Why ICON Makes Having a Roommate an Awesome Part of your Uni Experience

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College is one of the most exciting and influential experiences of a young person’s life, and it’s not much of an exaggeration to say that roommates have an awful lot to do with making your student years filled with laughter, love, and learning. Nevertheless, living in close quarters with another human being, especially if he or she is a stranger to you on move-in day, can be a stressful experience. When it comes to sharing a flat, ICON Students Waterloo sets you up for success. Let’s take a closer look!

Firstly, the accommodations at ICON are designed to make cohabitation a pleasure. Each 2 occupant unit contains discrete living spaces. The washroom is conveniently located right in the middle, demarcating your area from your roomie’s. Unlike many dorm rooms where you’re obliged to sleep and change clothes cheek by jowl with another person, this layout provides ample privacy.

The Rubix and Quad floor plans also have separated living spaces, respectively, giving their occupants a great measure of solitude. 

Then there is the spacious open-concept living room and kitchen area. There is plenty of elbow room in each ICON unit; one resident can enjoy the 42”-inch flat-screen television that comes included in the suite, either watching their favorite show or playing video games with their buddies, while at the same time their roommate is putting together a big batch of vegetarian chili to feed all their friends before heading to the Business Lounge to get started on a project.

The inviting common spaces of ICON are wonderful for slightly larger get-togethers, whether you want to watch the game in the comfortably furnished lounge, meet up with your classmates to review notes in the quiet study areas or get a pickup game going on the enclosed, all-season basketball court. Having so many amenities right on-premise is also convenient if you just need some “Me Time” for an hour or two, but don’t feel like leaving the building and trekking through the weather to another, less cozy destination.

Need to work off some stress or irritation? Hitting the gym to lift some weights or get a good sweat going with a treadmill or elliptical is one of the best ways to ease tension and regain your equanimity. If it feels better to spend some time moving through asanas, go ahead and get your zen on in the yoga studio. Maybe you and your new roomie found through ICONS roomie-matching outlets can make it apart of your routine. There are even complimentary classes, so you can be assured your vrikshasana and utkatasana are on point.

Circumstances change, and there may come a time when one of your roommates needs to duck out of their lease. Or, maybe you want to line up a tenant to take your place while you travel for an internship or study-abroad semester. ICON Students Waterloo makes it a snap to find prospective roomies. Just head to the website; There you’ll find a bulletin board where you can post what you need or respond to others. All it takes is a couple of clicks, and your situation is resolved once again.

Lastly, let’s not forget that each ICON suite comes standard with state-of-the-art, stainless steel kitchen appliances and a washer and dryer. You might occasionally bicker with your suitemate about whose load of laundry takes priority or whose kombucha mysteriously disappeared from the high-end refrigerator, but having these conveniences in the suite translates into a much lower stress level, benefitting you and everyone around you! 


ICON Students Waterloo is now leasing for May and September 2020 move-ins.