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 housing choices:

  • 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

Lakehead University offers many options for dining on campus, so that you can enjoy meals and snacks that are both nutritious and convenient. Choose from food options, including:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Halal
  • Gluten-free
  • International

Students in our dormitory-style residence halls automatically receive a full meal plan that includes all-access dining in the Residence Cafeteria (unlimited access during hours of operation) plus an $800 declining balance (like a debit card that you can use at any Aramark-operated food outlet).

Residence Dining Hall – Open 7 days a week, “all you care to eat” food stations. Includes:

  • rotating menu of breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner,
  • local, regional and international specialties,
  • sandwich and panini bar,
  • soup and salad bar,
  • pizza station,
  • assorted beverages and desserts, and
  • made-to-order grill station

Other outlets include:

  • Main Dining Hall (food-court style setting)
  • Bento Sushi
  • Pizza Pizza
  • Dan’s Diner (late-night snacks)
  • Subway
  • Library Café
  • Starbucks
  • MilkTease Bubble Tea
  • Catertrax (online ordering for grocery items and pre-made, chef-prepared meals)

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 undergraduate students enrolled in at least 3.75 full course equivalents for the full school year by the registration deadline will be automatically enrolled in the uPass and any graduate students or uncharged undergraduate students can pay to opt-in throughout the year at the LUSU office. Students can use their student card with the uPass sticker to access the transit system as often as needed from September 2022 until the end of August 2023.

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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