Sign up to be a student mentee

Congratulations! You are taking the first step towards academic and social success at OCAD University! Fill in the appropriate fields below. In order to match you to an appropriate upper-year student peer mentor, response to some of the questions is required, others optional.

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Student mentees, Mentor Program Meet 'n Greet, September 2014. Photo by Kristy de Guzman.

Note: Are you a parent or guardian, with best intention, completing this form for your child? Please stop. She/he should review the program information and fill in this form to receive full benefit of the program.

Personal information in connection with this form is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). Your information will only be used by the staff in Campus Life to deliver requested services through the 2015 Student Mentor Program, JUNE through NOVEMBER. Your name and contact email will be provided to your assigned student peer mentor. No other personal information will be disclosed without the consent of the mentee. Questions about the collection of this information by OCAD University can be directed to Brent Everett James, Campus Life Coordinator, Student Success Programs.

Student mentee application 2015

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Why are you interested in becoming a Student Mentee?
Student number:
Preferred pronoun:
First name:
Last name:
Your Peer Mentor will be looking to correspond with you and will use the following email address that you provide to initiate contact. Ensure that this is an address you check regularly (and please remember to CHECK YOUR SPAM/JUNK MAIL!):
OCAD U email (e.g., or
If you don't know it yet, leave this field blank. Your Peer Mentor can help you set up your OCAD U email.
Additional/Alternative communication:
If you would like to provide a different method that your Peer Mentor can use to reach you (Facebook? Text? Skype? other?) please provide the contact details below. Be specific with your facebook address, text number or skype name, etc.):
Telephone Number
(office use only unless you also provide it as an alternative option above):
Faculty of Art (FoA)
Faculty of Design (FoD)
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences (FoLAS)
School of Interdisciplinary Studies (SiS)
Please select the first-year program you are entering (if applicable):
Note: If you are enrolled in Visual & Critical Studies, Indigenous Visual Culture or Digital Futures, please know that these are new programs and we do not yet have a significant number of upper-year students in your major to serve as Peer Mentors. Therefore, if demand necessitates, you may be assigned to an art or design student.
Please indicate your year-level in 2015/2016:
Advanced standing (transfer student)
Have either of your parents/guardians attended a university or college?
Are you a mature student (25 +)?
Are you an International student studying at OCAD U on a study permit?
Are you a Mobility/Exchange student attending OCAD U for the fall semester?
The Student Mentor Program is committed to respecting your privacy. Completing the following questions is optional. However, you may wish to be matched to a student Peer Mentor based on some or all of the following criteria. Answer as many OR as few questions as you like, and where possible, we will use this additional personal information to attempt to match you to your Peer Mentor appropriately.
If you already know a 2015/2016 Peer Mentor who you would like assigned to you, please provide their FIRST and LAST name:
Where did you grow up (town/city/country)?
Where will you be living between June and August (town/city/country)?
Do you have a preference, in regards to age, for your assigned Peer Mentor?
24 and under
25 + (mature)
No preference
Do you have a preference, in regards to gender, for your assigned Peer Mentor?
No preference
Are you an International or Mobility Exchange student looking to be assigned to an International Peer Mentor?
No preference
Are you a student registered with OCAD U's Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD) looking for a Peer Mentor who is familiar with the CSD?
Not applicable
Are you an OSAP and/or Out of Province Loans student looking for a Peer Mentor familiar with Financial Aid?
Not applicable
Accessibility is important to us. If you require any type of accommodation—due to disability, food allergy or dietary restriction—in order to participate fully in this program, please indicate here:
By submitting this registration form to the Student Mentor Program, I have read and agree to the following:
The information I have provided is complete and accurate.
I understand that for the purposes of the Student Mentor Program, Campus Life staff will provide only my name, email address(es), and provided additional/alternative communication methods (if applicable) to my assigned Peer Mentor.
When I receive email or inquiries from my assigned Peer Mentor or Mentor Program administrative staff, I will make my best effort to RESPOND in a timely fashion.
I understand that it is my responsibility as a Student Mentee to communicate with, and respond to, my Peer Mentor's inquiries. I am looking to take an active role in my success as a student.
If I do not respond to my Peer Mentor's efforts, I understand that I will be removed from the program at the discretion of OCAD U Campus Life staff.
How did you find out about the Student Mentor Program?
Campus Life Welcome Wagon e-Newsletter
Facebook / twitter / social media
During a campus visit
OCAD U website

Click Submit to complete your student mentee application process. 
Get ready to get connected! Ask questions! Answer questions!
Engage in actual dialogue with a real person as you get ready to transition to OCAD University! A peer mentor is ready to help YOU!