Orientation to Campus Tours

Excited Lakehead Students at Orientation dressed in blue and yellow and having fun. A white Lakehead University Orientation logo is in the bottom right hand corner of the banner.

Welcome to Lakehead University!

Congratulations on accepting your offer and confirming that you will be joining us new Thunderwolf! 

Our next tours will be starting in January 2024 ! If you have any questions about our tours or if you would like to request an Orientation to Campus Tour outside of our normal schedule, please email us at tours.ssc@lakeheadu.ca . We have also recorded virtual Orientation to Campus Tours to help you become more familiar with the Thunder Bay & Orillia campuses virtually (scroll to the bottom of this page to watch our recorded virtual tours).

Our Orientation to Campus tour are designed to help you find out where all the buildings are, how to get to your classes, great study spots & hangouts, and locate our various students supports! Our live, guided tours are hosted by our Orientation to Campus Tour Guides and will begin promptly at the starting time you sign up for.  Thunder Bay Campus tours are approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes in length and Orillia Campus tours are approximately 30-45 minutes in length. We ask that you dress appropriately for the weather as part of our tours will be outside exploring our beautiful campuses.


Orillia campus students entering year 1 or 2 of the BEd program (P/J), your classes will take place at the Heritage Place campus in Downtown Orillia. Tours of Heritage Place take place weekly on Mondays at 9:30am and Fridays at 2:30pm only. These tours are booked through Undergraduate Recruitment, which can be done at  https://www.lakeheadu.ca/admissions/campus-tours/orillia/book-campus-tour-orillia.

COVID-19 Updates

Lakehead University does not currently have masking or vaccine requirements in place for our students, staff, or campus visitors. Everyone is strongly encouraged to wear masks in all indoor public settings in keeping with the Province's current health recommendations.

Before visiting one of our campuses, visitors should refer to the Ontario screening site - available here.

Please note that Lakehead's policies may be reinstated with little notice if necessary - based on advice from local health units and/or the province. 

For updates regarding the Covid-19 situation at Lakehead University, please visit: https://www.lakeheadu.ca/about/coronavirus


Unable to attend a Orientation to Campus Tour in person?

We have an option for you too! For those who are unable to attend an Orientation to Campus in-person tour, we have recorded a virtual Orientation To Campus Tour to help you become more familiar with our Thunder Bay & Orillia campuses. We also encourage you to visit our campuses on your own and ask our friendly staff and faculty if you have any questions about campus!

Ask Us!

If you have questions about our tours or about Lakehead University, please give the Student Success Centre (SSC) a call or send us an email - we are happy to guide you through your next steps!

Thunder Bay & Orillia Campus:

Orientation To Campus Tours Team
(807) 343-8018
(705) 330-4010 ext. 2118