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Nov 8 update: Masking Policy in Place as of Wednesday, November 9

Renison University College

If you're looking for a small, close-knit residence or academic home base that is a five-minute walk to most buildings at the University of Waterloo, then Renison may be for you!

Renison is a smaller community with its own character and distinctive programs where you can get involved. For students pursuing a University of Waterloo degree, you can live and study at Renison while having access to all of the services and facilities on the main Waterloo campus. Think of it like a small, friendly neighbourhood, within a larger city - it's the best of both worlds!

Territorial Acknowledgement

With gratitude, we acknowledge that Renison University College is located on the traditional territory of the Attawandaron (also known as Neutral), Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples, which is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes ten kilometres on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, community building and outreach, and is centralized within the work of our Truth and Reconciliation Working Group and the University of Waterloo’s Office of Indigenous Relations

Future Students

Find out if Renison is right for you by visiting the Future Student Section

Current Students

If you're already part of the Renison community, visit Current Students for information about student services, advising, courses offered, and more!

Continuing Education

Are you looking for ways to gain skills, or want to find courses to take out of interest? Renison's Community and Professional Education department offers diverse continuing education programs and events.

Residence and Student Life

Renison welcomes students from across all University of Waterloo faculties into its residence each year. Find out more about our vibrant Residence and Student Life community now!

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  1. Nov. 8, 2022COVID-19 information

    Masking Policy in Place as of Wednesday, November 9
    Beginning on Wednesday, November 9, wearing an appropriate face covering will be a requirement for any indoor activity that is part of an organized academic course activity. This includes in-class lectures, seminars, tutorials and exams; this requirement does not apply in non-academic spaces like the Great Hall, student lounges, the library or the residences. Students studying together, or working together on a group project, may use their own judgement based on the preference of the group.

  2. Nov. 30, 2022Renison Coffee now available
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    Renison's new Morning Moose Coffee Blend and Moose Mugs are now available for purchase at Renison!

    How to purchase your coffee and/or mug(s)

  3. Nov. 16, 2022Knowledge Development and Exchange Hub receives $2.3 million to support mental health promotion
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    The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the mental health of Canadians and amplified inequitable mental health outcomes for youth, seniors, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and Black and racialized Canadians. The Government of Canada announced a $100 million investment in Budget 2021 to support projects that promote mental health and prevent mental illness in populations disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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