Discover the Campuses and Communities at Wilfrid Laurier University
Learn more about what each Laurier campus has to offer.
Wilfrid Laurier University has two vibrant, student-centric campuses at which students can study. As well, the communities surrounding our campuses offer safe, engaging activities and amenities for everyone. Our campuses, located in Waterloo, Ontario and Brantford, Ontario, are both in southwestern Ontario, Canada. Proximity to international airports and other transportation hubs, as well as Toronto, Ontario’s capital, and Niagara Falls, with its world-famous waterfalls, make our campuses ideal locations for students to study, work and connect with the community.
All about Brantford
Laurier’s Brantford campus is woven into the city’s downtown core, creating a strong connection between the campus and the community. Approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students study at our Brantford campus, where they bring classroom learning to life through more than 240 community partnerships with Brantford businesses and organizations.
The beautiful city of Brantford
Brantford is also home to a thriving business community, with a number of global business operations located there. The city also offers nearby hiking trails, access to the beautiful Grand River, an abundance of dining options, and cultural events that celebrate the city and community. Students on the Brantford campus also have a transit pass included in their student fees and can use their Laurier OneCard as their transit pass, making it easy to get around the city.
Laurier Brantford’s program options
The Brantford campus is home to programs offered through Laurier’s Faculty of Liberal Arts, Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, and Faculty of Social Work, as well as the Business Technology Management program offered through the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics. Laurier is also creating new student-focused spaces in Brantford at One Market, which will house student services, study spaces, classrooms, and dining options. in October 2021, a new student lounge space opened on the campus.
All about Waterloo
Laurier’s Waterloo campus is home to more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students and provides our students with all the amenities and services they need to study, live, work, and thrive in university. This focus on student success means you’ll get to know people on campus, and you’ll often see a friendly face no matter where you go.
The diverse city of Waterloo
The city of Waterloo is part of Waterloo Region, which is home to Canada’s fastest-growing tech sector and is part of the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor, the second-largest technology cluster in North America. Waterloo also offers a culturally diverse community with plenty of off-campus housing, entertainment, dining, and recreational opportunities. And the new light rail transit system makes it even easier to get around town, especially since students have a transit pass included in their fees and can use their OneCard as their transit pass.
The many programs at Laurier’s Waterloo campus
Programs on the Waterloo campus are offered through the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Music, Faculty of Education and the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics. Many of Laurier’s research centres and institutions are also located on the Waterloo campus.
Your campus and community experience
Whether you choose to study in Brantford or Waterloo, you will be part of an exceptional student experience. On both campuses, you will learn from knowledgeable, award-winning faculty who want to get to know you as a student, not just another face on campus. You’ll have access to the student services you need to excel, as well as extracurricular activities, like our award-winning intramurals program or the more than 250 clubs and associations offered through the Students’ Union.
When you’re at Laurier, you’re part of a welcoming student community where you can thrive in your studies, foster your interests, and build the skills and knowledge you need to succeed after graduation.
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