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Welcome to Grebel


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.

Tributes for Mary Brubaker-Zehr retirementAfter 26 years as Grebel's Director of Student Services, Mary Brubacker-Zehr is retiring. We invite you to share memories and well wishes on Mary's tribute page.

  1. May 12, 2022Mourning the death of student Kaitlyn Roth
    Kaitlyn Roth

    It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Kaitlyn Roth, a 3A Conrad Grebel University College undergraduate student in the Faculty of Arts. Kaitlyn passed away on April 28, 2022.

  2. May 10, 2022New Anabaptist and Mennonite Historian Will Connect the Past with the Present
    David Neufeld

    Conrad Grebel University College has appointed Dr. David Y. Neufeld as Assistant Professor of History, beginning July 1, 2022, succeeding Professor Marlene Epp who retires this summer.

  3. May 2, 2022New Director of Student Services Feels Called to Role
    Beverley Fretz

    After an extensive search, Conrad Grebel University College has named Beverley Fretz as Director of Student Services. The search committee found Fretz to be authentic, energetic, and engaging, with clear enthusiasm for Grebel and its mission and values. 

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  1. June 3, 2022With Open Eyes & Open Hearts

    With Open Eyes & Open Hearts: Recognizing and living the journey of dying and death together

    Aging brings us all into the reality of our own and others' mortality and the end of our material bodies. Advancements in treatment options for most life-threatening illnesses and diseases have increased our options exponentially, and now the responsibility for our choices lies within us. How we make these decisions for ourselves and respond to the decisions of our loved ones is influenced by many factors, including the generation we are born in (Silent Generation/Baby Boomers/Gen X/Millennials).

  2. June 3 to 4, 2022Equip: Youth Leadership Training Event
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    MCEC and Grebel invite you to build leadership skills that will help you serve your community. Participate in worship and join workshops on numerous topic such as how to deal with conflict, tackling big bible questions, how to plan an event, and how to lead worship in church! Interspersed in-between will be great food, games, and a chance to connect with a broad range of youth. There is something for everyone!

    Friday, June 3
    6:00pm – 10:30pm

    Saturday, June 4
    9:30AM – 4:00 PM

    This event is for youth grades 9 - 12

  3. June 4, 2022Grebel Alumni Reunion - Late '70s-Early '80s
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    Late '70s - Early '80s Alumni Reunion

    Alumni from the late ’70s and early ’80s are taking a stroll down Memory Lane and you’re invited! Join us for this hybrid event in person or online. Those joining us in person will be treated to Grebel hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.

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