New Student FAQ
1. What is LORIS?
The Laurier Online Registration Information System (LORIS) is a dynamic tool students can use to register for their courses, view their grades, access their account summary, and even change/update their address and phone number. The web address for LORIS is https://telaris.wlu.ca
2. What is D2L? (AKA: Desire 2 Learn, My Learning Space, or MyLS, or MLS)
Similar to WebCT, Laurier uses MyLearningSpace, powered by Desire2Learn, as its Learning Management System for delivery of distance education courses as well as for support in classroom courses. MyLearningSpace allows instructors and administrators to organize and manage course content and students in an online environment. Visit https://mylearningspace.wlu.ca/ to login.
3. How do I apply for Parking?
In order to park on the WLU campus, you must enter into a lottery prior to your first class. The lottery can be found on the WLU website https://www.wlu.ca/parking/nonresidenceparkingpermit and results will be sent out via email if you secure a pass.
Once you pick up your pass from the Administration Office on Regina Street, you will be able to park at any White parking lot on and around campus. The closest White parking lot to the business school is behind St. Michael’s campus on the North side of University between Hemlock St. and Hazel St. Parking passes are valid from August to April and cost approximately $245 total. In the Spring, students must reapply for a new pass which is valid from May to August and costs approximately $120. Please visit http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=98&p=1644 for more information.
4. How can I access off campus housing?
To view our Off-Campus Housing Listings Service for available rental properties or to view notices about sublets and roommates, please visit https://offcampus.mylaurier.ca/home.htm.
5. I’m not familiar with the campus. How can I receive a tour?
Tours are performed by Laurier Ambassadors, last approximately 1.5 – 2 hours and cover academic buildings, residences, Food Halls, the Athletic Complex, the Laurier Bookstore and other campus hotspots. For more information about tours, please visit http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=65&p=1307.
6. What is the WLU One card and where do I get it?
Laurier’s OneCard is a photo identification card to be used at both the Main Campus and Brantford Campus. It is also the access card to the newly renovated Athletic Complex, a Meal Plan card, and serves as a buss pas during the school year. Students can also add money to their Convenience Account which allows them to use the card at various restaurants and copy centres around campus. To obtain a OneCard, or to replace a lost or stolen card, visit the OneCard Office located in the Concourse. Your first OneCard is free of charge and replacement cards cost $20. Please visit http://waterloo.mylaurier.ca/onecard/info/intro.htm for more information.
New Students must provide the following to obtain their OneCard:
1. Government-issued photo identification, and
2. Detailed Student Schedule Print-out available on your LORIS account
Note: Students must be registered in at least one class in order to get their OneCard.
7. Where is the OSAP/Registrar’s office?
The Student Awards Office is located at 202 Regina Street on the 2nd floor. Office hours are from 9:00 am to 4:30pm. For more information about OSAP, please visit http://www.wlu.ca/page.php?grp_id=2548&p=12027.
8. I paid my tuition. Is there anything I can opt out from?
Click HERE for a detailed list of eligible opt out fees
9. What do we do during orientation?
Orientation begins in mid-August for both Co-Op and Full-Time students. You meet faculty in a classroom and have the opportunity to ask recent graduates any questions that you may have regarding the program. There are also several sessions which review concepts about academic writing, presentation skills, and working in groups. Finally, you will meet your assigned core team members, consisting of about 5-6 students from different academic backgrounds who will be your team on approximately five projects throughout the Fall semester. Attendance during orientation is mandatory.
10. What is Innersee and can I prepare for it beforehand?
Before classes begin, all Full-Time and Co-Op students will attend an event called Innersee. This is an experiential based training and development organization which uses a wide range of “hands on” techniques and approaches to create a unique environment for learning. You and your team will play various games that require extensive collaboration and teamwork which will help to cultivate a relationship for the rest of the term. Please bring running shoes and loose, comfortable clothing for this event. You can get more information from http://www.innersee.com/home/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=14&Itemid=29.