Located in the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishinabek, our campus is nestled among five freshwater lakes the heart of the city, surrounded by lush green spaces. It stands to reason that pristine nature can be enjoyed from every vantage point on campus.
Boasting its own private beach, this natural setting is minutes from the downtown core, and comprises more than 765 acres of land owned by the university and adjoining the vast Lake Laurentian Conservation Area. Nature is at the core of the university’s identity, and learning here, in this awe-inspiring natural environment, is a true pleasure for the senses.
A transformation of our Sudbury campus facilities is currently under way with a $51 million investment commitment to student spaces and classrooms. On the main campus, Laurentian’s student amenities are conveniently located a short walk away from one another. There is no need to arrange for transportation, and getting that extra sleep in the morning is a real advantage for many students. Forgot something in residence? Not a problem as it is only a minute or two away, at break time.
Laurentian is attended by nearly 9,400 students, it is moderate in size, and amenities are close at hand. The downtown area, which is the site of the University’s new school of architecture, can be accessed within minutes by hopping on the many transit buses which commute back and forth to the main campus. Our McEwen School of Architecture, which is in full expansion, will see completion of its second phase of construction this Fall. It is located in the downtown core at the intersection of Elm and Elgin streets.
In addition to well-appointed classrooms, labs, auditoriums and libraries, student-centered amenities cover the gamut: Olympic-size pool, new indoor and outdoor tracks, a climbing wall, eight student residences, student lounges, kilometres of walking and hiking trails, reading rooms, coffee shops, dining halls, a private beach... there’s a favourite spot for everyone on campus. Whether you enjoy lakeside sunsets, quiet and cozy corners, or upbeat social spaces, you are guaranteed to find a space that’s all your own. There is plenty for you to discover and the best way to get acquainted is for you to arrange for a visit.