Lakehead University invites alumni to “come home” during Homecoming Week

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 – Orillia, ON

Lakehead University is excited to welcome alumni “home” to the Orillia campus during the biggest weekend of the year.

The University’s annual Homecoming celebration takes place from Friday, October 27 to Saturday, October 28, with activities taking place on and off campus.

From sporting events to campus tours, Alumni awards and a haunted house, and the Pancake Breakfast, Homecoming offers something for everyone.

“Homecoming draws many alumni back to campus to reconnect and reminisce about their time at Lakehead,” said Dr. Michel Beaulieu, President of the Alumni Association of Lakehead University. “We’re proud to welcome alumni, their families, and the broader communities to campus to take in our events and activities.”

Two highlights this year are the Alumni Awards Reception – where Lakehead will honour past President & Vice-Chancellor Dr. Fred Gilbert, and Rob Jamieson, Past President of the Alumni Association and 2017 Civitas Award Winner – and the first annual Pancake Breakfast, where alumni and current students will have the opportunity to meet and mingle.

A full list of Homecoming weekend events can be found at

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Lakehead University has about 9,700 full-time equivalent students and 2,000 faculty and staff in 10 faculties at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead is a fully comprehensive university: home to Ontario’s newest Faculty of Law in 44 years, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and faculties of Engineering, Business Administration, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences & Humanities, Science & Environmental Studies, Natural Resources Management, Education, and Graduate Studies. In 2016, for the second consecutive year, Re$earch Infosource ranked Lakehead first among Canada’s undergraduate universities. Visit