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

October 9, 2019 – Orillia, Ont.

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

Lakehead Orillia’s annual Homecoming celebration takes place from Friday, Oct. 18 to Saturday, Oct. 19, with activities taking place on and off campus. From sporting events to quiz night and the Principal’s brunch, Homecoming offers something for everyone.

“Lakehead has more than 63,000 alum around the globe,” said Debra Woods, President of the Alumni Association of Lakehead University. “During Homecoming we look forward to seeing alumni and celebrating their achievements since graduating from Lakehead.”

A full list of Homecoming Weekend events can be found below or on our website at  The community is welcome to attend, but are encouraged to register in advance.

Friday, Oct. 18

  • Quiz Night at Flying Monkey Brewery, 8 p.m., Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery

 Saturday, Oct. 19

  • Principal’s Homecoming Brunch, 11 a.m., Lakehead Orillia cafeteria
  • Wolfie’s 9-Hole Golf Tournament, 1:30 p.m., Hawk Ridge Golf Club
  • Alumni vs. Student Hockey Game and Tailgate, 5:30 p.m., Rotary Place

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Media: For further information or to arrange an interview, contact Jaclyn Bucik, Media, Communications and Marketing Associate, 705-330-4008 ext. 2014, or

Lakehead University is a fully comprehensive university with approximately 8,500 students and over 2,000 faculty and staff at two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Lakehead has 10 faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Law, Natural Resources Management, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Science & Environmental Studies, and Social Sciences & Humanities. Maclean’s 2020 University Rankings, once again, included 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

Join us for Homecoming Weekend at the Lakehead Orillia campus