We recognize that it is it is not always easy to adjust to a new campus, city and country and are here to support you all along the way. Campus Life is all about what you, as students, make it! We work hard to enhance student experiences and the overall quality of campus life by developing programs and activities that engage all students.
Welcome and Orientation
OCAD U and International Student Services offer welcome activities and orientation sessions for new undergraduate and graduate students, as well as incoming exchange students. Fall Orientation takes place each September before classes begin with a range of information sessions, campus and city tours and social outings offered to all new students. There will be welcome sessions specifically for international and exchange students. We also offer a condensed orientation for incoming exchange students in January of each year.
International Student Group - Internationaleyes
Internationaleyes is an official student group that aims to provide support, information and a sense of community for international students and all students interested in making meaningful international connections at OCAD U. Get in touch through email or Facebook!
Student Peer Mentor Program
This Campus Life transition program owes its success to the many enthusiastic upper-year students (some of whom are international students themselves) who get involved and volunteer their time. Peer Mentors assist new and first-year students coming to OCAD U. If you are a new or first-year undergraduate student who is looking for support, guidance, tips and helpful answers, you can become a Student Mentee.
Student Volunteer Program
This program offers all students the chance to participate in a long-standing tradition at OCAD U: volunteering to help out with university events and activities. Your university experience will be enhanced by increased interaction with other students, faculty and staff through the Student Volunteer Program.
OCAD Student Union
The OCAD Student Union (OCADSU) is the recognized representative of the student body and serves as the liaison to OCAD U administration and faculty, other universities and colleges and and the Canadian Federation of Students. OCADSU is responsible for ensuring the proper representation and advocacy of the OCAD U student body at large, including international students through the International Student Representative position.