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Winter Start

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

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.


Course Registration Support

Searching for available electives or creating a conflict-free timetable can make your first time registering for courses seem challenging, but don’t worry – we’re here to help! Review the Course Registration Guide and follow each step carefully to register in your winter courses.

Our transition specialists are also available to help guide you through the process of building your schedule and navigating the LORIS registration system. Email the Laurier 101 team to book a virtual course registration appointment. If you are a transfer student, we recommend that you connect with your academic advisor before this appointment, to determine how your transfer credits can be used in your program.

You can register for Winter 2023 term courses approximately 48 hours after you accept your offer of admission. Spring 2023 registration will open on February 21, 2023 at 10 a.m.


Welcome Webinar

The Welcome Webinar will help make your transition to university life easier by reviewing everything you need to know before you start your classes in January. We'll also chat about what to expect from your first lecture, how to effectively navigate MyLearningSpace, and why your syllabus is the most important resource for each course! You'll also be introduced to the resources and services available to support you in your first year. 

If you need an accommodation for registration support or need an accessible version of this webinar recording, contact 


Winter Orientation

Join us for Winter Orientation all throughout the month of January! Winter Orientation is your chance to join the Laurier 101 and LOCUS teams, meet other first-year students, and learn more about opportunities to get involved on campus. Check out the schedule of events and register today!


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.