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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Laurier’s academic buildings are closed for the spring, intersession and summer terms on the advice of public health authorities. University facilities are also closed with the exception of essential services.

Academic Activities

All in-person classes have moved to remote instruction. Access to research and lab buildings requires written approval of deans.


Laurier has cancelled or postponed all events until it is safe to resume social activities.

Campus Services and Spaces

At this time, the university remains open. However, most campus spaces are closed, including Laurier’s Toronto office, the library and all computer labs.

Services are being delivered remotely or are suspended. Users are encouraged to check with individual units for details. Please note that all food services are closed for the summer.

Athletics and Recreation

All recreational facilities on the Waterloo campus have been closed by the Department of Athletics and Recreation.

The Laurier Brantford YMCA facilities have been closed by the YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington, and Brantford.


All physical campus retail locations for the WLU Bookstore are closed.

As academic materials are essential to student success, orders will continue to be processed and fulfilled for course materials for the the upcoming terms. Orders for general merchandise will be held in the queue and fulfilled as soon as possible. Please direct inquiries to

Distribution Services

As an essential service, Distribution Services on the Waterloo campus will continue to operate as Central Receiving between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon, Monday to Friday.

  • All internal delivery operations have ceased. Incoming mail and courier items are being held until further notice.
  • Daily courier services between the Waterloo and Brantford campus have been discontinued during this period.
  • Please contact Distribution Services at for current operating procedures.

Distribution Services on the Brantford campus are closed. 

  • All delivery operations have been discontinued as of March 17.
  • External couriers have been asked to hold all parcels until further notice.
  • Daily courier services between the Waterloo and Brantford campus have been terminated until further notice.
  • The email will continue to be monitored daily.


All Laurier campus library buildings are closed.

During this period of closure, all online resources and services, including a wide range of electronic collections, Omni search tool, Ares (for course readings and reserves), Ask Us online help services, course help pages, subject research guides and Library help videos are accessible at

Printing Services

Printing Services, R137 and The Hub, Concourse locations are closed to the public and employees are working remotely. Essential/urgent print requests are still supported through the email addresses and

Service Laurier

Service Laurier operations have shifted to a virtual environment. Service Laurier continues to respond to emails at Please allow for additional response time. Limited phone service is provided through a remote call centre Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 519.884.0710 x2800.

Please note that on-campus, in-person service centres at both campuses remain closed.


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