Am I going to need a laptop at OCAD U?
Yes. All students entering undergraduate studies at OCAD University, and graduate programs in Digital Futures, Interdisciplinary Master's in Art, Media and Design and Design for Health are required to bring a recommended laptop computer with them to University. This is a laptop you already own, or a recommended model you will purchase at education discount. For a full list of Laptop Programs, view our knowledgebase article Laptop Program: About the Laptop Program.
What kind of laptop do I need?
We support and recommend Microsoft Surface laptops, Dell and Apple laptops. For a comprehensive list, read about Laptop Program: About the Laptop Program
Where do I buy my Laptop?
If you're entering in September, don't buy a laptop yet: there are often new models and special pricing for Back-to-School.
To learn more about Purchasing options, read our Laptop Program: Purchasing Options knowledgebase page.
Do I need to buy software?
What does the Laptop Program cost?
The cost varies by program between $155.30 - $225.80 per semester, and fees are applied in the Fall and Winter only. Students > Financial Matters > Tuition & Fees > Laptop Program Fees.