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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.

Join us Wednesday, March 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for our March Break Open House on the Brantford campus.

Register for Brantford Open House

What You Can Do at Open House

Open House is one of the best times to visit campus! Our students, staff and faculty are all looking forward to meeting you and answering any questions you have about Laurier and what our Brantford campus has to offer.

  • Take a campus tour, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: A student volunteer will be happy to show you all the sights and sounds of campus. Tours will be departing from the Research and Academic Centre located at 150 Dalhousie St., with the last tour departing at 2 p.m.
  • Explore our residence buildings, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: The doors are open, and our current students will take the time to show you our apartment-style residence options at four residence locations.
  • Attend our Student Experience Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Speak with representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid, Laurier International, Athletics, the Students' Union and more. This is a great opportunity to speak with staff and learn more about all that Laurier has to offer. The fair is located in the Research and Academic Centre.
  • Get involved in open house sessions: Faculty and students will help to explain our programs and answer all of your important questions. We're also offering presentations on residence life, admissions, financial aid and transitioning to university.

Get the Most Out of Your Day

  • Register in advance to get email reminders and updates before the event.
  • Review the schedule below and plan your day before you get to campus. Printed copies of the event schedule will be available day-of at the Welcome Desk.
  • Find out how to get here and where to park. Parking is free for our campus visitors during Open House at the Market Centre Parkade, located at 59 Icomm Drive.
  • You'll have the chance to explore the entire campus, so we recommend wearing comfortable shoes and checking the weather before you leave.

Welcome Desk

We recommend that you start your day at our Welcome Desk, located in the Research and Academic Centre lobby. Here you can get your free parking voucher, an event schedule and campus map, and find staff who can help answer any questions you have about Open House.

Parking Information

We are pleased to provide free parking for our Brantford campus Open House guests! 

Although parking is available on most downtown city streets for free, this is timed parking and the city will ticket cars that exceed the posted time limit. We highly recommend that you park in the Market Centre Parkade located at 59 Icomm Drive, adjacent to our Brantford campus. You can grab a complimentary parking voucher from our Welcome Desk located in the Research and Academic Centre, which can be given to the parking attendant when you leave the parkade. 

Use our Custom Event Map

Our custom Google Map can help you get to the Market Centre Parkade and to our Welcome Desk. We encourage you to set your GPS to the Parkade indicated on the Event Parking map. There will also be volunteers and signage to direct you to and from the Parkade. Note: Our event parking map works best in the Google Maps mobile app. If on a web browser, Google Maps asks you to log in to view the map, try opening the link in a new browser to access the map. 

Accessible Parking

If you have an accessible parking permit, we ask that you please contact Rachel Cavin ( in advance of Open House so that we can do our best to accommodate you.

Campus Tours

Join one of our student volunteers for a guided tour of campus beginning at 9 a.m. Tours are available all day from the Research and Academic Centre and take approximately one hour. The last tour will depart at 2 p.m. During your tour, you will visit academic and faculty buildings and student recreational spaces throughout the downtown core of Branford.

Program Information Sessions

Program sessions provide an overview of the program's academics, courses and what you can expect as a student in these programs.

Waterloo Open House

Our Waterloo campus is having an Open House on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2018.

Learn More

Building Legend

When you arrive at Laurier's Brantford campus, we will provide you with a campus map and legend to help you find your way around. There will also be volunteers to help you get from point A to point B! 

All information sessions are held in the following campus buildings:

  • CB: Carnegie Building
  • GRH: Grand River Hall
  • MDC: Market Darling Centre
  • RAC: Research and Academic Centre
  • RCE: Research and Academic Centre E
  • RCW: Research and Academic Centre W

9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

  • Transition to University, RCW room 202

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

  • Business Technology Management, CB room 206
  • Game Design and Development, GRH Gaming Lounge
  • Policing, RCW room 202
  • Residence Life, RCW room 203
  • Social Work, RCE room 004
  • User Experience Design, MDC room 103

11 a.m. to noon

  • Community Health, Health Administration and Public Health, RCW room 202
  • Criminology, RCE room 004
  • English, CB 100
  • Game Design and Development, GRH Gaming Lounge
  • Law and Society, CB room 206
  • Transition to University, RCW room 203
  • User Experience Design in MDC room 103

Noon to 1 p.m.

  • Digital Media and Journalism, CB room 206
  • LLB (University of Sussex) and BA (Laurier), RCE room 004
  • Psychology, RCW room 202
  • Residence Life, RCW room 203

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Admissions and Financial Aid, RCW room 203
  • Criminology, RCE room 004
  • History, CB room 100
  • Human Rights and Human Diversity, CB room 206
  • Indigenous Studies, RCW room 202 (combined with Youth and Children's Studies)
  • Labour Studies and Career Development, MDC room 103 (combined with Social and Environmental Justice)
  • Social and Environmental Justice, MDC room 103 (combined with Labour Studies and Career Development)
  • Youth and Children's Studies, RCW room 202 (combined with Indigenous Studies)

Additional Information Sessions

The following sessions will provide more information on Laurier services, campus life, how to pay for university and admissions. Read our session descriptions below to see what catches your interest. 

Admissions and Financial Aid

Wondering what ‘conditional’ and ‘alternate’ offers mean? Overwhelmed by the cost of university? Hear from our Admissions and Student Awards professionals to have your questions answered.

  • Time: 1 p.m.
  • Location: RCW room 203

Residence Life

The Department of Residence will provide a complete overview of the residence experience. Presenters will be prepared to answer your questions about living in residence, our online application process and what to expect in your first year.

  • Times: 10 a.m. and noon
  • Location: RCW room 203

Transition to University

Our former Laurier students want to help you make the transition to university as easy as possible. Attend this info session to hear their tips and advice on how to have a successful first year as a Laurier Golden Hawk.

  • Time: 11 a.m.
  • Location: RCW room 203

Information Fairs

Student Experience Fair

Explore one of the best student experiences in Canada and find out why we are ranked the No. 1 school for student satisfaction in the 2017 and 2018 Maclean’s University Rankings. Learn from Laurier staff how our student services can help you make your university experience a success!

  • Location: Research and Academic Centre
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Meet your Academic Advising Team

Undergraduate academic advisors are here to help you reach your academic goals. They will help you navigate program and course requirements, and can assist you in creating an academic plan that meets your needs and goals. Visit our academic advising team to learn about the possibilities in your program, such as courses, career pathways and more.

  • Location: RCE room 132
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Residence Open House

Our residence buildings are open! Stop by and tour different residences and room styles at your leisure.

  • Time: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Locations:
    • Grand River Hall
    • Lucy Marco Place
    • Post House
    • Expositor Place

Join Us for Lunch

Try Golden Grounds Coffee in the Research and Academic Centre lobby! Or venture around campus, which is near to many local and restaurant chain favourites. While you’re here today, we recommend one of the following places for lunch:

  • Boston Pizza 
  • Burrito Brothers 
  • Coffee Culture 
  • The Kitchen
  • Lonnie's on Market St.
  • Oriental Restaurant
  • Sunset Grill
  • William's Fresh Cafe
  • The WORKS 

Can't make it to Open House?

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 Brantford campus virtual tour.

Contact Us:

Recruitment and Admissions

T: 519.884.0710 x3385
F: 519.884.0618

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