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!

Hours:

  • Open 9am daily for coffee & tea
  • Open 11:30am daily - kitchen service starts
  • Monday & Tuesday 9am-9pm
  • Wednesday - Friday 9am -10pm

Location:

University of Waterloo
200 University Ave W.
Waterloo, ON
N2L 3G1

On Tap

What makes our selection of craft beers unique?

Our 15 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.

*You no longer need a GSA sticker on your WATCard to get grad pricing.

Grad Student Coupons*

If you have paid your GSA/GH Fees you are eligible to receive $5 off once a month at the Graduate House.

Get $5 off once a month

How it works:

1. Bring your WATCard to the GH and confirm that you have paid your fees on our Tap & Go reader located at the GH Bar.

2. You will receive one coupon card for the term, to be stamped once-a-month.

3. Hold on to your card, as it will not be replaced!

Free Coffee*

Graduate students, get free coffee all term at the Graduate House, when you bring your own mug, and if you have paid your GSA/GH Fees.

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

Effective Fall 2019, 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 price discounts.

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 and then note the items in the space provided “menu options” on the form. 

The Graduate House accepts cash, cheque, debit, visa and mastercard for payment.

If you are authorized to pay with the University’s Unit 4 Account, then please download a copy of the Unit 4 form and have it completed by someone with billing authority over the account.  Bring a signed copy with you to the Graduate House on or before the day of your booking.(Note: The GSA is not included in the internal Unit 4 billing structure.)

Please note that events not solely for graduate students may incur a rental charge and completing this form does not guarantee your group booking. 

Join Our Team

Currently not hiring. Stay tuned!

Contact Us

Hours

  • Open 9am daily for coffee & tea
  • Open 11:30am daily - kitchen service starts
  • Monday & Tuesday 9am-9pm
  • Wednesday - Friday 9am -10pm

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Location

  • Graduate House University of Waterloo
  • 200 University Ave W. Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1

Our Staff

Bar & Kitchen Support Staff: Our awesome Graduate Students! 

Cam Bartel
Hospitality Manager

Contact for: Bookings,  Events & General Inquiries

Matthew West
Graduate House Supervisor

Kevin McKay
Executive Manager

Contact for: GSA Services & Operations

Jiwoun Back
Graduate House Cook

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Main Menu

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan or can be vegan

All of our prices include 13% HST.

Salads

  • Taco & Tempeh Salad
  • Chicken & Chickpea
  • House Caesar
  • Chef's Salad

Salads can be made Gluten Free

  • Grad Price: $7.75
  • Reg Price: $9.75

Sandwiches

Comes with a side of home-fries or chef’s salad
Upgrade side to caesar salad or chili for $1

  • JB's Tempeh w/ House Pickled Onion
  • BBT (Bacon, Basil, Tomato)
  • Chicken Pesto
  • Tempeh Mozzarella w/Basil
  • Chicken Caesar Wrap
  • Caesar Wrap w/Tempeh
  • Grad Price: $7.75
  • Reg Price: $9.75

Burgers

Comes with a side of home-fries or chef’s salad
Upgrade side to caesar salad or chili for $1

  • Angus Beef
  • Veggie Burger

Add for $3

  • Bacon & Cheddar
  • Roasted Pepper & Goat Cheese
  • Carmelized Onion & Brie

Our beef patty is 100% Gluten Free
Gluten Free burger buns available

  • Grad Price: $10
  • Reg Price: $12.50
  • Grad Price: $9.75
  • Reg Price: $11.75

Full Pizzas

  • Margherita w/ Fresh Basil
  • Mediterranean w/ Feta
  • Pepperoni
  • Spicy Chicken & Cheddar
  • Grad Price: $19.75
  • Reg Price: $22.50
  • Grad Price: $9.75
  • Reg Price: $11.75

Pub Stuff

  • Baked Spinach Dip*
  • Nachos*

*Gluten Free

  • Grad Price: $9
  • Reg Price: $12
  • Quesadillas
  • Cheesy Loaded Potatoes w/ Aioli*

*Gluten Free

  • Grad Price: $7
  • Reg Price: $9
  • Cheesy Flatbread
  • Chili w/ Corn Chips
  • Hummus & Garlic Pita*
  • Salsa & Corn Chips*

*Gluten Free substitutes available

  • Grad Price: $5
  • Reg Price: $6

Vegetarian Menu

  • Vegan or can be vegan

All of our prices include 13% HST.

Salads

  • Taco & Tempeh Salad
  • Tuscan Chickpea
  • House Caesar
  • Chef's Salad

Salads can be made Gluten Free

  • Grad Price: $7.75
  • Reg Price: $9.75

Sandwiches

Comes with a side of home-fries or chef’s salad
Upgrade side to caesar salad or chili for $1

  • JB's Tempeh w/ House Pickled Onion
  • Tempeh Basil
  • Caesar Wrap w/ Tempeh
  • Grad Price: $9.75
  • Reg Price: $11.75

Burgers

Comes with a side of home-fries or chef’s salad
Upgrade side to caesar salad or chili for $1

  • Veggie Burger

Add for $3

  • Roasted Pepper & Goat Cheese
  • Carmelized Onion & Brie

Gluten Free burger buns available

  • Grad Price: $10
  • Reg Price: $12.50
  • Grad Price: $9.75
  • Reg Price: $11.75

Full Pizzas

  • Margherita w/ Fresh Basil
  • Mediterranean w/ Feta
  • Grad Price: $19.75
  • Reg Price: $22.50
  • Grad Price: $9.75
  • Reg Price: $11.75

Pub Stuff

  • Baked Spinach Dip*
  • Nachos*

*Gluten Free

  • Grad Price: $9
  • Reg Price: $12
  • Quesadillas
  • Cheesy Loaded Potatoes w/ Aioli*

*Gluten Free

  • Grad Price: $7
  • Reg Price: $9
  • Cheesy Flatbread
  • Chili w/ Corn Chips
  • Hummus & Garlic Pita*
  • Salsa & Corn Chips*

*Gluten Free substitutes available

  • Grad Price: $5
  • Reg Price: $6

GROUP Menu

For parties of 10 or more

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegetarian or (Can be) Vegan

All of our prices include 13% HST.

Salads

  • Taco & Tempeh Salad
  • Chicken & Chickpea
  • House Caesar
  • Chef's Salad
  • Minimum 10 portions
  • $3.50 per portion

Appetizer/Dessert Trays

  • Veggies & Dip
  • Hummus and Pita
  • Salsa & Corn Chips
  • Baked Spinach Dip
  • Any Tray $40
  • Grad Price: $9.75
  • Reg Price: $11.75
  • Assorted Dessert Squares - $2.25 per portion
  • Fruit tray - $55 per tray
  • Sandwich Platter (assorted) - Serves 10 - $100

Full Pizzas

  • Margherita w/Fresh Basil
  • Mediterranean w/Feta
  • Pepperoni
  • Spicy Chicken & Cheddar
  • Any Pizza - $20
  • Grad Price: $9.75
  • Reg Price: $11.75

Entrées

  • Vegetarian Lasagna (serves 24) - $88
  • Beef Lasagna (Serves 24) - $110
  • Oven Baked Chicken Breast - $7/person
  • Seasonal vegetables - $2.50/person
  • Roasted Potatoes - $2.50/person
  • Grad Price: $9.75
  • Reg Price: $11.75

Beverages

Drink tickets can also be arranged for your party

  • Non-alcoholic drinks: $2.50 each
  • Request a quote for alcoholic drink options