Graduate House

We're open!

Monday to Tuesday

11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Wednesday to Friday

11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Reservations + Group Bookings

Thank you for considering the Graduate House for your group event. The Graduate House can host your group event for 10 to 50 people. Group bookings require one week notice

If you will be purchasing food for this event, please review the catering menu.

The Graduate House accepts cash, cheque, debit, Visa and Mastercard for payment. We are currently unable to accept payment via Unit 4.

Please note that events not solely for graduate students may incur a rental charge.

For booking inquiries, quotes or reservations, please contact Mike Dahlquist at (519) 888-4567 ext. 33803 or at ghsuperv@uwaterloo.ca. 

On Tap

What makes our selection of craft beers unique?

Our rotating taps are lovingly selected from the local, micro Southwestern Ontario Beer/Cider scene—no faceless corporate breweries allowed!

We feature breweries as near as a 5 minute drive from campus, one of which is even owned by a former UWaterloo grad. How cool is that?!

We offer a wide variety of styles and flavour profiles from “hoptacular” to fruity sour, from German Style Wheat to English Style Stout.

Grad Deals

Grad Student Pricing*

Confirm that you have paid your GSA/GH fees to get grad student pricing at the graduate house!

Introducing the new Tap & Go WATCard Reader.

How it works:

1. Bring your WATCard to the GH every time you order food.

2. Tap your WATCard at the GH Bar on the new Tap & Go reader before you order.

Free Coffee*

Free dine-in coffee for graduate students who have paid their Graduate House fees.

Free takeaway coffee for graduate students who bring their own mugs*.

(*There is a $1 fee for a takeaway cup).

* All graduate prices and discount offers are subject to change.

Members who opt out of the Graduate House fee are welcome to use the Graduate House space, but will be charged a rental fee for room booking and are ineligible for graduate student price discounts.

Join Our Team

We hire graduate students!

Looking for a place to work on campus?

Why not try UWaterloo’s oldest building?

Drop by with a resume and fill out an application at the bar.

Restaurant experience preferred, but not required.

About

The Graduate House occupies the original farmhouse (Schweitzer Farmhouse) on the south campus of the University of Waterloo. Affectionately known as the Grad House, the operations are owned by the Graduate Student Association – University of Waterloo (GSA-UW). The Graduate House is a hub for graduate students and their guests in a relaxed social space. It is a popular destination for the entire University of Waterloo community, where patrons can enjoy a home-cooked meal, meet with their peers and colleagues or just spend some time away from the office or lab.

The Graduate House has a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. The upper lounge is a great spot for marking papers, celebrating a thesis defense, holding a small presentation or hosting a small social gathering. The fully licensed boardroom is perfect for meetings and small private gatherings.  The outdoor rooftop patio is a nice place to unwind and enjoy fresh air.  The large main floor features a multi-functional room where grad focused activities are held. The main bar area is an excellent place to drop in to connect with old and new friends.

And, of course, feel free to contact us.

The Graduate House offers a calm environment to relax, eat and drink after a long day of hard work!

Contact Us

Hours of Operation

Chat

Location

Our Staff

Bar & Kitchen Support Staff: Our awesome Graduate Students! 

Mike Dahlquist
Supervisor

Contact for: Bookings

Cam Bartel
Hospitality Manager

Contact for: Events & General Inquiries

Libin Binoy Kunnath 
Graduate House Cook

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The Graduate House

Salads

Pricing:
Grad / Regular
$7.75 / $9.95

* add halal chicken breast to any salad for $5

Burgers

Pricing:
Grad / Regular
$10 / $12

comes with choice of side

Choose any add-on for $3:

Brie & House-picked Onion
Goat Cheese & Mushroom
* NEW! * Bacon/Monterey Jack

Sandwiches

Pricing:
Grad / Regular
$10 / $12

comes with choice of side

pizzas

Pricing:
Grad / Regular
$19.75 / $22.50

Snacks

Pricing:
Grad / Regular

$5 / $6

$9 / $12

Drinks

Non-alcoholic

Sides

Chef Salad

Chips

Special Feature (see chalk board)

GROUP Menu

For parties of 10 or more

All of our prices include HST; 15% gratuity will be added to large party orders.

Salads

Appetizer/Dessert Trays

Full Pizzas

Entrées

Beverages

Alcoholic or Non-Alcoholic drink tickets can also be arranged for your party. Please feel free to request a quote.