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.

Grebel is...


In Grebel's multi-year residence you can... 

- have fun with and be supported by a network of peers (first year and upper years), staff and Grebel we know each other by name

- live in a small residence right on campus with spacious rooms and  huge windows! Doors are open, the tables are full, and the food is delicious!

- take on big questions and explore spirituality. Grebel is part of the Mennonite Church and emphasises the importance of personal growth, reason, imagination, faith and action. Bring your insight and knowledge to the table. All are welcome!

- expand your horizons through good conversation, taking on leadership roles, and participating in clubs and volunteer opportunities. Challenge your worldview with the help of others from many programs and diverse walks of life.


Students from all faculties can take courses at Grebel in:


Peace and Conflict Studies

Mennonite Studies



Religious Studies

Conrad Grebel is home to the University of Waterloo undergraduate departments for Music, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Mennonite Studies. Grebel professors are inviting and engaging, and you’ll often see them around Grebel ready to visit with students. The Milton Good Library is easily accessible from the residence hallway and is a bright place to study and research.


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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