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.