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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.


You did it! You’re in!

Go on. Do your happy dance. You’re part of the Laurier family! (And can we just say you’re so inspiring? You pulled this off…in the middle of a pandemic.) Let us know on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram you’ve accepted your offer so we can say hi. 

Oh. And congratulations.

Starting in the Winter Term?

Since you're beginning your studies in January, instead of September, some of your next steps look a little different. We created a separate incoming student checklist just for you.

Incoming Student Checklist

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 help you learn all there is to know about your studies at Laurier. Check your notification of offer email to get started.

Quick Checklist

  1. Accept Your Offer
  2. Arrange Your Accommodations
  3. Complete Your Student Registration
  4. Pay Your Fees
  5. Get Ready for September

See additional steps for international students and transfer students

1. Accept Your Offer

2. Arrange Your Accommodations

3. Complete Your Student Registration

  • Make sure you meet the conditions listed in your offer letter of admission.
    • If you plan to attend summer school to upgrade your courses and satisfy your offer conditions, you must let us know by submitting the Summer School Registration Notification form. It is your responsibility to make sure we receive your updated grades. 
  • Register for courses as soon as possible. Course registration for first-year students opens in mid-June.
  • Activate your Laurier email account. You should check your email regularly to make sure you don’t miss important updates from Laurier.
  • Register with the Accessible Learning Centre (if applicable).
  • Enter your Social Insurance Number (SIN) in LORIS for tax purposes.
  • Send in your official, final documents by July 15, 2021, or the deadline stated on your offer of admission, if applicable.
    • If you’re currently studying in an Ontario high school, your school will send us your final transcripts automatically.

4. Pay Your Fees

5. Get Ready for September

  • Learn about Laurier 101, Laurier's incoming student support program. There is an exciting lineup of events to help you connect with other first-year students, learn more about life at Laurier and get your questions answered before September.
  • Watch the recording of your faculty's course-registration webinar, offered through Laurier 101.
  • Starting July 1, log in to Laurier Life to chat with other first-year students, interact with campus supports, and access resources to help you prepare for classes. You can complete Laurier Life in as little as one hour, or log in regularly over the summer to connect with new students.
  • Get your OneCard. Your OneCard is your student identification card and bus pass, and it's also how you use your meal plan dollars.
  • Prepare to move into residence, if applicable.

Get Involved
Read Your Experience Guide

Explore a year-to-year outline of the kinds of experiential learning activities that work well with your program.

International Students

In addition to the above items, you have the following items to add to your checklist:

Transfer Students

In addition to the milestones above, you have the following items to add to your checklist:

  • If you received transfer credits, you may be considered an upper-year student, which means you will register for courses between July 20-24. The registration guide contains instructions on how to find your registration time ticket.
  • 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.
  • You have up to one year following your offer of admission to request a transfer credit reassessment by emailing transfercredit@wlu.ca.

Other Helpful Next Steps 

Contact Us:

Recruitment and Admissions

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

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