LOCUS students can participate in person or virtually. There will be an on-campus Icebreaker for each Locus Community to guide you on campus if you wish to participate in person. LOCUS students that wish to participate in person must come to one of the follow registration periods:

- September 6th, 9 am - 3 pm,  Research & Academic Centre Courtyard
- September 7th - 10th, 9 am - 4 pm, U-Desk


Once you receive your bracelet at registration, you are able to attend any in-person event you like.


In Person Golden Hawks: don’t worry about memorizing this schedule or the locations. Your Icebreakers will be there to guide you throughout the week.


Virtual Golden Hawks: You can follow along with this schedule and attend the various virtual programming we have available. You will also have virtual Icebreakers who will be there to guide you throughout the week.


You are welcome to attend as much or as little as you see fit. With that being said though, we do strongly recommend you attend as much as possible as the events will give you the best opportunity to meet others, connect with campus and learn what it means to be a Laurier Golden Hawk!


  • All students participating in in-person programing must complete the SafeHawk Self-Assessment daily and have their Proof of Vaccination completed prior to participating. More information on the SafeHawk Covid-19 tools and how to download the app can be found here:

  • Mask are Mandatory at all Orientation Week events (including Outdoor Events)

    • All person entering or remaining inside a venue shall wear a mask or face covering which covers the nose mouth and chin.

    • Exceptions include people who cannot wear a mask due to medical reasons or those who require accommodations in accordance with the Ontario Human rights code.

  • ​All participants of in-person programming must maintain 6ft physical distancing at all times (indoors and outdoors)

  • All participants of in-person programming must have an O-Week wrist band (handed out at O-Kit pick up) to be permitted access to events

  • No bags will be permitted into any of our O-Week venues. An exception can be made for small purses etc. but event organizers/security reserve the right to search a purse as deemed necessary

  • Laurier’s campuses are smoke free campuses. As such no smoking or vaping is permitted at any of our events. We will also not permit students to bring vapes into our venues.

  • Some of our events will have security and paid duty police officers present to help ensure a safe environment for attendees. Security measures may include, bag checks, metal detecting wands etc.

  • Our venues will have posted capacities that may differ depending on type of event. These capacities may impact availability of access to certain events.


Morning Wake Up Athletics Classes

When: 9AM - 10AM


Who: Everyone

Brought to you by Laurier Athletics, your morning wake up will help you get your day started right with a one of the many amazing classes that Laurier Athletics has to offer.

Virtual: Muscle Pump

Get To Know Your City

When: 10AM - 2PM

Where: Meet in the RAC Courtyard

Who: All students participating in in-person programming

Familiarize yourself with your home away from home! Tour around the city and explore Victoria Park, the great restaurants, and what may be your new favourite grocery store. Try out the City buses to have unlimited access to all Brantford has to offer using your OneCard, which is your U-Pass.

Take a Deal

When: 4PM - 5:30PM *Updated Time*


Who: Everyone

Take a Deal is our spin on the famous Game show Let's Make a Deal! Come on out for your chance to win some serious cash! If you want to be picked as a contestant be sure to be decked out in your favourite costume!

We Got Game!

When: 7PM - 10PM

Where: RAC Courtyard

Who: All students participating in in-person programming

Head to The RAC Courtyard and get your game on! Play solo or challenge your friends on a variety of gaming consoles. Ever wondered what Maro Kart would look like on a giant movie screen? Us too...


Shine Day

When: 10AM - 2PM

Where: Across Campus

Who: Everyone

WE SHINE AT LAURIER! Drop off your empties, get your car cleaned, visit our livestream, and come to campus for Lawn Games. This day has something for everyone. The best part being all proceeds go to Shinerama and the fight against Cystic Fibrosis. Be sure to follow @wlu_shinerama_b on Instagram.

  • Carwash/Bottle Drive: 10AM - 2PM SC Parking Lot

  • Shine Stream (Livestream 3): 10AM - 2PM live from the Courtyard;

    • Livestream with trivia, escape rooms while giving away promo items/prizes.

    • Shine Speakers - at 10:30AM & 12:30PM, two members of the Laurier community will come to speak about their interactions with Shinerama and the impact the fundraising and programming has on their lives.

  • Lawn Games in the Courtyard 10AM - 2PM

Closing Ceremonies

When: 6PM - 8PM *Updated Time*

Where: RAC Courtyard (In Person), Livestream 3 (Virtual)

Who: Everyone

Orientation Week has come to a close. Spend one last night with your colour team and find out who wins O-week!