With the university nestled among five freshwater lakes on 765-acres of land and right in the heart of the city, it stands to reason that pristine nature can be gleaned from every viewable perspective. On campus, Laurentian’s student amenities are conveniently located a short walk away from one another, yet still only minutes from downtown and equipped with its own private beach.
While the university is attended by more than 9,700 students, it is moderate in size, and amenities are close at hand. The downtown area can be accessed within minutes by hopping on the many transit buses which commute back and forth from the campus. Several buildings and facilities span the campus concourse. Apart from well-appointed classrooms, labs, auditoriums and libraries, student-centered amenities cover the gamut-Olympics-size pool, brand new indoor and outdoor tracks, a climbing wall, with student residences, student lounges, kilometres of walking and hiking trails, reading rooms, coffee shops, cafeterias, a private beach...there’s a favourite spot for everyone on campus.
In Barrie, students may complete a degree in the following fields of study: Business Administration, English, History, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work or Sociology. The Barrie campus has a total student population of approximately 10,000 on the shared campus of Georgian College – over 1,200 of them are Laurentian students pursuing full-time degrees. The on-campus student residence makes for vibrant 24/7 student life. The Georgian College campus houses multimedia classrooms, computer labs and the Library Commons. It is common for this area to be full to capacity, given its open concept design, varied and comfortable study environments and comprehensive inventory of resources.
There is something for everyone on campus from the Athletics Centre and intramural sports, numerous festivals and events year-round, student clubs and associations to The Den and The Last Class Bar and Grill, the Laurentian University Barrie Campus provides a wonderful university student experience.