COVID-19 Updates

Read the latest COVID-19 updates.

January 5, 2023: Face coverings now optional. Renison continues to maintain a supply of face coverings. Employees are invited to order their face covering through the online order form.  Students can pick up masks in the Registrar’s Office, Moose Tracks and the English Language Institute (ELI) Hub.

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. 

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. 5, 2023COVID-19 information

    January 5, 2023: Face Coverings Now Optional

    Renison University College is committed to the health and well-being of all of our community of students, faculty, staff and community members. We recognize and appreciate that our community is made up of a diverse group of individuals, many of whom have a heightened risk of complications as they relate to COVID-19 and its variants, and we thank everyone for considering the needs of others in our community when engaging in activities that bring you in close proximity to other community members.

  2. Mar. 21, 2023An Interview with Chiara, a 2023 JACAC Participant

    Meet Chiara (she/her), a student at UW who is in her 3A term of Honours Arts, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Speech Communications. On behalf of Renison and UW, Chiara, shown here at the Canadian Embassy in Japan, traveled to Japan this year as she participated in JACAC, the Japan-Canada Academic Consortium. Read the full interview below as she describes what her experience was like and how Renison supported her along her journey!

  3. Mar. 8, 2023Renison Celebrates International Women's Day

    On Wednesday, March 8, Renison celebrated with the world to commemorate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women in honour of International Women’s Day. 

    A booth was placed in the Renison Atrium where staff and students could creatively share the names of women that inspire them, receive a button, and learn more about the global celebration. 

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  1. Apr. 15, 2023Renison Institute of Ministry: Anglican Monasticism and You!
    Painting that looks like a sunburst stain glass, using reds, pinks, yellow, and black.

    Presented by the Renison Institute of Ministry

    Saturday, April 15, 2023
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, in-person at Renison
    No cost, refreshments provided

  2. May 6, 2023Renison Institute of Ministry: Singing the Liturgies of the BCP and BAS
    Painting that looks like a sunburst stain glass, using reds, pinks, yellow, and black.

    Presented by the Renison Institute of Ministry

    Saturday, May 6, 2023
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    , in-person at Renison and online via Zoom
    No cost, refreshments provided

    Led by The Rev’d Dr. Stephen McClatchie.

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