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Headstart

About Headstart

Headstart is a program designed to make the transition to university life easier for our incoming students and their parents or guardians. It's offered to students starting their studies in the fall, and it’s an introduction to life and learning at Laurier to ensure you get off to a strong start.

Our Headstart program includes:

  • Faculty presentations;
  • Sessions for you and your parents, guardians or supporters to learn about life at Laurier;
  • Opportunities to meet with other incoming students; and
  • A campus resource fair to ensure you haven’t missed anything.

At Headstart you will:

  • Discuss some of the major differences between high school and university.
  • Connect with an academic advisor to review your class schedule.
  • Discover the many ways you can get involved on campus.
  • Learn about applying for scholarships, bursaries and completing your OSAP application.
  • Get your OneCard, Laurier’s student ID card.

Note: All students are encouraged to register for courses before attending Headstart. Course registration for incoming students opens in June.

Important Notice: Laurier continues to make decisions and service adjustments in response to COVID-19. More information about Headstart dates and registation will be posted to this page when available.

Headstart Sessions for 2020

Important Notice: Laurier continues to make decisions and service adjustments in response to COVID-19. More information about Headstart dates and registation will be posted to this page when available.

International Student Headstart

International Headstart is an online webinar for incoming international students. The webinar provides information on applying for a VISA and/or a study permit, course registration, getting involved on campus, and what to expect in your classes. Best of all, you can get all of your questions answered by a panel of current international students and connect with staff from our Laurier International office.

If you are unable to attend the live webinar, you will be able to download the full video the following day on this page. Contact laurier101@wlu.ca if you are in need of an accessible version of the webinar recording.

  • Register for the International Student Headstart Webinar (coming soon)

Online Headstart

Online Headstart is an online webinar for incoming students living outside of Ontario or for those who are unable to attend an on-campus Headstart session. The webinar provides information on campus resources, what to expect at university, on-campus life, orientation week and details about move-in day. You will also get an opportunity to hear from a panel of student experts who are available to answer all of your questions.

If you are unable to attend the live webinar, you will be able to download the full video the following day on this page. Contact laurier101@wlu.ca if you are in need of an accessible version of the webinar recording.

  • Register for the Online Headstart Webinar (coming soon)

Frequently Asked Questions