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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.

Oct. 13, 2014

It’s hard to explain what it means to be a Golden Hawk without meeting us in person. No matter which of our campuses you tour, once you come, you’ll immediately feel the community spirit that makes Laurier special. Join us Saturday, March 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for our March Break Open House on the Waterloo Campus.

Register for Waterloo 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 Waterloo campus has to offer.

  • Take a campus tour: A student volunteer will be happy to show you all the sights and sounds of campus. This will be a generic campus tour. For program-specific information, you can learn more at the information sessions and fairs.
  • Take advantage of our residence open house: Our current residents open their doors to show you our dorm- and apartment-style residence options.
  • Attend a specific information session: Speak with representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid, Residence, Student Affairs, the Students' Union and faculty members who are here to help you make your decision easier.
  • 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.

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. Staff and volunteers will also be handing out paper copies of the event schedule throughout campus during Open House.
  • Find out how to get here and where to park. Parking is free for our campus visitors during Open House!
  • 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.

Academic Information Sessions

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.

Brantford Open House

Our Brantford campus is having an Open House on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Learn More

Other Information Sessions

Information Fairs

Departmental Open Houses

Campus Tours

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.

Join us for Lunch

Our campus eateries The Fresh Food Company (the primary dining location for our meal plans), the Terrace Food Court (which includes Pizza Pizza, Mr. Sub 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.

Waterloo Campus Parking

We are pleased to provide free parking to our March Break 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.

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, simply 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:

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.

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 Waterloo campus virtual tour.

Contact Us:

Recruitment and Admissions

T: 519.884.0710 x3385
F: 519.884.0618

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