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Wilfrid Laurier University Centre for Student Success
April 24, 2014
Canadian Excellence

Headstart is a half-day program designed to make the transition to university life easier for Laurier's incoming students and their parents or guardians. It's an introduction to life and learning at Laurier. For students, it's an opportunity to learn about:

  • their program and the courses they are taking 
  • academic expectations
  • the differences between high school and university
  • campus services and resources that can help them make a success of university

Students will be able to register in their courses and meet with academic advisors, take part in academic success and campus life sessions, and chat with senior students about studying at Laurier. They'll also be able to get their student identification card, the Laurier OneCard, and tour their campus.

Parents and guardians will participate in a special parent transition program that provides an overview of what their students will be experiencing as a university student and how they can support their students, and answers the questions parents have about residence life, meal plans, orientation week, financial aid, etc.

Cost is $30 per family, which includes program materials, parking and refreshments.

Headstart Waterloo Campus

Headstart Brantford Campus

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Headstart on Waterloo Campus 2014

Faculty of Arts
Friday, June 6 afternoon only
Wednesday, June 25 morning only
Saturday, July 5
Wednesday, July 9

Faculty of Music
Thursday, June 5 morning only
Thursday, July 3 afternoon only
Saturday, July 5 morning only

Faculty of Science

Tuesday, June 3
Thursday, June 5
Thursday, June 26
Thursday, July 3
Tuesday, July 8
Thursday, July 10

School of Business & Economics
Friday, June 27
Saturday, July 5
Friday, July 11

Transition 101
Thursday, July 3 - afternoon only
Wednesday, July 9 - afternoon only
Friday, July 11 -  afternoon only
Wednesday, August 20 - full day
Monday, August 25 - full day
Wednesday, August 27 - full day