Renison University College

240 Westmount Road North, Waterloo, Canada

Opening Hours

08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:00
Renison University College


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