Velocity Residence

Important changes to the Velocity Residence beginning Winter 2019

Since 2008, we have provided a unique opportunity for University of Waterloo students to live in an innovative and entrepreneurial environment right on campus through the Velocity Residence. It started as an experiment to see what would happen if student entrepreneurs lived together and worked on projects they were passionate about. In 2018 in honor of our 10 year anniversary, we continue to experiment with new ideas, including the expansion of entrepreneurial programming across all residences through a collaboration with WERC (Waterloo Entrepreneurship Residence Connection).

More Information about our EXPANSION AND PARTNERSHIP:

Beginning in Winter 2019, Minota Hagey Residence will continue to provide the same excellent accommodations and community that it always has, but our Velocity programming like startup events, founder panels, and mentorship will be expanded to any student living in any of the seven University of Waterloo Residences on campus. Programming will be held in a variety of spaces to keep it accessible for all residents. This includes Minota Hagey, Village 1, Ron Eydt Village, Claudette Millar Hall, Mackenzie King Village, UW Place, and Columbia Lake Village (North and South).

Living in the Minota Hagey Residence will no longer be dedicated to Velocity students, instead, it will be a dedicated upper-year only community. Applications are available through Waterloo Residences.

What STUDENTS WIll get:

Access to people and companies that can help you grow and take your ideas to the next level including industry leaders and entrepreneurs.

The opportunity to collaborate with the best students in various complementary disciplines.

Events and workshops to help you find a team and a project to work on, build on your ideas, and get started building your business.


More information about how to participate will be available in November. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please reach out to Carly Cameron (, Velocity Campus Programs Lead.