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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.


Choose Your Campus and Tour Format

We offer many opportunities for you to tour our Waterloo and Brantford campuses from the comfort and convience of your own home, including virtual and pre-recorded guided tours, as well as interactive virtual reality tours. 

Select your campus to learn more about each tour offering and register for our guided tours.

Guided Campus Tours

Virtual

Take a live guided campus tour from the comfort of your own home with our Laurier student ambassadors. Waterloo campus tours are hosted on Zoom each week at 7 p.m. (EST).

Register for Your Virtual Tour

In-Person

For those who had previously booked an in-person tour for February or March, we are proceeding with guided in-person campus tours with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. New spaces may become available over the coming months as our tour capacity increases; however, we cannot specify when that will be at this time. We encourage you to continue to check this page throughout the upcoming months; we will post a link to open tour spots when they become available.

Review our COVID-19 requirements for in-person tours section for detailed instructions on what to bring to participate in our campus tours.

On-Demand Campus Tours

Pre-Recorded Campus Tour

If you cannot make it for one of our in-person or live virtual tours, we offer a pre-recorded tour of the Waterloo campus that you can watch at your convenience.

Explore Campus on Your Own

Our interactive Waterloo virtual tour is in 3D format and built using virtual reality. Immerse yourself in the experience using your virtual reality headset. 

Pre-Recorded Residence Tours

See inside our different residence buildings on our Waterloo campus, with our 360-degree residence video tour playlist.

Guided Campus Tours

Virtual

Take a live guided campus tour from the comfort of your own home with our Laurier student ambassadors. Brantford campus tours are hosted on Zoom each week at 7 p.m. (EST).

Register for Your Virtual Tour

In-Person

For those who had previously booked an in-person tour for February or March, we are proceeding with guided in-person campus tours with COVID-19 safety protocols in place. New spaces may become available over the coming months as our tour capacity increases; however, we cannot specify when that will be at this time. We encourage you to continue to check this page throughout the upcoming months; we will post a link to open tour spots when they become available.

Review our COVID-19 requirements for in-person tours section for detailed instructions on what to bring to participate in our campus tours.

On-Demand Campus Tours

Pre-Recorded Campus Tour

If you cannot make it for one of our in-person or live virtual tours, we offer a pre-recorded tour of the Brantford campus that you can watch at your convenience.

Explore Campus on Your Own

Our interactive Brantford virtual tour is in 3D format and built using virtual reality. Immerse yourself in the experience using your virtual reality headset. 

Pre-Recorded Residence Tours

See inside our different residence buildings on our Brantford campus, with our 360-degree residence video tour playlist.

COVID-19 Requirements for In-Person Tours

Laurier requires that all visitors complete our COVID-19 Screening Assessment the morning before visiting campus. Review our additional information section below for a link to the assessment form, other COVID-19 requirements for your visit and parking information. 

Additional Information for In-Person Campus Tours

COVID-19 Requirements, Waterloo and Brantford Campuses

On the morning of your tour, each person in your party must complete the "Visitor COVID-19 Screening Assessment" before you arrive on campus.

To participate in a campus tour, all tour participants must have the following with them when they arrive at the Welcome Centre:

  • a mask or face covering;
  • show your government-issued enhanced vaccine certificate QR code as proof of two doses of any approved COVID-19 vaccine;
  • government issued photo ID;
  • visitor COVID-19 Screening Assessment badge (sent via email) showing you have completed the assessment and are approved to be on campus that day.

Hand sanitizer will be provided to you at the Welcome Centre upon your arrival.

Parking Information, Waterloo Campus

View Parking Options on Google Maps

Visitor parking is available in white permit parking lots on campus. We suggest you park your car in Lot 04 or Lot 20 for your campus tour. (Limited additional parking may be available in Lot 10 or Lot 12.)

To navigate the parking lot, arrive at the main campus entrance at 75 University Ave W., Waterloo, Ontario. Drive down Mid-Campus Drive and make a left turn at your first opportunity to park in Lot 4 or Lot 20 at the top of the hill.

Accessible Parking

If you require an accessible parking spot, we recommend parking in Lot 12 or Lot 42 for your tour.

To find our accessible parking lots, continue past the 75 University Ave entrance and turn left (south) onto Albert St.

  • Lot 12 is the first driveway on the left. You will see a sign at the entrance to the driveway for the Schlegel Building.
  • Lot 42 will be the second driveway on the left immediately before the lights. You will see signage for several campus buildings, including the Dr. Alvin Woods Building, Fred Nichols Campus Centre, Library, Bookstore, and more.

Note that parking in an accessible space on Laurier property without the proper permit(s) visibly displayed will result in a ticket and/or tow.

Parking Information, Brantford Campus

View Parking Options on Google Maps

There is free street parking with 2- and 3-hour limits located around and near the Carnegie Building. The City of Brantford will ticket cars that exceed the parking limits, so please be aware of parking restrictions.

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking is available on the street right in front of the Carnegie building, located in our Welcome Centre. 

Cancelling or Rescheduling Your Tour

If you need to cancel or reschedule your guided campus tour, please email us at waterlootours@wlu.ca or brantfordtours@wlu.ca

Contact Us:

Waterloo Welcome Centre

E: waterlootours@wlu.ca

Brantford Welcome Centre

E: brantfordtours@wlu.ca

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