General Regulations

Academic Dates

Academic Dates for Fall 2016 and Winter 2017.

Examination Deferrals

Students must note that they are required to reserve this time in their personal calendars for the examinations. The examination periods:

Fall 2016: December 10 - 21, 2016
Winter 2017: April 6 - 24, 2017

Students registering to write MCAT, LSAT or GMAT or a similar examination, should select a time for those examinations that occurs outside the University examination period.

Student Awareness of Accessible Learning Centre

Students with disabilities or special needs are advised to contact Laurier-s Accessible Learning Centre for information regarding its services and resources. Students are encouraged to review the Calendar for information regarding all services available on campus.

Academic and Research Misconduct

Academic misconduct is an act by a student, or by students working on a team project, which may result in a false evaluation of the student(s), or which represents a deliberate attempt to unfairly gain an academic advantage. Academic misconduct includes: please refer to

Plagiarism Detection Software

Wilfrid Laurier University uses software that can check for plagiarism. Students may be required to submit their written work in electronic form and have it checked for plagiarism.

Academic Support and Advising

There is a range of academic learning support services offered at Laurier designed for all students who want to improve their academic achievement in the classroom. These services include the following specific areas: Central Academic Advising Office, Mathematics Assistance Centre, Study Skills and Supplemental Instruction Centre, Writing Centre Please access the following web page for detailed information:

Laurier Email Account

Our official means of communication is with your Laurier email account. Students are expected to regularly check their Laurier email account for important notices from the university community. Students are also expected to send emails to official members of the university community from their Laurier email account in order to ensure delivery. Emails sent from non-Laurier accounts, such as hotmail, may be identified as spam and not delivered. Your co-operation is appreciated.

Student Food Bank

All students are eligible to use this service to ensure they-re eating healthy when overwhelmed, stressed or financially strained. Anonymously request a package online 24-7. All dietary restrictions accommodated.

Foot Patrol

519-886-FOOT (3668)

A volunteer operated safe-walk program, available Fall and Winter, daily from 6:30 pm to 3 am. Teams of two are assigned to escort students to and from campus by foot or by van.

The Wellness Centre

519-884-0710 (3146)

The Wellness Centre supports students- physical, emotional and mental health needs. Located on the 2nd floor of the Student Services building, booked and same-day appointments are available Monday to Wednesday 8:30 am - 7:30 pm, Thursday to Friday 8:30 am - 4:15 pm. Contact: or wellness@LaurierWellness. After hours crisis support available 24/7 - Good 2 Talk 1-866-925-5454.