- Graduate Student Orientation is on September 8, 2020, see laurentian.ca/orientation for details.
One-time Access to Campus
If a student requires one-time access to a lab or study space to pick something up, they can apply for access by emailing: email@example.com
On-going Access Required for Research
If a student needs to be back on campus to resume/start research, they should communicate with their supervisor, who will apply through the research resumption process for access. Read more: https://laurentian.ca/covid-19/research
On-Campus Access to Support Final Stages of Writing/Data Analysis (or research activity)
If a student requires access to campus to enable them to write/conduct data analysis due to extenuating circumstances that do not allow them work well remotely, they can also have their supervisor apply for them to have access to a space in the Cliff Fielding building, which has been set up for graduate students as a quiet working room.
The research resumption forms must be completed by the supervisor, as students will be required to complete some training, then arrangements will be made to provide access to the study space.
- Laurentian University’s Transitions and Engagement team offer a variety of supports, available online, for international students including: arrival and orientation support, study permit, work permit, health insurance, social and cultural activities, and connections to a First Year Campus Coach.
- International students can access free and confidential appointments with our experienced and dedicated team of Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) who are licensed with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). Schedule an appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the Laurentian University Welcome Guide and pre-departure checklist.
- Welcome Guide (PDF)
- Pre-departure checklist (PDF)
- Download the ICENT mobile application on your phone where you can directly message us and learn more on pre-departure information. Choose Laurentian University upon sign-in.
- Reserve shuttle for Sudbury Airport at email@example.com as soon as possible. Please provide your flight information and ensure your flight is arriving in Sudbury (YSB).
The Indigenous Student Affairs team strives to ensure a positive learning environment in a manner consistent with the Indigenous worldview. It is our intention to increase accessibility and retention, as well as enhance the academic experience of students of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit ancestry at Laurentian University. We nurture a learning environment that supports the academic, spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being of the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit student body by respecting and supporting the voices and spirit of our community at Laurentian University.
Check out our upcoming events in September which include our Biidaabin Student Orientation and Orange Shirt Day.
Information about our office and support services is available on our website.
If you have any questions or need support for the upcoming year you can reach our office at 705-675-1151 ext. 4052 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Source for Success
The Centre for Academic Excellence (CAE) offers a variety of academic supports to help students transition to university and succeed during their studies.
From Academic Advising, to Learning Assistance and Tutoring, the CAE is here to help.
Online, Zoom & Live Chat Etiquette
Participating in discussion threads, and posts is a good method of engaging with content, adding and gaining insights, and interacting with classmates.
Schedule your virtual meetings in your favourite digital calendar and include the online meeting link.
- Set a reminder before the start of remote lectures or Zoom classes.
- Block off time in your calendar to complete tasks and set reminders for deadlines.
- Schedule in break times so you don’t get overwhelmed.
- Relieve stress and reset your focus by exercising regularly.
- Make sure that your workspace is ergonomically optimized to prevent musculoskeletal injuries and eye strain. Here are some helpful ergonomic tips as well as an an ergonomic assessment tool: Government of Ontario Computer Ergonomics https://www.ccohs.ca/healthyworkplaces/
As many courses for Fall 2020 and Fall/Winter 2020 will be delivered by remote delivery, it is important for students to understand how to use online learning technology as well as how to make the best of use of it. The protection of security and privacy for themselves and others is also paramount.
Laurentian University has developed best practices and protocols to support you in your remote learning success.
In order to effectively utilize Zoom and other online learning platforms that allow you to listen to and participate in online classes and interact with instructors and classmates, you will need:
- An internet connection.
- A computer or mobile device with a camera and microphone.
- A headset (either earphones or an earphones/microphone combination), while not required, may help you more effectively block out background noise.
7 things you should know
before you start your 2020F term at Laurentian University!
- The gateway to library and archival resources and services continues to be the Library and Archives homepage, which also has a COVID-19 FAQ that is regularly updated; every student should bookmark it.
- Students are encouraged to consult the various disciplinary Research Guides accessible through the Library and Archives homepage.
- The library Research Skills Tutorial on D2L remains available.
- Librarians are available to provide research help by e-mail or by appointment by telephone or Zoom, and the Ask the Library online chat research help service will be available as normal.
- As COVID-19 safety controls may allow at Laurentian and at other universities, the RACER inter-library loan and document delivery service will gradually return to operation, with online journal articles being more easily obtainable than other kinds of documents in the nearer term.
- The Library and Archives will provide access to physical books in its collections, whether through the ability to borrow them or through special temporary access to online versions.
- Lending of physical books will first occur on a curbside pickup basis (i.e., retrieval of pre-requested books at the building door), possibly from mid-summer, and later, as COVID-19 safety controls may allow, at the service counters of the Desmarais and Architecture libraries.
- Onsite consultation of physical library resources and use of some library study spaces will occur in the fall as COVID-19 safety controls may allow.
- As COVID-19 safety controls may allow, the Library and Archives will recall borrowed books whose original due dates fall before the recall date, assisting with postal returns for distant borrowers; until such a recall, overdue charges remain suspended.
- In addition to the Research Skills tutorial, librarians will be providing two video workshops, the first on Searching Database and Google Scholar, and the second on installing the Zotero citation manager to capture and use references in a paper. Students who successfully complete one or both of these workshops will be issued a certificate of completion by a librarian.
- Using Zoom, librarians are also pleased to provide customized online library research workshops for individual classes at the request of course instructors.
- Limited access to the Archives for research using archival fonds will be available by appointment; reference services by e-mail remain available.
Bookstore: Information for Students
- The Laurentian University Campus Store is open for online orders.
- We will be offering option to ship to your home. Please note that shipping charges may apply. Online orders can be made at www.laurentianshop.ca.
- Textbooks can be ordered under the fall term using your course code. We will provide textbook formats of new, used, rental and/or digital.
- Any questions you have can be sent by email to email@example.com.
For students living in the residence;
Your books will be delivered by Laurentian University Shipping and Receiving to your porter in the residences.
- Approx. 30 pickups per day, 3 every 5 minutes, between 11am to 3pm, will be scheduled for students. If you do not pick up your purchase on the date and time scheduled for you, you can arrange a second pick-up date by returning into your order and scheduling a new date and time online.
- Any questions you may have can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All accessibility services are offered remotely. Students can contact (toll free) 1-800-461-4030 ext: 3324 or 705-675-1151 ext. 3324, or email email@example.com TTY: 705-675-4807
One of our advisors will work with you including providing guidance and support for accessing other services at the University.
All counselling services are offered remotely. Students can contact 1-800-461-4030 ext: 6506 or 705-673-6506, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional counselling/crisis/support include:
1-866-925-5454: All students can access 24/7.
You can also access Good2Talk's 24/7 support via text by texting GOOD2TALKto 686868.
Bounceback’s services are still accessible to students and all residents of Ontario
Big White Wall
Big White Wall is a peer support community that is a great tool for students.