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.

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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 a 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.

Making Space for CommunityFill the Table logo

Grebel’s expansion and renovation of the kitchen and dining room is complete! Learn more about the construction project and the fundraising campaign.

  1. June 17, 2021'70s Era Reunion Brings Good Memories and Smiles
    '70s Era Reunion

    A '70s reunion on Zoom seems deliberately ironic. Afterall, most of us graduated from university before personal computers were even on our radar.  Typewriters were our thing! Nonetheless, the group of Grebel alumni who gathered on June 5 had obviously kept up with the times. Screens on, muted – or not, breakout rooms and chat were all just part of the pandemic fun. The major bonus, of course, was that no travel was required so it was great to see remembered faces while also meeting some new ones.

  2. May 31, 2021Honouring the Memory of 215 Stolen Children
    Black Walnut tree

    Today, we join with millions across Canada who are mourning the loss of the 215 children found buried at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in an unmarked mass grave. We honour the memories of these children who were stolen from loving parents and families, and we offer our respect and our prayers for healing to the Tk'emlúps te Secwe̓pemc community, and to all residential school survivors.

  3. May 28, 2021Spring 2021 Grebel Now Online
    Spring 2021 Grebel Now

    The newest issue of Grebel Now magazine is now online! You can access it as a website or all issues as a PDF.

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  1. June 23, 2021A Service of Celebration and Sending
    Ed hands out tissues during o-week to parents

    After 22 years as Grebel's chaplain, Ed Janzen is retiring.  Please join us for a virtual service of celebration and sending.

  2. June 29, 2021Fill-The-Table Virtual Ribbon Cutting
    invitation to the virtual ribbon cutting

    After two years of construction, a global pandemic, and a decade of dreaming and planning, Grebel's new kitchen and renovated dining room are complete! More than 1000 generous donors and alumni contributed to making this project a success, generously giving more than $4.2m to the Fill the Table capital campaign.

  3. Aug. 15 to 27, 2021Ontario Mennonite Music Camp
    OMMC participants

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