First years living in residence, please go to the O-Week registration that takes place on your move-in day.


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 can go to any one of the registration periods.


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.


Get Moving with Athletics & Recreation

When: 9AM - 10AM

Where: Athletic Complex Gym (In Person), (Virtual)

Who: Everyone

Start your Morning off on the right foot by getting your body moving!
In Person: Cyclefit Reserve your spot here:
Virtual: Muscle Pump

Get To Know Your City

When: 10AM - 2PM

Where: Around Waterloo

Who: All students participating in in-person programming

Familiarize yourself with your home away from home! Tour around the city and explore Waterloo Park, Uptown Waterloo, and what may be your new favourite grocery store. Try out the LRT or City buses to have unlimited access to all Waterloo has to offer. Be sure to check out our maps of all the need to know places in Waterloo! Want to stay in the loop? Follow @citywaterloo on Instagram!


Map 1: Waterloo

Map 2: King & University Plaza

Map 3: Uptown Waterloo

Your OneCard acts as your U-Pass and is good for all ION trains and GRT buses, anytime. For more details, visit the Grand River Transit (GRT) Website.

Quad & Chill & Head Ice Dance Off

When: 7PM - 10PM

Where: The Quad

Who: All students participating in in-person programming

Have a secret talent like singing, dancing or hacky sack? Sign up for a first year exclusive open mic night. If performing isn't your thing sit back relax and enjoy some performances, lawn games, and refreshments. Also don't miss your Head Icebreakers bust some moves in our annual Head Ice Dance Off!


Shine Day

When: 10AM - 3PM

Where: Various locations around campus. More details here.

Who: All students participating in in-person programming

WE SHINE AT LAURIER! Drop off your empties, get your car cleaned, and come to campus to Walk For a Change. This day has something for everyone with carnival games, a barbecue and a dunk tank. The best part being all proceeds go to Shinerama and the fight against Cystic Fibrosis. Be sure to follow @wlu_shinerama_w on Instagram.

Closing Ceremonies

When: 6PM - 7PM

Where: @yourstudentsunion

Who: Everyone

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