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Wilfrid Laurier University

Wilfrid Laurier University

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

General Information

Wilfrid Laurier University serves over 17 000 undergraduate and graduate students at its main campus in Waterloo, Ontario and its other campuses in Brantford, Kitchener and Toronto.

Wilfrid Laurier offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs in its faculties and schools:

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
  • Faculty of Music
  • Faculty of Science
  • Lazaridis School of Business and Economics
  • Faculty of Human and Social Sciences (Brantford Campus)
  • Faculty of Liberal Arts (Brantford Campus)
  • Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work (Kitchener Campus)
  • School of International Policy and Governance
  • Martin Luther University College

The addresses for Wilfrid Laurier campuses are:

Waterloo (main campus):
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario  N2L 3C5 
(519) 884-1970

Laurier Brantford:
73 George Street
Brantford, Ontario  N3T 2Y3
(519) 756-8228

Kitchener Campus:
120 Duke St. W.
Kitchener, Ontario  N2H 3W8
(519) 884-1970



Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services

At Wilfrid Laurier University, the centre providing accessibility services to students is called Accessible Learning Centre. The Accessible Learning Centre is the primary place to find out about all of your disability related needs.

Transition Programs

Wilfrid Laurier University offers a transition program for first-year students with disabilities called Transition 101.

Accessibility Plan

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

Documentation Required

In order to access accommodations at Wilfrid Laurier University, the following documentation  is required to show proof of a disability:

  • Deaf/deafened/hard of hearing: Current Audiologist assessment (dated within the last year).
  • Blind or visually impaired: Ophthalmologist report, CNIB registration number or physician’s assessment or low vison assessment.
  • Medical or physical condition: Assessment from physician or specialist (dated within the past six months).
  • Acquired brain injury/Post-concussive syndrome: Current medical assessment, neuropsychological assessment or SCAT5 (dated within the past six months).
  • Mental health: ALC medical form completed by a physician, psychologist, psychiatrist or a psychiatric (dated within the past six months).
  • Learning disability: Psycho-educational assessment only (dated with in the last three year).
  • AD/HD: Psycho-educational assessment (dated with in the last three year) or the AD/HD verification form (dated within the past six months).


For more information about required documentation or how to obtain proof of your disability, contact the Wilfrid Laurier University Accessibility Learning Centre directly.

Support Services Available

Health Services

Wilfrid Laurier University offers health services at their Waterloo and Brantford campuses. The Student Wellness Centre at the Waterloo campus offers physical, mental health, and counselling services. The Centre is staffed with family physicians, registered nurses, and counsellors. The Wellness Centre at the Brantford campus provides health and counselling services to students.

Counselling Services

Wilfrid Laurier University offers Counselling Services at the Waterloo and Brantford campuses for any student who may be experiencing stressful events in their life.

Academic Support

The Centre for Student Success at Wilfrid Laurier University offers several resources for students at their Waterloo and Brantford locations.  The Waterloo campus offers supports through the Mathematics Assistance Centre, the Writing Centre, and the Study Skills & Supplemental Instruction. The Brantford campus offers Writing & Study Skills Services for students. 

Library Services

There are multiple libraries at Wilfrid Laurier University, which offer various resources for students including databases, journals, e-books, and e-videos. The librarians are available to provide students with one-on-one research help.

Academic Advising

Wilfrid Laurier University offers departmental and faculty academic advising services to all students to help them create, refine and realize their academic plan.

Other Support Services

Financial Aid

Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards

Wilfrid Laurier University's Financial Support office offers a range of  financial assistance which consists of merit-based scholarships, need-based bursaries, and awards based on academic achievement. Information regarding Wilfrid Laurier 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

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Residence Life Office offers traditional and apartment style accommodations on both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses. Residence is guaranteed for all first year students if they apply by the deadline provided. Rooms are assigned based on preference and availability. Traditional style accommodation includes single and double rooms with communal washrooms, common spaces, and kitchens on co-ed, single gender, and themed floors. Apartment style accommodations include 4 private bedrooms and 2 washrooms with a shared living space and kitchen. All building amenities include:

  • Common lounges
  • Common study rooms
  • Access to a front desk
  • Maintenace
  • Laundry facilities

All rooms come furnished and include internet access. Residence rates vary depending on room and building selection. Meal plans are mandatory for all students in residence and are an additional cost. Meal plans operate on a sliding scale depending on the amount of food the student will be eating over the course of a year.

Laurier offers several barrier-free rooms. Students who require special accommodations while in residence must provide proper documentation during the online residence application process. 

Off-Campus Housing

Wilfrid Laurier University students can access off-campus housing information at Places4Students Waterloo, and Places4Students Brantford. Students will find advertisements from landlord on available housing.

Getting Around

Campus Accessibility

Wilfrid Laurier offers Accessible Maps and Campus Guides for each campus.

Grand River Transit

Grand River Transit (GRT) is comprised of buses. Full-time students at Wilfrid Laurier University, and the University of Waterloo receive a Bus Pass (U-Pass), which provides unlimited access to GRT transit, included in their tuition. Full-time students at Conestoga College are eligible to purchase a 4 month Term College Pass. Schedules and maps are offered for every transit route that GRT provides. The GRT provides the easyGO Mobile Application, which allows users to have instant access to real time transit information.

GRT provides accessible transit with features such as low floors, kneeling features, and a ramp. Users who require a support person to travel with them, can apply for the Transit Support Person Program, which will allow the support person to travel with the user free of charge.

The GRT also offers the MobilityPLUS which is a door-to-door transit service for persons with mobility impairments. MobilityPLUS travels within the Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge city limits. More information about MobilityPLUS and the eligibility guidelines and application is provided on their website.

Academic Programs

Wilfrid Laurier University offers a wide range of Academic Programs in their faculties and schools.  Information about the academic programs and educational opportunities at Wilfrid Laurier University is available on their website.

Contact Information

Waterloo Campus

Accessible Learning Centre
(519) 884-0710 ext 3086 
Located in Peters building, 2nd floor, Room P220

Student Wellness Centre
(519) 884-0710 ext 3146

Counselling Services
(519) 884-0710 ext 3146

Centre for Student Success
(519) 884-0710 ext 2220
Located in DAWB Room 1-102

Library Services
(519) 884-0710 ext 3999

Financial Aid
(519) 884-0710 ext 2800
1st floor, Schlegel Building

Residence Life Office
(519) 884-0710 ext 3236


Brantford Campus

Accessible Learning Centre
(519) 756-8228 ext 5871  
Located in Wilkes House

Wellness Centre
(519) 756-8228 ext 5803

Counselling Services
(519) 756-8228 ext 5803

Academic Advising Centre 
(519) 756-8228 ext 5849
Located at RAC East. Room 132

Library Services
(519) 756-8228 ext 5497 ext 5529

Financial Support
(519) 756-8228 ext 5885
Located in Grand River Hall, Room 202

(519) 756-8228 ext 5805


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