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 2019

Monday, June 24 (Faculty of Design)

Tuesday, June 25 (Faculty of Art, Creative Writing, Digital Futures, Indigenous Visual Culture, Visual and Critical Studies)

Wednesday, June 26 (Faculty of Design)

Thursday, June 27 (Faculty of Art, Newly Admitted Upper-Year Students)

Daily Schedule

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

Parents & Family

Parents/family/guardians are welcome at RAD too!

A one-hour (informal) presentation is offered on each day of Undergraduate RAD, where parents/family/guardians can meet faculty and staff, and ask questions.

Housing Info Session 

Are you looking for student housing? Do you have questions about starting your search and where to start looking? Is this your first time renting in Toronto by yourself?

Learn to navigate the Toronto rental market and get information around rental rules, tenancy agreements, inspections, and scams. This session is 30 minutes long and will provide you with tips and information on how to find safe and comfortable accommodation.

From this workshop, you will gain:

-Skills to secure student housing rentals
-Information on how to communicate with leasing agents via email and phone
-Tips on how to avoid scams and keep your money safe
-A tool kit to help get you started on your housing search




Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of attending RAD?

  • Prepare for fall and winter-term 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