Laurentian University/Universite Laurentienne

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Laurentian University
A dynamic and progressive university, Laurentian University offers more than 175 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.

Laurentian has one of the best faculty-student ratios you'll find anywhere, and programs you won't find elsewhere - like the only accredited Forensic Science program outside the U.S., and the BComm in Sports Administration. Interested in space exploration? Members of our first graduating class in Mechanical Engineering are the 2011 world champions in the NASA Lunabotics competition.

Laurentian is a sound investment for the future with nearly 95% of our graduates finding employment. Our graduates benefit from a broad base of options for work experience which prepares them for a career in their field.

Laurentian is home to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and has launched a brand-new School of Mines. We have the state-of-the-art Vale Living With Lakes international research centre, a remarkable LEEDS-certified building on the shore of Lake Ramsey (the largest of several lakes on our beautiful 700-acre campus). In addition, the Laurentian School of Architecture has begun construction of a brand new complex at the downtown location.

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

Come be part of the family!

Areas of Expertise

With a growing list of 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

 # BedsLowestHighest
Co-ed:1,516 bedsLowest: $5,670Highest: $7,000
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 and meet the overall average requirement of 75%.

Students applying to the Barrie campus are encouraged to contact Liaison Services to learn more about the options on and off-campus.

For all information, please visit

Residence at Laurentian University is more than just a place to live; it’s a way of life!

Off Campus Housing

Laurentian University offers a number of options for students wanting to live off-campus.

Students can participate in our Homestay Program by filling out the application form found online at

Additionally, this site will give information on useful resources available for students looking for their own apartment or a shared living space with friends.

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 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

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. International students are encouraged to look for work as students to help build relationships and skills within the working world. Laurentian International can assist with helping students look for relevant work experience.

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 it's 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.


Students are just steps away from modern recreational facilities and, for those who prefer the great outdoors, the campus occupies 750 acres of natural setting:
- On-campus beach.
- Numerous playing fields.
- 400 metre all weather eight lane track along with a 200 metre warm up track.
- Four tennis courts.
- 35 kilometres of cross country
- Physical Education Centre including; 50 metre Olympic swimming pool with diving towers, gymnasium, weight training area, cardiovascular room, bouldering room, saunas, and student lounge


Superbowl Club
Model Parliament
Classics Association Toga Party
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

Information Technology

The Tech-Hub “computer Store” is wholly-owned and operated by Laurentian University. We supply computer equipment to students, faculty, staff, departments and Colleges. Managed by the IT department, the Tech-Hub “computer Store” is conveniently located in the University Class Room Building , Room A130, just across from the entrance to the Class Room. Feel free to drop by during our hours of operation.

Bits & Bytes can offer academic pricing on software from major manufacturers. Bits & Bytes sells Fujitsu, Apple and Touch Systems models. Bits and Bytes also repair computer and offer several products designed to provide a better computer and learning experience.


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.

Furthermore, Sudbury and Barrie offer 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 Special Needs Office encourages equal access for individuals with particular needs in the post-secondary education system. The Office 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
Huntington University
Thornloe University
University of Sudbury

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

Visit us online at or in person on our beautiful campus. Note that due to Covid-19 protocols, we will be offering limited tours at 10am and 1:30pm, Monday through Friday and limited Saturday availability, starting September 14 2020.

To book a tour visit or call 1-855-675-1151 ext. 3109.

Modified on September 15, 2020

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