Merchandise, Photos & More...

Whether you are looking to purchase graduation merchandise for yourself or someone you know, Lakehead has all your graduation needs covered to help celebrate this very special accomplishment. 

Graduation Merchandise

A variety of Graduation Merchandise can be purchased at either the Lakehead University Bookstore on campus, or during the convocation ceremonies in the lobby or online.

The Bookstore:

Memorabilia such as bumper stickers, plush toys (like stuffed Wolfies), pennants, key chains, and pins can be purchased at on-campus or online. View the full selection of merchandise, here.

Alumni Store:

Memorabilia such as Lakehead University trademarked mahogany parchment/degree frames and branded Lakehead University Alumni scarves are available for purchase online here.


Flowers are a great way to say congratulations! Flowers will be available at the Convocation ceremony for purchase. You can either purchase them on-site or you can pre-order online to make sure you get the selection you want.

To order flowers for your graduate, view the full selection by campus:

Graduation Portraits and Photography 

For your convenience, graduation photos will take place on campus for any graduating students interested. Please see below the information pertaining to each campus.

Orillia Campus

Each year graduation photo sessions are typically held at both Heritage Place Commons and on main campus. You are able to choose from traditional grad portraits as well as fun style shots during your photo session. Gowns, roses, mortarboards, graduating hoods, etc. are provided on the day of the photo shoot. Book your appointment by visiting

For more information, please contact the bookstore directly at

Thunder Bay Campus

Alan Dickson Photograhy typically begins photographing students from January until end of April at their studio. You can book your appointment by visiting and selecting Grad Central online bookings.  From there you are able to choose the date that best suits your schedule.  The studio is located close to the University at 900 Central Ave.

For more information, please contact Alan Dickson Photography

Guest Accommodations  


If you have family and friends visiting to join you for your Convocation celebration, there are many options for them to stay. 

Lakehead University Residence - Guest Accommodations 

One of the best options is to stay with us! Lakehead's Residence offers Guest Accommodations -- Special Convocation rates available as follows (Convocation 2019):

Thunder Bay Campus:

$35/person/night + tax (2 night minimum)
For more information or to book, contact: Conference Services (807) 343-8799 or

Orillia Campus:

$45 + tax (which includes a single room with double bed)
For more information or to book, contact: Residence Front Desk (705) 330-4009 ext. 3030

Local Hotels & Motels

Alternatively, the following hotels/motels offers discount rates for people who are visiting us here at Lakehead:


Best Western Mariposa Inn
400 Memorial Ave.
(705) 325-9511
Lakehead Rate Available

Days Inn
5850 Rama Rd
(705) 326-8288
Lakehead Rate Available

Econo Lodge
265 Memorial Ave
(705) 326-3554
Lakehead Rate Available

Best Western Couchiching Inn
440 Couchiching Point Rd
(705) 325-6505
Lakehead Rate Available

Orillia Highwayman Inn & Conference Centre
201 Woodside Dr.
(705) 326-7343
Lakehead Rate Available

Stone Gate Inn
437 Laclie St
(705) 329-2535
Lakehead Rate Available

Comfort Inn
75 Progress Dr.
(705) 327-7744
Lakehead Rate: A discounted rate may be considered at time of booking

*Please note that Lakehead Student I.D. may be required for Lakehead rates and prices may be subject to change

Thunder Bay

Days Inn & Suites
645 Sibley Drive 
(807) 622-3297

Days Inn North
1250 Golf Links Road
(807) 344-3297

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1041 Carrick Street 
1 (877) 660-8550

450 Memorial Avenue 
(807) 345-2343

Victoria Inn
555 Arthur Street West 
(807) 577-8481

Comfort Inn
660 Arthur Street West 
(807) 475-3155

TownPlace Suites by Marriott
550 Harbour Expressway
(807) 346-9000