Hi! We're so glad that you will be part of the Grebel community in the coming term!
We are already quite busy preparing. Some important information is ready for you to read below so bookmark this page to have this information readily at hand. If questions arise, please e-mail Pam Bartel, Administrative Assistant of Student Services, who is happy to provide answers!
Enjoy the rest of this year and we'll see you in the new year!
Mary Brubaker-Zehr, Director of Student Services
Winter move-in day for residents and apartment dwellers
The residence and the apartment building will both open on January 2, 2018.
- Move-in time for residents is 3:00 pm and later - NOT EARLIER
- Move-in time for new apartment folks is 3:00 pm or later - NOT EARLIER
Your keys and move-in packet will be in the residence foyer.
Winter arrival for off campus associates
Arrival at Grebel begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. You are welcome to come to the College any time after that. There will be Frost Week events beginning after supper on Tuesday and you are very welcome to participate in all of those activities. We hope to see you there!
Tips for living in residence at Grebel
Here are a few tips as you begin thinking about what to pack for the winter! For more information please also refer to the Student Handbook.
- Each shared room contains 2 desks, 2 desk chairs, 2 single beds (in some rooms, permanent bunks) and two wardrobes. Drapes are provided for each room.
- There may be a few clothes hangers in your closet.
- TIP: Bring more clothes hangers
- The 4th floor residence rooms are tall enough for skybunks.
- TIP: If you are thinking you would like to have a skybunk please wait until you arrive before you make that decision. You need to check with your roommate first to see if she/he is willing to have a skybunk. There are usually some unclaimed skybunks available which you can claim a few days after you arrive.
- The College has two rooms that are called ‘quads’. The quads are 2 adjoining bedrooms which house 4 students each. If there is a reason you do not want to be housed in the quad, please email your reason to Mary Brubaker-Zehr.
- If you choose to use college linens, one sheet, a pillowcase and a wool blanket are provided for you by the College. YOU WILL NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN PILLOW.
TIP: There is a slight variance in Grebel bed lengths. Thus, it is advisable to put off buying fitted sheets until after you move in, or buy an extra long sheet which will fit any of our beds.
- Bikes may be stored in our indoor bike storage room. Fill in the optional services form to access this service. Bikes are not permitted in the residence building. Space limitations require no more than one bike per person.
- TIP: You are advised not to bring an extremely expensive bike
- Hockey equipment may be stored in a hockey storage room located in the apartment building. Fill in the optional services form to access this service.
- Food preparation and cooking appliances are not permitted with the exception of hot air popcorn poppers, small coffee makers (no more than 1000 watts) and kettles. Microwaves and toasters are not allowed.
- There is a student lounge on the 3rd and 4th floor, each with a TV, DVD player and refrigerator. Small refrigerators (no larger than 1000 watts or 5 cubic feet) are permitted in residence rooms.
- There is a games room and lounge with a workout area, foosball, pool table and ping pong table on the 2nd floor. Mailboxes are located in the lounge area.
- There are private practice rooms across the hall from the games room where you may play your musical instruments. While you are encouraged to bring your musical instruments to residence, loud musical instruments such as trumpets, drums or electric guitars should be practiced in areas designed for this purpose (music practice rooms). You may play your electric instruments in your residence room if you use headphones.
- There is a laundry room located beside the games room with washers and dryers. This room is also equipped with a wash tub and ironing board and irons. It is available 24 hours a day.
- TIP: High efficiency detergent is required for these machines. They are accessed with a laundry card which may be loaded using a debit or credit card at any time, including move-in day.
- Each room has been wired for high speed access to the UW Computer Network and the wireless network is available throughout the residence building.
- TIP: The new resnet does not accommodate wireless routers for things like printers, etc. Wireless routers will interfere with the new system so please bring the hardware you need for your electronic equipment.
Frost Week Schedule
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - Sunday, January 7, 2018
- Tuesday night: Diamond Smugglers
- Wednesday night : Skating
- Thursday night: Room Bingo
- Friday night: Karaoke
- Saturday night: Talent Show
- Sunday night: Snowball games
Job opportunities for Winter 2018
1. Part-Time Food Services Assistant:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm and Wednesday from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm: one person is needed each day to help (two on Wednesday) with washing supper dishes and sweeping/mopping the kitchen floor. This is a good job to share between one or two people or we would consider a different person for each day.
TO APPLY: Contact Cheri Otterbein in Food Services.
2. Reception Servers
The College's Food Services department caters numerous receptions/banquets groups throughout the year. If you have experience as a server, or would like to get some experience, become a reception server. Many of these events occur on weekends and provide two to five hours of work each time.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Cheri Otterbein in Food Services.
3. Parking Monitor
Four times each day, Monday to Friday, the parking lots are checked to ensure all cars parked on College property are displaying permits or purchased tickets. Remuneration is $60.00 per week or $30.00 per week if shared between two people. When applying, please include your class schedule, as timing is important for this job.
TO APPLY: Contact Mimi Browne, Main Office.
4. Sound System Technician
Occasionally, non-college groups require assistance in using the College's sound systems or audio-visual systems. If you have experience with a-v equipment this might be an excellent on-the-side job for you. The majority of calls for this job would be on evenings and weekends.
IF INTERESTED leave your name, telephone number and schedule with Mimi Browne, Main Office.
5. Great Hall Table Crew
The Great Hall is usually set up with tables and chairs for weekly classes, but occasionally Grebel hosts special events in the Great Hall which require a different set up. The Great Hall Table Crew assists Grebel’s custodians by setting up and taking down tables and chairs in the Great Hall on an as-needed basis. Typically this job is done by a team of two people. If you’d like a chance to do a little physical labour as a study break, this is the job for you!
IF INTERESTED contact Mimi Browne, Main Office.
6. Atrium Monitor
The Atrium Monitor is responsible for the Common Ground Coffee Bar on Monday to Thursday evenings from 7:30 - 9:00 pm. This job is often shared between two people. Responsibilities include opening the coffee bar, restocking and keeping the area tidy, and assisting customers with questions or by making change.
IF INTERESTED contact Mimi Browne, Main Office.
7. Community Supper Server
This position involves working from 4:30 pm -7:30 pm every Wednesday evening from January 3 to March 28 (excluding February 21), assisting with community supper. Duties include setting and clearing tables, serving food and pouring beverages. Six positions are available.
TO APPLY: Contact Cheri Otterbein in Food Services.
8. Evening Office Assistant and Receptionist
The Evening Office Assistant will have responsibilities at Reception such as:
- Providing assistance to students and visitors coming to Reception by responding to inquiries, accepting fee payments, processing mail, etc.
- Providing assistance to callers by responding to inquiries and providing information and directions as appropriate;
- Assisting the office staff with correspondence, filing, and general word and data processing.
- Supervising and restocking the coffee bar.
Preference will be given to applicants who have previous office and customer service experience. Good computer skills (specifically with Microsoft Word and Excel) and excellent attention to detail are also required. Knowledge of audio-visual systems and familiarity with Conrad Grebel University College and the University of Waterloo would also be assets.
Please note that even though this shift is over the dinner hour, there is to be no eating at the reception desk.
This is a part-time position, 11 hours per week at a rate of pay of $14 per hour. The normal shift schedule will be 4:45 pm to 7:30 pm, Monday to Thursday. This position will be shared between two people. We are specifically seeking someone who is available to work Wednesday and Thursday evenings. This is a casual position starting on January 3, 2018 and ending on April 24, 2018.
Please send letter of application and resumé by December 11, 2017 to:
Mimi Browne, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Operations
9. Contract Part Time Weekend Food Services Assistant
This position involves working every 2nd weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am - 7pm, alongside the regular food services staff. Duties include washing dishes, preparing salads, sweeping and mopping kitchen floor, preparing bag lunches etc. Experience working in a commercial kitchen is preferred. If interested in this position, apply to Cheri Otterbein in the Food Services office no later than Fri. Dec. 8. The rate of pay for this position is $17.93 per hour plus 4% vacation pay.
10. Weekend Dishwasher
Looking for two people to work alternate weekends from 11 am to 1 pm operating the dishwasher, putting away dishes and restocking the serving line.
TO APPLY: Contact Cheri Otterbein in Food Services. no later than Friday, December 8