COVID-19 Update

Grebel cannot currently host in-person events, concerts, lectures, or other gatherings. Check out our events page for a list of virtual activities. Visit the UWaterloo COVID-19 website for current information and policies. 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. Sep. 18, 2020Mennonite Heritage Week 2020

    In 2019, the Government of Canada declared the second week in September to be Mennonite Heritage Week. This occasion offers Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo an opportunity to share about Mennonite history and culture.

  2. Aug. 31, 2020Inspirational Music Instructor Catherine Robertson Retires
    Catherine Robertson sits at a piano in a full Grebel chapel.

    The University of Waterloo’s Music program at Conrad Grebel University College is known for instilling a collaborative mentality among its students. This cooperative culture is cultivated by staff and professors who encourage peer support.

  3. Aug. 31, 2020Building Togetherness: Fall Term Covid Update
    Preparing for the fall term at Grebel

    The run-up to the fall 2020 school year is like nothing Conrad Grebel University College has experienced before. After six months of varying degrees of isolation and social distancing, Grebel is welcoming a small cohort of students to the residence while offering courses remotely. Although summer is traditionally a slower time at the College, this year, faculty and staff spent that time optimizing courses to be taught online, poring over potential residence scenarios, and ensuring that the facilities and opening procedures will provide the most safe and healthy environment possible for the entire Grebel community.

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  1. Sep. 23 to Nov. 25, 2020Noon Hour Concerts @ Home
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    Enjoy noon hour recitals by professional musicians from the comfort of home.

  2. Sep. 23, 2020Noon Hour Concerts @ Home Introduction

    Few groups have been as impacted by Covid-19 as professional musicians, who have lost live performing opportunities. This concert series is an opportunity for them to shine in front of an audience.

  3. 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. This will include some remeniscing from Nancy (Williams) Regehr, a video tour of the current campus, greetings from President Marcus Shantz and a slide show of photos from the 60s at "Connie G."

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