Congratulations on your acceptance to the Lazaridis MBA program at Wilfrid Laurier University! This program will change your life and open your eyes to a new perspective on business. You will be studying alongside some of the brightest minds in business, and your MBA will open endless doors of opportunity for your future. We look forward to sharing this exciting journey with you.
Information to help you get started with the program:
Where do I register for courses, view unofficial records of my coursework, and access my account?
This can be done through the Laurier Online Registration Information System (LORIS). If you have specific questions pertaining to your registration, please contact the MBA Program Office at ext. 2542.
How do I pay for my tuition?
Each term, students will register for their courses. Students will then receive an email from Service Laurier each term, to their myLaurier email address, stating their fees are ready to view in LORIS. Click here for more details regarding fee structure. To view payment options, click here.
How do I view the course content for the courses I’m registered in?
Students can view their course content by logging into “My Learning Space”.
Note: Your username is the first four letters of your last name followed by your year of birth. If your last name is only three characters long, use an “x” as the fourth character. Your password is the month, day, and year that you were born, typed numerically. For example, for John Doe who was born on November 24, 83, his username would be doex83, and his password would be 112483.
Note: Some professors might not use “My Learning Space”, but will instead have their own platform to display their course information. Professors will notify you of this ahead of time.
How do I access my Laurier E-mail account?
Students can access their Laurier E-mail account here. To create your Laurier E-mail account, please follow the detailed Network account information found here. If you have any questions or concerns about your Network Account, please contact the ICT Student Service Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at ext. 2222.
What is the WLU OneCard and where do I get it?
For Waterloo Students: Laurier’s OneCard is a photo identification card to be used at both the Main Campus and Brantford Campus. It is the access card to the Athletic Complex, a Meal Plan card, and serves as a bus pass (full-time students only) during the school year. Students can also add money to their Convenience Account, which allows them to use the card at various restaurants and copy centres around campus. To obtain your OneCard, or to replace a lost or stolen card, visit the OneCard Office located in the Concourse (near Starbucks). Your first OneCard is free of charge, and replacement cards cost $30. Please visit here for more information about your OneCard. New students must provide the following to obtain their OneCard:
- Government-issued photo identification
- Detailed Student Schedule print-out available on your LORIS account
Note: Students must be registered in at least one course in order to obtain their OneCard.
For Toronto Students:
For our Toronto students, your Laurier OneCard will be provided to you after orientation.
Where is the OSAP/Registrar’s office located?
The Service Laurier Office is located in the Schlegel Building, room 102, in Waterloo. Office hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Click here for more information about OSAP. Please note that Toronto students are not eligible for OSAP.
I paid my tuition. Is there anything I can opt out from?
For Waterloo Students: Click here for information regarding eligible opt out fees. Please take note of the opt-out deadline dates and eligibility.
For Toronto Students: Graduate Student Association Fees: Students will be charged a GSA fee starting in the fall term. Please refer to the website link for the GSA fee structure. Please note that students may opt out of the Health and Dental Fees if they already have coverage. Opt out is done in August. Please view this page for further details.
Does the Lazaridis MBA program offer any refresher workshops before the program starts? Yes, we offer free refresher workshops in the subjects of math and Microsoft Excel that many of our previous students have found extremely beneficial. We highly recommend these workshops for new students to prepare them for the necessary math and Excel skills they will encounter in the integrated core. The MBA Program Office will notify students by email with refresher workshop dates and information. In addition, feel free to view visit the following links for free tutorials:
- Free Excel 2010 Tutorial from GCFLearnFree.org
- Free Basic Statistics Online Multimedia Course
To familiarize yourself with Laurier’s Library, and accessing articles, please review the following instructional documents:
- Laurier’s Library & Research Information, including log-in instructions
- Accessing Harvard Business Review (HBR) Articles
What happens during orientation and is it mandatory?
For Waterloo Students: Full-time & Full-time MBA with Co-op: We welcome our full-time students at orientation in mid-August (specific program start date for each year). Attendance at orientation is mandatory. New students will meet fellow classmates and faculty, and have the opportunity to hear from recent graduates about their Lazaridis MBA experiences, and ask them any questions that they may have regarding the program. There will be sessions that review concepts about academic writing, presentation skills, and working in groups. In addition, students will meet their assigned Integrated Core team members, consisting of approximately five students from different academic backgrounds who will be their team for the entire Fall semester. Information regarding the Innersee team-building event will also be discussed.
Part-time Evenings: We welcome our part-time students to our evening orientation at the beginning of September (specific program start date for each year). Attendance at orientation is mandatory. New students will meet fellow classmates and faculty, and have the opportunity to hear from recent graduates about their Lazaridis MBA experiences, and ask them any questions that they may have regarding the program. Information regarding the Innersee team building event will also be discussed.
For Toronto Students: We welcome our Toronto MBA students at orientation in early April (specific program start date for each year). Toronto MBA students are notified by email from the MBA Program Office with details pertaining to the orientation agenda. Attendance is mandatory for orientation, professional development, team building, and MBA classes.
Where can I park while attending class?
For Waterloo Students:
Parking at Laurier’s Waterloo campus requires a student permit. Please visit Laurier’s Parking & Transportation Resources webpage here to learn about parking permits. For more information about parking on and around campus in Waterloo, click here.
For Toronto Students: Parking options at Laurier’s Toronto MBA campus Vantage Venues (formerly known as St. Andrew’s Club & Conference Centre) can be found here. *Please note, for more detailed parking information, visit our Lazaridis MBA Student Parking web page.
Additional Information for Living in the KW Area
Looking to rent? Laurier has partnered with Places4Students, an Off-Campus housing website that specializes in providing students with high-quality rental property options. Consult the Places4Students website for more information about renting opportunities.
Renting in Waterloo Region can cost $400-$700/month for a single room depending on location and amenities. In addition, Laurier’s Graduate Students Association has detailed graduate student housing information available on their website.
- Public Transit:
Full-time MBA and Full-time MBA with Co-op tuition includes a bus pass through Grand River Transit (GRT). The GRT provides reliable bus service across the region. Consult the GRT website for more information including bus routes.
For information about out-of-town bus services see: GO, Coach Canada and Greyhound.
- Public Transit:
- Child Care:
For graduate students with young children, applying to regulated center-based childcare options is an easy process with OneList Waterloo Region. With OneList, you are able to submit one application to apply to multiple daycare options.
Laurier is partnered with Emmanuel at Brighton Child Care Centre. As part of the partnership, Emmanuel provides priority access for full-time and part-time Laurier employees, and full-time students, for a number of day care spaces each year. As well, graduate students can post, or view ads on the website GradLink.
- Child Care: