Choosing a university and program of study is exciting! We are here to answer all of your questions.
Although our Renison community is working off-campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have a variety of ways to connect with you and showcase the unique environment of Renison. We promise to help you navigate this big decision during these uncertain times and help to make it as easy as possible.
Renison Community Overview: Academics and Residence
Learn about our traditional and link style residence rooms, our all-you-can-eat meal plan, and our vibrant student life.
Connect with us
We are eager to connect with you, answer your questions, and get to know you before you join our Renison community in the fall.
Book a virtual call with a member of our community today!
Connect with a member of our academic team, a current student, or a recruitment specialist by filling out this form.
Entrance Scholarships and Financial Supports
We understand that university is an investment, but it's an investment in you! That's why here at Renison, we have a variety of awards, scholarships, and busaries available to help you finance your education.
If you are applying to post-secondary education for the first time when you apply to Renison, you will be automatically considered for an entrance scholarship. Some conditions apply (see below).
We'll use your admission average to determine which scholarship you receive.
Your May Admission Average
Top two students achieving 90% +
Renison President's Scholarship for Excellence
$2000 Renison Persident's Scholarship plus an additional $2000 totaling $4000
Renison President's Scholarship
87 - 89.9%
Renison Entrance Scholarship
82 - 86.9%
Renison Entrance Scholarship
Renison Entrance Scholarship
Students must be entering full-time studies at Renison University College.
Students must accept their offer to a Renison program by the date on your offer.
Students must take a minimum of 4 Renison courses per year.
Renison University College values diversity and equity in our student body, and has designed this scholarship to address historical and contemporary injustices that have created barriers to higher education for members of marginalized groups (with priority going to self-identified Indigenous students; Black students; students of colour; LGBTQ+, queer, trans*, and/or Two-Spirit students; and students with disabilities).
These awards are offered by the Renison Town and Gown Society, a network of active and involved women from the local community, to encourage transfer students embarking upon their degrees in Social Development Studies.
Deadline: May 1, 2022
Exploring your personality: What does science say?
Join Dr. Christine Logel for the virtual mock lecture series, 'Exploring your personality: What does science say?'. In this series Dr. Logel describes the Big Five personality domains.
Dr. Logel is an Associate Professor in Social Development Studies and teaches Introductory Psychology, a required course for first-year SDS students.
Remember to download and complete the Personality Assessment for Part 2: Extraversion of the mock lecture series.
DID YOU KNOW?! Our faculty have been delivering programming in alternate formats since 1985 - before you were born! Whether you are online or on-campus you can expect a robust academic learning experience and all the support you need to succeed in your studies
Renison Residence: Why live at Renison?
Renison University College welcomes residents from all six faculties at the University of Waterloo, housing over 200 students. First-year and transfer students benefit from the 100% Guarantee at Renison, with over 80% of our rooms reserved for new students! Our residence community includes amazing support, leadership opportunities, and an all-you-can-eat style meal plan - what more can you ask for?
Tradition style residence room (Floor: Loft)
Our Renison Don team is ready to welcome you
Link style residence room (Floor: Oasis)
Link style rooms have an en suite sink and a semi-private washroom to share with the room next-door
Renison Food Services provides a variety of delicious meals for all tastes and dietary needs
You’ll enjoy countless meals with your floor mates in our Great Hall
Once a month you can take advantage of cooking lessons from Tim, our head chef
You’ll be invited to community events like Reni’s birthday party
… and our semi-formal event, Wind Out
Renison is located just steps away from the heart of Waterloo campus
Traditional single-occupancy double room (Floor: Loft)
Since we aren't able to meet you at Renison to check out our residence, we have brought our residence to you through our virtual tour!
Take part in floor challenges - like our building-wide scavenger hunt.
Stay social. Stay connected.
Be sure to follow @renisoncollege to stay connected to our community and get a glimpse of life as a Renison student.
Want to learn more about Renison?
Hi, I'm Cassidy. I am the Marketing, Recruitment, and Outreach Officer at Renison and I'm here to support you! I can answer all your questions about what to expect as a Renison student, living in residence or general inquiries about the University of Waterloo.
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
240 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3G4