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 Saturday, March 10 at 9 a.m. for our March Break Open House on the Waterloo Campus.
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 Waterloo campus has to offer you.
We are pleased to provide free parking for our Open House guests.
Please be aware that central campus parking is limited and is usually full by 9 a.m. We encourage you to set your GPS to one of the off-campus event parking lots indicated on the Event Parking map.
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.
We strongly advise you to drive directly to an event parking lot, not to 75 University Avenue West. If our central campus lot is full, you will need to complete a loop of campus before exiting to one of our designated parking lots. To avoid this, proceed directly to one of our event parking lots when you arrive. There will be volunteers at each parking lot to direct you when walking to the campus.
If you require accessible parking, please come to Mid Campus Drive at 75 University Avenue West where parking staff will direct you to accessible parking on main campus.
Join us for a one-hour guided tour from a current student. Tours will be faculty-specific and you will visit academic buildings, the library, the dining hall and more. Tours are available on an ongoing basis starting at 9 a.m. The last tour leaves at 3 p.m. See below for your campus tour location based on your program of interest.
Tours are departing from Bricker Academic room 110.
Tours are departing from Lazaridis Hall room 1009.
Campus tours are departing from Bricker Academic room 110.
Tour our Music facilities from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., located in the John Aird Centre, room 106.
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 program to which you’ve applied.
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. We even have a mock lecture so that you can see what it is like to be a university student.
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.
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 through 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.
Attend our mock lecture by Associate Professor Amy Milne-Smith and get a taste of what lectures are like at Laurier.
Technological innovations, urbanization and a radically changing workplace transformed every aspect of people’s lives in the nineteenth century and both doctors and educators worried it could lead to mental breakdowns. Sound familiar?
In this lecture, Associate Professor Amy Milne-Smith welcomes all students to look at why Victorians were so worried about stress and anxiety, the solutions they proposed and what it can tell us about their society, and in some ways, our own. From Teddy Roosevelt learning to “man-up” on a dude ranch to women who were forced to stay in bed on a diet of milk and fat – learn about the strange and shocking ways people tried to help those struggling with the pressures of modern life.
She:kon! Aaniin! Boozhoo! Welcome! Learn about Laurier’s Indigenous student services including admissions and academic support, awareness events, cultural programming and the Indigenous Student Centre.
The Students’ Union gives you the opportunity to take your university experience outside of the classroom. Find out how you can get engaged in extracurricular activities, clubs and orientation week. We’ll cover the benefits of being a member of the Students’ Union and more.
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.
Our Global Engagement programs provide students with incredible academic and cultural learning experiences. More than traditional ‘exchange’ programs, we also offer short-term courses, international internships and service-learning experiences around the world. What about an international experience from home? We’ve got you covered! Attend this session to learn how you can internationalize your degree.
Here’s your chance to meet faculty, staff and students from each of the programs in our Faculty of Arts and 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 Business 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 in the 2017 and 2018 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.
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.
Students will be displaying their projects and discussing opportunities available in social entrepreneurship and social innovation, community engagement and public-sector innovation opportunities.
Drop in to experience our Indigenous Student Centre and learn about how we support our students.
We're hosting a Faculty of Music Open House on Friday, March 9. Can't attend? The Faculty of Music is also participating in our Open House on March 10.
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 Harveys, 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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