Laurentian University

Learn about services for students at Laurentian University, including their accessibility services, peer and academic support programs, financial aid, campus accessibility, and more.

General Information

Laurentian University is a bilingual university with locations in Sudbury in Ontario. Laurentian University provides educational opportunities to 9,700 full-time and part-time students. Laurentian University has five faculties and schools, each with their own academic programs and departments:

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Health
  • Faculty of Management
  • Faculty of Science, Engineering and Architecture

The addresses for Laurentian University campuses are:

Sudbury Campus: 
935 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury, Ontario  P3E 2C6 
(800) 461-4030

Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services

At Laurentian University's Sudbury campus, the centre providing accessibility services to students is called Accessibility Services. Accessibility Services is the primary place to find out about all of your disability related needs.  


Transition Program

Laurentian University offers a transition program for students at the Sudbury campus with learning disabilities called Partners in Accessibility at Laurentian.


Accessibility Plan

For more information about accessibility at Laurentian University, and their current initiatives to address issues of accessibility, please see Laurentian University’s Accessibility Plan.


Documentation Requirements

In order to access accommodations at Laurentian University, please visit the linked webpage to learn what documentation is required to show proof of a disability.

Support Services Available

Health Services

Health and Wellness Services at Laurentian University offers health and medical care provided by nurse practitioners and part-time physicians.


Counselling Services

Laurentian University's Counselling & Support Program offers counselling for any student who may be experiencing stressful events in their life.


Academic Support

The Centre for Academic Excellence (CAE) offers a range of support to students, including peer tutoring, writing assistance, workshops and culturally-centered academic support network for First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students. 


Library Services

The J.N Desmarais Library & Archive at Laurentian University offers various resources for students including books, journal articles, and e-books. Library services include research help and general information, interlibrary loans, and research skills tutorials. The J.N Desmarais Library & Archive works in conjunction with Accessibility Services to provide students with disabilities accessible materials, technologies, and facilities. 


Academic Advising

Laurentian University offers drop-in academic advising appointments for students who have would like more information or support in understanding and meeting their academic requirements.


Other Support Services

Financial Aid

Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards

Laurentian University’s Fees & Financing office offers a range of financial assistance which consists of merit-based scholarships, need-based bursaries, and awards based on academic achievement. Information regarding Laurentian University’s financial aid is available on their website, as well as complete lists of scholarships, bursaries, awards, and contact information.

Residence and Housing

On-Campus Housing

Laurentian University’s Residence Office offers 8 different residences in traditional and apartment style accommodations on the Sudbury campus. First year students with a 75% average or above are guaranteed a bed in residence. Traditional style residence features single or double rooms with communal washrooms. Apartment style includes multiple bedrooms, a shared washroom, a shared kitchen and shared living room. All buildings include the following amenities:

  • Common lounges
  • Common study rooms
  • Common kitchens
  • Computer labs
  • Games rooms
  • Access to a 24/7 front desk
  • Maintenance
  • Laundry facilities

All rooms in residence come furnished and include internet, local telephone service, and cable television. Residence rates vary depending on residence choice and room style. Mandatory meal plans are an additional cost and work on a declining balance system with a set number of meals for the year.

Laurentian University offers several barrier-free rooms for students requiring special accommodations. Students can apply for barrier-free rooms by contacting the Residence Office on campus.


Off-Campus Housing

Laurentian University offers an accommodation listing service of Off-Campus Housing where landlords can advertise rental properties available.

Getting Around

Campus Accessibility

Laurentian University offers Campus Maps for location information.


Sudbury Transit

Greater Sudbury Transit is comprised of buses. Full-time students at Laurentian College receive a bus pass included in their tuition. Schedules are provided for every transit route that Greater Sudbury Transit provides.


Greater Sudbury Transit offers accessible features on their conventional transit such as low floors, wheel chair ramps, priority seating, and automated stop systems.

GOVA Plus Specialized Transit provides door-to-door transit services for person with disabilities, who are unable to the conventional transit. Users who require a support person are able to apply for a support person pass, which allows Support Persons to travel free of charge. More information about GOVA Plus and the eligibility guidelines and application is available on their website.

Academic Programs

Laurentian University offers a wide range of academic programs in their five faculties and schools.

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