University of St. Jerome's College

One of several classical colleges established in Ontario during the mid-19th century, St. Jerome's was founded by resurrectionist priests in 1865 to serve German Roman Catholics in Waterloo County. Under the charge of Reverend Louis Funcken, C.R., it offered two courses of study – a four-year academic program designed to prepare students for professional studies or for the priesthood, and a two-year commercial program designed to produce strong Catholic business leaders. In the decades following its founding, the college developed gradually, both improving and expanding its curricula. In 1947, it affiliated with the University of Ottawa and, in 1959, it gained independent university status. The next year, St. Jerome's entered into federation with the University of Waterloo as the founding church college of that institution.


In the college courtyard, 200 Westmount Road North, on the campus of the University of Waterloo

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Municipality: City of Waterloo