Information and privacy: questions regarding the collection of information on this form can be directed to the form administrator.

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

If you are still looking for on-campus accommodations for Winter 2020 or Spring 2020 - we still have room! 

If you are planning to attend UWaterloo in the 2020/21 academic year and would like to live at Grebel then you have come to right place!

Decisions about 2020/21 applications to Grebel residence will be accepted now through May 2020. Residence offers will be emailed beginning May 25, 2020 and will continue until we are full.

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 This photo will not be published unless/until you have signed a contract with Grebel, at which time a photo release form will be issued.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 eight 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 over the past 3 years and describe their impact/influence on you (ie: academics, sports, music, travel, art, drama, writing, clubs, faith experience, etc.).
  2. Describe yourself ─ your personality, qualities, characteristics, etc.
  3. What current issues concern you and why (ie: environmental, political, cultural, social justice, etc.)?
  4. What are your future goals and interests and how do they relate to your program choice at UWaterloo?
  5. Grebel encourages community engagement. There are intramural teams, clubs, choirs, ensembles, student leadership positions, chapel, service trips, musicals and much more. Where could you see yourself getting involved?
  6. Grebel teaches UWaterloo courses in the following subject areas: Peace and Conflict Studies, Music, History, Religious Studies, Sociology and Mennonite Studies. These courses address big questions of life, help us understand the world and inspire civic responsibility. As such, residents are encouraged to take a Grebel course (or courses) taught by Grebel faculty. As opportunities arise for you to choose a Grebel course, which subject areas interest you and why?
  7. Grebel is rooted in Christian values from an Anabaptist/Mennonite tradition. It promotes emotional, spiritual and intellectual growth. It strives for integration of reason and imagination, faith and action, integrity and personal commitment. It is a community that will both support and challenge you. Elaborate on why you want to live in a residence with these emphases.
  8. 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.
  9. In addition to the questions above, there will be an optional question for applicants interested in Grebel's Living-Learning communities (L/L). L/L communities are small groups for peer and faculty support and extra-curricular learning. Student can join L/L communities to enrich their university experience. Grebel has three L/L communities (listed below). If you are interested in learning more about Grebel's L/L communities, check out the link BEFORE filling in the application (right-click to open in a  new tab).
  • PACS (for students academically interested in Peace and Conflict Studies)
  • Music (for students from ANY faculty interested in music courses, choirs and/or ensembles
  • PeaceTech (for students from ANY faculty interested in peace and technology)