It’s hard to explain what it means to be a Golden Hawk without meeting us in person. No matter which campus you tour, once you come, you’ll immediately feel the community spirit that makes Laurier special. Join us on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for our annual Fall Open House on the Waterloo Campus.
Note: The event schedule was last updated Oct. 25.
Open House is one of the best times to visit Laurier and find out what our Waterloo campus has to offer you! Our students, staff and faculty are excited to meet you and help you explore the opportunities awaiting you.
There is free parking for all Fall Open House guests. Central campus parking is limited and will be full by 9 a.m. For the best experience arriving on campus, set your GPS to one of the off-campus event parking lots indicated on the Event Parking map. If our central campus lots are full, you will need to complete a loop of campus before exiting to one of our designated parking lots. Off-campus lots are just a short walk from
Note: Our event parking map works best in the Google Maps mobile app and does not work well in Google Chrome. If on a web browser, you are asked to log in to view the map, try opening the link in a new browser.
For accessible parking, come to Mid Campus Drive at 75 University Avenue West where parking staff will direct you to an accessible parking spot.
Take a one-hour guided tour from a current student and visit academic buildings, the library, dining hall and more. Tours depart on an ongoing basis, beginning at 9 a.m., from the campus Welcome Centre, which is located on the first floor of the Peters Building. The last tour leaves at 3 p.m.
Information sessions are hosted by faculty members, campus representatives and academic advisors. Learn about campus life and services, see what your university classes will be like, ask questions and find out more about the programs you are interested in.
Not sure what sessions are for you? Read our descriptions below to see what catches your interest. We have a number of program information sessions and sessions about other Laurier services.
Do you have questions about admissions at Laurier? Find out how we make admission decisions, including admission requirements, supplemental applications, timing of offers and more. We'll also talk about funding opportunities, such as entrance scholarships and bursaries.
Find out how you can enhance your university experience with athletic and recreational opportunities at Laurier. We have an extensive campus recreation program and, in this session, you’ll learn how you can get involved in recreational activities, club sports, varsity teams and even employment opportunities.
Discover your passion for entrepreneurship and social innovation. Get inspired to take action to lead purpose-driven change that creates a better world. Make a difference. Find your purpose. Be a changemaker through entrepreneurial action.
Time: 12:30 p.m. in Lazaridis Hall, room 1009
Time: 11:30 a.m. in Schlegel Building, room 105
The Department of Residence will provide a complete overview of the residence experience. What's it like to be a first-year student living in residence? We'll answer your questions about living on campus, our online application process, and what to expect in your first year.
Times: 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in Bricker Academic, room 201
Want to participate in extraordinary academic and cultural learning experiences? More than traditional exchange programs, Laurier offers short-term courses, international internships and service-learning experiences around the world.
What about an international experience at home? We’ve got you covered! Attend this session to learn how you can internationalize your degree.
Time: 1:30 p.m. in Bricker Academic, room 101
Find out what the Faculty of Arts can offer you. Discuss programs, courses, careers and more by speaking with representatives from each department.
Meet faculty, staff and students from each of the departments in our Faculty of Science. Learn more about courses, student opportunities and your program(s) of interest.
Connect with current Laurier music students and staff members who will help you realize your future in the Faculty of Music. Have questions about incorporating music into a non-music degree? Swing by our fair to learn more about your options.
Learn about our Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Economics and double-degree programs. You can ask students and faculty about our 10 different Business concentrations, meet the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics Student Society and speak with various student club representatives.
Explore one of the best student experiences in Canada and find out why we are the No.1 school for student satisfaction according to the Maclean’s University Rankings. Speak to students and staff from the many programs and services Laurier has to offer and learn how they can aid in making your university experience a success!
You'll also find the Laurier Bookstore here, which is located across from the Concourse.
Catch this program-specific lab tour between 11 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Tours depart from the third floor of the Peters Building.
Tour our state-of-the-art facilities and learn about our recreational, intramural and varsity programs. Don't forget to visit the Hawk Shop and check out our Golden Hawk gear.
We're hosting a Faculty of Music Open House on Friday, Nov. 2. Can't attend? The Faculty of Music is hosting an information fair at Fall Open House on Nov. 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Visit participating residence buildings and current students will give you a tour of their Laurier home.
Our campus eateries The Fresh Food Company (the primary dining location for our meal plans), the Terrace Food Court (which includes Harvey's, El Torito, Williams and our own Union Market), and Wilf’s Restaurant and Bar (our on-campus pub) are offering discount coupons to anyone who participates in Open House. You will find your coupon on the back of your Open House schedule that you receive when you arrive on campus the day of the event.
If you are unable to attend our Open Houses but are interested in visiting campus, please fill out our Campus Tour Request Form.
You can also check out our Waterloo campus virtual tour.
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