Welcome to Fall 2020 Orientation
“Dear Students, You are in the right place. Starting or returning to your academic studies is a big step and we acknowledge the tremendous challenges that COVID-19 placed on students and families. Our Orientation program is dedicated to helping students stay positive, healthy and connected. We host transition and orientation events throughout the year to help you: Learn about academic resources and supports; Engage with the beautiful Laurentian University campus; Thrive in good physical, mental, and social well-being; Participate in the diverse community on campus and in the City of Greater Sudbury. This site is designed for new students to know next steps, and upcoming Orientation events (in-person or virtual). If you haven’t registered yet, click the button "Register here" at the top of this page. Contact an Academic Advisor if you need help in navigating your course selection: email@example.com. To the parents here, we look forward to welcoming your amazing student. We are here to support them through this life changing journey. We are the kind of family who are here for you, and we are here for each other. Stay positive. Stay healthy. Stay connected. Visit laurentian.ca/COVID-19 for latest updates. ”
- Dr. Michelle Brunette Director, Student Engagement Centre for Academic Excellence
Top 3 reasons students attend Orientation Week
1-2 weeks prior to semester start!
Learn about student rights, responsibilities and student services
Get involved and learn about our diverse campus and Greater Sudbury community.
Learn about our beautiful campus and wellness tips.
Parents of International Students
- International Student Services: Information and support on arriving in Canada, living in Sudbury, Canadian taxes and banking, health insurance, the English Language Institute, International payments and more!
- International Student Orientation, pre-departure checking and Welcome Guide.
- International Student Scholarships: We offer the most generous scholarship program in Canada!
- Study abroad with Laurentian University Global Opportunities (LUGO).
Undergraduate admission: Information on applying and transferring to Laurentian
Anthony Olowu, Nursing
A lot of people often ask me why I came such a long way to Northern Ontario. Before coming to Laurentian, I visited the city to see if this was what I wanted for myself and upon arrival, i could see the beautiful landscapes and trails in the city. When I came to the university, I met with some professors and they were all willing to help. They genuinely care about their students and their success.
Darshan Shah, Mechanical Engineering
There were a lot of challenges I encountered when I arrived in Canada. Firstly, English being a second language for me I found it hard to understand others. Next was Sudbury’s cold, for a guy who used to live in +40 degrees, surviving and fighting -40 degrees cold was a huge deal but I also have come to appreciate the different climate and beauty of winter. The Laurentian University community is culturally accepting and understanding. All of this has made Laurentian and Sudbury a second home.
Emma Larose, English Literature
I chose Laurentian because it was the best of both worlds for me. I benefited from staying close to home, my family and friends while also being able to experience something new and exciting. The small classroom sizes and sense of community at Laurentian were very valuable to me coming from a small town. I also consider the conservation area to be a huge asset as I can enjoy the beach and trails between classes.