Residence Life - Orillia Campus

We strive to provide students with a clean and safe home, where academic success and personal growth are promoted.  It is our goal to provide a community and environment that is rich and diverse.  Lakehead University Residence provides a wide range of opportunities that are social, educational and recreational.  If you want a comprehensive experience as well as to expand your horizons, this is the place for you!

Did you know?

  • The Residence Life Team consists of 6 House Presidents, 6 Resident Assistants and 1 Residence Area Coordinator. 
  • Residence students are actively involved in numerous charitable causes on campus and in the City.  Talk to our Residence Area Coordinator for more information.


Applications for the 2024/2025 Residence Life Staff team are now open!

Applications currently being accepted for Resident Assistants and House Presidents. Applications close on January 19, 2024, at 1pm. 

All correspondence will be sent to your e-mail address.  Interviews will take place Sunday, January 28th, 2024. If you are chosen for a position you will be required to attend mandatory training/meet and greet in early April and our Fall training and September orientation that takes place around the last two weeks of August, continuing into the first week of September.

We will be accepting applications until positions are filled. Candidates are required to register to live in Residence for the 2024-2025 academic year as these are live-in positions.  

Questions can be directed to

Click here to access the online application form.

Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants (RAs) work cooperatively with their house to create an atmosphere of responsibility, consideration and respect. These are the people who unlock the doors when students have locked themselves out, listen to students if they need to talk and will point students in the right direction if they have any questions about the University. RAs also provide students with valuable and fun programs to give a balanced experience while here at university.

Resident Assistants address confidential, personal, social, medical, financial or academic concerns. They are extremely knowledgeable and enjoy helping their community and are a friendly face to go to for any problems.

See Fall 2024-Winter 2025 Job Description here

See Summer 2024 Job Description here

House Presidents

House Presidents (HPs) are responsible for organizing and running events for their floor as well as building-wide events while keeping their community informed of events and activities that are taking place throughout the year.  HPs organize floor events that may include, but are not limited to house dinners, movie nights, and much more. Locations for events can vary to areas off-campus around the city and within the larger Lakehead campus. HPs also hold a seat on the Residence Council and uphold their floor members' best interests. Each House President is also a part of a committee within council and works really hard to ensure that students have a great year within residence.

See Fall 2024-Winter 2025 Job Description here