Events and Tours

Join us on campus or visit our team on the road by registering for our events or campus tours.

+ Campus Tours

Due to system upgrades, our standard registration page is currently unavailable. All campus tour registrations will take place here until further notice.

Large Group Campus Tours (five or more) 


Tours for groups of five of more must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance through the Admissions & Recruitment Office; please call 416-977-6000,  Ext. 4869 or email to make arrangements. Please note that all high school groups must be accompanied by a teacher or chaperone. Groups larger than 20 students should have more than one teacher or chaperone.

Self-Guided Tours


If you are unable to participate in one of our drop-in guided tours please visit the Admissions & Recruitment Office on at 230 Richmond St. West (main floor). We will provide you with an information package and a campus map so your can familiarize yourself with our facilities and program offerings.

If you have any questions please contact us by phone 416-977-6000, Ext. 4869 or by email: admissions@ocadu.ca 

+ Open House

GradEx 104: Annual Exhibition

More than 800 promising young artists and designers are exhibiting at OCAD University's 104th GradEx! This year, GradEx is a five-day exhibition spread across several buildings on campus including the iconic Sharp Centre for Design. The university will throw open its doors, inviting the community to see works by the creative minds of OCAD U’s Class of 2019.

Opening Night Celebration Wednesday, May 1 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Thursday, May 2, 9:30am - 8pm. (School visits can be booked from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. here.)
Friday, May 3, 9:30 a.m.– 8 p.m. (School visits can be booked from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. here.)
Saturday, May 4, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 5, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Register here

Look Inside: OCAD U's Open House

See the behind-the-scenes world of art and design. Take a studio tour, watch a student demo or talk with faculty and staff. We'll provide a glimpse of emerging trends and where art and design practice is making new connections. Look Inside happens every fall.

+ Portfolio Building Events

National Portfolio Day

More information on National Portfolio Day to come.

International Portfolio Events

OCAD U visits locations around the world to provide tips for building a strong portfolio and guidance on the admissions process. More information to come.

Portfolio Clinics

Spend the day in the workshop of your choice designed to inform and inspire your creativity. Learn more.

Summer Workshops

We offer 5 day intensive studio experiences during the summer bringing together young artists and designers alike.

Learn More