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Make Grebel your home this winter


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.

Masks are required in indoor instructional settings

Wearing a mask is a requirement for any indoor activity that is part of academic activity at the University of Waterloo and Grebel. This includes, but is not limited to lectures, seminars, tutorial, ensemble rehearsals, studio music lessons, teaching labs, tests, exams, and all other forms of academic instruction wherever it happens indoors. Visit the University of Waterloo COVID-19 page for more information.

  1. Oct. 17, 2022The Future Looks Green at Grebel
    Two Grebel students walking through garden outside student housing.

    “When our students think about the future, climate change is their single greatest concern,” noted Conrad Grebel University College President Marcus Shantz. “Grebel must respond in ways that generate hope and inspiration for our students.”

  2. Oct. 17, 2022Grebel launches new Strategic Plan
    Strategic Plan 2022-2025

    At the Annual General Meeting held on October 4, Conrad Grebel University College President Marcus Shantz provided an overview to Grebel’s new Strategic Plan.  Entitled “Renewing an Inspired Community,” Shantz noted that, “the main hope our stakeholders expressed was for Grebel to thrive in the future. No one advised us to radically change our identity, our programs, or our mission. Rather, they encouraged us to be good stewards of the College in the face of various challenges and pressures, so that it endures for the benefit of future generations.”  

  3. Sep. 30, 2022Reflection: We need truth before we can repair
    Students at Brubacher House Museum

    During orientation week this year, master’s students in Peace and Conflict Studies (MPACS) and Theological Studies (MTS), plus faculty and staff at Conrad Grebel University College were invited to participate in a tour of the Brubacher House Museum on the University of Waterloo campus, followed by a virtual tour of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School, offered by the Woodland Cultural Centre. Participants were encouraged to stay afterward to discuss anything that may be coming up for us after these two tours.  

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  1. Feb. 2, 2023The Power of Misfitting: Disrupting Sinner, Saint, and Super Crip Controlling Images
    Darla Schumm

    2023 Sawatsky Lecture

    This year's lecture will be held in-person and livestreamed. Please register in advance to attend.

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