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Residence Application Form

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If you encounter any issues when submitting this form, please contact Pam Bartel @ pbartel@uwaterloo.ca 

If you are planning to attend uWaterloo in the 2018/19 academic year and would like to live at Grebel then you have come to right place!

For those students already at uWatelroo, there are still openings in Grebel's residence program for Winter 2018 and Spring 2018. 

Decisions about 2018/19 applications to Grebel residence will be made in the last week of May 2018. 

We'd like to meet you through an interview process prior to making offer decisions. In order to give time for your residence application interview, we strongly recommend you submit your application as early as possible (perhaps even before you have received your academic offer from the University of Waterloo) to guarantee consideration.

Important: This is not an application for academic admission. Acceptance to Conrad Grebel residence is contingent upon being admitted to an academic program at the University of Waterloo.

A photo is requested prior to submission. This photo will not be published unless/until you have signed a contract with Grebel, at which time a photo release form will be issued.


Take Note: This application requires you to respond to 10-11 short answer questions with a maximum word count of 200 words each. As this document cannot be saved within the application, please prepare your answers in a separate document then cut and paste them into the correct field when prompted. Below are the questions.

  1. Describe your involvement and your interests that influenced your high school experience (academics, sports, music, travel, art, drama, writing, clubs, church involvement, etc.)
  2. If any, describe your year(s) between high school and university.
  3. Describe yourself ─ your personality, qualities, characteristics, etc.
  4. What current issues concern you?
  5. What are your future goals and interests?
  6. Conrad Grebel University College encourages a high degree of involvement from its residents. Grebel has intramural teams, clubs,  choirs, student leadership positions, an active chapel program, and much more. Where could you see yourself getting involved?
  7. Whenever elective space permits, residents are encouraged to take one or two courses taught at the College. Grebel offers courses in Religious Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Music, Sociology, Philosophy, History, English, and Arts. Please indicate which area you are most interested in.
  8. Why have you chosen to come to the University of Waterloo and why have you chosen your program of study? 
  9. Conrad Grebel University College is a Mennonite educational institution which emphasizes Christian values. It promotes emotional, spiritual and intellectual growth. It strives for integration of reason and imagination, faith and action, integrity and personal commitment. Elaborate on why you would want to live in a residence with these emphases.
  10. Grebel is a residence community with students from 1st – 5th year. Explain why you think this is important and share your interest and ability to make a multi-year residence commitment.
  11. FOR LIVING-LEARNING APPLICANTS ONLY

    Elaborate on why you want to participate in a Peace and Conflict Studies or Music Living-Learning Program at Grebel, how you would benefit from this program, and what you have to offer.

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