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Join us at Laurier

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.


Even if you have other children who have gone to university, it can be hard to keep everything straight. We're here to ensure you get the information you need to help your child through the process of selecting a university.

Visiting Us

  • Nothing beats first-hand experience, and "Open House" events are one of the best times to visit campus and are offered in November and March each year. We offer program-specific presentations, admissions booths, tours, information fairs and so much more. In the weeks leading up to one of our open houses, information can be found on our Come Visit Us page
  • Tours of our Waterloo and Brantford campuses are another great way to see campus, and are available for your convenience from Monday to Saturday. Tours last about 1.5 hours.
  • We have turn-by-turn directions available to help guide you to our campuses. You can also use our virtual tours for Google Maps directions to campus or a specific Laurier building:

Programs

Choosing what program to take at university can often be the most difficult decision that a student has to make. They sometimes need your love, guidance and support in making this decision. We offer a variety of programs designed to inspire and motivate our students into being valued and active members of society. We accomplish this through a number of outside-the-classroom opportunities, such as co-op, Community Service-Learning, and international opportunities, just to name a few.

Admissions

Once your son or daughter has decided on the program(s) they are interested in at Laurier, our admissions toolkits can walk you through next steps in the application process:

Laurier @Home Webinars

We know that this transition is not only difficult for your child, but also for you. To help you through this process, we've created several live online chat sessions that allow you to connect with us, ask questions, and learn more about Laurier – all from the comfort of your own home. We can discuss everything from finances to programs.

If you’d like to stay up-to-date on what’s going on at Laurier during the admission process, fill out our request for information form and we’ll be sure to keep you in the loop.

Cost and Financial Aid

There are many ways to make a Laurier education even more affordable. Students are eligible for scholarships, awards, government loans and bursaries, based on both need and academic ability. If you have questions about financial aid, RESPs or other money issues, Service Laurier is a one-stop shop to help you sort them out.

  • Fees and costs: Knowing how much you and/or your student should expect to pay is important for budgeting, and that’s why we’ve posted the estimated costs of attending Laurier for one full academic year, which includes tuition, books, living expenses, parking and more.
  • Scholarships and bursaries: We offer a variety of financial aid opportunities, not only in first year, but also throughout your son or daughter’s time with us.
  • OSAP: If your student is looking for even more financial assistance, there are many external sources that they can take advantage of to pay for their education. External sources such as the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), Yconic and CanLearn are just a few of the many opportunities that are out there for them.

Visit the Money Management page for more information.

Transitioning from High School to University

Transitioning from high school to university can be difficult. There are new academic expectations, a new learning environment, and often a new home. That’s where all of our transition supports come in handy, to help your student adjust to all these changes quickly and easily.

  • Residence: Many students are excited about the idea of living away from home and living in residence. Living is residence is an opportunity for them to learn and grow, and gain an appreciation for all you do for them on a daily basis. Our new residence students page will have all the info you need on what to pack and when to move in.
  • Additional Services: Once your student officially becomes a Laurier Golden Hawk, you can check out our resources for families of current students page for the information you'll need to support your student throughout his or her years here.

Important Dates

*105 applicants are encouraged to submit the ABS form and other supporting documentation within two weeks of applying.

Contact Us:

Prospective Students (Recruitment and Admissions)

E: chooselaurier@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3385

Confirmed/Registered Students (Service Laurier)

E: servicelaurier@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x2800

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