COVID-19 Update (March 20)

Course activities in alternative formats resume on Monday, March 23. All events at the University of Waterloo and Grebel are cancelled until further notice. Read more Grebel-specific details about the College's response to COVID-19.

Welcome to Grebel


Grebel has an enthusiastic residence community on the campus of the University of Waterloo! Join this enthusiastic community of people who are dedicated to making Grebel an amazing place to live and grow. Meet some of Grebel's current students. Take a tour. Discover leadership opportunities at Grebel. Apply now to live in the residence.

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Study with and get to know professors in a community-oriented learning environment. Grebel administers the Music and Peace and Conflict Studies departments at University of Waterloo, and offers additional undergraduate courses in Arts, History, Mennonite Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Sociology. Grebel also offers two Master's level graduate programs in Theological Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies.

Making Space for Community

Grebel has embarked on a project to expand the kitchen and renovation the dining room. Construction started in April 2019 and is anticipated to finish in the fall of 2020. Learn more about this exciting endeavor and see how you can get involved in the Fill the Table capital campaign!

  1. Jan. 31, 2020Coronavirus update

    Stay up-to-date with the latest information and advisories on the coronavirus from the University of Waterloo.

  2. Apr. 6, 2020Student Peace Speeches Challenge and Inspire
    Victoria, Henry, and Catherine

    On March 11, three Grebel students competed in the C. Henry Smith Oratorical Contest. This Peace Speeches competition invites students from Mennonite and Be in Christ colleges and universities across Canada and the United States to present speeches exploring the application of the Christian peace position to contemporary concerns.

  3. Mar. 31, 2020Grebelites Continue in Community Amid COVID-19 Separation
    Apartment residents visit with Grebel Sstaff through window and video chat

    Apartment-dwellers visit with Grebel’s Director of Operations Paul Penner outside their window and with Director of Student Services Mary Brubaker-Zehr via video chat.  Photo by Anna Kuepfer

    Most of our lives have shifted dramatically in the past few weeks as we grapple with social isolation, educational upheaval, job changes, pandemic preparations, and health care emergencies surrounding COVID-19. Over the course of two weeks, the situation moved rapidly at Conrad Grebel University College

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  1. Apr. 19, 2020Cancelled: Convocation
    Convocation Invitation Image

    Conrad Grebel’s honoured graduate and undergraduate students invite you to set aside a special afternoon. Please join with Grebel in celebrating their academic achievement on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 2pm in the Humanities Theatre in Hagey Hall. 

    Save the date for Grebel’s Convocation Celebration!

  2. May 23, 2020You @ Waterloo Day

    Students with offers of admission to University of Waterloo are invited to attend a special open house with a focus on finding the right place to live! 

    Come experience what residence life at Grebel is like! On-site applications to residence and interviews will be offered.

  3. June 6, 2020'60s Era Reunion
    '60s era Grebel Alumni in a skit

    We know it doesn’t feel like 50 years since you graced the Grebel halls, but it’s time to join your close companions, long-lost friends, prank partners, and conversation compatriots at a special ’60s-era Grebel alumni luncheon with your favourite host, Eric Friesen (BA 1967)!

    Contact Nancy Regehr on the Alumni Committee or Alison Enns to help with planning.

    $25/Person. Register here.

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