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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.


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

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, as well as complete several other items off your to-do list.
  • Arrange your accommodations, as residence space is limited for transfer students.
  • You have up to one year following your offer of admission to request a transfer credit reassessment by emailing transfercredit@wlu.ca.

Important Dates for Fall 2019 Admission

  • Last day to accept your offer of admission: June 3, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.
  • Last day to submit your application and $600 deposit for residence: June 3, 2019, at 11:59 p.m.
  • Headstart: June and July
  • Entrance scholarships finalized: Late July
  • Tuition fees for fall term due: Sept. 5, 2019.
  • Lectures begin on: Sept. 5, 2019.

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.

Contact Us:

Recruitment and Admissions

E: chooselaurier@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3385
F: 519.884.0618

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