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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!

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 virtual appointment to receive individualized assistance with your course registration and set up a plan for success in your program. To book your appointment, please email

Before your appointment, review the Course Registration Guide and make a list of the preferred classes you would like to take in the winter term.

Welcome Webinar

The Welcome Webinar is designed to help make the transition to university life easier by reviewing everything you will need to know before you start your classes in January. We will also introduce you to the resources and services available to support you in your first year and chat about some strategies that you can use to be successful in an online academic environment.

You must register in advance to access the webinar and will be sent a confirmation email with the link to the live session. 

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 

January Social

Help us celebrate the start of a new term by attending a virtual social event for all incoming first-year students starting classes in January. This is a great opportunity to meet other first-year students, learn more about academic and wellness support services and explore the many ways to get involved in the Laurier community.

This event will be co-hosted by LOCUS (Laurier Off-Campus University Students). More information about the event will be posted soon!

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.