Wilfrid Laurier University

Admissions Update in Response to COVID-19

At Laurier, we are a community first. And as a future Golden Hawk, you are a part of the Laurier family. You must have many questions about your future and your plan to attend university. We created a list of frequently asked questions to help you plan your next steps and ease your concerns. It is being updated on an ongoing basis. Please email chooselaurier@wlu.ca if you have any questions about your application.

About Laurier

At Wilfrid Laurier University, community is at the core of who we are and what we do. Students feel welcome here and find their place. Everywhere you look, people are inspired to learn, lead and build lifelong relationships, to give their all and to give back.

And it’s not all about the lecture hall. Laurier educates with purpose, builds knowledge that serves society and creates connections that have a lasting impact. Our students are tomorrow’s leaders, propelled into the world around them, learning to think independently and exchange ideas that catalyze change.

No matter how you choose to live your Laurier experience, you’re a Golden Hawk, which means you’re part of a tight-knit, supportive community that aims high and works hard. Out of all undergraduate students surveyed across Canada, Laurier student satisfaction is ranked the highest in the Maclean's University Rankings.

Be bold and leave your mark. Be inspired to create a real-world difference. Be part of something that’s unlike anything else.

New Programs:

  • International Education Studies (BA)
  • Honours Science (BSc) 
  • Computer Science & Physics (BSc)
  • Archaeology & Heritage Studies and Geography (BSc)
  • New music concentration in Integrated Musical Arts, offered through Laurier's renowned Bachelor of Music (BMus) program

Laurier's Waterloo Campus

Laurier’s Waterloo campus is home to more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students. On this close-knit campus, you’re steps away from classes, residence and campus amenities. Whether you’re running into friends, finding your favourite study spot or watching a game at University Stadium, campus soon becomes your home away from home.

With 2 universities and a college, Waterloo is a vibrant and student-friendly city with plenty of off-campus housing, entertainment, dining and recreational opportunities. A new light rail transit system will make it easier than ever to get around. In Waterloo, you can study, live and play without compromise. 


Laurier is ranked #1 in its category nationally for residence living and extracurricular activities (Maclean's University Rankings).

Residence applications are completed online. You will receive details and instructions after you apply to Laurier. Residence is guaranteed to students coming into university for the first time and whose application form and deposit are received by the posted deadline. Find more information about living in residence.