Renison University College

Come experience the University of Waterloo with Renison University College in a supportive academic community where everyone can follow their passion. You will also have the opportunity to experience the uniqueness of each individual that walks through our halls as being part of a close-knit residence community consisting of 207 people.

Discover why studying at Renison is such a rewarding experience. You can check out the credit programs on offer for undergraduate, postgraduate, and graduate programs. You can also look into our Community and Professional Education programming.

This site contains information on course prerequisites, residence, and a variety of supports Renison offers to students such as course selection and accommodation. We aim to make studying at Renison a great learning experience as well as one in which you’ll make new friends and enjoy a great lifestyle in a great city, Waterloo.

If you have other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

  1. Feb. 11, 2020Coronavirus - updated February 11

    Public Health have issued new guidance that we have reflected on the website – namely that if you have been in Hubei province you need to contact Public Health and isolate. New arrivals from China also need to monitor for symptoms.

    There have been a number of students contacting Waterloo who feel ostracised, or who are experiencing racism. At Renison and Waterloo, we value each other as individuals. We all belong here. Fostering our spirit of genuine care and concern is so important at a time when many people are feeling scared or nervous about the coronavirus outbreak. We must show empathy and concern for people in our community who are directly affected by the virus and work together to stand against racism of any kind.

  2. Feb. 20, 2020SDS faculty member Kelly Laurila uses song and drumming to support Wet’suwet’en
    Group pf people standing in a circle Renison's hallway. Kelly Laurila, centre, drums and sings.

    Last week, a busy hallway in Renison was filled with the sound of song and drumming in support of the Wet’suwet’en people, who are currently protesting the building of a pipeline through their traditional territory in British Columbia.

  3. Jan. 31, 2020Renison Alumni invite adults and kids alike to Play-a-Latte, a playground-breaking café combo
    Heather and Ronak with their three children, posed in front of the indoor playground equipment at Play a Latte.

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  1. Feb. 27, 2020Yoga in the Dunker family lounge, Thursdays at 7 pm
    yoga night, dunker family lounge, thursdays at 7 pm. Image of a person in a yoga pose.

    Yoga lets you tune in, chill out, shape up -- all at the same time. The postures, breathing exercises, and meditation make you healthier in body, mind and spirit.

    Join your peers for a night of free yoga every Thursday at 7 pm in the Dunker Family Lounge (REN 1303). No registration is required. Please bring your own yoga mat and drop in to join. 

  2. Mar. 5, 2020Yoga in the Dunker family lounge, Thursdays at 7 pm
    yoga night, dunker family lounge, thursdays at 7 pm. Image of a person in a yoga pose.

    Yoga lets you tune in, chill out, shape up -- all at the same time. The postures, breathing exercises, and meditation make you healthier in body, mind and spirit.

    Join your peers for a night of free yoga every Thursday at 7 pm in the Dunker Family Lounge (REN 1303). No registration is required. Please bring your own yoga mat and drop in to join. 

  3. Mar. 10, 2020Why for-profit water bottling is a problem and what we can do about it
    Robert Case, headshot.

    Lecture 3 of the Renison lecture series at the Waterloo Public Library (WPL)

    Robert Case, speaker

    Tuesday, March 10, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Waterloo Public Library, main branch

    To register, visit the WPL Event Registration webpage. Registration will open on March 3. 

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