Pack Your Bags – You’re a Golden Hawk Now
Congratulations! We can’t wait to welcome you to the Laurier family.
First things first: Accept your offer of admission through OUAC. Detailed instructions are in your offer letter. Then, review the checklist below for guidance through the next steps.
You can also connect with us on social media to stay up-to-date on university news. Let us know on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram that you’ve accepted your offer so we can say hello.
Getting Ready for Your First Year at Laurier
Don’t miss a thing! Make sure you do the following things so you can rest easy. You can also use our Welcome Guide, which is just for students who have been accepted to Laurier, to help you learn all there is to know about beginning your studies here. Check your notification of offer email to get started.
Registration and Fees
Get Ready for September
- Apply online for residence and submit your non-refundable $600 deposit. Residence is still available at the Waterloo campus for all incoming students and applications will be accepted for residence until all spaces are filled.
- Check your myLaurier email account at g.mylaurier.ca. It is the official means of communication between you and the university. We will email you important information such as how to apply to Laurier scholarships and awards, buying your textbooks and more.
- Learn about Laurier 101, Laurier's new incoming student support program. It can help you check off some of these items from your list.
- Register for Headstart pre-orientation days and a course-registration webinar, which are offered through Laurier 101.
- Register for Orientation Week.
- Prepare to move into residence, if applicable, on your move-in day: Sept. 2 and Sept. 3 at the Waterloo campus; or Monday, Sept. 3 at the Brantford campus.
- Pay your fees, which are due on the first day of classes, Sept. 6.
Other Helpful Next Steps
Transferring to Laurier
In addition to the milestones above, transfer students have a few other things to add to their checklist:
- Send in your official final documents by the deadline stated on your offer of admission, if you haven't already.
- Make an appointment with an academic advisor prior to registering for courses. We recommend all transfer students do this, to help plan your program pathways, to determine the best way to utilize any transfer credits received and to help you navigate program and course requirements. Headstart is also an opportunity for you to meet with an advisor.
- Arrange your accommodations, as residence space is limited for transfer students.
- Start the transfer credit appeal process if you feel the number of transfer credits granted to you does not appropriately reflect your previous study. You have up to one year following your offer of admission to appeal. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Important Dates for Fall 2018 Admission
- Last day to accept your offer of admission: June 1, 2018, at 11:59 p.m.
- Last day to submit your application and $600 deposit for residence: June 1, 2018, at 11:59 p.m.
- Headstart: June to July
- Entrance scholarships finalized: Late July
- Tuition fees for fall term due: Sept. 6, 2018.
- Lectures begin on: Sept. 6, 2018.
A full list of important academic dates can be found on the undergraduate academic calendar.
Computer/Tablet Wireless Requirements
If you are purchasing a new computer or tablet to bring to Laurier, it's important that your new system has either 5Ghz or "dual band" wireless radio technology. Some systems support only the 2.4 GHz band, which is also commonly used by smartphones and other wireless devices. This band can quickly become saturated, resulting in poor performance. A 5 GHz or dual-band system has a better chance of establishing a responsive wireless connection. This feature can be as important a characteristic of your new system as memory or processor speed.
Please be aware that your computer/tablet system will need to connect to a wireless network as there is no general access wired capability in student areas around campus, including residence.