Welcome to Laurentian University!

LAMPS was founded in the summer of 1969. LAMPS represents approximately 2,500 students studying all year round on campus and around the world via distance education. Our mission is to represent our membership both on and off campus, advocate on their behalf, and serve and link them to Laurentian University and the community at large. Our general membership is comprised of full-time Envision (distance education) as well as part-time on campus and Envision students. Our on campus operation or drop in center, offers information, advocacy and refuge for our members and the Laurentian community at large. Our office houses a lounge with a computer and a comfortable couch.

LAMPS expanded its mandate to fill a void on campus. We recognized that the needs of mature students were not being met by the university’s structure, and that not only were many of our members mature students, but the challenges facing part-time students and mature students were similar.

Many have asked what does ‘mature’ mean? We feel all University students are mature. We want all students at Laurentian to know that any undergraduate student who wishes to hold membership with and participate in LAMPS may apply for membership regardless if they must pay fees to SGA or AEF.

If you have any ideas or would like to volunteer to help out with our events please email LAMPS at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the office at 705-673-6503.