Renison University College


Inspection and testing of the facility life-safety systems is required annually. Our service provider, Tyco/Simplex-Grinnell, is on-site Monday, August 19th through Friday, August 23, along with numerous contractors.

The inspection will involve ringing the fire bells, which is scheduled for Thursday, August 22. This involves short, intermittent ringing throughout the day. Evacuation is not required unless directed by Facilities staff in person.

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. Aug. 2, 2019Civic Holiday Closure
    Reni moose lying on a bench in the garden. Image reads: have a safe and happy civic holiday long weekend.

    Renison campus will be closed on Monday, August 5 (other than essential services) - we will see you all back here on Tuesday!

  2. June 12, 2019Spring Convocation Celebrates Renison Grads
    Convocation photos with note: congratulations graduates!

    Today, the Renison community celebrated the convocation of its students with a champagne toast!

  3. May 22, 2019Renison Hosts the 18th Annual “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition
    Wendy Fletcher stands at podium to welcome everyone to the competition.

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  1. Sep. 21, 2019One Sky Festival
    One Sky Festival written over a blue sky.

    Join us to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the One Sky Festival at Renison University College. This FREE community event is perfect for families and will include live music, dance performances, local delicacies, and face painting!

    When: September 21, 2019
    When: 11am - 2pm
    Where: Renison University College (240 Westmount Rd N, Waterloo)

  2. Nov. 7 to 8, 2019ConversAction: race matters
    ConversAction logo

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  1. Nov. 3, 20169 key questions every university you visit must be able to answer so you can make the best decision about which school you choose
    9 key questions every university must be able to answer so you can make the best decision about which school you choose!


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