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Being 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.

Think Brantford is taking place on Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Our flexible event schedule means that you can plan your visit ahead of time, so that you get the campus experience you are looking for.

If you have questions about the event, please contact our Communications and Welcome Centre Coordinator, Rachel Cavin.

Find a Flyer

When you arrive for Think Brantford, you will be given a flyer that contains your schedule, a campus map and more information about the event. Until then, you can view all this information, including info on how to register and where to park, below.

Event Registration

We recommend that you register to receive advance information and reminders about the event. To register, book a Brantford campus tour on May 27. Your tour time is flexible and can be changed day of to accommodate other aspects of the event.


Free parking is available throughout downtown Brantford on most city streets, including in and around the Laurier campus. There will also be parking available at on-campus parking lots. Signage and volunteers will be visible, to help guests find available parking. Please note that events are taking place from the Research and Academic Centre located at 150 Dalhousie Street.

Event Overview

The lobby of Research and Academic Centre (RAC), located at 150 Dalhousie Street, will be your first stop of the day. We will have volunteers ready to help direct you to campus and residence tours, the bus tour of the city or information sessions.

Experience Laurier

Over the course of Think Brantford, you’ll have the opportunity to meet current students, discuss your program of interest with staff, and picture yourself in the shoes of a Laurier student.

Tour Campus

Our Campus Ambassadors will tour you around and show you all the sights and sounds of campus. All campus tours depart from the Research and Academic Centre lobby (RAC), located at 150 Dalhousie Street. Tours will be hosted every hour between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and are 60 minutes in length.

Tour Residence

Campus Ambassadors will also be providing residence-specific tours. Residence tours will depart from the Research and Academic Centre lobby (RAC), located at 150 Dalhousie Street. Residence tours are 60 minutes in length and you will have an opportunity to see four of our residence buildings: Post House, Grand River Hall, Expositor Place and Lucy Marco Place. 

Tour the City

Enjoy a one-hour guided bus tour of Brantford and become familiar with the city. Be sure to check in with event staff to reserve a spot on a bus tour.

Attend Information Sessions

Attend information sessions and hear directly from staff and current students about life on our Brantford campus, as well as get your questions answered.

  • Residence Life: 10:00 a.m.
  • Money Matters: 11:00 a.m.
  • Student Panel: 12:00 p.m.

All information sessions will be held in the Research and Academic Centre (RCW) West room 203.

Save Time for Shopping

You can find some Golden Hawk swag at our campus bookstore, open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., located in the Research and Academic Centre East.

Places to Eat

Our Brantford campus is integrated into the downtown core of the City of Brantford, near to many local and restaurant chain favourites. While you’re visiting, we recommend the following places to enjoy lunch at:

  • The Kitchen
  • Boston Pizza
  • Burrito Brothers
  • The Works
  • Sunset Grill
  • Oriental Restaurant
  • Coffee Culture

Contact Us:

Rachel Cavin, Communications and Welcome Centre Coordinator

T: 519.756.8228 x5693


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