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Grebel has a fantastic 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.


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. May 13, 2019New Exhibit Features the Art of Mennonite Family TreesDaniel and Maria (Suter) Steiner family tree by Sam Geiger, 1906

    A new exhibit at the Mennonite Archives of Ontario showcases painted family trees, hand-drawn charts, and other ways Mennonites have visually remembered family. The exhibit is called Growing Family: Design & Desire in Mennonite Genealogy

  2. May 6, 2019New Fraktur Exhibit Aims to Create Space for New HistoriesNew Fraktur

  3. May 1, 2019Neufeld Appointed Visiting Assistant Professor of HistoryDavid Neufeld

    It is always a delight to welcome Grebel alumni back to the College as employees. Beginning July 1, 2019, David Y. Neufeld will serve at Grebel as Visiting Assistant Professor of History for two years. He will also hold a research fellowship during his first year.

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  1. May 25, 2019You @ Waterloo DayGrebelites sitting on Muskoka chairs

    Students with offers of admission to University of Waterloo are invited to attend a special open house with a focus on finding the right place to live! 

    Come experience what residence life at Grebel is like! On-site applications to residence and interviews will be offered.

  2. May 30, 2019J. Winfield Fretz Visiting Scholar Lecture 2019Fretz lecture poster

    Feeding the Colony, the Nation and the Market: Transported Foodways and New Crops in Latin American Mennonite Communities

    How did persistent attachment to wheat shape Mennonite settlement in Paraguay? What did it mean for Mennonites to rapidly expand the availability and affordability of butter, milk, and cheese in local markets in northern Mexico and eastern Bolivia? Learn how the place of Mennonites in Latin American societies over the past century has been premised on practices of producing, marketing and consuming food.

  3. June 1, 2019'05-'10 Era ReunionStudents from 2005-2010

    Celebrating those that were here anytime between '05-'10

    Please join us for an afternoon BBQ informal event. The event will take place from 3:30-7:00 p.m.

    Activities will include Beach Volleyball, Basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, Board Games, Video Games, etc.

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