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 supporting the Graduate House with your group event!  We can host large party reservations for between 10 to 50 people in one of our private rooms. To guarantee a reservation and food order, we require one (1) week’s notice.

Please review the group menu to find several cost-effective options for your party. We require twenty-four (24) hours’ cancellation notice on group food orders, otherwise, the host may be charged.

Outside food and drink are not permitted. Exceptions can be made if approved by the Graduate House ahead of time.

The Graduate House accepts cash, cheque, debit, Visa and Mastercard for payment. We are currently unable to accept payment via Unit 4. Students cannot use their WatCards as payment. 

Guests will be required to show government ID (not a copy/photo) for alcohol service. 

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

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

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 Tea*

Free dine-in orange pekoe tea for graduate students who have paid their Graduate House fees.

Free takeaway tea 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.


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



Our Staff

Bar & Kitchen Support Staff: Our awesome Graduate Students! 

Mike Dahlquist

Contact for: Bookings

Cam Bartel
Hospitality Manager

Contact for: Events & General Inquiries

Marialissi Dudamel
Graduate House Cook

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For parties of 10 or more

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


Appetizer/Dessert Trays

Full Pizzas



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