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 Anishinaabeg, Hodinohsyó:ni, and Attawandaran (Neutral) 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 from mouth to source. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place in all corners of our campus through research, learning, teaching, community building and outreach. We are guided by the work of our Reconciliation and Re-storying Steering Committee and Anti-Racism and Decolonization Spokescouncil, as well as the University of Waterloo’s Office of Indigenous Relations.


Renison University College’s Board of Governors is proud to announce the selection of Renison’s 12th president, Dr. Marc Jerry.

Dr. Jerry comes to Renison with almost 25 years of post-secondary teaching, research and administrative experience, most recently as president of Luther College, a federated college of the University of Regina. He holds two degrees in economics, specializing in econometrics and quantitative methods, as well as two graduate degrees in theology. In addition to his academic experience, Dr. Jerry has specialized not for profit board governance training through the Institute of Corporate Directors and holds the public sector governance designation through the Johnson Shoyama School of Governance at the University of Regina.

Last week the Renison community took some time to celebrate the achievements of our student award winners and the incredible and generous support provided by our many donors to student awards, bursaries and scholarships. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Social Work Month: Alex, MSW student

Do you know that March is Social Work Month? To mark this month, we spoke with School of Social Work Students at Renison about their field work placements, which are are an important part of Social Work education. Today, we introduce Alex (they/them), a Renison MSW student who’s currently working at Qmunity a non-profit organization focused on improving the lives of 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals.