Starting your program in the winter term means that some of your items on your incoming student checklist need to be done in a different way. Here’s the information you need to help you start your program in January, including your comprehensive incoming student checklist.
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After carefully considering the options and potential future scenarios, as well as getting advice from public health professionals, Laurier has decided that the majority of the winter 2021 term will continue to be offered in a remote and online format, with select in-person courses.
After you confirm your offer of admission, it will take about 48 hours before you are able to register for courses. Course registration happens through LORIS. If you deferred from fall 2020 to winter 2021, you should still have access to LORIS so you can check your course registration and/or update your course selection.
The first day of classes is Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. The majority of the winter 2021 term will continue to be offered in a remote and online format, with select in-person courses. You are not required to attend classes in person if you choose not to and alternative arrangements will be provided.
Refer to the academic dates and deadlines section of the academic calendar for course registration deadlines for the winter 2021 term. You should register for courses as soon as you can.
Course registration is conducted through LORIS (Laurier's Online Registration and Information System). This is the same system you used to complete your application.
Use the online course registration guide to assist you in your course selection and to help you navigate your way through course registration in LORIS. The current guide is for fall 2020, winter 2021 and spring 2021 terms.
You’ll find important dates, course information, information on paying tuition and more in this guide. If you have questions or experience any issues with course registration, contact Service Laurier at email@example.com.
The Laurier 101 program is here to support you from the time you accept your offer until the first week of classes and beyond. Our team is ready to answer your questions and make sure you are prepared for your time at Laurier – both inside and outside of the classroom.
There is special Laurier 101 programming for students who are starting in the winter term, including:
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has created new provisions for international students who are applying for a Canadian study permit.
Please read the international study permits and COVID-19 web resource for important updates, including what to do if you are experiencing difficulty obtaining important documents for your study permit application due to COVID-19 closures.
The majority of the winter 2021 term will continue to be offered in a remote and online format, with select in-person courses. You are not required to attend classes in person if you choose not to and alternative arrangements will be provided.
Students interested in applying for residence for the winter term only should contact the department of Residence directly to inquire about residence availability. They will provide you with information about which buildings have openings and how to apply for residence. Room assignments are completed in December, and you will move in the day before classes start in the winter term. Please note that residence is not guaranteed for the winter term.
Contact the appropriate residence department directly. Please note that the university is closed for the winter holidays beginning Dec. 24 until Jan. 6, 2020.
Laurier has partnered with places4students.com, an off-campus housing website that specializes in providing students, schools and landlords with a quality rental property listing service. Visit their website to view available rental property listings, roommate and sublet listings.
Laurier has a website for current students, where the university provides resources and facilitates important updates to you. Find information about your program, program requirements, tuition and fees, campus services, parking and much more on this website.
The university is regularly updating this website with new information related to COVID-19 and resources to assist students as they navigate the online and remote learning environment.
Recognizing the stress of this fall and appreciating the importance of physical and mental wellness, Wilfrid Laurier University is extending the holiday break by one week. Classes will now begin on Monday, Jan. 11. The university is closed beginning Dec. 24 and will open on Wednesday, Jan. 6, instead of Monday, Jan. 4.
If you have any questions during the holiday closure, you are encouraged to explore the current students' website or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A Service Laurier advisor will respond as soon as possible in the new year. Please note that Service Laurier's hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
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