Orientation for New International Students

Fall (August) 2024 Incoming International Students

Lakehead International is excited for you to join us, in person, at our Fall 2024 International Student Welcome Day, this August, as part of our Fall Orientation events!

Orientation provides new Lakehead students with an opportunity to meet new friends, engage with Lakehead staff and departments, learn about supports and services at Lakehead and within the community, ask questions, and gather all the necessary information they need to have a successful start to their term.

Thunder Bay Campus Orillia Campus Transition Webinars Pre-Arrival Modules

Thunder Bay Campus

Fall 2024 - International Student Welcome Day

Learn about campus, discover the many supports and services available, and connect with the ISS team and other new students. All new students should plan to attend Welcome Day. Please register in advance.

(Mandatory event for all new international students)

Date:  Wednesday, August 28th

More details coming soon!

Orillia Campus

Spring/Summer 2024 Lakehead University Welcome Day 

New International Student Welcome Day (mandatory for all international students)

Date:  April 29, 2024

Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

Location:  Alumni Commons


Please note that Main Campus Orientation activities will begin the first week of school for all new students, including new international students.

Important Upcoming Transition Sessions


Transition Webinar - Let's Talk...

June 20, 2024 - 4:10pm EDT



Transition Webinar - Housing Options in...

July 4, 2024 - 9:00am EDT



Transition Webinar - Planning Your...

July 18, 2024 - 9:00am EDT



Transition Webinar - Immigration 101

August 1, 2024 - 9:00am EDT



Transition Webinar - Open Q&A with...

August 15, 2024 - 9:00am EDT


Watch the Previous Transition Sessions Recording


Open Q&A with Lakehead International

April 18, 2024 - 9:00am EDT

Virtual / Zoom


Immigration 101- Rules and...

April 11, 2024 - 9:00am EDT

Virtual / Zoom


Let’s Talk Lakehead - Services and...

March 28, 2024 - 9:00am EDT

Virtual / Zoom

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 Online 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 sscoordinator.intl@lakeheadu.ca

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


Navigating MyCourselink

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

MyCourselink is also known as D2L. Watch this helpful video and learn how to use MyCourselink effectively. This video shows you how MyCourselink works so that you can confidently complete the Online Orientation modules for new International students as well as navigate 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