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. Feb. 8, 2021Blackness, Whiteness, and Anabaptist Racialization
    Bechtel speakers graphic

    History, identity, faith, and culture. The Bechtel Lectures in Anabaptist-Mennonite Studies provide the opportunity to explore topics related to these four key themes in relation to Mennonites. Conrad Grebel University College is pleased to continue the annual tradition of hosting these presentations in a new virtual format.

  2. Feb. 24, 2021Welcoming Washrooms
    grebel washroom

    Since 1964, Conrad Grebel University College has implemented numerous upgrades and additions into campus. Although the washrooms are among the improved facilities, their accessibility was lacking. More specifically, power-operated doors and washrooms that are easy-to-access are welcome improvements to those with mobility issues. The 2020 “Welcoming Washrooms” project aimed to make this happen.

  3. Feb. 12, 2021Inspired to Lead
    josh sitting and smiling

    Rewarding experiences, everlasting friendships, skill-developing opportunities, and even a chance at love—“after everything the Grebel community has given me, giving back in the way of leadership just makes sense,” said Grebel resident, Josh Rampersad.

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  1. Feb. 24, 2021Noon Hour Concert: Schumann's Symphonic Etudes Op. 13
    Marko Pejonovic, pianist

  2. Mar. 3, 2021Noon Hour Concert: Phenomenal Women!
    Laurel Swinden

    Accompanied by renowned pianist Stephanie Mara, flautist Laurel Swinden will perform works to help celebrate International Women's Day which falls on Monday, March 8th.  The composers include:

    Florence Price
    Valerie Coleman
    Amanda Harberg
    Cecile Chaminade

  3. Mar. 10, 2021Noon Hour Concert: "To Tell a Love Story - Selections from Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch"
    Elizabeth & Michael Lepock

    Elizabeth and Michael Lepock will be performing duets from Austrian composer Hugo Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch.  Anna Ronai, a well known local pianist will accompany them.


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