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Laurier Orientation: Waterloo Schedule

Get ready for a jam-packed week of activities to introduce you to life as a golden hawk on the Waterloo campus

We have a ton of orientation events happening Sept. 1 to 7. On this page, you'll find an at-a-glance schedule, detailed event information and be introduced to Shinerama. 

Your Orientation At-a-Glance

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Friday, Aug. 30

Residence Move-In Day
 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 Your residence building.

Orientation Registration
 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 The Quad

Shinerama BBQ
 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
 The Quad

See full event details.

Saturday, Aug. 31

Residence Move-In Day
 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 Your residence building.

Orientation Registration
 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 The Quad

Shinerama BBQ
 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
 The Quad

Nighttime Programming
 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
 TBD

See full event details.

Sunday, Sept. 1

Residence Move-In Day
 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 Your residence building

LOCUS Welcome Day
 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 Lazardis Hall

Shinerama BBQ
 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
 The Quad

Welcome Pep Rally
 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
 TBD

See full event details.

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Monday, Sept. 2

Athletics Fitness Classes
 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
 Athletic Complex

Interactive Programming
 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 TBD

Shinerama BBQ
 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
 The Quad

Headphone Disco (DJ)
 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
 The Quad

We Got Game!
 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. 
 Concourse

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Tuesday, Sept. 3

Athletics Fitness Classes
 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
 Athletic Complex

Faculty Reception and Student Success Sessions
 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
 Various

Shinerama BBQ
 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
 The Quad

Nighttime Variety Show
 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
 Athletic Complex

See full event details.

Wednesday, Sept. 4

Athletics and Fitness Classes
 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
 Athletic Complex

Student Success Sessions
 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
 Various

Academic Resource Fair
 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 The Art's Atrium

Shinerama BBQ
 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
 The Quad

Pleasure Principles!
 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 The Quad

Quad & Chill
 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
 The Quad

Drag Show
 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. 
 Athletic Complex

See full event details.

Thursday, Sept. 5

Athletics Fitness Classes
 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
 Athletic Complex

Shinerama BBQ
 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
 The Quad

Welcome Back Concert
 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
 TBD

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Friday, Sept. 6

Athletics Fitness Classes
 9 to 9:30 a.m.
 Athletics and Recreation Complex

Campus Fest
 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
 The Quad

Shinerama BBQ
 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
 The Quad

O-Carnival (in support of Shinerama)
 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
 Sunview Place Open Space

See full event details.

Saturday, Sept. 7

Laurier Golden Hawks Football Home Opener
 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 University Stadium

See full event details.

Event Details

We'll be providing you with key information and updates for events over the next few weeks. Make sure you check back over the summer so you can plan out your Orientation experience.

Shinerama

Shinerama is Canada’s largest postsecondary fundraiser, originating at Laurier in 1961. Each year students continue to raise funds and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis, the common fatal genetic disease in North America affecting children and young adults. 

Laurier Shinerama consistently has the largest campaign in Canada, with the most notable event being the infamous Shine Day that takes place on the Saturday of Orientation.

Experience one of the many ways that makes us proud golden hawks – how our Laurier community gives back.