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, November 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for our Fall 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 university and what our Waterloo campus has to offer you.
We're giving away free tickets to the OUA semifinal game between the Laurier Golden Hawks and the McMaster Mauraders. The game will be held at University Stadium at 1:00 p.m. You can reserve up to 6 tickets using our online form (tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis). Your tickets will be available for pick up between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. from will call at the University Stadium.
We are pleased to provide free parking to our Fall 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.
Please use our online maps to help you find parking:
Our academic information sessions, hosted by faculty members and academic advisors, will allow you to get your questions answered, see what your university classes will be like, and find out more about the program to which you’ve applied.
Archaeology Lab Tours
Geography and Environmental Studies Lab Tours
Centre for Cold Regions and Water Science Tour
Please note that the Centre is not accessible without the tour guide. Visitors should gather in front of the Environmental Science and Applied Water Science banners in the Science Atrium between 12:30 and 12:45 p.m. The tour leader will walk guests to the Centre. Visitors will not be able to join the tour after 12:45 p.m.
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.
The Department of Residence will provide a complete overview of the residence experience. Presenters will be prepared to answer any of your questions about living in residence, our online application process and what to expect in first year.
Do you want to make a difference? Are you involved in your community? Are you passionate about having your voice heard? What if you could do all these things and earn credit for doing so? Come and learn about three amazing student initiatives that will inspire you to think about how you can learn beyond the classroom while at Laurier, where you can make a difference while working towards your degree.
Here’s your chance to meet faculty, staff and students from each of the departments in the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science. Not sure whether your heart is in philosophy or mathematics? Ask us at the fair!
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 in the 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.
We're hosting a Faculty of Music Open House on Friday, November 3. Can't attend? The Faculty of Music is also hosting an information fair during Open House on Nov. 4.
Visit participating residence buildings and current students will give you a tour of their Laurier home.
Beginning at 9 a.m. (meet in the Paul Martin Centre), join one of our student volunteers for a guided tour. You will visit academic buildings, the library, the dining hall and more. Your tour will take approximately one hour and will end at the Science Building. Tours are available on an ongoing basis throughout the day. The last tour will leave at 3 p.m.
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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