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Student life

Students interacting in the games lounge

Whether you are on or off campus in first-year, Grebel has a variety of ways to include you in student life!


Why Grebel residence?

  • 70 double-occupancy rooms
  • Lots of natural light
  • Desk, dresser, bookshelf, single bed, and wardrobe
  • Change the layout of your room with modular furniture
  • Bring whatever makes you feel at home: extra furniture, plants, games

Get involved

  • Community Supper

    Every week students, faculty and staff gather together for a meal and speaker
  • Student activities

    Hang out in the games lounge playing pool or foosball, visit your neighbors, practice an instrument in the music practice rooms or join a jam session, contribute to the yearbook or student newspaper, go on a service trip, attend a dance, join Student Council, Peace Society, Environment Club & more!
  • Faith exploration

    Attend a Wednesday chapel, help plan weekly chapels, go on a retreat, meet one-on-one with the Chaplain, join a student-led Bible study

Stay healthy

  • Food

    21 all-you-can-eat freshly prepared meals each week, vegetarian options, lunch salad bar, deli bar, snacks in the afternoon and evenings
  • Athletics

    Intramural teams, beach volleyball, patio hockey, ultimate Frisbee, and more!
  • Student support

    Around the clock student support, 4 dedicated staff members, Campus Hosts and Don Team

Grebel is not part of the UWaterloo first-year residence guarantee and is not listed on the Residence Community Ranking form.

If you’d like to live at Grebel, you’ll need to complete an application in order to apply.