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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.


Join us Wednesday, March 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for our March Break Open House on the Brantford campus.

Register for Brantford Open House

What You Can Do at Open House

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.

  • Take a campus tour, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: A student volunteer will be happy to show you all the sights and sounds of campus. Tours will be departing from both the Carnegie Building located at 73 George St. and the Research and Academic Building located at 150 Dalhousie St.
  • Explore our residence buildings, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: The doors are open, and our current residents will take the time to show you our apartment-style residence options at four of our residence locations.
  • Attend our information fair, noon to 2 p.m.: Speak with representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid, Student Affairs, the Students' Union, and faculty members who are here to help make your decision easier. The information fair will be located at the Research and Academic Building.
  • Get involved in open house sessions: Faculty and students will help to explain our programs, and answer all of your important questions. We're also offering a workshop on how to make the transition to university along with financial aid information.

Get the Most Out of Your Day

  • Register in advance to get email reminders and updates before the event.
  • Review the schedule below and plan your day before you get to campus. Printed copies of the event schedule will be available day-of, at various check-in points across campus.
  • Find out how to get here and where to park. Parking is free for our campus visitors during Open House at the Market Centre Parkade, located at 59 Icomm Drive.
  • Please note that campus tours will be departing throughout the day both from the Carnegie Building (73 George Street) and the Research and Academic Centre (150 Dalhousie Street).
  • Wear comfortable shoes and check the weather before you leave – you'll have the chance to explore the entire campus, so be ready to do some walking.

Information Sessions

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Our Waterloo campus is having an Open House on Saturday, March 11.


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Academic Information Sessions

Our academic information sessions, hosted by faculty members, 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.

9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

  • Students Today: Alumni for Life (RCE 203)

10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

  • Policing (RCW 202)
  • Social Work (RCE 004)
  • Residence Life (RCE 203)
  • User Experience Design (Market Darling Centre, MDC 103)
  • Business Technology Management (CB 206)
  • Game Design and Development (GRH Gaming Lounge)

11 a.m. to Noon

  • Community Health, Health Administration and Public Health (RCW 202)
  • Criminology (RCE 004)
  • Transition to University (RCE 203)
  • English and History (CB 100)
  • Law and Society (Market Darling Centre, MDC 103)
  • Game Design and Development (GRH Gaming Lounge)

Noon to 1 p.m.

  • Psychology (RCW 202)
  • LLB (University of Sussex) and BA (Laurier) (RCE 004)
  • Residence Life (RCE 203)
  • Social and Environmental Justice (CB 100)
  • Digital Media and Journalism (CB 206)

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Youth and Children’s Studies and Indigenous Studies (RCW 202)
  • Criminology (RCE 004)
  • Admissions and Financial Aid (Market Darling Centre, MDC 103)
  • Human Rights and Human Diversity (CB 206)

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Transition to University (RCE 203)

Students Today, Alumni for Life

  • Location: RCW 203
  • Time: 9 a.m.

Current students and young alumni will tell you about life at, and after, Laurier. You'll hear about their experiences beyond the classroom that enhanced their time at Laurier and influenced their lives and careers. Enjoy light refreshments and take advantage of the opportunity to connect with these Laurier experts.

Residence Life

  • Location: RCW 203
  • Times: 10 a.m. and noon

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.

Transition to University: Laurier 101

  • Location: RCW 203
  • Time: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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.

Faculty Drop-in Hours

  • Location: Various locations.
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Various faculty will be available in their offices to discuss program specifics or answer questions. Visit a campus tour desk for the schedule.

Information Fair

  • Location: Research and Academic Building
  • Time: Noon to 2 p.m.

Residence Open House

  • Location: Various residence buildings.
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Visiting participating residence buildings and current students will give you a tour of their Laurier home.

Campus Tours

Join one of our student volunteers for a guided tour of campus. Tours are available all day from the Carnegie Building and 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 Branford. Tours are available on an ongoing basis throughout the day with the last tour departing at 3 p.m.

Parking Information

We are pleased to provide free parking for our Brantford campus Open House guests! 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. We have arranged for all of our guests to enjoy free parking at this location during Open House event. When you arrive at one of our tour stations, located in the Carnegie Building and Research and Academic Centre West Building, we will provide you a complimentary parking pass, which can be given to the parking attendant when you leave the parkade. You can also print the voucher at home ahead of time and bring it with you.

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 (rcavin@wlu.ca) in advance of Open House so that we can do our best to accommodate you.

Can't make it to Open House?

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 Brantford campus virtual tour.

Contact Us:

Recruitment and Admissions

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

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