Next Steps Checklist

Your New Adventure Is Beginning!

Congratulations on making an exceptional decision to begin your post-secondary education at Lakehead University! We're very excited that you'll be joining us and to make sure you’re ready for one of the biggest adventures of your life, we’ve compiled a list of important next steps that should help you prepare over the next few months. We're always ready to help, so should you have any questions or require further information about your next steps, we invite you to contact us. We look forward to speaking with you and guiding you through this new adventure.

8-12 Weeks before classes Start

1. Don't Forget!

2. Get familiar with your Lakehead Tools

3. Choose your courses

  • Review your program requirements
  • Pre-plan & build your course timetable
  • Talk with Student Central for help
  • Register for classes

4. Plan your finances

  • Understand your university costs
  • Learn about OSAP, scholarships & bursaries
  • Build a budget
 8 Weeks before classes start

 5. Take care of student business early

  • Check out our Orientation Events calendar and plan your Orientation experience!
  • Order your student card
  • Pay your tuition
  • Confirm your LUSU health & dental coverage
4-6 Weeks before classes start

6. Ease your transition

  • Arrange travel to campus
  • Connect with student services
  • Familiarize yourself with libraries and services
  • Prepare for academic success
  • Learn about the Academic Support Zone
Make the most of your first 6 weeks
 7. Attend Orientation
  • Learn about your new community
  • Participate in fun activities
  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Get comfortable with university life

8. Join the Lakehead Community

  • Check out student clubs & associations
  • Join a Campus Recreation sports team
  • Cheer on your Thunderwolves

9. Start off strong

  • Attend academic skills workshops
  • Set up your Google calendar
  • Read course outlines in detail
  • Introduce yourself to your classmates

Just Ask!

If you do have questions, give the Student Success Centre a call or send us an email - we're happy to guide you through your next steps.

Thunder Bay Campus
(807) 343-8018

Orillia Campus
(705) 330-4010 ext. 2118


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