Laurier 101

Laurier 101: Incoming Student Support for Fall Students

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. 

Have a sneak peek at what you can expect this summer and get excited while you prepare for September.

What's New in May?

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.

Our Student Success team will walk you through what you need to do in the month of June to be prepared for your fall start. 

Your May Checklist

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

 Accept your offer.

 Activate your mylaurier email.

 Activate your Laurier Zoom account.

 Obtain a Provincial Attestation Letter (PAL) if you're an international student.

Missed a checklist? Don't worry, you can still access them on our checklist page (or even plan ahead). 

Register for Your Courses

There is a lot to consider when you're selecting your university courses. Follow the tips below to make sure you're prepared for course registration day.

Prepare

It's all about the preparation! Here are some things that you can do so you're prepared for when registration opens. 

 Register for and attend a course registration webinar

 Check your first-year program requirements on the Course Registration Guide.  

 Build your timetable. 

 Watch our Course Registration Support videos on YouTube.

Register

Now that you're all prepared, it's time to complete the registration process. Registration opens on June 26, 2024 at 3 p.m.

Follow the steps on the Course Registration Guide: Step 4.

Check Your Work

You can have your registration checked by an Academic Advisor.

Complete the Course Registration Check form (available here as of June 26 at 3 p.m.)

Remember to fully complete fall and winter registration before you request a check.

Event Snapshots

Here's a snapshot of some Laurier 101 events that will be happening throughout the summer. Find full details on our Events page and check back regularly for updates.

Get Connected Week

Join us from July 22-25 at Get Connected Week for interactive online events to connect you with the Laurier Community!

Academic Prep Week

Attend our sessions the week of Aug. 19 to 23. These sessions are designed to set you up for academic success in your first year and allow you to experience what being a university student is like.

Summer Webinar Series

We know you have questions and we've got answers! Our summer webinar series begins in July and covers topics including financial supports and pre-arrival considerations for international students!

Attend Orientation

Orientation at Laurier is a long-standing tradition that kick-starts your time as a Golden Hawk. Orientation 2024 information will be available over the summer. Follow @yourstudentsunion on Instagram for more updates and information!

Campus Community

Our campus partners are dedicated to here to provide you with academic, social and wellness supports, so that you can focus on what matters most – thriving at Laurier and having a great university experience.

Check out Laurier's Fall Guide to be introduced to our campus partners and learn about the many ways that they support you.

Stay Golden mural

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Parents and Supporters

(Psst! Students! Share this info with your 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. We have all the information you need to support your student.

Join us for our Helping your Hawk Soar Webinar Series:
  • Part I: July 17, 2024 at 7 p.m.
  • Part II: Aug. 14, 2024 at 7 p.m.

Subscribe to our Parent and Supporters Newsletter

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. 

 @Laurier
 @wilfridlaurieruni
 @LaurierStudentSuccess
 wilfridlaurieru
 Wilfrid Laurier University
 LaurierVideo

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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