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Hello Off-Campus Associates (OCA's)!

Off-Campus Associates are students in first to fifth year who live near the University of Waterloo and are formally connected to the supportive, fun, engaging community at Grebel.

Typically, having this formal connection to Grebel gives you access to:

  • Grebel activities like Community Supper, reading week trips, associate events and more...
  • Grebel facilities like the Grebel gym, the games lounge, the music practice rooms, the lockers and more...
  • Grebel people like Student Services staff, Student Council associate reps, residents, other associates and more... 
  • a fabulous home base on the University campus!

However, due to COVID practices, not all of these will be available to you. Check the COVID handbook and 'starting a new term' for up-to-date information.

Here are some things to note for Current/Future OCA's

  1. See  2020/21 Off-Campus Associate information brochure  for more details
  2. Apply by:
    1. Filling in appropriate application -->
    2. Filling in Off-Campus Associate Fee Form -->
    3. Paying by the deadline.
  3. You CAN associate for Fall 2020?Winter 2021. The fee structure has been amended to align with curtailed access to programs and facilities. Online event participation, weekly notifications and access to staff and support are still part of the OCA experience this coming term. We hope you will continue your connection to Grebel even if COVID is causing reduced access.

If you have questions, email 

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