Share your Lakehead experience in your hometown!

The Undergraduate Recruitment team is looking for current students to share stories about their Lakehead experience back in their hometown high school as part of our Home for the Holidays initiative.

Current students can help other students who are facing important decisions about university. If you are returning home for the holidays, catch up with your high school guidance counsellor, favourite teachers, or even current high school students and let them know about all that Lakehead has to offer. To complement your visit, we'll give you a ‘Lakehead holiday pack’. By participating, you have the chance to win a $250 voucher for the bookstore or food services!

Sign up here to participate in Home for the Holidays:

Please let us know by Thursday, Dec. 8, if you would like to take part in sharing your Lakehead experiences back at your hometown high school. Once we hear from you, we will follow up with more information and details to help you get ready.

Preparing for your exams

It's not too early to start preparing for your exams!

  1. Make sure you have a Lakehead University Student ID card. Students will not be permitted to write an examination and will be asked to leave the examination room until their Lakehead University Student ID is presented. Students will only be permitted back into the examination room, with their Lakehead University ID within the first hour of the allowed examination time. A new or replacement Student ID can be obtained from the Chancellor Paterson Library on the Thunder Bay campus and the Bookstore on the Orillia campus.
  2. Plan to arrive on time for your exam. Confirm the time and location of your final exams
  3. Review the Examination Regulations Course Calendar Lakehead University.

Best of luck as you prepare for your exams. If you have any questions about the location of your December Exams please contact Student Central at 807-343-8675 or at

Winter Intramural Registration Now Open

Join fellow Thunderwolves in intramural volleyball or dodgeball this winter! Intramural sports offers the Lakehead community an opportunity to stay involved in the sports they love, or to try a new sport while they attend university.

All intramural sports are designed so that each student can have fun in a safe recreational setting. Registration is limited, so sign up today!

For more information and to register, visit

Festivus for the rest of us

Dust off your ugly festive sweaters and come celebrate with us. Festivus is happening on Wednesday, Nov. 23!

Join us in the fun from 11 am to 3 pm in and around the Learning Commons and the Dining Hall. There is even a special Festivus themed breakfast and dinner menu planned.

Pick up your free Festivus ticket from the Student Central desk, kiosk, residence desk or dining hall and enter the raffle for some Festivus miracles.

You're invited to Festivus

GO-VAXX Bus Rolling into Campus

Looking to get your bi-valent COVID-19 vaccine before heading home after exams? The GO-VAXX bus will be rolling into campus once again before the end of the semester. This clinic is open to students, faculty, staff, and community members. No appointments required.

Date: Saturday, Dec. 10
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Location: Orillia Campus parking lot

Anyone wishing to take advantage of the GO-VAXX bus to receive their bi-valent vaccine is reminded to:

  • Bring your health card. If you do not have a health card or your health card is expired, bring another form of government-issued photo identification such as a driver’s license, passport, status card or birth certificate.
  • Eat and drink something before you arrive to prevent feeling faint or dizzy while being vaccinated.
  • Dress for the weather in case there is a lineup.
  • Wear clothing that allows for easy access to the upper arm such as a loose-fitting top or a t-shirt.
  • Wear a mask that covers your nose, mouth and chin.
  • Do not visit the GO-VAXX bus if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
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Last Chance to Get Your Textbooks, Course Materials

The Orillia Campus Bookstore is returning unsold Fall textbooks to the publishers starting November 14. So, if there is a book you need, get it now because they can't guarantee stock after the 14th. Full year textbooks are NOT part of the return at this time.

November is Financial Literacy Month

Today is the start of November and the beginning of Financial Literacy Month in Canada.

Here at Lakehead University, we strive to provide students with opportunities to expand their knowledge inside and outside of the classroom. The Financial Literacy Team within Student Awards and Financial Aid has worked hard to organize informative events throughout the month of November. With great guest speakers as well as a variety of prizes to be won, there are many reasons to participate. Visit for the full schedule of events. Some highlights include our Financial Literacy Fair, a budgeting workshop with international personal finance speaker and author Gordon Stein, and a presentation by Rob Brown, author of Wealthing Like Rabbits.

View the full schedule at

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Mindfulness Activities On Campus

Develop mindfulness skills and practices through the Mindful Ambassador Program. Attendees will learn how to let go of negativity, be present, slow down racing thoughts, and calm both the mind and body. All participants will receive a $5 Tim Hortons gift card!

Sign up in advance on the Student Health and Wellness event page, or drop in. Thursday, Nov. 17 and 24, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm in the Student Academic Support Zone. Contact Sara Corcoran, Student Wellness Coordinator at for more information.

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Recruitment Event Volunteers Needed: Fall Open House

Date: Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Orillia Campus

Undergraduate Recruitment is seeking dynamic and outgoing student volunteers to assist with providing event support at our upcoming Fall Open House. Our Open House event is for prospective students who are looking to learn more about Lakehead University and student life.

Students may also apply to have their volunteer experience added to their co-curricular record.

Campus Tour Guides: Part of the student experience is an opportunity to explore campus. We will be offering campus tours during Open House to groups of prospective students and their families. Training sessions will be provided for campus tours as we will be following a specific tour route and script.

Welcome/Registration Table: As attendees arrive, they will need to be greeted by individuals on the welcome table. This table will also cover any individuals who did not register prior to attending. The table must have someone present at all times during the event and will serve as an information hub for questions related to the event. Volunteers are asked to commit to a 2-hour shift at the registration table.

Student Panel: We are seeking up to 4 volunteers to take part in our student experience panel.  Moderated by undergraduate eecruitment, the student panelists will be asked questions about their journey to and experiences at Lakehead, as well as what they would recommend to future Thunderwolves. Panelists will be provided with talking points and the commitment is for 30 minutes (1 to 1:30 p.m.).

Interested students can reach out directly to  Please respond by Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022 with availability.

Flu Shot Clinics On-Campus

Cold and flu season is upon us! One of the best ways to prevent getting sick is getting your annual flu shot. Student Health and Wellness (SHW) is hosting two flu shot clinics open to all students, faculty, and staff.

Wellness Centre (OR 1012)
Monday, Oct. 31, 2 to 5:30 pm

Heritage Place
Tuesday, Nov. 1, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Drop-ins are welcome, or you can book an appointment in advance to save your spot (spaces limited). Visit SHW events calendar for more information and to book an appointment.

Contact Sara Corcoran, Student Wellness Coordinator, at or 705-330-4010 ext. 2116.