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About Conrad Grebel

Atrium of Conrad Grebel University CollegeConrad Grebel University College is affiliated with, and is situated on the campus of, the University of Waterloo. Grebel offers undergraduate courses in Arts, Church Music and Worship, English, Fine Arts, History, Mennonite Studies, Music, Peace and Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Sociology. Grebel also has a residence which houses 142 Waterloo students a term in a dynamic community.

The Graduate Theological Studies program of Conrad Grebel University College focuses on the study of Christianity and the mission of the Christian church in the world from an Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective within an ecumenical context. The student body reflects this ecumenical character. The Master of Theological Studies is a two-year interdisciplinary degree program designed for students preparing for further graduate work, for ministry, or for personal enrichment.

The Master of Peace and Conflict Studies (MPACS) offered under the Faculty of Arts prepares students with the knowledge and practical skills needed to contribute to nonviolent peace building efforts. Placing a unique focus on the pivotal role that individuals within civil society play, the MPACS program explores the potential of civil society to advance peace through principled advocacy, effective programming, and dynamic engagement with the state and marketplace.

Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo offers you all the benefits of an intimate, friendly Mennonite college community and all the advantages of being on the campus of one of Canada's finest public universities.

A building in Conrad GrebelAt Conrad Grebel University College, you're a student of the University of Waterloo...
All students who live and study at Conrad Grebel University College are registered at, take classes throughout, and graduate from, the prestigious University of Waterloo. In both the residence and classrooms at Grebel you will find students from all faculties of Waterloo. Some take most of their classes at Grebel, while others just take one or two that are of special interest. Over 4000 Waterloo students take classes at Grebel each year, making it a diverse community. In the residence, approximately 50% of the students are Mennonite, the rest come from a variety of denominational backgrounds.

...but you approach your studies in a unique way.
By living and/or studying at Conrad Grebel University College throughout your years at Waterloo, you are able to lay an Anabaptist/Christian template on your studies. You don't have to leave your faith questions behind as you enter university.

It has long been recognized by the Waterloo community that the four affiliated university colleges (Conrad Grebel University College, St. Paul's University College, Renison University College and St. Jerome's University - all of which have residences and have teaching facilities of the university) play an important role in making Waterloo the success that it is.

A view of all the buildings in Conrad Grebel University College

Grebel's 50th Anniversary Weekend promo

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