One of the easiest ways to learn what it is like to be a Laurier Golden Hawk is to visit us and experience it for yourself. You're invited to join us Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for our Fall Open House on the Brantford 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 university and what our Brantford campus has to offer.
All information sessions will be held in one of the following buildings:
Our information fair will have a number of campus partners involved. Students will have an opportunity to learn more about Financial Aid, campus recreation and sports, admissions, accessible learning and so much more.
Take the opportunity to visit with faculty at the information fair, available to speak with students and families about programs of interest. If you wondering about course work, class structure, homework or course materials, now’s your time to speak directly with professors!
Current residence students, dons and the manager of Residence Life will answer your questions about applying to residence, what to bring and what to expect in first year.
Visit participating residence buildings and tour them at your own leisure. You'll be able to view different room types and get a sense of our different residence options available to you.
Our former Laurier students want to help you make the transition to life at Laurier as easy as possible by offering tips and advice to future Golden Hawks on how to be successful in your first year.
Join one of our student volunteers for a guided tour of campus. Tours are available all day from the Research and Academic Centre west wing and will take approximately one hour. You will visit academic and faculty buildings, student recreational space and tour the downtown core of Brantford. Tours are available on an ongoing basis throughout the day with the last tour departing at 2:30 p.m. Please note that visiting residence is done separately through the Residence Open House portion of the event.
As our Open House is on Remembrance Day, we want to ensure the university community and visitors are able to acknowledge this occasion. We will observe two minutes of silence at 11:00 a.m. and will be distributing poppies to visitors.
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. Therefore, we highly recommend that you park in the Market Centre Parkade located at 59 Icomm Drive, adjacent to our Brantford campus. The Parkade is free on Saturdays. There will be volunteers and signage to direct you to and from the Parkade and throughout various checkpoints across campus.
If you have an accessible parking permit, we ask that you please contact Rachel Cavin (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance of Open House so that we can do our best to accommodate you.
Use our event parking map to help you get to the Parkade and use it for walking directions to the Research and Academic Centre. 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 different browser to access the map.
Please note that our event will be taking place on Remembrance Day and will coincide with the community civic service, taking place at the Brant War Memorial. There will be some street closures to accommodate the service. We advise that it is best to park at the Market Centre Parkade, which is free for Open House guests. From this parking location, the welcome registration area located within the Research and Academic Centre is less than a three-block walk from the Parkade. We have marked all road closures on our event parking map.
The following streets will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for the Remembrance Day Service:
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 visiting, we recommend any of the following places to enjoy lunch at:
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