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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. Sep. 16, 2021Students Joyfully Return to Campus
    Students on Grebel Move-In Day

    As families arrived for Conrad Grebel University College’s Move-In Day over the Labour Day weekend, joy was visible in student eyes, even as masks hid their smiles. With three waves of move-in times for new students during the day, there was space to safely welcome students, assure parents, and get everyone settled in dorm rooms.

  2. Sep. 13, 2021Mennonite Heritage Week 2021
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    In 2019, Canada’s parliament designated the second week of September as Mennonite Heritage Week, granting special recognition to Mennonite resilience, cultural production, and peacemaking efforts. The designation encourages deeper public appreciation of Mennonite contributions to “building Canadian society.” This call comes alongside increasing acknowledgment among some Mennonites of all that past and current participation in nation-building has entailed - prominently, white settlers’ involvement in the state’s varied colonialist projects targeting Indigenous peoples. This year, we mark Mennonite Heritage Week by drawing attention to an upcoming conference, to be held at Conrad Grebel University College in May 2022, that invites reflection on these parts of Mennonite history, in Canada and in other contexts.

  3. Sep. 3, 2021Fall Term Changes to COVID Protocols
    Sign in and out protocols

    For complete information on the University of Waterloo's response to COVID-19, visit UWaterloo's Coronavirus website.

    As the start of the fall 2021 school year approaches, Grebel is welcoming students, faculty, and staff back to campus. With a near-normal presence on campus, staff and faculty aim to be available to students by arranged meeting. Grebel is offering a mix of online and in-person courses with spacing and capacity limits for in-person classes.

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  1. Oct. 21, 20212021 Benjamin Eby Lecture
    Eby lecture invitation

    Composing Louis Riel's Dream: Exploring the history of the Red River Settlement through family stories and music

  2. Oct. 27, 2021Noon Hour Concert: The Heart of a Woman (online)
    Anna Ronai, pianist

    This journey of discovering oneself is life long. As a woman, this comes with many challenges but also wonderful rewards.  “A Woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself ” - Maya Angelou

  3. Oct. 30, 2021Waterloo Virtual Open House
    students wearing waterloo faculty shirts walk down a path at Grebel

    Learn more about the University of Waterloo and Conrad Grebel! Check out UWaterloo presentations that cover everything from programs and faculties to financing and admissions. Visit our booths to get answers to your questions from students, faculty, and staff, and visit the University Colleges booth to chat with a Grebel representative.

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