Campus becomes a second home away from home, and you want to know what kind of experience your student will have and what supports are accessible to them.
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 Laurier 101, our exceptional transition support program, will help your student adjust to all these changes quickly and easily.
In the transition to remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we know there can be challenges. We’ve created a Remote Learning Hub for students to find the resources and support that make the journey easier.
Laurier has taken significant steps to do our part in the national and global effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The latest information for students can be found in our Fall 2021 Information Hub.
Laurier's Special Constable Service personnel are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays on both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses. Both campuses also offer a safewalk service, Foot Patrol, provided by student volunteers to ensure students get home safely.
Our Academic Advising and Support system can help students plan their academic requirements, supplement instruction for traditionally hard courses, and help improve their writing and study skills. Most of these services are delivered in small groups and individual consultation settings.
Our Accessible Learning Centre helps students with documented disabilities reach their full academic potential. The centre provides tutoring assistance, learning strategy and assistive technology support, exam accommodation and alternate-format course materials.
Your student's well-being is foundational to a successful university experience. Laurier provides resources for every dimension of wellness, including physical health, emotional and mental health, and financial wellness.
These resources can help you learn more about the wellness programs and physical and mental health services available to all students.
Laurier students have access to the Student Wellness Centres and our best-in-class Athletics and Recreation programming, which provide a variety of health-care and wellness services, including nutrition, exercise and sleep – all things that affect student success.
Students have a wide range of resources available to maintain good mental health. We have services available in times of crisis as well as resources to help students take a proactive approach to mental and emotional wellness.
Financial wellness is an important element of a student's overall health, because students experiencing financial challenges may experience elevated anxiety and stress. It's our goal to assist all Laurier students in becoming more financially literate and educated.
Laurier is dedicated to creating a culture of inclusion and because we truly value the diversity among our students, we recognize their unique needs. The Centre for Student Equity, Diversity and Inclusion advocates for the equitable treatment of everyone and offers numerous services, supports and opportunities for students to get involved.
Our Indigenous Student Centres are not only places where Indigenous students can connect with their heritage, but are also places of education for the broader Laurier community.
At Laurier, we are committed to fostering a university culture where all members of the university community have access to education about gendered and sexual violence and there are a range of supports available to survivors, which are responsive to their intersecting identities, lived experiences, and healing needs.
Your student is coming to Laurier to create the foundation for their future; that’s why we’ve made career development an integral part of their student experience. The Career Centre provides programs and services to help students discover what they want to achieve and to develop the strategies to get there.
Laurier is #1 for student career services, the highest score among Canadian postsecondary institutions with most impressive career services models (CERIC 2017).
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