Laurier 101

Support for Fall Start Students

You're Officially a Golden Hawk!

Congratulations and welcome, Golden Hawk! From the time you accept your offer until the first week of classes and beyond, we're here for you. 

Laurier 101 is a campus-wide program that provides exclusive content to you and your supporters to prepare you for the time you'll spend at Laurier both inside and outside of the classroom.

We'll assist you with the course registration process, show you how to navigate the world of university learning and help you understand what it's like to be a student in the Laurier community. Stay connected and stay golden as you prepare. We're so excited to meet you.

Explore the Laurier 101 Program

July Checklist

 July 7: Register for the Virtual Welcome Party.

 Regularly check student email.

 Activate your Laurier Zoom account.

 Join us for Hawk Talks.

 Register for summer webinars.

 Register with the Accessible Learning Centre for academic accommodations.

 Download Microsoft Teams.

August Checklist

September Checklist

 Pay fall term invoice.

 Attend Orientation Week events.

 Log into MyLearningSpace to access your classes.

 Install Microsoft Office 365 for students (free).

 Fill out the Student Self-ID Form.

June Checklist

In case you missed it.

 Complete Course Registration

 Activate your mylaurier email.

 Activate your Laurier Zoom account.

 Upload your picture for your OneCard photo.

 Explore Financial Aid Opportunities.

 Download Microsoft Teams.

Information for Fall Start Students

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Laurier's network of student support is here to help you navigate the steps to becoming a Golden Hawk, so you arrive in September feeling prepared to thrive.

See the checklists to make sure you're staying on track. We have a variety of supports to help get you ready for September, so be sure to join us online and check them out.

Summer Events

Hawk Talks

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Join your Laurier 101 hosts and chat with senior students to gain insights about what it's really like to be a Laurier Golden Hawk! Beginning in July, we'll have weekly themes to help you learn about Laurier and prepare for classes.

Summer Webinar Series

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We know you have questions and we've got answers! Our summer webinar series begin in July and aims to keep you informed all summer long.

Student Experience Tours

Want help navigating campus before classes begin?

Sign up for a Student Experience Tour in July or August to discover the best study spaces on campus, locate campus departments and resources, pick-up your OneCard, and ask your questions to a senior Golden Hawks.

Waterloo Campus Tour Information

Tour Dates

Tour dates, registration and more details coming soon!

Brantford Campus Tour Information

Tour Dates

Tour dates, registration and more details coming soon!

Course Registration

There are a lot of options to consider when creating your first university class schedule. Check out our resources to help you through the process.

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Prepare for registration. Attend a course registration webinar in June, review the Course Registration Guide, create your class schedule and attend registration preparation drop-in hours if needed.

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Register for your Fall and Winter term courses. Registration opened for first-year students on June 22, 2022 at 3 p.m.. 

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Get your registration checked by an Academic Advisor through the course registration check form after you register. Please fully register in fall and winter before completing the form. 

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Find Your Communities at Laurier

Laurier 101: First-Year Community Profile

Over the summer there will be opportunities to meet other students and campus groups that align with aspects of your identity or communities you are interested in learning more about or joining.

The Laurier 101: First-Year Community Profile lets us know what you're interested in so that we can send you specialized information and invites this summer.

Community Connections Week

Join us in July at our virtual socials for a chance to connect with senior students, learn more about our student collectives and opportunities to get involved on campus.

More details coming soon… don’t forget to fill out your community profile for your invite.

Prepare for a Successful First Year

Academic Preparation Week

Save the date. Academic Prep Week, Aug. 15-19, is designed to set you up for academic success in your first year and allow you to experience what being a university student is like. Follow along with the Student Success team to learn about how to prepare and adapt your skills for university level learning. Attend a mock lecture, participate in an academic success session, check out our online resources, join our senior student panel and more. More details coming soon!

Academic Preparation Certificate

The Academic Preparation Certificate is available to all incoming students and includes a collection of modules and activities to help you get ready for your academic life at university. By completing the Certificate, you are not only setting yourself up for success in your first year, but you can also add the certificate to your Laurier Experience Record to help you prepare for future co-op or work opportunities.

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Get Oriented!

Orientation Week (O-Week) at Laurier is a long-standing tradition that kick-starts your time as a Golden Hawk. Senior students, called icebreakers, will be there to support you and guide you as you transition to Laurier.

O-Week 2022 information will be available over the summer. Keep checking the O-Week website and follow @yourstudentsunion on Instagram for more updates and information!

Parents and Supporters

Your student's first year at university will no doubt be a journey of many new experiences, and we know that you are eager to support them through each milestone. 

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Your Student Web Resource

Our students.wlu.ca website is your gateway to all the information you need from registration and finances to student life at Laurier. 

There's a lot going on. We got you.

Get to know Laurier's student website.

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Stay Connected

Let's share the #LaurierLove with other incoming students. Follow Laurier's social media accounts to see what our community is up to this summer. 

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@wilfridlaurieruni
@LaurierStudentSuccess
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Still have questions? Send us an email at laurier101@wlu.ca.

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Laurier's campuses are located on the Haldimand Tract, and we wish to acknowledge this traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnawbe and Haudenosaunee People.

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