, you have access to it all.

Information Technology

IT team at St Jerome's is committed to providing support to the community through a variety of information technology services. In addition to technical infrastructure as well as Audio/Visual support to classroom and events, IT provides support and training for instructors and staff. Information technology is subject to rapid and continuous change, which means that we are constantly looking to capitalize on these changes in order to provide improved services to the community.


Campus Ministry provides a supportive environment where all students feel welcome. Events are planned that build community spirit and a sense of belonging. Through outreach, we share our values with society, ultimately creating a larger community structure of shared values.

Special Services

Information regarding Student Success Services can be found at:

International Involvement

See University of Waterloo.

Campus Tour

The best way to learn about St. Jerome's is to come for a visit. We’d love to meet with you in person and show you around our campus so you can see firsthand what life is like at SJU. To arrange a tour at a time that’s convenient for you, fill out the tour request form at:


In addition to your academic experience, St. Jerome’s is also concerned with your development as a person. We provide you with individual attention and encourage you to complement your academic studies by participating in activities outside the classroom. Become involved with student affairs and extra curricular activities through the SJU Students’ Union, explore your faith within the Student Catholic Community (SCC), and get involved in residence life or with the St. Jerome’s Off-campus Connection (SOCC) program.

Modified on May 29, 2019