Laurentian University/Universite Laurentienne

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Laurentian University

A dynamic and progressive university in the heart of Sudbury, Laurentian University offers 106 undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral programs. Our flexible degree structure means you can customize your major and minor studies to create a "modular degree" that's unique to your strengths and interests.

At Laurentian, small class sizes ensure you're treated as an individual and supported through your education. We offer programs you won't find elsewhere, like our Forensic Science programs, accredited by the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC), and our Bachelor of Commerce in Sports Administration.

Interested in Earth Sciences? The Harquail School of Earth Sciences at Laurentian University offers some of the most comprehensive field- and laboratory-based Earth Science research and education programs in North America. What about design and architecture? Our state-of-the-art School of Architecture highlights design and culture for Northern Ontario, and houses our Bachelor of Architectural Studies and Master of Architecture.

Not to mention, Laurentian has a tried, tested and true Faculty of Health that offers one-of-a-kind programs in Sports Psychology and Indigenous Social Work. Looking for a multidisciplinary program? Our Faculty of Arts offers open and flexible programs in Psychology, Criminology and Interdisciplinary Studies to name a few.

Laurentian is a sound investment for the future with nearly 95% of our graduates finding employment. Our graduates benefit from hands on work experience, integrated learning, and up to 700 hours of hands-on lab experience to help them prepare for a career in their field.

Home to the Goodman School of Mines, we are your one-stop access point to the most comprehensive mining education available in Canada. What's more, we have a state-of-the-art Vale Living with Lakes international research centre, and a remarkable LEEDS-certified building on the shore of Lake Ramsey (the largest of several lakes on our beautiful 700-acre campus).

Our Bharti School of Engineering students will take full advantage of modern labs and state of the art equipment and installations housed in the new 60,000 sq. ft. Cliff Fielding building. Laurentian is also the only university in Ontario that offers a 4+1 Concurrent Education program wherein the student can earn a 4-year honours degree and then a Bachelor of Education in just 1 additional year without studying through their summers.

We are a bilingual university, committed to indigenous learning, with a rapidly growing cohort of international students.

We hope you will join the Laurentian community!

Areas of Expertise

Offering both undergraduate and graduate programs, Laurentian professors and staff strive to ensure you get the best education to build a strong foundation for your future.

Laurentian University offers top-tier education through the following faculties:

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

Contact us to learn what programs would be of interest to you.

On Campus Housing

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Co-ed:1,376 bedsLowest: $7,475Highest: $8,739
Family:127 bedsLowest: $7,168Highest: $7,168

All secondary school applicants applying to the Sudbury campus are guaranteed a place in residence, providing they apply by the deadline.

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Life in residence offers many advantages: a welcoming environment where you'll meet students with shared interests, as well as close proximity to classes, health and fitness facilities, study spaces and various resources on campus.

Incoming Students

With so many demands on your time; school work, part-time jobs, and social commitments, university schedules can quickly become overwhelming. Laurentian University wants to ensure that your first few weeks as a post-secondary student are as memorable as your last few.

In order to provide you with the most information possible, Liaison Services provides accurate and up-to-date information on Orientation events including course registration assistance, guided campus tours, and our week of first-year activities.

In addition, the following departments provide their services to students starting in first year:

  • Career and Employment Services
  • Accessibility Services
  • Health and Wellness
  • Centre for Academic Excellence
  • Voyageur Athletics & Campus Recreation
  • Residence
  • TechHub
  • International/LUGO

Contact Liaison Services to find out how Laurentian can make the difference in a good post-secondary decision, and an unforgettable one!

Career Planning

On the minds of every student is 'what comes next?' and Laurentian University wants you to know we've got your career options in mind.

The Centre for Academic Excellence and the Career and Employment Centre provide students with opportunities to customize their degree and apply for relevant jobs in their field during their degree.

Specific programs offer co-ops, placements, hands-on experience and opportunities unique to the various professions students may want to pursue. Laurentian prides itself on the satisfaction of its students, but knows that once you leave our home the next part of your life is just as important.


Laurentian University Varsity Athletics is committed to the provision, promotion, and facilitation of excellence in sports and academics. Laurentian Athletics strives to make a positive impact on the well-being of Laurentian student-athletes, students, and the Northeastern Ontario community.


  • To create an environment, including resources which foster the development of a program, teams and individuals striving for excellence at the OUA and CIS levels.
  • To foster the ongoing development of female and male student-athletes and to assist them to fulfil their athletic potential.
  • To encourage, promote, and support the coaches within the department.
  • To attract and maintain quality coaches and staff.
  • To develop and maintain a centralized fund-raising process.
  • To encourage, promote, and support the recruitment of top level student-athletes.
  • To facilitate the provision of quality educational experience for student-athletes and to provide practical educational experiences for interested students.
  • To provide examples of healthy, active, and balanced lifestyles.
  • To advance and promote an "Image of excellence" for Laurentian University.
  • To provide wholesome sport entertainment, exemplifying a spirit of fair play and dignity.


We understand that a healthy lifestyle supports and strengthens academic success. Our multi- million dollar world-class recreation centre and surrounding outdoor tracks, trails, and fields provide the perfect setting for all your wellness goals.

  • 4 well-appointed multi-use gyms
  • 35 km of multi-use trails
  • 7,200 sq. ft. of training workout space
  • 15m Tango Tower challenge course
  • 8m climbing towers
  • 400m outdoor track
  • 200m indoor track
  • 11 km ski trail system

Beyond the busy life on campus, you’ll find plenty to do and enjoy in your host city. Leisure activities run the full gamut from adventure and arts, all the way to yoga and paddle boarding. There’s something here for every aspect of your personality, interest, and energy level.


  • Superbowl Club
  • Model Parliament
  • Classics Association Toga Party
  • Playfest
  • Drumming Circles
  • Inuit Games
  • CKLU Talent Show
  • History Society's History of Beer
  • LU's Got Talent
  • LU African & Caribbean Students Association
  • Laurentian Christian Fellowship
  • Voyageur Pot Bangers Club
  • Yukigassen Snow Battle
  • Relaxation Puppy Room


Laurentian University provides students with ample opportunity to learn about and explore the richness of the Francophone, Anglophone and Indigenous cultures. Through on-campus events and off-campus festivals, we want all students to learn about these cultures in fun, interesting ways.

Celebrating Anishinaabe culture and sharing traditions and knowledge are part of everyday life on campus. Ongoing engagement opportunities including traditional ceremonies, language offerings, storytelling, celebrations, cultural workshops, lecture series, student project fairs and others are hosted by the Indigenous Student Affairs office and the Indigenous Students Circle.

Furthermore, Laurentian offers numerous cultural activities from around the world including, but not limited to the Greek Festival, Società Caruso, Irish Heritage Club, and the German Canadian Club.

Special Services

Providing assistance to students with specific requirements, the Accessibility Services office encourages equal access for individuals with particular needs in the post-secondary education system. This department offers counselling, advocacy, study skills, and numerous technical aids to students. Laurentian has installed ramps, power doors, and accessible washrooms throughout the University.

Affiliated Institutions

  • Collège Universitaire de Hearst

International Involvement

Laurentian University is one of three universities in Canada, which are part of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP). There are currently over 200 universities involved with ISEP worldwide. Last year, Laurentian students had the opportunity to study in the following countries: Austria; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Iceland; Italy; Japan; Korea; Latvia; the Netherlands; Sweden; Switzerland; and the United States. Most exchange universities offer courses in either English or French and options exist for most programs of study, including those at the master’s level. In addition, many departments offer independent exchange programs.

Campus Tour

Explore our stunning campus either in-person or virtually by visiting

If you have any questions, contact us at or call 1-855-675-1151 ext. 3109.

Modified on September 24, 2021

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