Prospective students and families are invited to explore Lakehead University virtually this fall


October 8, 2021 – Orillia and Thunder Bay, Ont.

Lakehead is once again holding a virtual open house – meaning you can learn about the university’s programs and campuses in Thunder Bay and Orillia from the comfort of your home.

The Lakehead Experience Virtual Open House will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16 from 10 am to 2 pm (EST).

“The Lakehead Experience Virtual Open House will provide an exceptional opportunity to connect virtually with over 110 faculty and staff members, who will answer your questions about anything relating to our 65+ academic programs, admission requirements and the admissions process, scholarship and bursary opportunities, student supports and more,” said Lynn Hurrell, Director, Undergraduate Recruitment.

Participants will explore 21 booths showcasing Lakehead’s academic programs, support services and student life. A virtual backpack will allow visitors to pick up brochures and videos, while the live chat will connect visitors instantly with their future faculty members, professors, and student services in both Thunder Bay and Orillia campus locations.

“Students will become familiar with how our degree programs, smaller class sizes, hands-on learning opportunities, and high career employment rates make a degree from Lakehead University extraordinarily valuable,” Hurrell said.

“At Lakehead, our faculty members know you by name and care about your academic growth and success. By connecting with them now – before you become a Lakehead student – you can begin having important conversations that will help you personalize and shape your academic journey,” she added.

You can learn more about becoming a future Lakehead University student by registering for the Virtual Open House at


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Lakehead University is a fully comprehensive university with approximately 9,700 full-time equivalent 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. Lakehead University’s achievements have been recognized nationally and internationally, including being ranked, once again, among Canada’s Top 10 primarily undergraduate universities in Maclean’s 2021 University Rankings; as well as included in the top half of Times Higher Education's 2022 World Universities Rankings for the third consecutive year, and in the top 100 of 1,115 universities from around the world in THE's 2021 Impact Rankings (which assesses institutions against the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals). Visit