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Residence Experience

Enhance Your Experience

There are many ways for you to get involved and enhance your residence experience at Laurier. 

  • A Residence Learning Community (RLC) is a themed residence community where students share a common interest. Application deadline is June 3
  • Learning Clusters (Brantford) provide students with the opportunity to engage in programming with others who share a common interest. Application deadline is June 3
  • Our First-Year Leadership Programs (FYLP) create opportunities for students living in residence to find their fit.
  • Themed Environments (Waterloo) are for students who are interested in living in a community that appeals to a more structured lifestyle preference.

Residence Learning Goals

The Department of Residence will create inclusive communities by facilitating developmental experiences that foster self-authored leadership in first-year students. All developmental efforts will be grounded in residence's five departmental learning goals.

Community Integration and Participation iconCommunity Integration and Participation

Find a sense of belonging in community and contribute positively as a caring and accountable community member.

Life skills iconLife Skills

Students will learn and develop the self-management skills necessary to live independently while striving for personal wellness.

Academic Curiosity and SuccessAcademic Curiosity and Success

Developing the skills necessary to be academically successful while exploring academic interests and corresponding career pathways.

Self-Awareness iconSelf-Awareness

Clarify personal identity in relation to one's values and what it means to act in congruence with them. Navigate the connections between self and others and reflect on one's impact on others. Create clarity of purpose while at Laurier and beyond.

equity diversity inclusion and indigeneity iconEquity, Diversity, Inclusion and Indigeneity

Develop understanding of self and those different from the self in an equitable, diverse, inclusive and accessible community. By embracing equity, diversity, inclusion and indigeneity, students will engage in learning experiences that increase one's sense of belonging and understanding of the self and larger society.