COVID-19 Update

Grebel cannot currently host in-person events, concerts, lectures, or other gatherings. Check out our events page for a list of virtual activities. Visit the UWaterloo COVID-19 website for current information and policies. Read Grebel-specific details about the College's response to COVID-19.

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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 virtual tour. Discover leadership opportunities at Grebel. Apply now to live in the residence.


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.

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Grebel’s expansion and renovation of the kitchen and dining room is well underway. Learn more about the construction progress and the fundraising campaign.

  1. Apr. 23, 2021Grebel Interim Chaplain Hire: Shaping Faith and Spirituality
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    As long-time Conrad Grebel University College chaplain, Ed Janzen, prepares to retire, Student Services is excited to announce that on August 1, 2021, Jessica Reesor-Rempel will begin a 17-month interim chaplaincy position.

  2. Apr. 22, 2021Indigenous Mennonite Encounters: A Gathering of Body, Mind, and Spirit
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    From May 13-15, 2022, a group of international attendees will gather at Conrad Grebel University College for an education conference titled Indigenous-Mennonite Encounters in Time and Place. Next year may seem like a long way off, but right around the corner on May 13, 2021, a virtual preview (sampler) event will premiere on the Grebel YouTube channel at 7pm.

  3. Apr. 16, 2021Creating Connections through Community during Covid
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    With the move to online learning last year, many university students decided to learn from home instead of remaining in on-campus residences. Conrad Grebel University College supported students regardless of their decision. This year, students studied from home as a virtual associate, or lived at the College as an in-person resident.

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  1. May 13, 2021Indigenous-Mennonite Encounters: A Conference Preview
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    A special video presentation (premiering on the Grebel YouTube channel) to preview the future Indigenous-Mennonite Encounters Conference.

    This conference sampler includes messages of welcome, and presentations from Indigenous and Mennonite scholars, collaborators, community members and musicians.

    No registration required. Link will be available here closer to the event. 

  2. May 16, 2021Convocation 2021
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    Our Convocation Celebration will take place on YouTube premiering at 2 pm (eastern standard time) on Sunday, May 16, 2021.

  3. June 4, 2021Across the Creek Alumni Beer Tasting

    The four University Colleges at the University of Waterloo are getting together to host an epic alumni craft beer and bites virtual event - and you are invited! This special event will pair craft beer selections with carefully chosen treats; a great way to connect with old (and new) friends!

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