Who are Dons and what do they do?
Dons are students hired by the college to care for the well-being of the residents, as well as to help maintain the high quality of residence life. Generally five Dons live on the floors and are available for assistance and support. A married couple called Campus Hosts also live on campus and are available to support students in residence.
How will my roommate be chosen?
Each student completes a questionnaire outlining his or her living preferences, such as study habits, personality, bedtime, etc. Roommates are carefully matched based on these questionnaires and other information obtained through the application and interview process. You will find out who your roommate is on move-in day.
Can I choose my roommate?
In first year, roommates are chosen for you as indicated above. In your upper years, you may select your own roommate. Remember– even if you don’t live with your best friend, he or she is right down the hall!
What furniture comes with my room? Are skybunks included?
You will be provided with a single bed, mattress, study desk with bookshelves, desk chair, wardrobe and window drapes. Two sheets, a pillow case and one blanket can be provided if required. Skybunks are not included with the room, but can be acquired from upper year students, or built by you. The bunks must be safe, sturdy and free-standing.
How can I call home?? My friends?
Telephones are not provided in each room. There is a pay phone near the student lounge but otherwise, it is assumed that students come with their own cell phone. Each room is equipped with high-speed Internet access.
Can I have an overnight guest?
Residents are welcome to have day and overnight guests. An overnight stay of one or two nights is an appropriate length. Please note that male guests must be billeted in men’s rooms and female guests in women’s rooms.
I am not Mennonite. Can I live at Grebel?
Yes! While up to 50% of our residents tend to be from a Mennonite background, we welcome people of all faith backgrounds. In fact, Grebel strives to create a diverse community with many different people.
I am not in Music, Peace and Conflict Studies, or even in Faculty of Arts. Can I live at Grebel?
How far do I have to walk to class?
Grebel is located right on campus! Depending on the class and building, your walk could range from 1 minute to 15 minutes.
How can I get involved at Grebel?
- Student Council
- Peace Society
- Yearbook Committee
- Orientation Week activities
- Musical theatre
- Coffee houses
- Bible studies
- Chapel Choir
- Student newspaper
- Improv team
- Movie nights
- Talent Show
I keep hearing about Grebel’s food. Why is it so good?
I can’t afford residence. Is there any financial help available?
Yes. Grebel has several entrance awards and need-based financial aid. Please see our financial aid and awards page for more detailed information.
Is Grebel just for first year students?
Why is there an application and interview process at Grebel?
Who are associates?
Associates are non-residents who enjoy all the same privileges as any resident student, including full participation in the college’s academic, spiritual, musical, athletic and social life. On-campus associates are upper year students who live in the 32-person apartment building next to the residences, and off-campus associates live at home or in houses, most likely with friends they met at Grebel!
I still have a question! Who can I talk to?
Rebekah DeJong would be happy to answer your questions.