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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 2024 term courses approximately 48 hours after you accept your offer of admission. Spring 2024 registration opened on February 23, 2024 at 10 a.m.

Student Success Webinars

Our Student Success webinars will be hosted through Zoom and are exclusive to incoming students. Before you register and attend the events, set up and configure your Zoom account.

Learning in University
Thursday, January 4 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Studying and learning in university is different. Whether you're coming from high school, college, or coming back to academics after some time away, you'll likely find that you need ot upgrade or adapt your academic skills. Join us for an overview of the study strategies that can help you make the most of your study hours this term! 

Preparing for your First Day
Friday, January 5 from 2 to 3 p.m.

We know that the first day of classes is an exciting milestone in your Golden Hawk journey and being prepared will help you make the most of your first day! This session will walk you through everything you need ot know about your first day of classes, including what to expect from your first lecture, how to effectively navigate MyLearningSpace, and why your syllabus is the most important resource for each course! 

Winter Orientation

Join us for Winter Orientation in January! Winter Orientation is your chance to prepare for your winter term classes, meet other first-year students, and learn more about opportunities to get involved on campus. Visit the Winter Orientation page for more details. 


Accessible Learning

If you're in need of academic accommodations the first step is to self-identify with Accessible Learning 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.