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Graduate 101

Being a Laurier graduate student has its perks. Here is the inside scoop of ways you can save money and utilize Laurier services offered exclusively to graduate students.

Veritas Café

Nestled in the heart of Waterloo Campus, Veritas Café offers delicious grab-and-go food options and excellent brews to fuel your day. As if you didn’t need more of a reason to check out this on-campus hot spot, as a graduate student, show your OneCard to get 25% off your Veritas Café meal purchase. There is also a $5 breakfast meal option only available to graduate students.


Laurier has an events committee that is dedicated to ensure graduates students work hard and play hard. The events committee aims to promote social cohesion among graduate students and foster community at Laurier. Stay up to date on social programming so you don’t miss out on awesome events including: tubing in the Elora Gorge, Kitchener Rangers games, and bus trips to Blue Jays games and the Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland.

GradLink Classifieds

Laurier’s Graduate Students’ Association brings you GradLink Classifieds, a site that allows you to search and place ads effortlessly. Looking to recruit participants for your ethically sound research study? Do you need a place to live, a roommate, or a sublet? Connect with fellow graduates also looking to buy, sell, and trade a range of items from furniture to textbooks.

Scholarship Writing Workshops

Mark your calendar. Laurier’s highly acclaimed Scholarship Proposal Writing workshop series is fast approaching. These workshops provide you with the tools you need to approach scholarship proposal writing with confidence; examine common features of successful proposals and learn how to apply these writing strategies. Scholarships are competitive; provide yourself with the best opportunity to be granted funding.

Library Amenities

Graduate carrels, with lockable drawers, are available to all Laurier graduate students. Carrels are located along the outside perimeter of floors four through seven in the Waterloo campus library. Carrels are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis by staff at the User Services Desk on the main floor of the library.

The days of continually renewing library materials are over. As a graduate student, you receive an extended loan period at the Laurier library. Be sure to review borrowing privileges to ensure you avoid fees.

The Graduate Commons is study space specifically for students registered in graduate or postdoctoral studies at Laurier. Located on the third floor of the Waterloo campus library, the space offers group study rooms and quiet individual study space.