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Mature and Transfer Students

We understand that coming to university can be an overwhelming experience, particularly if you are returning to school as a mature student or transferring to Laurier from another school. The Centre for Off-Campus Initiatives is here to help support your transition and to ensure that as a mature or transfer student you have all the tools, resources and supports to help you succeed. Additionally, our goal is to connect you to other mature and transfer students and expand your social circles on campus.

Who are Mature and Transfer Students?

The Centre for Off-Campus Initiatives defines a mature student as someone who is 21 years or older when they begin their studies at Laurier or who may self-identify according to at least one of the following factors:

  • retirement status
  • a minimum two-year hiatus in formal learning
  • performance of multiple adult roles
  • full/part-time employment
  • legal dependents
  • independence for financial aid purposes

A transfer student is any student who has attended postsecondary education (both college and university) at any institution other than Laurier.

Mature & Transfer Orientation Day 2023

On September 5th, 2023 Laurier will be hosting a Mature & Transfer Orientation Day on both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses. This day creates an opportunity for students to get to know each other, explore campus, and learn about all the services and resources Laurier has to offer. Please see the schedule details below: 

Waterloo Campus:
9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Coffee Meet & Greet in the Quad
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Academic Preparation Sessions in Various Locations
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Provided Lunch in the 2-4 Lounge
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Campus Tour (starting in the 2-4 Lounge)
 
Brantford Campus:
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Coffee Meet & Greet Location TBD
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Academic Preparation Sessions in Various Locations
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Faculty Reception & Provided Lunch
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Remaining Academic Sessions & Campus Tour

Interested in attending? Click here to register. 

How to Connect?

We welcome any student who is interested in self-identifying as a mature student and attending the events. There are a number of different ways to connect with the mature and transfer student program:

 

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Interested in Applying?

If you're considering applying as a mature or transfer student, visit our future student’s website for information about the application process.