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Laurentian University

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 and Barrie, 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

Barrie Campus:
1 Georgian Drive
Barrie, Ontario  L4M 3X9 
(705) 728-1968 ext. 1946


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.  Students at the Barrie campus receive accessibility services through Georgian College. 

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 Required

Accessibility Services request that students bring any and all documentation  that is related to their disability, for example, a psycho educational assessment or a letter from a medical professional containing any education related recommendations. Laurentian University has an Accessibility Services' Documentation Form on their website that students can use, to be filled out by a qualified professional. 

To learn about the specific documentation requirements for Laurentian University, please contact Accessibility Services directly.

Support Services Available

Health Services

Health Services at Laurentian University offers health and medical care provided by nurse practitioners and part-time physicians on the Sudbury campus.

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), located on both of Laurentian's campuses offer 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's Sudbury campus 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. Students at the Barrie Campus are able to access the library services at Georgian College.

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.

Handi-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 Handi-Transit and the eligibility guidelines and application is available on their website.

Barrie Transit

Barrie Transit is comprised of buses. Full-time students at Laurentian College are eligible to purchase a discounted student semester pass. Schedules and maps are offered for every bus route that Barrie Transit provides.

Barrie Transit provides accessible buses with features such as low floors, kneeling features, ramps, next stop announcement systems, priority and courtesy seating.

The Specialized Transit program offers accessible door-to-door transit services for persons with mobility difficulties. Registered clients of the Specialized Transit Program can use the services for appointments, school, shopping, and social outings. Persons who require an attendant to travel with, are able to have the attendant travel free of charge. Persons who would like to register have to complete the an application form. 

Academic Programs

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

Contact Information

Accessibility Services
(705) 675-1151 ext 3324
Located in the Parker building Room P-230

Health and Wellness Centre
(705) 675-6546

Counselling & Support Program
(705) 673-6506
Located in the Parker building

J.N Desmarais Library & Archive
(705) 675-4800

Fees & Financing 
(705) 675-4814

Residence Office
(705) 675-1151 ext 4814
Located in West Residence Room W120


Use this checklist to create an overview of the services available at Laurentian University, and to determine if the services meet your needs.