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Becoming 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.

The Brantford campus is hosting Winter Open House on Thursday, Jan. 30 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. You're invited to visit and tour the campus, speak with admissions about your application one-to-one and attend sessions that interest you during this unique weekday Open House event.

Register now to secure your place. We'll send you important updates and reminders leading up to the event.

Note: This information was last updated Jan. 27, 2020.

Register for Brantford Open House

What You Can Do at Open House

Experience the community spirit that makes Laurier so special. Students, staff and faculty look forward to meeting you and answering your questions.

  • Take a campus tour with a current student as your guide.
  • Tour residence rooms.
  • Meet with admissions one-to-one and review your application.
  • Browse the program information fair.
  • Attend an information session on financial aid or residence.

Plan Your Visit

Get an Application Update

Did we mention you could receive an offer of admission during Winter Open House?

Our admissions team is doing personal application reviews. Stop by to discuss your application and if you meet the requirements for your program, you could receive your offer of admission on the spot. If you’ve already received your offer, and need some help accepting it, we can help you with that, too.

Admissions One-to-Ones will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Event Schedule

See what's happening on campus during Winter Open House in detail below. We recommend printing the schedule in advance and if you register, we'll send you a digital copy.

Please note this schedule is subject to change as event details are finalized.

View and Print the Brantford Winter Open House Schedule

Campus Tours

See campus with a current student as your guide. The 45-minute tour covers essential campus buildings and areas. Residence is available to tour separately.

We'll do our best to keep you out of the cold, but don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing. The tours showcase our downtown campus, which requires walking both within and between buildings.

Tours depart on an ongoing basis beginning at 2 p.m. and the last tour leaves at 5:30 p.m.

Residence Tours

You can tour residence rooms from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. A current student resident will be your guide.

Programs Information Fair

Our academic options at the Brantford campus are unique with both innovative and traditional program choices – as well as countless opportunities to apply what you learn in the classroom to life outside it. 

At this fair, you can speak with faculty to learn more about the academic expectations of university education, tips for managing homework and sample courses. Our faculty team is happy to connect with you and put some of your concerns at ease.

The Programs Information Fair is from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Information Sessions

There are three 30-minute information sessions during our Winter Open House. 

In Student Satisfaction

Laurier has ranked #1 in student satisfaction for four years in a row (Maclean's University Rankings). 

Financial Aid

Paying for university can be daunting when you consider the total cost, but we're to help you prepare for financial success. In this session, we'll discuss tuition, fees and financial aid opportunities.

  • Time: 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Student Centre Multi-Purpose Room (Lower Level)


Hear a complete overview of the residence experience, including our online application process, living on campus and what to expect in your first year. 

  • Time: 3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
  • Location: Student Centre Multi-Purpose Room (Lower Level)

Sussex Law Degree (UK) and Arts Degree

Our Law program provides an international learning experience that is one of the first of its kind for a Canadian university. Earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Laurier and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom (UK) in only six years. Available for the following BA programs at Laurier's Brantford campus: Criminology, Law and Society, Human Rights and Human Diversity, and Humanities with Leadership Foundations.

Parking Information

We recommend registering to receive email updates about parking. 

We highly recommend parking in the Market Centre Parkade located at 59 Icomm Drive, which is adjacent to our Brantford campus. You can grab a complimentary parking voucher from our Welcome Desk located in the Research and Academic Centre, which can be given to the parking attendant when you leave the parkade. There will also be volunteers and signage to direct you to and from the Parkade.

There is free street parking (two and three hours) on the city streets in Brantford's downtown. The city will ticket cars that exceed the posted time limit.

If you have an accessible parking permit, please contact Rachel Cavin ( in advance of our Open House so that we can accommodate you best.

Places to Eat On and Near Campus

Try Golden Grounds Coffee in the Research and Academic Centre lobby or venture around campus, which is near to many local and restaurant chain favourites:

  • Burrito Brothers
  • Coffee Culture
  • Golden Grounds Coffee
  • Lonnie's On Market
  • Nine North Viet-Thai Cuisine
  • The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro

Can't Make it to Open House?

If you are unable to attend Winter Open House, you can book a campus tour using the Campus Tour Request Form. Tours are offered Monday to Friday and most Saturdays.

You can also check out our Brantford campus virtual tour.

March Break Open Houses

Want more Laurier? Our next Open Houses are happening in March:

  • Brantford campus: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
  • Waterloo campus: Saturday, March 21, 2020.

Contact Us:

Recruitment and Admissions

T: 519.884.0710 x3385
F: 519.884.0618


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