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COVID-19 Updates

As of July 1, 2022 masks are no longer required on campus. Please visit the University of Waterloo COVID-19 page for current information regarding campus requirements regarding masks and vaccinations.


Grebel has an enthusiastic residence community on the campus of the University of Waterloo! Join this friendly community of people who are dedicated to making Grebel an amazing place to live and grow. Meet some of Grebel's current students. Take an in-person or 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.

  1. July 22, 2022Loss of Environmental Activist and Sociology Professor Emeritus Calvin Redekop
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    Professor Emeritus Calvin Redekop passed away on July 19, 2022, at the age of 96 years. Redekop was a sociologist, writer, teacher, and activist, and he worked for environmental change for his entire life. 

  2. June 29, 2022Concert Highlights Indigenous-Mennonite Relationships
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    Last month, the Theatre of the Arts at the University of Waterloo was brimming with thrumming beats, haunting voices, layered melodies, and a unique blend of electronic cello and traditional Indigenous music. As part of the Indigenous-Mennonite Encounters conference organized by Conrad Grebel University College, Indigenous and Mennonite musicians offered a concert that addressed relationships, beauty, nature, hope, and betrayal.

  3. June 17, 2022Gathering in the Sunlight
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    I’ll admit it – I was nervous when I accepted the offer to live at Conrad Grebel. I had visited a couple of times and knew the rooms were lovely, the food was fantastic, and the people were friendly. But as a bisexual person who grew up in a faith community, I had some doubts about how my queerness would be viewed in the Grebel residence. I moved into Grebel at an important time in my life – one where I was learning to accept who I am and to live with pride.

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  1. Aug. 14 to 26, 2022Ontario Mennonite Music Camp
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    After a successful return to a live camp in 2021, Ontario Mennonite Music Camp is planning for an in person, 2 week camp experience at Conrad Grebel University College. Campers will experience many of the usual camp activities, such as campfires, ensembles, recreation games, and musical productions, all in a safe, cautious environment. Camp is available for students who have finished grade 6-12, with a Leader-In-Training program available for students who have finished grades 11 or 12. We hope you’ll join us for OMMC 2022!

  2. Sep. 13, 2022Grebel Alumi Reunion - Vancouver
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    If you have links to Grebel and live in British Columbia, join us at Mahoney’s Tavern – False Creek in Vancouver to reminisce and visit over snacks and drinks. RSVP to Alison Enns at aenns@uwaterloo.ca

    Attending: Fred W. Martin, Richard J. Cunningham, Melodie Flook, Kim McPherson, Aaron Ruby and Krysia Brudnicki

  3. Oct. 29, 2022Taste of Grebel
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    Save the date!
    Family and friends of Grebel residents and associates are invited back to Grebel for an afternoon of good fun, good food and reconnecting. The event starts at 2pm, and runs until 9pm. It includes dinner and a student talent show. Most families come for the event—you won’t want to miss it!

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