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

June Checklist

 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.

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.


Prepare for registration. Attend a course registration webinar in June, review the Course Registration Guide, and create your class schedule.


Register for your Fall and Winter term courses. Registration for first-year students will open in June 2023.


Get your registration checked by an Academic Advisor through the course registration check form (opens in June). 

Summer Events

Get Connected

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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! In July and August, we'll have events to help you learn about Laurier and prepare for classes.

Summer Webinar Series

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

Prepare for a Successful First Year

Academic Preparation Week

Academic Prep Week will be held in August and 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. We cover how to prepare and adapt your skills for university-level learning.   

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. The Certificate will open in July. 


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 2023 information will be available over the summer. Keep checking the O-Week website and follow @yourstudentsunion on Instagram for more updates and information!

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"Laurier 101 gave me the confidence of knowing what to expect and the support of knowing someone was there for me if I needed it."
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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 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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Laurier's campuses are located on the Haldimand Tract, and we wish to acknowledge this traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnawbe and Haudenosaunee People.