THUNDER BAY – EDUCATION – The opening marked the realization of a vision to create a space at the heart of the institution’s Thunder Bay campus, where new and current students can receive a variety of Enrolment Services and supports in an innovative ‘one stop’.
Enrolment Services includes Undergraduate Recruitment; Undergraduate Admissions; Student Awards and Financial Aid; and Academic Advising, Records and Registration. Everything a prospective student needs is right there.
“In addition to bringing together student services teams that were once located throughout the campus, Student Central has been seamlessly integrated into our Agora space, which has always been at the centre of our campus and a gathering place for our community,” explained Dr. Brian Stevenson, Lakehead’s President and Vice-Chancellor. “Student Central is an exceptional new student space that is part of a larger, ongoing plan to revitalize our Agora.”
Student Central’s beautiful design provides students with a more personalized setting to meet one-on-one with Student Central Professionals. It also gives students the space they need to carry out their university business on their own at self-service stations.
“Student Central integrates the delivery of multiple services in order to provide the best supports possible for our Lakehead learners to help them succeed in their studies and achieve their individual goals,” said Dr. Moira McPherson, Lakehead’s Provost and Vice-President, Academic.
At Student Central, students can receive advice on exploring program options and program requirements, as well as academic advising, course selection and troubleshooting with registration.
A Student Central Professional can also assist students who may require financial assistance with help exploring funding opportunities available, such as bursaries, scholarships, and awards. Loan and budgeting assistance is also provided to help students with managing their expenses.
“I’m delighted that Student Central is now open,” said Andrea Tarsitano, Associate Vice-Provost Enrolment and Registrar. “The new service model makes it easier for students to navigate the University. Our exceptional, highly trained staff are committed to supporting students right from the very start of their education and leading them on the path to graduation.”