O-Week Events


**2018 Orientation Week Schedule Coming Soon!**











  • Move-in Day, Residence: Pick up your residence keys and your O-Week Swag kit. Also a chance to purchase your O-Week tickets if needed
  • Dinner, Residence/Commuter Lounge: Meet your Icebreakers, learn some cheers and eat pizza!
  • Opening Ceremonies, Sanderson Centre: Get a big “Welcome to Laurier” from your Dean of Students and see what your Laurier Life will entail
  • Campus Night Life, Residence: Meet your fellow first years and decorate your O-Week t-shirts in preparation for the week


  • Know Your Campus, RCW 002/202/203 & RCE 004: Visit four stations that are designed to help you integrate into life at Laurier
  • Team Time, RCW 002/202/203 & RCE 004: Get to know your Icebreakers and start coming up with cheers for the Cheer Off!
  • Student Success Sessions, various locations: Meet with and learn from different professors about how to successfully navigate your time at Laurier and how to get involved
  • Freedom House Presents Lunch!: It’s a free lunch – how can you say no?
  • Carnival Day, Courtyard: Carnival-style games and snacks, right in the middle of campus!
  • Dinner, Courtyard: We’re keeping this one a mystery…
  • Glow Party, Club NV: Sport some funky neon with your fellow first years. There’s a $2 buyout from wearing your O-Week shirt
  • Hawktail Hour, Market Square: Fun night of games and cocktails for all ages


  • Can I Kiss You?, Sanderson Centre: A consent presentation from Mike Domitz
  • Mayor’s Lunch, Harmony Square: Meet Mayor Chris Friel at this special event for O-Week participants
  • Game Show, Market Square Basement: Nothing breaks the ice like starring in O-Week’s giant game show! Fun for the participants and the viewers. Want to know the games? You’ll have to see it to believe it.
  • Team Time, RCW 002/202/203/RCE 004: More prep time for your Cheer Off!
  • Athletic Showcase, Courtyard: Brantford Athletics showcases what sports & activities are offered on campus.
  • Dinner, Courtyard: it’ll be something good – we promise
  • Concert Night, Club NV: A free concert with some pretty sweet performers for Laurier students only!
  • Rad Night, RCW 002: Meet with the Laurier Students Public Interest Research Group for their special event
  • Don’t Forget the Lyrics, RCW 002: Relax and battle it out while we play the game “Don’t Forget the Lyrics”


  • Info Fair, Courtyard: Visit with campus and community partners
  • Taste of Downtown, RCW Lobby: Restaurants from all around Brantford are coming together to serve you a delicious lunch!
  • Photo Scavenger Hunt, Campus: Go around take pictures of campus and win some points for your team!
  • Breaking Records: Break a WORLD RECORD!
  • Yoga & Chill, Courtyard: Moksha Yoga, located below the Expositor residence, will be coming down to the Courtyard to give a demonstration
  • Open Mic Night, RCW Lobby: This is your chance to have a quiet meet and greet with everyone, showcase one of your million talents or just sit back enjoy some food and listen to a local artist.
  • Hypnotist Ryan Joyce, Sanderson Centre: Ryan Joyce is in the house! Get ready to watch a hilarious show involving your peers.


  • Laurientation, Courtyard: Presented by the Students’ Union committees, Laurientation is your chance to see where you can get involved around campus.
  • Taste of Downtown, RCW Lobby: A few of our restaurants from all around Brantford are coming together to serve you a delicious lunch!
  • Team Time, RCW 002/202/203/RCE 004: Last time to prepare before Cheer Off! Come get decked out in your swag and get ready to cheer your heart out!
  • Class of 2021 Photo, Courtyard: Get a picture with your incoming class in the shape of 2021.
  • Cheer off, Courtyard: Scream, shout, let it all out as you compete for the 2017 Cheer Off Title!
  • Beyography, Courtyard: Learn to dance like Beyonce in the Courtyard
  • Go Get Comfy: Get some sweats on or whatever you call comfy and get ready for a movie night
  • Movie Night, Odeon: Flash Back Friday will be our theme to re-live some of those childhood memories



  • Shine Time, RCW 002/RCE 004: two speakers will talk to you about their experience with Cystic Fibrosis.
  • Shine Day, various locations: It’s SHINE DAY – Laurier is passionate about raising money for Cystic Fibrosis with a massive car wash!
  • Fancy Family Game Night, Commuter Lounge: Dress in your semi-formal attire and enjoy a fun night playing board games with your new Laurier Brantford Family
  • Closing Ceremonies, RCW Lobby: Join your colour team in your Semi-Formal gear to find out who will take home the 2017 O-Week Cup!