a view of the Grebel residence wing, through the trees on a summer day


Please note, we do not provide accommodations in our Fall and Winter terms. Our next accommodations season will start in May 2024.

If you are interested in accommodations, please fill out the 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 that seats 300 people. Air-conditioned apartment units are also available, complete with four single bedrooms, living room, kitchen, and both a full and a half bathroom. Accommodations are available for conference, group, or individual booking.

Accommodations will be available May 5 - August 24, 2024.

Please visit the University of Waterloo COVID-19 page for current information about campus requirements regarding masks and vaccinations.

Accommodation Rates 2024

  Single occupancy (1 person, 1 room) Double occupancy (2 persons, 1 room)
Traditional Residence Room $60.00 $95.00

  Single occupancy (1 person, 1 room, other bedrooms may be occupied) Full occupancy (2 to 4 persons, all rooms)


**2 night minimum stay

$75.00 $160.00

Please inquire about our discounted rates on stays over a week.

Individual meal prices

Meal Type Cost
Breakfast* $9.35
Lunch $17.79
Dinner $19.91

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

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

*Hot breakfast is available Monday-Friday. Saturday and Sunday are cold breakfast only.


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 Monday to Friday from 7:30 am until 7:30 pm. Parking can be purchased through the Honk Mobile app (Zone 9072) or through the Honk QR code (no app needed). The QR code is available in the main entrance vestibule or at the reception desk. Parking can also be purchased with cash or card at Grebel's reception desk. Parking rates are $3/hour up to $9 per day.

There are two electronic vehicle charging stations located in Grebel's main parking lot. A vehicle utilizing the charging stations must have a valid permit or have purchased parking via HONK. As of September 1, 2022 there will be a usage charge of $1.50 per hour for Grebel's EV charging stations. You are encouraged to move your vehicle to another parking spot once your charge is complete as we are anticipating a high demand for EV charging.

Please note that a parking permit is not a guarantee of a parking spot.

A birds eye view of the Grebel front entrance, and parking lot

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.
  • Please note that we are unable to guarantee availability. Please inquire ahead via our Accommodations Booking Form to avoid disappointment.

Prices effective January 2024 and are subject to change.


For conferences, accommodations, and meeting room bookings contact:
Laura Easson,
Bookings & IT Services Coordinator

For catering information contact: