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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.

Areas of Expertise

We are home to the unique graduate theology program, the Master of Catholic Thought (MCT), a conjoint master’s-level degree with the University of Waterloo. This program in Catholic theology offers you the opportunity to engage with in-house scholars exploring the role of theology in responding to the ecological crisis, Eastern Christian theology, ecumenical thought, Catholic social ethics, our historical understanding of Catholic life and thought and the sociological and political impact of theological insights. You will also engage with a wide array of visiting scholars whose courses will significantly expand the horizons of your thinking. MCT is offered on a part-time basis to people working in the areas of health care, education, social services, and pastoral care. As well, St. Jerome’s University celebrates the fact that faculty in the departments of History, Religious Studies, English, and Sociology teach graduate courses and supervise graduate students.

On Campus Housing

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Co-ed:Lowest: $12,928Highest: $13,728

At St. Jerome’s Residence, we pride ourselves on providing students with a one-of-kind residential experience. With a combination of diverse residence life programming, opportunities to connect what you learn in the classroom with your residence experience, community service and experiential learning opportunities, we provide residents with a truly unique experience.

Off Campus Housing

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

Incoming Students

The St. Jerome’s University (SJU) Orientation and Investiture Ceremony honours the tradition of welcoming and formally acknowledging the beginning of our first-year students’ journey at the university. The ceremony includes a liturgy and the commissioning of first-year students, student leaders, and new members of the university’s Board of Governors.

Career Planning

The Centre for Career Action (CCA) supports all students, alumni and employees. Career advisors can help with career planning, career management strategies, graduate and professional school preparation, work search methods and setting meaningful career goals. Please see this website.


SJU is a part of the University of Waterloo. Into athletics? Try out for one of the 32 Waterloo varsity teams, play on an SJU intramural team, or participate in more than 200 Waterloo intramural teams and clubs.


Whether you opt for formal organized events, sports teams, special interest clubs, or informal hang-outs, the key to enjoying campus life is to get involved. So take a look at all the options, unleash your inner explorer, and dive in!

Special Services

At St. Jerome’s, we recognize that wellness encompasses the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of an individual. You will be able to access a number of programs and resources to support your wellness during your time here, from Monday Morning Meditations to one of the many pick-up volleyball games that happen in our gymnasium.

International Involvement

See University of Waterloo.

Campus Tour

We truly believe that the best way to understand the essence of the St. Jerome's University experience is to see and feel the small-college atmosphere first hand so that you can form your own impressions - after all, our students almost unanimously agree that "SJU isn't just a place, it's a feeling!" We'd love to meet you in person, show you around campus, and introduce you to life around campus.

Modified on March 17, 2023