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Laurier Off-Campus University Students

Living off-campus doesn’t mean that you’ll be cut off from all the action. The Laurier Off-Campus University Students (LOCUS) program at our Waterloo and Brantford campuses schedule special events for the off-campus community.


LOCUS is a program designed to aid the transition into university for first-year students living off-campus. The program provides you with academic, social and personal support to ensure that you won’t miss out on Laurier’s on-campus experience.

Just like a residence floor has a don to guide and mentor his or her first-year students, a LOCUS don supports an off-campus community. Your LOCUS don does monthly programming, holds a weekly office hour on campus and is there to answer any questions you may have on school, academics, the city or just life in general. Your LOCUS don can also help you find more opportunities for volunteering, leadership, and just plain fun.

Upon joining LOCUS, you’ll be to assigned a LOCUS don and a community of peers who are also living off-campus.

Get Involved with LOCUS

LOCUS is integrated with Laurier’s Residence Life department, and because of that, LOCUS groups are included in all residential activities. Some of these include the first-year formal, intramural sports and activities and First-Year Leadership Positions, such as the LOCUS House Council. During weekly meetings, the LOCUS House Council plans LOCUS-only events, and occasionally teams up with House Councils from residences for even larger-scale events.

There are also LOCUS positions on many other Residence councils, so you can volunteer on the Sustainability Council, the Community Outreach Council or the Athletic Council, for example.

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LOCUS is run by the Centre for Student Life and Engagement.