Headstart is a half-day program designed to make the transition to university life easier for our incoming students and their parents or guardians. It’s an introduction to life and learning at Laurier, an opportunity to learn about:
At Headstart you will:
Other Headstart activities include tours of the campus, library and residence buildings, and an information fair where you can learn more about our campus community.
Parents and guardians will participate in a special session that provides an overview of what their students will be experiencing and how to support them, and that answers the questions they may have about residence life, meal plans, orientation week, financial aid, and more.
If you’ve received an offer of admission to Laurier, we strongly encourage you to participate in Headstart. We have four undergraduate faculties at our Waterloo campus, each offering a Headstart program that reflects its unique degree requirements; check your offer of admission to ensure that you're attending the Headstart program that’s designed for you. (Your program is listed in your offer of admission alongside your Laurier student ID number.)
When you come to Headstart, you'll need to bring:
The cost for Headstart is $10 per person, which includes parking, refreshments and program materials.
Note: While Headstart offers sessions to assist you in your course selection and registration, you should not wait until you attend Headstart to begin signing up for your courses. Course selection for first-year students begins on June 5 and courses quickly fill up.
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