New International Student Orientation

Welcome to your New International Student Orientation!

Lakehead Orientation Collage

As a new student at Lakehead University (LU), Orientation is your golden opportunity to connect online with staff and other students. Orientation provides new LU students with an opportunity to meet and engage with the International Student Service staff, to ask your questions, and to ensure that you have all the information on international student supports and services available to help you meet your goal of being a successful student at Lakehead University. The most important part of Orientation is connecting with you so that you know we're here for you and we want your success!

Winter 2022 International Orientation Day! 
Date: Thursday, December 17, 2021
Time: 9:30AM (EST)
Location: Online via Zoom

Register Here

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, Sara Melvin, 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. 

COVID-19 & Quarantine

As you prepare for your journey to Canada, it's important to stay informed about updates and procedures related to international travel. Before you begin your travel plans, please visit our Lakehead University COVID-19 Student Quarantine page.

To review the current travel restriction, please visit our Lakehead University COVID-19 Student Quarantine page.

Next Steps in the Admission Process

November 3, 2021 - 9:00am EDT

Via Zoom


Residence & Dining

November 10, 2021 - 9:00am EST

Via Zoom


Winter 2022 Pre-Arrival Planning

November 11, 2021 - 9:00am EST

Via Zoom

Connect with a Current Student

Lakehead 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

Main Campus Orientation

Lakehead University also has planned a great main campus orientation for all students to attend.  Please visit the Lakehead Orientation Webpage for more information.  


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!


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