There are still residence spots available for winter 2023 and spring 2023 - apply today!

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Success is easier with the resources of the University of Waterloo at your fingertips and the small Grebel community cheering you on. By studying in one of Waterloo’s six faculties and living on campus in Grebel’s residence, you’ll have easy access to classes, library, residence scholarships, and more!

photo of Grebel residence roomBEAUTIFUL SPACES

Your spacious and bright residence room is just the beginning. You’ll find big windows throughout the building. With friends, you will enjoy Grebel’s fire pit, volley ball court, basketball pad and community swing.  You can work out, practice music or study, all in the same building!

Photo of Grebel students playing spikeballVIBRANT STUDENT LIFE

Your student experience isn’t complete without the lasting memories from Grebel talent shows, club and service project involvement, intramurals, and the list goes on. Whether you live on campus as a resident or off campus as an associate, you’ll be considered a Grebelite and Waterloo Warrior.

Photo of hamburgerDELICIOUS FOOD

Grebel’s all-inclusive meal plan is yours to discover. While home-style baking, and made-on-site meals may draw you in, you’ll stay for the friendly faces and good conversation around the dining table!

Students at community supperINVIGORATING DIVERSITY

Differences create opportunities for new experiences. You’ll live at Grebel with students from all over the world, from first- to fourth-year, with different academic programs, diverse faith backgrounds, various gender identities, and fabulous personalities!

Students at chapelINSPIRED GROWTH

You’re big questions and creative ideas will be met with enthusiasm. Alongside friends, and with community support, come develop your whole self; body, mind, and spirit. Grebel’s Christian Mennonite faith community emphasizes the importance of seeking justice, serving one another, and building community. All are welcome here!

Marcus and cookieEXPLORE MORE

You can tour Grebel – in person or from home with a personal tour guide!

You can apply and anticipate your Grebel group interview!

You can contact Grebel directly - chat about whatever residence questions you have!

Can’t wait to meet you!

Check out more pages for information about residence life, fees, picture galleries, videos, personal stories and more!  

Note: Grebel’s residence program requires an application and interview. We would love to get to know you. Apply today to be part of our Fall, Winter and/or Spring residence community. New and existing students may apply. 

Our Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

The Grebel vision for community living is based on respect for and value of each of us regardless of differences in racialized identity, sexual identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, Indigeneity, ability, family/marital status, ethnicity, creed, citizenship or ancestry.  A positive community experience depends on healthy practices which remove barriers of oppression and increase empathy between people. We commit to policies and practices that advance equity and inclusion for all. We hope you will join us in this.

Grebel residence applications are currently being accepted for 2022/2023! There is no set due date (but we encourage you to apply by mid-March) Decisions about residence for 2022/2023 will be made in late May.  

If you are already a UWaterloo student and would like to apply for Winter 2022 or Spring 2022, we would love to see an application from you! 

If you'd like to become more familiar with Grebel, there are many ways to experience Grebel - check out your options!

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