Housing and Transportation

Where you live and how you get to your classes are an important part of university life.

Lakehead provides the information you need to help you decide whether you should apply for residence or seek housing off campus. If you live off campus, you will also get information about public transportation options and parking services to help you with your commute.

Read the Indigenous Student Handbook [PDF] for more information about student resources in the Indigenous Student Services Centre.

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On Campus

Lakehead offers 3 residence styles:

  • Residence halls with separate rooms
  • Apartments
  • Townhouses

Some residences are available to upper-year students only, so it is possible for you to live in residence after your first year.

Residence Life

Residence life is about more than where you live – it is where you will find a community. With a senior student mentor to guide you, you will have the chance to participate in exciting programming that builds on what you are learning inside the classroom, while getting to know students from different programs.

Read more about residence life at Lakehead.

Off Campus

Lakehead’s Off-Campus Housing Office offers information about living near campus. This non-profit organization helps you connect with landlords and roommates, and provides information about costs and rental listings.

Meal Plans

Whether you live in residence or off campus, finding a place to eat is made easier with Lakehead’s meal plans, which give you access to both on- and off-campus vendors.

View Lakehead’s meal plans and prices.

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Public Transportation

The Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU), by referenda voted on by the student body, has partnered with Thunder Bay Transit to offer affordable year-round transportation through the uPass system.

All full-time undergraduates are automatically enrolled in the uPass, and any other part-time or graduate student can opt-in throughout the year. You can use your student card with the uPass sticker to access the Thunder Bay Transit system as much as you need throughout the year.

Parking Services

Lakehead offers parking on campus with a designated parking pass. Rates differ for each lot.

View Parking at Lakehead for information about rates and locations.

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