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Spring Start

We understand that getting ready to start university can be overwhelming at times with lots of steps to complete and new processes to learn. Our Laurier 101 program will help you navigate your next steps to prepare for life as a Golden Hawk in May.

Laurier 101 is a campus-wide incoming student support program that supports you from the time you accept your offer until the first week of classes and beyond. Laurier 101 brings together students, staff and faculty from across campus to answer your questions and make sure you are prepared for the time you’ll spend at Laurier both inside and outside of the classroom.

The following programs and services are offered through Laurier 101 for students starting in May:

  • Course Registration Support
  • Spring Start Webinar
  • Online Orientation

Course Registration Support

Let us help you understand all of the new registration lingo so that you can get a strong start in your program. Our transition specialists are available to help guide you through the process of determining your program requirements, choosing electives, building your schedule and navigating the LORIS registration system.

Book a telephone appointment to receive individualized assistance with your course registration and set up a plan for success in your program.

Book your appointment:

Spring Start Webinar

The Spring Start Webinar is designed to help make the transition to university life easier by reviewing everything you'll need to know before you start your classes in May. You'll learn about the basics of course registration, different ways to get involved on campus, and supports and services available to assist with your academic transition. The webinar also includes a live question and answer period with representatives from Transition and Learning Services and Service Laurier teams.

If you are unable to attend the live webinar, you will be able to download the full video the following day on this page. If you need an accommodation for registration support or need an accessible version of this webinar recording, contact

Online Orientation

We know you're excited to start university, but you probably have a lot of questions too. Learn about what to expect at Laurier, both inside and outside of the classroom, by logging into Online Orientation before you start your classes in May. In Online Orientation, you'll discover faculty testimonials, how-to videos, downloadable resources and tips from senior students, all designed to help you get ready for your university experience.

Online Orientation modules include:

  • Information on paying for school, including on-campus jobs, OSAP and bursaries.
  • An overview of student life, including where to eat, where to park and how to get involved on campus.
  • Access to past course outlines and strategies to help you prepare for your classes.
  • Resources to support your health and wellness.

myls-select-course-icon.jpgTo access the Online Orientation program, visit and log in with the same ID and password that you used to create your MyLaurier email account. Once you are logged in, click the "Select a course" icon (shown right) from the menu bar, and select "Online Orientation – May 2020" from the list of available courses.

Accessible Learning

If you’re in need of academic accommodations the first step is to self-identify with the Accessible Learning Centre and provide current documentation from a registered healthcare professional (e.g. physician, psychologist or psychiatrist).

You can begin the registration process as soon as you accept an offer of admission to Laurier. It is in your best interest to begin the registration process as soon as possible.