Families invited to Lakehead Orillia campus for information night

November 16, 2018 – Orillia, ON

Parents and guardians of future Lakehead University students are invited to meet staff and advisors at the Parent Information Night at the Orillia campus on Tuesday, November 20.

While the event is geared towards parents and guardians, high school students and their families interested in learning more about Lakehead University are welcome to attend.

“Having a child go to university can come with a lot of questions,” says Chad O’Halloran, Manager of Undergraduate Recruitment at Lakehead University. “This is an opportunity for families to have questions answered and meet the individuals who will support their children as future students at Lakehead.”

Lakehead University staff and advisors will be on hand to answer questions and lead sessions on how to choose a program, an overview of the admissions process, and financial aid, scholarships and bursary offerings. The evening will also include information regarding on-campus services and supports. Campus and residence tours will also be available.

The information night takes place at Simcoe Hall at the Orillia campus, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Attendees can choose to attend sessions and campus and residence tours at select times throughout the evening. 

Register today at www.lakeheadu.ca/future-students/events/details?eventid=335.


Choosing a Program and How to Apply includes an overview of Lakehead University faculties and programs. It will also describe the process of applying to Lakehead. 

  • Presentation will be held at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries will take a look at the various funding opportunities available to students. It will go over the $11 million in funding available each year to new and returning students.

  • Presentation will be held at 7:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Campus and residence tours

  • Will be offered at 7:00 and 8:00 p.m.

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Media: For more information or to request an interview, contact Jaclyn Bucik, Marketing & Communications Associate, 705-330-4008 ext. 2014 or jaclyn.bucik@lakeheadu.ca.


Lakehead University has approximately 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. Maclean’s 2019 University Rankings place Lakehead University among Canada's Top 10 primarily undergraduate universities and in 2018 Research Infosource named Lakehead Research University of the Year in its category for the fourth consecutive year. Visit www.lakeheadu.ca.

Prospective students and their families receive a tour of the Lakehead University Orillia campus.