Media, Film and Communications – Lakehead University – Orillia


LOCATION: Orillia, Ontario
SCHOOL TYPE: University
ENTRANCE DATES: January, September
SCHOLARSHIPS: 2 Scholarship(s)
TELEPHONE: (807) 346-7859
TOLL-FREE: Not Reported
FAX: Not Reported
ADDRESS: 500 University Ave, Orillia, Ontario, Canada


As part of a young and growing campus, you will play an important role in shaping student life.

Less than a 90-minute drive from Toronto, you will benefit from the full Lakehead experience at the Orillia Campus, located within the heart of Ontario’s Lake Country. With a welcoming atmosphere, innovative programs and a small, friendly community, it is one of the greatest places to learn in the country.

Walking through Simcoe Hall or the Heritage site, you will know your classmates and become part of something truly different. You will be able to make yourself at home in a state-of-the-art campus.


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

# Beds Lowest Highest
Co-ed: 243 beds Lowest: $12,864 Highest: $14,634


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.


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:

  • Lakehead Farm Club
  • Lakehead University Orillia Pride
  • Mental Health Outreach Team
  • Students for the Ethical Treatment of Animals




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.

Check out our Thunder Bay and Orillia campuses from anywhere in the world at




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.


Requirements for International Students


Unless otherwise noted, all Lakehead University programs require an Ontario Secondary School Diploma; a minimum of 6 Grade 12 U or M courses, including program-specific prerequisite courses; and a minimum overall 70% average based on the best 6 Grade 12 U or M courses.

For high school prerequisite requirements by Canadian province, visit

If your first language is not English, and you cannot verify having recently studied in an English language school system for more than three full years of full-time study, you will be required to present proof of English language proficiency. Lakehead University accepts the following recognized tests as proof of English language proficiency. Alternatively, you can choose to complete Lakehead University’s Academic English Program prior to your undergraduate studies.

  • CAEL: minimum score 60
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency: minimum English score 176, no component score less than 169
  • IELTS: minimum score 6.5, no individual score less than 6.0
  • TOEFL iBT: minimum score 80, no component score less than 19
  • PTE Academic: minimum score 58, no component score less than 50

If you do not meet the English Language Proficiency scores, you will be automatically considered for admission through Lakehead University’s Academic English Program (AEP). You will need to successfully complete AEP before proceeding into an academic program.


Procedure for International Students


Applying to Lakehead is an easy process, and we are here to help. Our team of Recruiters and Student Central Professionals are here to support you every step of the way, whether it is to answer questions about program requirements, discuss transfer credits from other institutions or being prepared for upcoming deadlines.

Step 1

Confirm you have the necessary grades and pre-requisites. Visit to check for your individual program requirements.

Step 2

Apply online using the Undergrad (105) Application at

Step 3

Receive an acknowledgement email and access your myInfo account, usually within five business days of applying.

Step 4

Continue to review the status of your application. Check your Lakehead email and your myInfo account. Reach out at if you need to contact us.

Step 5

Apply for scholarships and bursaries. Lakehead offers over $11 million in scholarships, bursaries, and awards. You can complete your profile and start applying on myInfo starting August 15.

Step 6

Apply for residence. Residence is guaranteed to all high school students provided they’re admitted by June 1, 2021. Apply for Residence through your myInfo account.

Step 7

Accept your offer. Congratulations on being admitted to Lakehead University! Your hard work, determination and commitment to your studies has paid off.

International students should visit for more details.


Academic Year

Type of System Semester
Entrance Dates January, September
Notes: Undergraduate Students: Lakehead University is a two term, eight-month academic session institution; however, courses are also offered in the spring/summer semester. Our school offers full course equivalent credits (two term courses) and one half course equivalent credits (one term courses). Most of our undergraduate programs are designed with courses that are calendared as full course equivalent credits or half course equivalent credits that require successful completion of the fall session prerequisite course. Therefore, almost all of our programs require that a student begin their program of study at Lakehead University in the fall session (September).

Graduate Students: Please visit the Graduate Studies Web site at to find out the start terms for graduate programs.

Language of Instruction English


Tuition Fees

International Students: $26,500 – $30,000

Notes for International Students:


Going to university will be one of the biggest and most important investments you will ever make. Understanding the costs involved and preparing a budget is a must. When thinking about university, remember to consider not just the tuition, but also books, supplies, living expenses, and personal spending money.

Expected costs: Tuition fees, books, and supplies: $28,760- $37,505, depending on your program.
Living expenses: Approximately $11,000, depending on on-campus or off-campus living.


Supplementary Fees 2023 – 2024

Ancillary Fees
Lowest $1,260
Highest $1,330

NOTE: This fee is mandatory.

University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) Fee
Lowest $756
Highest $756

NOTE: The annual International Student UHIP fee is approximately $636.00.


International Students
Entrance: 0 Lowest: $6,000 Highest: $40,000

Notes for International Students


International students applying directly from high school or transferring from an international college or university into an undergraduate program will automatically be considered for entrance scholarships. With both one-time and renewable scholarships available, international students can benefit from financial support to help them achieve their academic aspirations.

No application required. For complete terms and conditions, please visit


2 scholarship(s) found.
Scholarship Value Deadline Monthly Views
J.P. Bickell Foundation Mining Award Program (JPBMI)Lakehead University – OrilliaLakehead University – Thunder BayChemical EngineeringCivil Engineering, GeneralEngineering, GeneralEnvironmental StudiesGeology/Earth Science, GeneralMechanical Engineering,More… n/s January 31, 2023 Low
First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Women’s Scholarship – Women’s ProgramBrock UniversityLakehead University – OrilliaLakehead University – Thunder BayEducation, GeneralEducation, Other $12,500 April 30, 2023 Low


  • Anthropology (BA) Bachelor
  • Anthropology (BA) Bachelor; Honours
  • Anthropology (BSc) Bachelor
  • Anthropology (BSc) Bachelor; Honours
  • Applied Life Sciences Bachelor; Honours
  • Business Bachelor
  • Business Bachelor; Honours
  • Computer Science Bachelor; Honours
  • Computer Science Bachelor
  • Criminology Bachelor; Honours
  • Education – Concurrent Bachelor; Honours
  • Education – Consecutive Bachelor
  • English Bachelor; Honours
  • English Bachelor
  • Environmental Sustainability Bachelor; Honours
  • Environmental Sustainability (Co-op) Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
  • General Science Bachelor
  • Geography Bachelor
  • Geography Bachelor; Honours
  • History Bachelor; Honours
  • History Bachelor
  • Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor
  • Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor; Honours
  • Media, Film and Communications Bachelor; Honours
  • Political Science Bachelor; Honours
  • Psychology (BA) Bachelor; Honours
  • Psychology (BA) Bachelor
  • Psychology (BSc) Bachelor
  • Psychology (BSc) Bachelor; Honours
  • Social Work Bachelor; Honours
  • Sociology Bachelor; Honours


Admissions for Canadian Students
Undergraduate Admissions
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON   P7B 5E1
Tel: (807) 343-8500
Toll Free: (800) 465-3959

Admissions for International Students
Undergraduate Admissions
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON   P7B 5E1
Tel: (807) 343-8500
Toll Free: (800) 465-3959
Fax: (807) 766-7209

Campus Tours
Brittany Tabachak
Undergraduate Recruitment
500 University Avenue
Orillia, ON   L3V 0B9
Tel: (807) 343-8500
Toll Free: (800) 465-3959

Financial Aid
Student Awards and Financial Aid
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON   P7B 5E1
Tel: (807) 343-8500
Toll Free: (800) 465-3959

Academic Advising, Records and Registration
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON   P7B 5E1
Tel: (807) 343-8500
Toll Free: (800) 465-3959

Residence Services – Orillia
500 University Ave
Orillia, ON   L3V 0B9
Tel: (705) 330-4009


Barrie Campus (Lakehead-Georgian Partnership)
Lakehead-Georgian Partnership Programs
One Georgian Drive
Barrie, ON   L4M 3X9
Tel: (705) 728-1968, Ext 5369

Orillia Campus
500 University Ave
Orillia, ON   L3V 0B9
Tel: (705) 330-4008
Fax: (705) 329-4035

Thunder Bay Campus
Office of Admissions & Recruitment
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON   P7B 5E1
Tel: (807) 343-8110
Fax: (807) 343-8023

General Contact Information
Orillia Campus
500 University Ave
Orillia, ON   L3V 0B9
Tel: (807) 346-7859

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