Lakehead University Orientation for New International Students

Winter (January) 2024 Incoming International Students

Lakehead International is excited for you to join us, in person, at our Winter 2024 International Student Welcome Day, this January, as part of our Winter 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  

Thunder Bay Campus

Winter 2024 International Student Welcome Day

(Mandatory event for all new international students)

Date:  Friday, January 5

Time: 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Location: TBD


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

Orillia Campus

Winter 2024 Lakehead University Orientation 

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

Date:  January 5, 2024

Time: 10:30 AM to 1 PM EST

Location:  Simcoe Hall, OA 2014


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


Immigration 101- Rules and...

December 7, 2023 - 9:00am EST

Online - Zoom


Open Q&A with Lakehead International

December 21, 2023 - 9:00am EST

Online - Zoom

Watch the Previous Transition Sessions Recording


Let’s Talk Lakehead- Services and...

November 23, 2023 - 9:00am EST

Online - Zoom


Housing Options in Thunder Bay and...

November 9, 2023 - 9:00am EST

Online - Zoom


Planning Your Journey to Lakehead

October 26, 2023 - 9:00am EDT

Online - 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

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

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!