Fall 2022 at Laurier

The fall term is almost here, and we couldn’t be more excited about welcoming you in person to Laurier's campuses. Whether you’re a first-year student or a seasoned Golden Hawk, we’ve pulled together everything you should know – from Orientation Week activities and move-in to academic and wellness supports – so that you can make this fall golden.

Check back here often. We'll be adding more details as the start of term approaches.

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Home Sweet Laurier

You're home! Whether you'll be living in residence or off-campus in our host communities, we have all the details you need to make Laurier feel like home.

Prepare for residence move-in day and know what to pack.

If you're living off-campus, see our move-in day checklist and learn how to get connected with other students living off-campus.

Take a Moment: Get to Know the Communities You're Living In

Did you know? Laurier and its campuses are located on the shared traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples.

Our campuses are also within the larger communities of Brantford, Waterloo and Kitchener. Your decisions have an impact, so make sure you live up to our golden reputation. Learn how to be a good neighbour in the cities of Waterloo and Brantford.

Masking Updates for a Healthy Fall

With our focus on the health, safety and well-being of our university community, Laurier will require masks for activities part of academic course delivery.

For updates and health and safety information, visit the COVID-19 Information for Students page.

Attend Orientation Week

Getting involved with Orientation Week and activities is a tried-and-true way to connect with Laurier students while getting familiar with your campus. Here's what you need to know about making O-Week fun, memorable and safe.

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Look Out for Each Other. Prioritize Safety.

The safety of our community is our highest priority. As students, you are expected to engage in safe, responsible and respectful conduct.

Learn more about how you can prioritize safety during your first week here.

Remember, consent is mandatory.

Student Life Supports

Make the most of your Laurier experience. We offer a range of supports to help you be you, be well and get to know other students and campus partners passionate about the same things as you.

Meet Your Vice-President: Student Affairs

At Laurier, we care about each other, our neighbours and our community. Vice-President: Student Affairs Ivan Joseph reminds students that Laurier is a welcoming, inclusive and safe community.

Read a message from Ivan regarding unsanctioned street gatherings.

Stay Golden this September and have an amazing first few weeks – and semester.

Meet Your Dean of Students

Adam Lawrence and his team want to create an environment where students feel valued, safe and welcome. He is a strong advocate for students and strives to create a strong student-centred culture throughout the entire Laurier community.

Student Health and Wellness

Laurier's Student Wellness Centres are the home of all physical, emotional and mental health services for students on our Waterloo and Brantford campuses.

Indigenous Student Services

We are committed to fostering a positive student experience for Indigenous students: First Nation (status and non-status), Inuit and Métis persons.

Centre for Student Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (CSEDI)

We support, educate and make space for you to find community and engage in equity, diversity and inclusion initiatives. Follow CSEDI on Instagram: Waterloo centre, Brantford centre.

Academic Supports

Take advantage of all the academic support services that we offer to help you thrive academically.

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Incoming Student Support

Check out Laurier 101 (first-year) and Laurier 601 (graduate), our guides for navigating your student journey.

Student Success

Our team is here to help you realize and achieve your academic goals. We've got numerous workshops, one-on-one appointments and online resources designed to help you succeed inside the classroom.

Follow @laurierstudentsuccess on Instagram.

Academic Advising

Connecting with Laurier’s advising community is an ongoing process that can help you set and achieve your academic goals.

Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

We provide you with graduate academic leadership and administrative support. In short, we are the subject matter experts on issues that matter to graduate students and their programs.


Check out our series of professional development workshops and supports tailored for your needs as a graduate student.

Your Student Website

Our students.wlu.ca 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.