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University of Sudbury/Université de Sudbury



The University of Sudbury overlooks the Ramsey and Nepahwin lakes on land adjacent to the campus of Laurentian University with which it is federated. It is an undergraduate liberal arts Catholic university committed to bilingualism and the heritage of Canada's First Nations. Important research areas are Franco-Ontarian folklore and ethnology, Native studies, philosophy, and religious studies. Founded as Collège du Sacré-Coeur in 1913, it was the first, and for many years the only, institution of higher learning in Northern Ontario. In 1957, it changed its name and began to exercise its full teaching and degree-granting powers. It entered into the Laurentian federation as a founding member in 1960.

Areas of Expertise

The University of Sudbury's present programmes are in Religious Studies, Philosophy, Native Studies and Folklore.

On Campus Housing

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Co-ed:174 bedsLowest: $2,885Highest: $4,020

Lucien Matte Residence is home to 174 men and women in 92 single and 41 double bedrooms. The common rooms on the ground floor help keep the room sections more quiet. Each room is equipped with cable T.V. service (no fee), an outlet for the Internet (no fee) at each desk and also one for the telephone. For any other information please feel free to contact the Residence office at (705)673-5661, ext. 420 or

Off Campus Housing

For students who prefer accommodations other than on-campus residence, the Off-Campus Housing Office helps find vacant apartments, and room and board opportunities within the city of greater Sudbury. The cost of living is very reasonable, a house or apartment shared with students is usually around $300.00 per month. Information: Buses come from downtown to campus every 15 minutes.

Incoming Students

Services available to first-year students are an orientation week (some activities directed to students and parents), a writing skills program and special workshop, study skills workshops, and counselling. All first year students are given an academic advisor to assist them with course selection.

Career Planning

Student Services provides individual counselling and workshops related to career planning. Visit the Office of Student Services in the R. D. Parker Building, Room L-210.


The College Student Council organizes and provides financial support for all the intramural sports teams and the distribution of Awards. For more information on what sports are available, contact the University of Sudbury's College Student Council office, or the Laurentian University's Department of Interuniversity Athletics (Ph: 705-675-1151).


The Lucien Matte Residence provides opportunities to participate creatively in competitions, in public speaking and debating, in creative writing, in arts and crafts, in sports and other activities.


The College Student Council organizes and provides financial support for cultural, social and spiritual activities as well as sports, eg: Initiation Week, La Montée, the Debating Society, Talent Night, dances, the Christmas Banquet, On the Hill Carney, the Year End Banquet, all the intramural sports teams and the distribution of Awards. The Council is also a member of the Canadian Catholic Student Association and attends conferences in January and August. Another of its contributions is its support of students participating in "Touch the Poor", an international experience in Cuernovaca, Mexico.

Information Technology

All computer labs feature Pentium-based multimedia workstations with direct Internet connections and most common areas on campus are connected to a wireless network. All registered students are assigned a computer account and e-mail address at no cost. In addition, each residence room is wired with free high-speed Internet and network connections.

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. Ramps, power doors, and accessible washrooms have been installed throughout the University campus.

Affiliated Institutions

Algoma University College 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, 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

Campus tours are available from Monday through Friday. Please phone (705) 673-5661 to set up an appointment.


The University of Sudbury (along with Huntington and Thorneloe Universities) are all federated universities on the Laurentian University campus. All their courses count toward a Laurentian degree, they are managed, registered, graded, ... by Laurentian.

Modified on August 15, 2016