What do you need to know in light of COVID-19? See Grebel's COVID information page.

Why be part of a Living-Learning cluster at Grebel?

Experience the best of both worlds: be part of a diverse residence community of 140 students from all faculties and programs, while enjoying the benefits of growiLiving-Learning program logong with a small group of students and faculty in any of four areas (listed below). You will participate in events relevant to your interests, benefit from the experience of upper year students and learn about yourself, your vocation and the world!

Grebel is inspired by the Mennonite Christian faith tradition and is a community made up of students from various faith and non-faith backgrounds. By being part of the broader Grebel community, you will have the option to take part in conversations and events related to faith and spirituality!

      Music Living-Learning             

      WHO'S IT FOR?

      • 1st year on and off campus students formally connected to Grebel
      • from any faculty but with an interest in a music major/minor or music classes as fit schedule
      • students interested in enhancing their classroom experience with a music focus                                 


      • vibrant music peer group
      • many practice rooms right down the hall
      • jam sessions with other residents
      • academic guidance from an upper year music student through workshops, study sessions, and more
      • live in the community where your faculty teach

      Peace & Conflict Studies (PACS) Living-Learning      

      WHO'S IT FOR?

      • 1st year on and off campus students formally connected to Grebel
      • students academically interested in Peace and Conflict Studies
      • students interested in exploring the impact of peace on their own life and the world around them


      • connect with other aspiring peace practitioners - both students and faculty
      • opportunities to attend workshops and conferences
      • academic guidance from an upper year PACS student linking you to resources and people and helping you develop skills learned in the classroom

      PeaceTech Living-Learning                

      WHO'S IT FOR?

      • 1st to 5th year students from any faculty
      • both on and off campus students formally connected to Grebel​
      • curious students interested in learning about and exploring the intersection of technology and peace in society - both in and beyond their own program of study


      • conversations on topics such as: social entrepreneurship, technology, peace, team building, integrating vocation and purpose of life, education and faith
      • involvements like: Grebel courses, meeting with leaders and potential mentors, conversations with Grebel alumni, peace and tech practitioners
      • PeaceTech activities like: competitions, pitches, hackathons at Grebel, uWaterloo and beyond

      Math/Music International Living-Learning

       **BRAND NEW FOR FALL 2022

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      WHO'S IT FOR?

      • 1st and 2nd year international students, studying in the Faculty of Mathematics and living at Grebel
      • strong interest in pursuing a Music Minor or enrolling in Music courses
      • desire to be enrolled into in-person classes with a LLC cohort in MUSIC 210 MUSIC 270, MATH 135, MATH 137 , MATH 136, and MATH 138 over fall and winter term  
      • commitment to involvement in the LLC for winter term


      • exploring connections between music and math
      • build relationships with others who have similar interests
      • academic guidance from an upper year music and math students through workshops, study sessions, and more
      • opportunities to connect with Music and Math faculty members
      • introduction to music in Waterloo by attending concerts, or other live music related events
      • support while transitioning to Canadian life and university

      How do I apply to be part of a living-learning program?

      1. Apply to the University of Waterloo.
      2. Apply to live at Conrad Grebel or...if you plan to live at home or off-campus, fill in the new off-campus associate application and indicate your interest in the Living-Learning Community on the application.

      Note: There are many other Living-Learning communities on the UWaterloo campus. Visit the UWaterloo Living-Learning web pages to find out more

      Note: Grebel’s residence program requires an application and interview. It's not too late to apply to be part of the residence community for Fall, Winter and/or Spring of the 2021/22 academic year. We would love to see you be a part of a Grebel L/L Community!