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Residence Application Procedures for First-Year Undergraduate Students

All first-year undergraduate students (with no prior post-secondary education) who are offered admission to Wilfrid Laurier University for the 2014-15 academic year are guaranteed a space in residence, if the completed residence application and required deposit are received by the published deadline. 

Students transferring to Laurier from another post-secondary institution are typically considered senior students (with the exception of those students coming from CEGEP), and are not eligible for the residence guarantee.

Students who have attended another post-secondary institution should contact the Residence Office for clarification regarding their status in applying for residence.

Most first-year undergraduate students will be offered admission to Laurier any time between January and mid May for the academic term beginning in September 2014. With the offer of admission, all students will receive information regarding living in a University residence and how to apply for a room in residence. Students will be directed to the Residential Services website to complete a residence application. Residence applications must be completed and submitted online. All applications MUST be accompanied by a $400 non-refundable deposit.

Note:  At this time, it is anticipated that the online residence application system will be available by the end of March 2014.

All first-year undergraduate students must submit their completed First-Year Student Residence Application to the Residence Office (together with the required $400 non-refundable deposit) no later than 11:59 p.m., Monday June 2, 2014 to be guaranteed a place in residence.

Applications received in the Residence Office after 11:59 p.m., Monday June 2, 2014 will NOT be guaranteed residence.

Students with a midterm admission average of 90% or higher are guaranteed their choice of building style (apartment or dormitory) and room type (single or double), space permitting. Please note that this offer applies to midterm (May) admission averages only as residence assignments are completed prior to the receipt of all final grades. To be eligible, you must submit your residence application, together with the non-refundable $400 residence deposit by the deadline, 11:59 p.m. on Monday June 2, 2014. 

After all applications have been processed and carefully reviewed, applicants are assigned to various residence buildings according to their stated preferences (as indicated on the application form) and the availability of space in each residence. Letters indicating building and room assignments will be e-mailed from the Residence Office in the latter part of July 2014.

All first-year undergraduate residence students are expected to move into residence on either Sunday August 31st or Monday September 1st depending upon which residence they have been assigned.

Important Dates and Deadlines for First-Year Undergraduate Students*

*This applies to students attending either Laurier Waterloo campus or Laurier Brantford campus.


Monday June 2, 2014 - Completed "First-Year Student Residence Application" must be received in the Laurier Residence Office (Waterloo campus) no later than 11:59 p.m. (together with required $400 deposit) to be guaranteed a place in residence.

Monday June 2, 2014 - Students requiring specific residence accommodation on the basis of a special need, MUST be registered with the Accessible Learning Centre to receive special consideration in the assignment of rooms.

Monday June 2, 2014 - Written cancellation of any residence application must be received by 11:59 p.m. in the Residence Office to qualify for a refund of the residence deposit. After this date, residence deposits will not be refunded under any circumstances.

Monday June 9, 2014 - Medical documentation must be received by 4:30 p.m. in the Residence Office for those students who indicated a medical condition or severe allergy on their residence application. Submitting medical documentation does not guarantee a student placement in a particular type of room or building. If medical documentation is not received by this deadline, then no special consideration will be given to the applicant during the room assignment process.

Friday August 1, 2014 - By this date you will receive notification of your residence room assignment.

Sunday Aug 31, 2014 or Monday Sept. 1, 2014 - On-campus residence move-in day for all first-year undergraduate students (depending upon which residence they have been assigned).

Friday September 5, 2014 - Last day for first-year undergraduate students to move into residence. After this date, your reserved residence space will be cancelled, and may be re-assigned to another student. 

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