Grebel Accommodations

COVID-19 UPDATE (June 20)

Please note that masks are required on University of Waterloo campus until July 1, 2022.

For more information, visit the UWaterloo COVID-19 website.

If you are interested in accommodations, please fill out this Accommodations Booking Form.

About the college

Conrad Grebel University College is a residential and academic college owned and operated by Mennonite Church Eastern Canada and affiliated with the University of Waterloo. Situated on a hillside overlooking the university campus, and separated by a graceful pond, the architectural strength of the college buildings is enhanced by the beautiful natural setting of spacious trees on well-groomed lawns.

Accommodations and facilities

The residence houses 140 beds on the upper two floors with a dining room located on the lower floor. All rooms are double occupancy, with two single beds, wardrobes and desks. All rooms are supplied with sheets, towels, blankets, and pillows. Washrooms are shared, and pay-per-use laundry facilities are available. Meals are served in an attractive cafeteria-style dining room which seats 170 people. Air-conditioned apartment units are also available, complete with four single bedrooms, living room, kitchen, a full and a half bathrooms. Accommodations are available for conference, group, or individual booking.

Accommodations are available May 2 - August 27, 2022.

Individual meal prices 2021-2022

Meal Type Cost
Breakfast $7.75
Lunch $14.75
Dinner $16.50

Meals are “all you can eat” self-serve buffet style.

Taxes are not included and will be calculated at time of billing.


Parking is available adjacent to the academic/administrative building. Vehicles parked in the “no parking” zones in front of garbage bins, doorways and service entrances will be towed away immediately.

Parking fees apply on Monday to Friday from 7:30am until 7:30pm. Parking can be purchased from the machine in the lot or through the HONK app at any time or from the main office between 8 am and 7:30 pm Monday-Thursday, or 8 am and 5 pm on Friday. During the spring term, parking can be purchased at the main office between 8 am and 5 pm Monday-Friday.

Effective January 1, 2017, parking is $3/hour up to $9/day. Machine requires exact change in coins.

Condition of use

Groups or individuals renting the college facilities may use the college name in their advertising only to indicate the location of meetings or events. In no manner may it be implied in user groups’ advertising or promotion that Conrad Grebel University College is sponsoring or in any way taking responsibility for their meetings or events. The college and its employees shall be held harmless from all claims or liabilities from all parties for damage or loss to any person or property arising out of or during use of college facilities. Conrad Grebel University College recommends that persons or groups renting the facilities arrange for their own insurance coverage. The college will hold rental groups responsible for all damage or loss to any person or property arising out of or during use of college facilities. The “Policy on Use of College Facilities by External Groups” is available upon request.

Conrad Grebel University College requests that all people using college facilities respect the larger college programming that continues throughout the year. Visitors to the college should, in particular, be considerate of the rights of resident students.

Room rental policies and rates are based on the assumption that all groups using the facilities ensure that areas used are left reasonably clean and neat. Groups or individuals who are abusive of college facilities or who are disrespectful of the rights of others will not be permitted to return.


Taxes are not included in prices listed above and will be calculated at the time of billing.

Smoking is not permitted anywhere indoors.

Conrad Grebel University College is not responsible for articles lost or stolen on the premises. Lost and found articles are disposed of regularly in whatever manner the college deems to be appropriate.

Prices effective November 2021 and are subject to change.

For catering information contact:
Cheri Otterbein,
Food Services Manager

For conferences, accommodations, and meeting room bookings contact:
Zoe Andres,
Conference, Bookings & Events Coordinator