Living-Learning program

Living Learning Community students on the path

Be part of a Living-Learning cluster at Grebel

Enrich your residence and academic experience by connecting with a small group of Grebel students who share your passion. Be part of a diverse residence community of 140 students from all faculties and programs, while enjoying the benefits of growing 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! A dedicated upper-year Peer Leader focuses on enhancing your experience and helping you to achieve your goals while you are in residence.

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  • 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
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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

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: 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. We would love to see you be a part of a Grebel Living-Learning Community!