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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.

Laurier is our university – and while you’re here, it’s also your home.

Your experience in residence will shape your university career in ways you can’t imagine: you’ll live on your own for the first time, forging communities with people who have entirely different perspectives from yours. (You’ll also figure out the mysteries of laundry, which will thrill your parents to no end.)

Why Live in Residence?

Living in residence gives you plenty of opportunities to get involved, which can mean a quicker, easier transition to university. And there’s no better way to get to know someone than to live with them and share your toothpaste.

All of our residence buildings are on or very near campus, which makes getting to class on time really easy — even when you sleep in. It also means that the conveniences of campus become the conveniences of home, and you’ll have access to lots of coffee, food outlets and the library for those late-night study sessions.

Residence students also have access to special activities planned just for them by their residence house councils.

We’ll Save a Spot for You

We guarantee residence to all first-year students who submit applications and $600 deposits by June 1, 2016. Rooms are assigned based on preference and availability. You can request to live with a friend; otherwise, we’ll do our best to pair you with a roommate who has habits similar to yours. So be honest when you fill out the questionnaire that’s part of the application, and we’ll find you another night owl who likes to listen to hip-hop while studying.

Our Residence team will give you the 411 on our buildings, applying and living on campus.

Leave class. Keep learning.

Residence Learning Communities in both Waterloo and Brantford give you a chance to live in themed environments that expand on concepts learned in class and spend more time with students who share the same interests. Want a bigger say in your residence experience? First-Year Leadership Programs in the arts, diversity and more give you an opportunity to create programming related to your interests. And our residence councils provide leadership opportunities and a great way to get involved in your community.

Strike Out on Your Own Off-Campus

Living off-campus doesn’t mean that you’ll be cut off from all the action. The Laurier Off-Campus University Students (LOCUS) program at our Waterloo campus, and the Laurier Off-Campus (Laurier OC) program at our Brantford campus, schedule special events for the off-campus community.


Residence – Waterloo
T: 519.884.0710 x3236

Residence – Brantford
T: 519.756.8228 x5805


Laurier By The Numbers
  • 104
    104age of the institution
  • 175
    175clubs and groups
  • 88,264
    88,264alumni worldwide
  • 18
    18varsity sports teams
  • 3,000
    3,000WLUSU volunteer positions
  • 4,376
    4,376students participated in o-week
  • 19,000+
  • 110+

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