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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.


Our Waterloo campus Tour+ Day is Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

You can enjoy any portion of the events offered during Tour+. You’ll get a great taste of our vibrant campus life while learning about residence, student support services, financial aid opportunities, your program of interest and what it’s like to be a Laurier Golden Hawk. You may just meet your future classmates too!

Registration

We recommend that you register to receive advance information and reminders about the event. The registration page will say your tour time is 9 a.m.; however, tours are running throughout the day. By registering, you’re letting us know that you’re attending Tour+.

Make the Most of Your Day

  • Register in advance to receive email reminders and updates before the event.
  • We encourage you to schedule your day around your faculty presentation (see times below) to learn more about your program, as it’s only offered at one time. Campus and residence tours are offered throughout the day, so you can jump on one of those at any time. We also have a Student Experience Fair you won’t want to miss!
  • Find directions to our Waterloo campus and where to park. We have several free and nearby off-campus parking lots for campus visitors to use during Tour+.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and check the weather before you leave. 
  • Grab an event flyer that contains the event schedule and a campus map when you arrive.

Parking

Parking is free for our Tour+ visitors. See below for important details on parking and a link to our custom Google Map, which can help you get to a parking spot faster.

Central Parking

Our central campus parking is limited and is usually full by 10 a.m. We strongly advise you to drive directly to an event parking lotIf you arrive at the main entrance, located at 75 University Avenue West, and our central campus lots are 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 where volunteers will direct you to main campus.

Using Our Custom Google Map

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 or use your phone to access the map.

Accessible Parking

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.

Campus and Residence Tours

Campus tours are available on an ongoing basis starting at 9 a.m. and the last tour leaves at 2 p.m. Led by a current student, experience the Waterloo campus and visit our academic, student support and athletic buildings in a one-hour guided tour. Tours include a stop in residence. 

Bricker Residence, King St. Residence and Bouckaert Hall will be open for visitors on Tour+.

Program-Specific Campus Tours

Campus tours, based on your program of interest, depart from the Bricker Academic Building.

  • Arts and Science programs
  • Business, Economics and double-degree programs
  • Music (includes Faculty of Music facilities) tours: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

All tours will conclude at the Student Experience fair to make sure you get a complete overview of campus life at Laurier.

Residence-Only Tours

Already seen the campus and want to focus on residence? Residence-only tours depart from Bricker Academic room 111 every 30 minutes beginning at 9:30 a.m. The last tour departs at 2:00 p.m.

Faculty Presentations

In your faculty presentation, you’ll learn more about your program of interest and faculty and what to expect in your first year at Laurier.

  • Faculty of Arts: 10:30 a.m. in Arts E Wing room 1E1
  • Faculty of Science: 10:30 a.m. in the Science Building room 1001
  • Faculty of Music: 11:30 a.m. in Bricker Academic room 102
  • Lazaridis School of Business and Economics: 11:30 a.m. in Bricker Academic room 201

Information Sessions and Fairs

Student Experience Fair

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Concourse, Fred Nichols Campus Centre (FNCC)

Meet representatives from Residence, Admissions, Meal Plans, Financial Aid and learn about our new incoming student support program, Laurier 101.

Money Matters

Times: 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. 

Locations: Bricker Academic 201

Looking to enhance your money management skills and confidence before you head to university? In partnership with Laurier’s Dollars and Sense Money Management programthis presentation will discuss available financial support and resources for students, invoicing and fees, and will wrap up with some tips on how to plan for financial success.

Campus Gear Discount

Shop at the Hawk Shop or the Laurier Bookstore and get $5.00 off your purchase when you spend $20.00 or more on any regular in-stock clothing item. There is a coupon in the event flyer.

  • Laurier Bookstore: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fred Nichols Campus Centre, second floor
  • Hawk Shop: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Athletic Complex

Places to Eat

Wilf's Restaurant

Pub grub and delicious entrees. Open 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., located in the Fred Nichols Campus Centre (FNCC), second floor. There is a 10%-off coupon in your event flyer.

Off-Campus Dining

While we recommend getting a taste – literally – of campus food and campus life, there are also a number of off-campus restaurants very close to the university at the intersection of King St. and University Ave.

Virtual Tour

Get familiar with Laurier's Waterloo campus before you arrive by taking our virtual tour. And if you can't visit us for Tour+, the virtual tour allows you to experience campus from the comfort of your own home.

Contact Us:

Waterloo Welcome Centre

E: waterlootours@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x2157

Brantford Welcome Centre

E: brantfordtours@wlu.ca
T: 519.756.8228 x5693

Recruitment and Admissions

E: chooselaurier@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3385
F: 519.884.0618

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