Residence & Housing

Living in residence is a huge part of your life as a Lakehead student. From your very first day, you will meet new people from all around the world and start establishing friendships that will last a lifetime. Welcome to your new home away from home.

Residence living has many benefits for you to consider – one of the most important being students that live in residence perform better academically!

Here are a few others:

  • Higher likelihood of graduation
  • Safe and clean furnished room
  • Convenience to campus and classes
  • Abundance of on-campus support and services
  • Personal development and identity is enhanced and supported
  • Programming, events and supports within Residence

Living in residence provides you with a support system that will help guide you through the transition to University life.

Residence Living Information 

Explore the different types of residence options offered at both of our campuses:

Thunder Bay Residence Options

Orillia Residence Options

Special Note:  Admission to Residence is guaranteed to all high school students provided they are admitted to Lakehead University by June 1, 2020.

Meal Plan Information 

Thunder Bay Campus Meal Plan

Our Thunder Bay Residence has a mandatory meal plan for first year students living in Residence Halls, and an optional meal plan for students living in Townhouses or Apartments. 

Orillia Campus Meal Plan

Our Orillia Residence has a mandatory meal plan, however, students can choose from one of two different options.

Off-Campus Housing

If you are looking at off-campus living options, apartments to rent are close by – often only a few minutes from campus. Check out the Off-Campus Housing list to explore different housing accommodations within the City of Thunder Bay and City of Orillia.