COVID-19 Update

All events at the University of Waterloo and Grebel are cancelled until further notice. Visit the UWaterloo COVID-19 website for Spring term information and plans for the Fall term. Read 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. June 18, 2020PACS Professor Lowell Ewert Honoured with UWaterloo Teaching Award
    Lowell Ewert teaching

    Lowell Ewert, Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) at Conrad Grebel University College and the University of Waterloo, has been honoured with one of the four UWaterloo 2020 Distinguished Teacher Awards. This award celebrates exemplary instructors with a record of teaching excellence over an extended period. In addition to intellectual rigour, criteria for the award include impact beyond the classroom, concern for students, and a favourable and lasting influence on students and colleagues.

  2. June 2, 2020Offering Our Voices Against Racism
    Candle at Grebel

    This week, we witnessed the murder of George Floyd, and waves of both peaceful and violent protests across North America.  I share the same range of emotions that so many have eloquently expressed: sadness, shock, outrage, and a sense of shame that racism and racist violence are still a reality for so many people in both the United States and Canada. 

  3. May 29, 2020Grebel alumni among COVID-19 frontline medical workers
    Mike Groh is dressed in surgical scrubs with medical tools used to help assess a COVID-19 patient.

    At Grebel, we are so proud of the compassion, skills, and dedication of our alumni. We know that frontline workers in healthcare have been working ceaselessly during this current global pandemic. Thank you to all who have been taking care of vulnerable people and keeping our communities safe. Here are a few updates from Grebelites on the frontlines. We’d love to hear from more of you! You’re welcome to send us your update to

    Mike Groh (Grebel 80-81) writes:

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  1. Sep. 26, 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 Virtual Reunion.

    Due to COVID-19 we will be creating a 'virtual' reunion. Watch for details! 

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

  2. Oct. 25, 2020Spring Convocation
    Convocation Invitation Image

    After much consideration and consultation, it has been decided that Grebel’s Spring Convocation event will be held in person at a later date. The tentative date is currently October 25, 2020. Details will be released when they are available. 

  3. Mar. 10 to 11, 2021Bechtel Lecture Series 2021
    a photograph of Sofia Samatar

    Save the date!

    Dr. Sofia Samatar, professor of literature at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, will be our next Bechtel Lecture Series guest. As a writer of fantasy literature, she has an interesting personal story as a woman of Swiss Mennonite-Somali descent. Her personal identity as a mixed Mennonite intersects with her writing and thinking about literature.

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