New International Student Orientation

Spring (May) 2023 Incoming Students

We are thrilled to announce that our Lakehead University Orientation will be in-person. Lakehead International is excited to have you join us at our Spring 2023 International Student Orientation Day.

Orientation provides new Lakehead students with an opportunity to meet new friends, engage with Lakehead staff members and departments, ask your burning questions, and ensure that you have all the information about supports and services available at Lakehead University and within the community.

2023 Spring International Student Orientation Day (Thunder Bay Campus)

Date:  April 27, 2023 (Thursday)

Time: 10 am to 2 pm (4 hours)

Location: Faculty Lounge



2023 Spring International Student Orientation Day (Orillia Campus)

Date:  TBD

Time: TBD

Location:  TBD

Important Upcoming Transition Sessions

No upcoming events

Complete Your Pre-Arrival Orientation Modules

To help incoming international students transition to life in Canada and at Lakehead, our team has built a variety of modules that will help prepare for the exciting journey ahead!

International Student Pre-Arrival Orientation Modules

Once you've opened the D2L/MyCourselink website, look for your "International Orientation" course. If this course is not accessible, please contact our Student Services Coordinator, at

Click the button below to go to the D2L landing page.


Navigating D2L and MyCourselink

Not sure how to use D2L and MyCourselink?  We got you covered!

Watch this helpful video made by our Student Assistants that walk you through how to use D2L/MyCourselink.  This will assist you in learning how things work so you are confident to complete the International Orientation module as well as navigating the site for your upcoming classes. 

Connect with a Current Student

A Peer Mentor group at Lake TamblynLakehead International’s Peer Mentor program pairs up experienced Lakehead students with a small group of new international students to help them:

  • Transition to university 
  • Adjust to the Lakehead University campus, the Thunder Bay or Orillia community, and Canadian culture
  • Access and get to know on-campus or off-campus resources

The Peer Mentor program organizes activities for all participants. It is a great way to meet new students and explore your new home.

Learn More

Campus-Wide Orientation

Lakehead University also has planned a great campus-wide orientation for all new students to attend. This is the perfect opportunity for international students to connect with their Canadian peers and the broader campus community. Please visit Lakehead's Orientation webpage for more information.  

Check out the Campus-Wide Orientation Page

Questions? We're here for you! Book a one on one appointment with any of our advisors through our online booking system.  It's quick and easy!

Book an Appointment with an Advisor

 We look forward to welcoming you to Lakehead University very soon!