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Before You Register

Incoming Students

Is this your first time registering for courses? Don't worry, registering for courses is an exciting part of your university experience (especially when it comes to choosing electives), but there are a few things you should do before you start the registration process:

  1. Activate your Laurier email account: All official communication from Laurier will be sent to this account (you can forward your Laurier email to your home account to make sure you don't miss any important information)
  2. Attend a Registration Webinar for your faculty: These interactive online sessions will guide you through the course selection and registration process and introduce you to Laurier's registration system, LORIS.
  3. Register for Headstart to spend a day on campus connecting with other students, meet with an academic advisor to confirm your course selections, and familiarize yourself with campus services and processes.
  4. Register for Orientation Week (Sept. 3-8): From academic sessions to learn more about your program and faculty to evening events to help you get to know your new campus, orientation week, run by the Students' Union has something for everyone.
  5. Check your offer of admission to confirm the faculty to which you belong.

Note: While Headstart offers sessions to assist you in your course selection and registration, you should not wait until you attend Headstart to begin signing up for your courses. An academic advisor will review your completed schedule.

Important Dates for Fall 2019 Registration

  • May 29- June 11: Registration webinars.
  • June 12 at 10 a.m.: Registration opens for first-year students.
  • June 19: Registration opens for senior students. First-year students should register by this date for best course selection.
  • July 15: Last day to register in at least one course to avoid a late registration fee.
  • Late July: Entrance scholarships are finalized.
  • Sept 3-8: Orientation week.
  • Sept 5: Fall term classes begin.