Lakehead University Orientation for New International Students

Fall (September) 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 Fall 2023 International Student Welcome 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.

Fall 2023 Lakehead University Orientation (Thunder Bay Campus)


  • August 30 - New International Student Welcome Day (mandatory for all international students)
  • August 31 - Get 'er Done Day (for all international students)
  • September 1 - Main Campus Orientation (for all students including International students)
  • September 2 - Main Campus Orientation (for all students including International students

Location:  Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus

Coming Soon:  More details and information 

Register Now for New International Student Welcome Day - THUNDER BAY

Fall 2023 Lakehead University Orientation (Orillia Campus)

Date:  August 30 - New international student Welcome Day (mandatory for all international students)

Time: 10am-1pm

Location:  Simcoe Hall, OA 2014

NOTE - Main Campus Orientation activities will begin August 31 and continue throughout September 2 for all students, including international students.


Important Upcoming Transition Sessions


Getting Ready for Graduate Studies

June 15, 2023 - 9:00am EDT

Virtual / Zoom


Living in a New Community

June 29, 2023 - 9:00am EDT

Virtual / Zoom


Canadian Study Permit for New Students

July 13, 2023 - 9:00am EDT

Virtual / Zoom


Canadian Health Insurance and Healthcare

July 27, 2023 - 9:00am EDT

Virtual / Zoom


Plan Your Journey Before You Travel

August 10, 2023 - 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

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!