Get Ready For Your New Adventure!


Your New Adventure Begins with the Student Success Centre! 

Now that you’ve accepted your offer to Lakehead University, the Student Success Centre will help with your transition to University.

To make sure you’re ready for one of the biggest adventures of your life, we’ve compiled a list of important next steps that should help you prepare.  Check out the list below and contact us if you have any questions!

Please stay in touch with the Student Success Centre over the course of the summer by checking our orientation blog site on a regular basis.  Get ready for your new adventure!

 Accept Your Offer

Accept Your Offer

Congratulations!  We're excited to welcome you as a Thunderwolf! 

Click here to go to our Admissions site for step-by-step instructions on how to accept your offer.

Meet Admissions Conditions

Be sure to read your Offer of Admission carefully. Any and all conditions of your Offer of Admission must be successfully met as detailed. Failure to meet your admission conditions will result in your Offer to be withdrawn. Please keep Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions informed of any changes in your academic history, current registration, etc.

If you intend to complete any of these conditions by taking summer school or correspondence courses you must contact Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions directly. You are responsible for ensuring that official notification of your mid-term and final marks are received by Lakehead University, Enrolment Services - Undergraduate Admissions, by the deadline stated in your Offer of Admission letter.

Need more details?  Click here to see more information.

Course Registration

Course Registration

The following is a list of dates when course registration will become available. Please review the dates below.

For instructions on how to register for courses click here.

Course Registration Schedule:

Saturday, June 24 at 9:00 am
Undergraduate New Year 1 Students (excluding Law students)

Wednesday, July 5 at 9:00 am
Undergraduate New and Returning Year 4 Students

Thursday, July 6 at 9:00 am
Undergraduate New and Returning Year 3 Students including Year 3 Law Students

Friday, July 7 at 9:00am
Undergraduate New and Returning Year 2 and Returning Year 1 Students

Monday, July 10 at 9:00 am
New and Returning Graduate and Professional Year Education Students and Year 2 Law students

Monday, July 17 at 9:00 am
Year 1 Law Students


- Professional Year Education Students will receive course registration information from the Faculty of Education on July 10

- Law Students will receive specific course information prior to the commencement of their course registration dates

 Fall Orientation

Looking to stay up-to-date with Fall Orientation? 

Bookmark this website for easy access: and SAVE THE DATE! 

Lakehead’s Fall Orientation for new students are as follows:

Thunder Bay: Thursday, August 31 – Saturday, September 2
Orillia: Thursday, August 31 - Sunday, September 3

Mark these dates in your calendar and plan to attend! Orientation details and information will be updated throughout the summer, so be sure to check out the Orientation website for all the latest news! 

We also encourage you to follow any and all of these social media channels so that you have an instant connection to us! 

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Fall Orientation Registration *NEW*

Register for Orientation Today!

It's the perfect way to begin your #LakeheadAdventure. It's also a great opportunity to be welcomed and introduced to the Lakehead and the Thunder Bay & Orillia communities.

You will have the chance to make new friends, connect with Lakehead staff and faculty, learn tips and tricks for academic success and begin your journey as a Thunderwolf!

To register for Orientation, please click here

Student Accessibility Services

Student Accessibility Services

Congratulations! You are about to embark on a very exciting phase of your life! Lakehead University is thrilled to be a part of this endeavour and we hope to make the transition to post-secondary education smooth and simple.

Click here to be taken to Lakehead's Student Accessibility Services website for new students.

 Student Fees

Have a lot of questions about your University fees?

We encourage you to visit this Tuition Fees page to find out about Student fees, payment deadlines and payment methods.

Student Awards & Financial Aid

Wondering what finances are available to help with University costs?

Be sure to visit Student Awards and Financial Aid for all your money related questions. Here’s a quick glance at some bursaries you may be eligible for:

 Indigenous Students

Indigenous Students

Biindigen/Welcome to Lakehead! If you have any questions, or would like more information about Indigenous student events, services and programming, please email us or check out our website. For the Thunder Bay campus, contact Robin at For the Orillia campus, contact Allysha at

To visit our website, click here

 International Students

International Students

We know you are going to have a great study experience with us. 

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you require any information re sent, please email Sara Melvin at

We look forward to seeing you all on campus soon!!

Be sure to visit our website for Lakehead International Students.



Living in Residence (or wanting to live in residence) your first year?

You’ve made a great choice! Living on campus gives you the comfort and convenience as all our residences are less than a 5 minute walk to most classes. If you haven’t yet applied for residence and are wanting to, you still can! Visit Residence or email for more information. Residence details for applicants will be emailed to your Lakehead email account. Remember, residence move-in for most students is Thursday, August 31, 2017!



Lakehead's Thunder Bay and Orillia bookstores offer a wide variety of merchandise for sale, including textbooks, clothing, giftware, stationery supplies and backpacks.

Both bookstores are non-profit organizations. All profits from our bookstores go directly towards the funding of bursaries and scholarships for our students. Additionally, we support many on-campus activities through donations and in-store events.

We strive to provide our students with the best pricing on a wide variety of items. Where possible, we offer used books, rental books and e-books as alternatives to print titles. We also run a buyback program enabling students to sell their old textbooks back to us for instant cash.

Click here to go to the Bookstore's website.



Parking passes vary on each campus.  Please visit the appropriate links below.

Thunder Bay Parking

Orillia Parking & Transportation

 Stay Connected

Don't want to miss out on any Thunderwolves news? 

Be sure to check your Lakehead email regularly for news and information from the SSC. An eNewsletter will appear in your Lakehead account every few weeks and will contain the latest updates and information related to your first-year at Lakehead. Included in that will be information about Fall Orientation.

We also encourage you to follow any and all of these social media channels so that you have an instant connection to us! 

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Apps To Download *NEW*

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Lakehead Student Success- Thunder Bay Orientation App

This is the official orientation app for Lakehead University - Thunder Bay. Use the app to access important event information such as the schedule, places to eat, and more.

To download the app search for Lakehead Student Success in your app provider on your mobile device.  You can click here to download from iOS (Apple) or click here to down the app from Google Play.

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Lakehead University MobileSafety App

The MobileSafety app includes emergency contacts, a safety toolbox, and other important resources available at the touch of a button. Users can easily access Lakehead's walk-safe program, contact security if needed, and use tools that can help in an emergency. The safety toolbox includes a flashlight, a loud alarm, and the ability to send security a photo.

To download the app search for Lakehead Mobile Safety or click here. It is available on all IOS, Android and BlackBerry devices.

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myVisit- Student Central App

No more lines. No more waiting.

Download the myVisit app to check in to meet with a Student Central Professional today!

On your phone:

- Download the myVisit app
- Select a service
- Student Central will text you when it's your turn to be assisted by a Student Central Professional

To download the app search for Lakehead Student Success in your app provider on your mobile device.  You can click here to download from iOS (Apple) or click here to down the app from Google Play.



Still have questions?

No problem! Give our Student Success Centre a call or email and we’ll be happy to assist. 

            Thunder Bay Campus:
            C:  Krista McAllister, Administrative Assistant
            P:  (807) 343-8018
            W: (#lakeheadadventure)           

            Orillia Campus:
            C:  Haley Doherty, Student Success Advisor

            P:  (705) 330-4008 x 2118
            W: (#lakeheadadventure)