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Graduate Student Resources

Welcome to the Grad Students Resource page. Here you will find all the resources that the Faculty of Graduate Studies believes would be beneficial for you to know.

New Student Guide

OneCard is your official identification card at Laurentian University

In addition to being the single most important piece of ID you possess during your time here at LU, it also serves as a convenience card for many of the services available on campus, including:

All students must have a OneCard with a photograph for positive identification. The front of the card contains your photo, your name (using any approved preferred name), an expiry date, the logo of your current student association, the Laurentian University logo and a bar code. The OneCard is intended to last your entire period of study at Laurentian University. All students are entitled to a OneCard. 


Your Laurentian ID

ease record and remember your Laurentian ID. Typically, your Laurentian ID is the first part of your email address.

For example

  • Email address:
  • Laurentian ID: vx_voyageur

You need your Laurentian ID to access all your electronic accounts at Laurentian University.

How do I register for, or make course changes?

All registrations and course changes are completed through Self-Service.

  1. Select Login and enter your LU user name and password.
  2. Select Student Planning.
  3. Select Plan your Degree and Register for Classes.
  4. Search for the course by course code or name.
  5. Select your course. Click Add Course to Plan.
  6. Return to Plan your Degree and Register for Classes.
  7. Select Register for courses. 
  8. Print your schedule, which is not confirmation of registration


  • FW: Sep. - April
  • W: Jan. - April
  • SP: May  - July


What courses do i need to take?

  • The list of courses required for your degree program are available under the degree options tab of the programs listed on the Laurentian Online website. Identify the courses you plan to take each term (actual offerings are listed in Self-Service) making sure that you have the prerequisites prior to registering for a course.
  • Students admitted to the Master of Business Administration should have received a degree requirements form with the admission documents. Use this document to plan and track your progression through the program.

What is Self-Service?

Self-Service is an online system used to access course registration, course schedules, grades. It is also where you will find your account statement for your tuition and fees.

Students can use Self-Service to:

  • Register and drop courses
  • Verify their account summary 
  • Verify personal information on file 
  • Check their class schedule


What is WebAdvisor?

WebAdvisor is an online system used to access unofficial transcripts. It is also where you will find your account statement for your tuition and fees.

Students can use WebAdvisor to:

  • Access their Confirmation of Enrolment 
  • Access their transcript 
  • Print the T2202A and T4A information
  • Print T4 information for Student Staff 
  • Apply for bursaries 
  • Verify their account summary 
  • Verify personal information on file 
  • Input banking information for refund purposes only


What is D2L?

Laurentian's Desire2Learn portal offers you the opportunity to access a broad range of eLearning programs. Log in to view courses and take some time to familiarize yourself with our customizable eLearning Suite.

  • D2L can be used to communicate with professors, get to know your classmates, submit assignments, receive grades and more. 
  • Keep in mind that not all professors use D2L as a method of communication, some prefer the LUmail(Gmail) account. Ask your profs how they prefer to communicate with students to avoid misscomunication. 
  • All registered courses appear in the select the course drop down menu; they will become visible on the first day of the academic term.

Access D2L from myLaurentian.


LUmail (Laurentian University Email)

  • LUmail is a Google Web-based e-mail service that provides users with a gigabyte of storage for messages. It provides the ability to search for specific messages and to sort emails into different categories.
  • Creating a category for each of your courses is a great way to keep your emails organised and to avoid missing important information. 
  • LUmail is the principal method of communication used by the University.

To send an email: 

  1. On your myLaurentian student portal, click on the mail icon (the envelope at the top right of the screen)

  2. you will see that your Lumail is accessible through Gmail

  3. To find a contact, click on mail

  4. select Contacts

  5. Click on directory

  6. Type the name of the person you would like contact and click on the search icon

  7. Click on the name of the person searched

Past due accounts will be subject to Interest of 1% monthly until the balance is paid in full.

Tuition is calculated based on the selection of academic level (undergraduate or graduate), academic program, course load (full-time or part-time), cohort year and citizenship.

Account balances are always available on Self-Service. (under the Student Finance section)

You are responsible for paying your university fees within the set deadlines regardless of whether you have received an e-statement notification or not, since you have online access to the status of your account at all times.

Any changes in registration during the academic year will modify the balance of the account. Late registration, late payment and interest will accrue after the set deadlines.

The following information reflects tuition and compulsory incidental fees (subject to change) for 2018-2019.  Finalized fees for the 2018-2019 academic year will be available in late Spring of 2018.

For information regarding fees for the current academic year, please visit the Tuition & Support section of your myLaurentian account. All fees are subject to change. Incidental and association fees have yet to be confirmed.

International students and their dependents must enroll in the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP).  The premium for a single student is $624 for the period from September 1 to August 31.

All fees are subject to change. Incidental and association fees have yet to be confirmed and are charged from September to April.

Full-Time Graduate Fees

Tuition Domestic

Tuition International

Incidental and GSA Fees

M.B.A.** per 3 credits $1,371.25 $3,974.20 $771.04
M.S.W per 3 credits $1,371.25 $3,222.45 $771.04
M.A. History and M.A. Humanities (Essay Stream) per 3 credits $1,949.70 $3,845.10


M.A. History and M.A. Humanities (Thesis Stream) per trimester $3,178.50 $7,067.45


M.Sc. Geology (Thesis stream) per trimester $3,178.50 $7,067.45


M.Sc. Geology - Mineral Exploration (one year) per trimester $3,178.50 $7,067.45


G.Dip - Science Communication per trimester $4,208.65 $7,177.80


M.S. Com. Science Communication per trimester $4,208.65 $7,177.80


M.Arch. Architecture per trimester $3,793.65 $7,972.65


All other Masters and Ph.D. programs per trimester $3,178.50 $7,067.45


All other Ph.D. programs per trimester $3,178.50 $6,914.85



Part-Time Graduate Fees

Tuition Domestic

Tuition International

Incidental and GSA Fees

M.B.A.** per 3 credits $1,371.25 $3,974.20 $771.04
M.S.W per 3 credits $1,371.25 $3,222.45 $771.04
M.A. History and M.A. Humanities per 3 credits $1,949.70 $3,845.10


M.Sc. Geology - Mineral Exploration (one year) per trimester $3,178.50 $7,067.45


All other Masters programs per trimester $3,178.50 $7,067.45


All other Ph.D. programs per trimester $3,178.50 $6,914.85



Inactive Fee $110.25 per trimester

**Supplemental fees are applicable to certain courses in addition to tuition.

$115.75 - Digital Material Fee (per each Laurentian Online course) 


$115.75 - Activity Fee


Trimester = three academic sessions = September to December, January to April, May to August



Please be advised that the winter orientation session for Graduate Studies will take place on TUESDAY, January 12th from 10:30am to 12 pm via Zoom ( Password: 303371

This is a great opportunity for you to learn about what it means to be a grad student and to have all of your questions answered by our knowledgeable team. 

We look forward to meeting you! 


How to find your classrooms

Finding your classroom is relatively straight-forward.

  • Get your list of course locations on Self-Service
  • Once you have your list of classrooms, get yourself a copy of the campus map 
  • A classroom number has a letter(s) followed by numbers (eg: S-519)
  • The first letters of the room number indicate the building
    • Look for the code on the campus map in parenthesis within the list of buildings (eg: S = Science I Building)
  • The first number after the letters is the floor of that building (eg: 5 = 5th floor)


  • C-206: Second floor of the Classroom Building
  • FA-054: Basement of the Fraser Building

It is recommended to find your classrooms ahead of time so you are prepared for your first day of classes.



There are a number of options for students looking to purchase a campus parking pass. Full year, semester, residence and plug-in spaces are all available.

Visit the Parking website for more information


Greater City of Sudbury Transit

Greater Sudbury Transit provides safe, reliable and affordable transportation services to over 4 million passengers each year. Public transportation includes both conventional transit and the transportation of persons with physical disabilities.

Many Laurentian University students have access to the U-Pass which provides them access to the transit system during the Fall and Winter terms (September to April). These students are members of the AEF, SGA and GSA (who are studying on a full time basis).

If you are eligible for the U-Pass, it will automatically be activated on your OneCard (student card). All you have to do is swipe to get on the bus!

For help planning your transit trip, use the MyBus card on the main page of myLaurentian for assistance.

Learn more about the City’s transit system by visiting their website.