Off-Campus Housing

Lakehead University Off-Campus Housing is used to help Lakehead University students find a place to live off campus. Our office is located in Bartley Residence. For directions on how to get to the office, click on the Contact Us link.

Off-Campus Housing is a non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to benefit Lakehead students by helping them to find living accommodations for the school year. However, we do not make any arrangements between landlords and tenants, nor do we inspect any of the rental units.

Landlords are encouraged to list with the Off-Campus Housing Department before the commencement of each school year.

There is a fee of $30.00 for the initial listing, and a $5.00 charge for each additional listing in order to cover the expenses of our services. All listings are subject to HST charges. The listing will be up for 180 days. All payments for Off-Campus Housing may be paid on-line with a VISA or Mastercard Monday to Friday between 8am and 12 midnight at the Bartley Residence Front Desk.

The listings will appear on-line. All listings displayed are in order of the date they have been input. Thus, the listings at the top of the All listings list, are the most recent.

An additional feature of the Off-Campus Housing website is the Roommate Listings link, which allows students to search for roommate accommodations. Students who are looking for roommates in a unit they have already rented can post a listing here free of charge.

(Note: All listings will be audited before they are posted on the web site. Any inappropriate listings will be automatically deleted.)

If you have any questions regarding Off-Campus Housing, you can call our office at 807-343-8612 (for both Thunder Bay and Orillia). 

Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm.

Please direct all email inquiries to


To all Landlords and Students.

There is an Internet / phone scam which has been brought to the attention of Off Campus Housing. The scam seems to involve mostly landlords. A person posing as a potential student makes arrangements to pay their school term accommodations in advance. If you agree to this you will be sent a cheque or money order which will turn out to be fraudulent. These items take a substantial amount of time to clear the banks. In the mean time you are contacted by the person requesting some of money be sent back for a variety of reasons. Travel seems to be the big one. Should you decide to do this at this point you have been defrauded of our money because, the money order or cheque has not cleared the Bank. Do not send any money to anyone until you know the cheque or money order has cleared the Bank. If you have be involved anything similar to this please use the follow information to report any similar situations.  




Click on the Landlord Menu link. This will take you to a log-in screen. Click on the New User button. This will take you to a form where you can fill in your personal information and create a username and password. Click Save and then log in to add your listing and verify your username and password. Once you are logged in, further instructions about putting in your listing will be given. LANDLORDS Please Note ! Once you have made your submission to Off Campus Housing, it may take one or two business days to process. Please do not make duplicate submissions as those Landlords paying on line will be charged each time they submit. If you have any questions regarding your listing please call (807)343-8612 during business hours.


Off-Campus Housing at Lakehead University is under no obligation to list accommodations. This service is designed to assist students in locating accommodations off campus. The listing of properties is at the sole discretion of this office. The university is not responsible for damages, loss of income or any other loss as a result of the listing or not listing of any property.