Lakehead University is no ordinary place. From the moment you step foot onto our campus in either Thunder Bay or Orillia and join our community of more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, you will experience a personal education where you matter and can play a bigger role.
Our highly acclaimed, world-renowned faculty and researchers will know you by name and truly care about your academic growth and success. Our rigorous academic programs will allow you to thrive in a way that challenges you to think, not what to think.
We offer you learning opportunities that expand beyond the classroom and into our local communities, labs, the workplace and locations all over the world. It is no wonder that 96.3% of Lakehead grads are employed within 2 years of graduation.
As one of Canada’s top 10 Undergraduate Universities (Maclean’s), Lakehead is a fully comprehensive university with over 65 programs to choose from.
Our Thunder Bay Campus is home to more than 6,500 students and is situated in the heart of the city of Thunder Bay. Surrounded by green space and clear blue waters with buildings conveniently situated together on more than 100 hectares of land, Lakehead Thunder Bay provides a true campus feel.
Our young and growing Orillia Campus is home to more than 1,800 students. With state-of-the-art classrooms, computer labs and study spaces, our Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified campus is the perfect location to live and learn.
Learning Beyond the Classroom
Enrich your education both inside and outside the classroom by taking your expertise into our local communities, the lab, the workplace or even around the world. Gain practical, hands-on experience through a variety of experiential learning opportunities available across all our undergraduate programs:
We have year-round admission and will accept applications for studies beginning in September, January, May and July for most programs.
Scholarships, Bursaries and Financial Aid
We are committed to helping you fund your university education. We provide more than $11 million in scholarships and awards to our students annually, including the:
- Lakehead University Renewable Academic Entrance Scholarships
- Lakehead University Presidential Scholarships
- Destination Lakehead Bursary
- Lakehead University Transfer & Mature Student Bursary & Award
Offers of Admission
Student Accessibility Services coordinates services and facilitates academic accommodations for students with disabilities and/or medical conditions.
We collaborate with students, staff and faculty to develop strategies for successful learning experiences, while maintaining academic standards. We offer a supportive atmosphere and deliver our services in a respectful, confidential manner.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Under the purview of our Office of Human Rights & Equity (OHRE), our vision to be a university that is plural and diverse in its content, structures and people is guided by our mission to institutionalize equitable and inclusive principles and practices to realize a university where diversity thrives.
We guarantee a space in residence to all high school students who receive an offer of admission and who have met the residence application requirements by no later than June 3, 2024.
Otherwise, housing registration is on a first-come, first-served basis until residence facilities reach capacity. Register early to secure your housing preference.
Campus Tours and Events
A campus tour of either our Thunder Bay or Orillia campus is the best way for you to discover that Lakehead is where you belong.
We offer in-person tours at both campuses.
Not able to make it in person? Check out our campuses virtually – walk around our pathways and learn all about our student support services, faculties, labs, classrooms, residence and more. Tours are available throughout the week.
Thunder Bay Campus:
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay ON P7B 5E1
500 University Avenue
Orillia ON L3V 0B9
Recruitment – Campus Tours
Telephone: 807-343-8010, ext. 7856 (Thunder Bay Campus)
Telephone: 705-330-4010, ext. 2150 (Orillia Campus)
Student Central (Admissions, Financial Aid, Registration)
Toll-free: 1-800-465-3959 (within Canada)