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

RAD are designed to help new undergraduate students (first-year and upper-year) prepare for registration — and the year ahead.

Undergraduate RAD DATES 2017

  • Monday, June 26
    (Design first-year students) 
  • Tuesday, June 27
    (Art, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Arts & Sciences first-year students)
  •  Wednesday, June 28
    (Design first-year students) 
  • Thursday, June 29
    (Art, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Arts & Sciences first-year students and all students Admitted to Upper-Years)

How to Sign Up

Click here to Sign Up for RAD

Daily Schedule

Each day's schedule runs from approximately 9:00 a.m.1:30 p.m. and will begin at 100 McCaul St., Level 2.

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 [Updated: 2017-06-19]
  • 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
    Campus Tour and photo ID cards [Updated: 2017-06-19]
    myOCAD U Records workshop

RAD for Graduate Students 2017

Graduate Students can attend Registration Assistance Day to learn about course selection and receive help registering in their required courses. Contact the Graduate Studies Office at gradstudies@ocadu.ca to confirm your attendance.

July 17, 2017
205 Richmond Street West, Room 420
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Parents & Family

Parents/family/guardians are welcome at RAD too!

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

Frequently Asked Questions: 

What are the benefits of attending RAD?

  • Prepare for fall 2017 and winter 2018 registration.
  • Meet upper-year volunteer student peer mentors.
  • Connect with your peers, OCAD U faculty and staff.
  • Have your photo taken for your student ID card.
  • Participate in a campus/community tour.
  • Visit the Mini Expo and find out about student-run groups, university services and housing options.

Do I have to attend RAD?

Attending a RAD session is optional.


Students who cannot attend RAD will receive further instructions on course planning and registration by email. Additional resources are located on the Registration and Advising page

Need further assistance? Student Advising will be happy to help.

Can I attend RAD on a different date, or attend more than once?

If you would like to attend RAD on a date other than the one for your program let us know by emailing regservices@ocadu.ca and we will try our best to accommodate you.

For more information:

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

Questions?: Email Office of the Registrar