Registration Assistance Days

Registration Assistance Days (R.A.D.) at OCAD University are held each year in
late June or early July, and are coordinated by the Office of the Registrar.

R.A.D. are optional and are designed to help new undergraduate and new upper-year students prepare for first-year registration — and the year ahead.

R.A.D. DATES 2017

  • Monday, June 26
    (DESIGN students) 
  • Tuesday, June 27
    (ART, DIGITAL FUTURES, INDIGENOUS VISUAL CULTURE and VISUAL & CRITICAL STUDIES students)
  • Wednesday, June 28
    (DESIGN students) 
  • Thursday, June 29

    (ART, DIGITAL FUTURES, INDIGENOUS VISUAL CULTURE, VISUAL & CRITICAL STUDIES and ADMITTED TO UPPER-YEAR students)

How to Sign-Up

New students should watch for an email from Office of the Registrar with details and instructions on how to sign up to attend a R.A.D. session.

Daily Schedule

Each day's schedule runs from approximately 9:00 a.m.1:30 p.m.

Participants should plan to attend for the full 4.5 hours in order to meet OCAD U staff, get to know some classmates, tour the community and campus, plan and schedule fall 2017 and winter 2018 courses, and more! 

  • 9:00 a.m–10 a.m.

    Check-in & Service Expo, Great Hall (MCA 270)

  • 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
    Campus Tour and photo ID cards at 51 McCaul Street (TBC)
    myOCAD U Records workshop (MCA 665, MCA 667 and MCC 430)

Parents & Family

Parents/family/guardians are welcome at R.A.D. too!

A one-hour (informal) presentation is scheduled daily at 10:00 a.m.–11 a.m., Room 230* (100 McCaul St., Level 2) where parents/family/guardians can meet faculty and staff, and ask questions. 

 * Monday, June 26 only – location is Room 190 (100 McCaul St, Level 1).

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Frequently Asked Questions: 

What are the benefits of attending R.A.D.?

  • Meet upper-year volunteer student peer mentors
  • Connect with your peers, OCAD U faculty and staff
  • Have your OCAD U photo ID made
  • Participate in an OCAD U campus/community tour
  • Prepare for fall 2017 and winter 2018 registration
  • Take part in an information/orientation session for parents/family
  • Visit the Mini Expo and find out about student-run groups, university services and housing options
  • Meet your OCAD Student Union

Do I have to attend R.A.D.?

Attending a R.A.D. session is optional.

Resources:

Students who cannot attend R.A.D. can find helpful information on the Registration and Advising page

Additionally, you may wish to contact the Student Advising Centre for further support.

Can I attend R.A.D. on a different date, or attend more than once?

If you would like to attend R.A.D. on a different date, other than the one for your program (or attend more than once) contact us and let us know at regservices@ocadu.ca and we will try our best to accommodate you.

For more information:

Full R.A.D. details will be sent via email from Office of the Registrar, and will contain information about how to sign up and participate in R.A.D.

Questions?: Email Office of the Registrar