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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 purusing 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. Jan. 17, 2022COVID-19 information

    In observance of public health recommendations and in keeping with announcements from the University of Waterloo, the following initiatives are now in place at Renison University College:

  2. Jan. 12, 2022Renison University College signs the Scarborough Charter

    Renison University College is pleased to continue its anti-racism work by becoming a signatory of the Scarborough Charter. The Charter, created after over a year of collective work includes a set of principles, actions, and accountabilities to redress anti-Black racism and foster Black inclusion in universities and colleges across Canada. Signatories of the Charter agree to redress anti-Black racism and promote Black inclusion, and become part of the Inter-institutional Forum.

  3. Dec. 10, 2021Renison welcomes Dr. Kristiina Montero Incoming Vice-President, Academic and Dean
    Dr. Kristiina Montero headshot

    Dr. Montero will begin at Renison in January 2022

    Article by Nancy Schnarr, Communications Manager, Renison

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