Future students

On-Campus Housing

Grebel is home to an enthusiastic residence community on the campus of the University of Waterloo. Join this friendly community of people who are dedicated to making Grebel an amazing place to live and grow.

UWaterloo + Grebel

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!

A group of upper year students in red and blue t-shirts perform an enthusiastic welcome on move-in day. They are all kneeling, with their arms raised, singing "We love you Grebel"
photo of Grebel residence room


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

A group of students play volleyball together on the court outside of the Grebel residence in early September on a bright sunny day.


Your student experience isn't complete without the lasting memories from Grebel talent shows, Student Council clubs, service projects, intramurals, and more. Whether you live on campus as a resident or off campus as an associate, you'll be considered a Grebelite and Waterloo Warrior.

Two pulled pork sandwhiches with coleslaw and siracha sit on a plate next to a lush salad with bell spinach, bell pepper and vinegrette dressing.


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 Supper


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 doing a reader's theatre in Chapel


Your 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 affirming Christian Mennonite faith community emphasizes the importance of seeking justice, serving one another, and building community. All are welcome here!

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Tour Grebel in person or from home with a personal tour guide!

Apply to live in residence and anticipate your Grebel group interview!

Contact Grebel directly - chat about whatever residence questions you have!

We can’t wait to meet you!

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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. Students in all years of study may apply to live at Grebel

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.