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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. Pre-register for Orientation Week (September 4-6) - daytime academic sessions are free and mandatory for all incoming students and stick around for evening activities run by the Laurier Students' Union.
  5. Check your offer of admission to see which faculty you belong to - then you begin to investigate your first-year progression requirements to learn which courses you need to take to earn your degree.

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 Notes

  • If the course you are hoping to register for is full, we encourage you to visit LORIS regularly to see if new course sections become available. Throughout the summer, Laurier may increase class sizes or add new course sections to accommodate the increase in demand this year for course registration.
  • If you need (or want) to take calculus, you have to complete the Calculus Preparation Evaluation.
  • If you're taking a language course, check to see what language prerequisites are required.
  • If you're a transfer student, learn about how transfer credits and exclusions work at Laurier and how to understand them in LORIS.

Important Dates for Fall 2017 Registration

June 5 at 10 a.m.: Registration opens for first-year students.

June 26: Registration opens for senior students. First-year students should register by this date for best course selection.

July 5: Some courses that were previously restricted may now be available for registration, space permitting. Some dates may vary by department.

July 17: Last day to register in at least one course to avoid a late registration fee.

Late July: Entrance scholarships are finalized.

Sept. 4-6: Orientation week begins for first-year students.

Sept. 7: Fall term classes begin.

Contact Us:

Waterloo Campus Office

T: 519.884.0710 x2800
Office Location: Schlegel Building, room 102

Brantford Campus Office

T: 519.756.8228 x5885
Office Location: Grand River Hall, room 202