Renison University College

at 240 Westmount Road North, Waterloo , N2L 3G4

Welcome to the official page of Renison University College at the University of Waterloo.

Renison University College
240 Westmount Road North
Waterloo , ON N2L 3G4
Contact Phone
P: 519-884-4404


Renison University College makes a valuable contribution to the greater University of Waterloo community by providing the setting that makes excellent undergraduate learning possible. Committed faculty, small classes, and a strong sense of community are among the elements that have made Renison a success. Renison, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, offers academic programs and courses leading to Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) and Master of Social Work (MSW) degrees. Renison seeks to prepare students for a variety of careers, including social work, social development studies, education, law and the ministry. Renison also strives to assist students to develop programs within the traditions of a strong liberal arts education. In conjunction with courses available from the University at large, Renison assists students to develop a sound programme in the arts thereby increasing their awareness and appreciation of themselves and their potential both as individuals and as citizens of the world. It endeavours to ensure they have encountered the best of literature and philosophy, some of the great findings of the sciences, and some of the great creations of arts and culture. It seeks to familiarize students with the methodologies of the academic disciplines within which they work and the assumptions upon which these disciplines rest. Renison also helps students develop the skills to express their own ideas with precision and eloquence. Through its residence, Renison offers accommodation for students following its programmes and for those studying elsewhere in the University. It provides an intimate setting where students of all religious persuasions or spiritual outlooks may live and learn while enjoying all the resources of a major university.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 08:30- 16:30
  • Tuesdays: 08:30- 16:30
  • Wednesdays: 08:30- 16:30
  • Thursdays: 08:30- 16:30
  • Fridays: 08:30- 16:00

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"If it Bleeds, it Leads - Media and Academia" is an upcoming research forum that will feature panel speakers Caroline Duvieusart-Déry, Jeff Wilson, and Nick Manning. The forum will take place on Friday, April 17 from 11:30-1:00 pm in the Dunker Family Lounge. Light refreshments will be served.

Published on 2015-04-06 13:05:32 GMT

It was another successful speech competition for Renison East Asian Studies students. The Canadian National Japanese Speech Contest took place on Saturday, March 28 at the University of Calgary, and we had three students representing Renison. All three of them earned first place in their respective categories! Fizza Shaji won with her speech "Deep Connections" in the beginner section, Pryangka Rao topped the intermediate section with "Stop. Breathe. Think.", and Annie Zhong took first in the advanced section with her speech, "Until 2020." Congratulations to the students and professors who worked so hard on making these speeches so truly fantastic!

Published on 2015-04-03 17:05:19 GMT

Happy Easter! There will be Holy Week services here at St. Bede's Chapel Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.

Published on 2015-04-01 19:55:19 GMT

Graduating students, last chance to tell us about your experience at Waterloo. Tell us about the positive aspects of your experience and how we could have made your experience at Waterloo better. Check your @uwaterloo inbox for the 2015 CUSC survey.

Published on 2015-03-30 15:31:18 GMT

Today at 11:00am, Renison University College will be holding a Groundbreaking Ceremony to begin the formal construction of our new building! You are welcome to attend the ceremony outside of the entrance where the volleyball court is! Refreshments to follow :)

Published on 2014-06-18 13:42:28 GMT

Is your favourite Renison student graduating tomorrow? Can't be there to witness it? No worries - you can watch it LIVE from the comfort of your own home! Just click this link on June 11 at approximately 10:45 am to see your special person walk across the stage at the Renison Convocation ceremony.

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