Welcome from the President

Dear New Golden Hawks,


I hope you are just as excited as I am to begin your Laurier story with Orientation Week! Over the next few days, you will learn that getting involved is a fundamental part of student life at Laurier and there are endless opportunities available to you. You will also meet new people, get to know the Laurier community, and transition into your academic and student life. There are tons of events, sessions, and programming that you will experience alongside your classmates and Students’ Union volunteers.

The Students’ Union in one word is YOU. We represent every undergraduate student across both of our campuses and run programming and services for students. We offer over 500 volunteer opportunities with 11 different committees and over 250 clubs and trust me, there is something for everyone! We are here to enhance your student experience, your automatic membership as an undergraduate student gives you access to get involved and take advantage of all we have to offer.

I can still remember how I felt when I stepped on campus for the first time after accepting my offer, and how scared I was when my parents left me in my dorm room all alone and my Ice Breakers came to knock on my door for the first event of my Orientation Week. I can imagine how nervous you are and I know that your experience is going to look a little different than mine, whether you are living in residence, or living at home, but I promise, the Golden Hawk family is ready to welcome you and make sure that Laurier feeling reaches you wherever you are.

I want to encourage you to get involved and try new things this week, make the same memories and connections that you would make any other year, and take advantage of all that Laurier has to offer you. If you want to learn more about the students union, visit our website, yourstudentsunion.com I would love to chat with you and answer any questions you may have about your student experience!


With Regards,








Devyn Kelly

President & CEO

Wilfrid Laurier University Students’ Union