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If you are planning to attend uWaterloo in the 2019/20 academic year and would like to live at Grebel then you have come to right place!

Decisions about 2019/20 applications to Grebel residence are ongoing.

We strongly encourage you to apply as early as possible. We'd like to meet you through an interview process prior to making offer decisions. 

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 This photo will not be published unless/until you have signed a contract with Grebel, at which time a photo release form will be issued.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. Choose one or two experiences you've had in during your high school years and describe their impact/influence on you (ie: 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 and why is this important to you (ie: environmental, political, cultural, social justice, etc.)?
  5. What are your future goals and interests and how do they relate to your program choice at uWaterloo?
  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. Residents are encouraged to take courses taught at Grebel. To that end, answer the two questions on courses below.
    1. Of the courses listed below, mark which course(s) hold the most interest for you (a list will be available when you get to that question).
    2. Comment on your interest and ability to take Grebel courses.
  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.

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