Lakehead University - Thunder Bay



Situated in the heart of the City of Thunder Bay, the Campus is anything but typical.

Surrounded by green space and clear blue waters with buildings conveniently situated together on over 100 hectares of land, Lakehead provides a true campus feel.

Underground tunnels connect many of the main, centralized buildings on campus, allowing for easy access between classes, labs and facilities. Paved trails weave through campus, making it the perfect place to take in the beauty of the campus as you unwind by hiking, jogging, skateboarding, bike riding, or cross-country skiing.

Areas of Expertise

Lakehead University is a fully comprehensive university with over 85 programs to choose from. Whether you are interested in the arts, sciences or professional programs such as Business, Engineering, Forestry or Nursing, we have it all.

Lakehead offers full-time and part-time studies leading to degrees, diplomas and certificates. Whether you decide to study on campus, online or a combination of both, you will be surrounded by supportive and engaging faculty that will ensure you are well prepared to make an impact on the world.

On Campus Housing

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Co-ed:1,314 bedsLowest: $7,571Highest: $12,395

At Lakehead, we embrace the fact that you cannot go home every weekend. From the people you'll meet to the laughs you'll share, living in Residence will become a whole new way of life.

Regardless of campus, fully furnished rooms include: a bed, desk, loveseat or chair, small fridge, telephone, and WiFi. Each "house" of 30 students includes a house study room, lounge, card-operated laundry facilities, and plenty of storage.

Off Campus Housing

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Homestay:Lowest: $550Highest: $775

Incoming Students

Whether you are a new student arriving to campus for the first time, getting ready to graduate or anything in between, Student Central provides you with a more convenient way to conduct your business and access support in one, central location. Here you will be able to access everything you need, from enrolling at Lakehead through to course registration, financial support, academic advising and so much more. Our dedicated, cross-trained Student Central Professionals are able to solve issues from start to finish with improved consistency of service and answers. This holistic approach allows us to focus on you!

Career Planning

The Student Success Centre has many programs and support services in place to help you achieve your academic and personal goals while studying at Lakehead University. We provide academic support through tutoring services, career exploration, co-operative opportunities and leadership development. Book an appointment with us for help with first year transition, time management, reading and note taking, study skills, exam preparation, resume and cover letter, job searching, networking and much more. Join our events throughout the year to connect with your academic community!


Show your blue and gold spirit by attending a Varsity game and cheering on our Thunderwolves! You will have a blast discovering what it means to be part of the pack and experiencing the thrill of supporting your local hockey players or rooting for the soccer team! You don't have to play to have fun: become a Thunderwolves fan!


Campus Recreation offers you the opportunity to stay fit and active, and meet new people in a supportive and fun environment, Both Orillia and Thunder Bay campuses offer a variety of intramural sports leagues, where you can sign up to play one of your favourite sports, or try out something new!


Clubs are the cornerstone of student life at Lakehead. Whether you are interested in sports, movies, video games, politics, or academics, a club exists to fill your need to broaden your ways of thinking and living life. Here is a sample of the clubs you may want to join:

  • African Caribbean Student Association
  • Chinese Students and Scholars Association
  • Lakehead University Indian Student Association
  • Lakehead Martial Arts
  • Muslim Student Association
  • Lakehead University Badminton Club


Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) is run for students, by students. Become part of the team that ensures students can pursue academic excellence as well as personal and social growth at Lakehead, free from barriers. You can also get involved in one of the LUSU Centres, such as the Gender Equity Centre, Multicultural Centre, Pride Central, or the Food Bank. Opportunities to represent the student body on the University's academic governance body, the Senate, and various Senate committees are also great ways to share the student voice and be involved.

Special Services

Further explore your field of study by getting involved with your Academic Association or Society. Join students studying in your program to get involved in volunteerism, networking, and camaraderie.

International Involvement

Many programs offer international educational opportunities as a core, or optional, component of the curriculum. International field trips to Iceland for Environmental Management students, Anthropological digs in Tanzania, or Outdoor Recreation expeditions to the Antarctic are some examples of what is possible.

Campus Tour

A campus tour is the best way for you to discover that Lakehead is where you belong. Experience for yourself what makes this an exceptional and unconventional place. Spend the day exploring our campuses and the communities we belong to. We offer you a personalized campus tour designed around your particular interests.

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Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides support and services for students with temporary and/or permanent disabilities/medical conditions through approved academic accommodations. SAS offers a supportive atmosphere where services are delivered in a respectful, confidential manner. SAS staff collaborates with students and faculty in developing strategies for a successful learning experience while maintaining the academic standards and integrity of the University.

Modified on December 20, 2023