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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Current students

MyCampus is now officially MyOntarioTech. 

With an improved user-friendly and mobile-friendly interface, you'll find all the tools you need at your fingertips and when you are on the go! Use your network ID and password (the credentials you use for Canvas and your student email account) to start exploring your new MyOntarioTech account.

 Fall 2023 examination period information 

The final examination period for the fall 2023 semester is December 6 to 15. The emergency examination date (if required) will be SaturdayDecember 16.

Students are advised not to make commitments during this period.

The deferred examination date(s) will be January 4 to 5, 2024.

Students registered with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) must register through the Student Accessibility Services Portal to use full accommodations.

Fall 2023 final examination schedule 

 Fall 2023 - student course feedback surveys

Do you have comments or concerns about your courses? Share your feedback with us and help improve your student experience. You will be entered into a draw for a chance to win one of five $75 gift cards.

  • Surveys for Bachelor of Education courses will be available November 6 to 24.
  • Surveys for all other undergraduate and graduate courses will be available November 20 to December 4  
  • Complete your student course feedback surveys.
For more information, visit the Student Course Feedback Surveys website.

 Prepare your laptop for exams

Make certain that your laptop does not fail you when you need it the most. Follow these six simple steps to make sure your laptop is ready for exams. 

 Undergraduate students: Fall 2023/winter 2024 registration information 

Once your registration window opens, you may encounter a “Readmission is required prior to registration” message, please ignore this message and continue registering for your course(s). This is a system error and will not affect your registration.

Note: You will not be able to register for your courses until your registration window opens. You will receive a registration email in mid-June that will provide your registration window details.

 Fall 2023 - Important information

Monday, December 4
  • Last day to withdraw from fall 2023 semester courses. Active fall semester courses will be graded by instructors.
Sunday, December 31
  • The application to graduate is now available if you are completing your program requirements at the end of fall 2023. Access the application under the student records channel. Application closes December 31.

Important dates and deadlines 

Your academic year at Ontario Tech University follows a schedule of important dates. You are responsible for knowing and meeting all deadlines found in the academic schedule, including fee payment dates and course add/drop dates.

 Ucard and U-Pass information

Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass)
  •  U-Passes are issued to eligible, full-time students through the PRESTO E-Tickets app each semester. Once distributed, an email will be sent to eligible students’ email account with further instructions.
  • For more information regarding the U-Pass and how to access it, please visit our U-Pass web page.
Ontario Tech Ucard
Ucard Requirements for Exams
  • Your digital Ucard can only be used for exams and tests if there is an accompanying photo. Without a photo, your digital Ucard is invalid and will not be considered an acceptable form of ID.
  • A valid government-issued photo ID that is in English is another acceptable form of ID.

 Course information

 Use QLess to join our virtual line

Need to visit the Office of the Registrar for help? Use QLess to join our virtual line and wait where you want!

Ways to join the line:

  • Text ONTARIOTECH to 289.207.6526.
  • Visit the Ontario Tech mobile app and select the QLess card on the homepage.
  • Check-in on-site at the Office of the Registrar.

Note: Please arrive on campus no later than 30 minutes prior to closing hours, regardless of your estimated QLess wait time. If the Office of the Registrar closes at 4 p.m., you should be on campus no later than 3:30 p.m.

 Printing on campus

Default network password

Your default network password is your birth date in MMDDYY format. You must change it before you can access your student email (.net) account, Canvas and Wi-fi on campus. 

Name/gender change

If you're seeking to update your legal name, preferred first name or gender, please  complete the name/gender change form. The length of time to complete these requests is normally three working days. During peak times, processing times may be longer.

 General announcements

  • Did you know that the university features a number of Indigenous artists across campus? You can view a large collection in Charles Hall at our downtown Oshawa campus location. Or you can take a virtual tour, in partnership with Oshawa Tourism by downloading the Oshawa Tourism SmartGuide app today. Search for Ontario Tech University – Charles hall Indigenous Art Tour to get started. 

 Emergency and maintenance 

  • There are no emergency or maintenance messages at this time. 

 Academic support

  • Do you have a 60 per cent or lower in a class? Protect your GPA by checking out the Student Learning Centre resources, they have one-on-one tutoring, study halls, time management workshops and more. You should also book an appointment with your Academic Advisor to see what your best path for success is. The deadline for dropping a class has been extended to Monday, December 4. Take advantage of this time to reach out for support!

  • The North Oshawa Library will be open late Monday to Friday from 7:45 a.m. to midnight (the Service Desk will close at 9 p.m.) and weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. December 4 to 15. Get exam ready and come study with us!

  • The Student Learning Centre has a variety of services to offer, including peer tutoring, math, science and writing supports. You can book an appointment on the Student Life Portal or visit the website to find drop-in times.
  • Join us for Ted Talk Tuesdays! Come together with your fellow peers to watch and discuss a variety of Ted Talks on Tuesdays from 2 to 3 p.m. in Shawenjigewining Hall, Room 223. By attending, you’ll be able to: 
    • Develop academic speaking and listening skills.
    • Encourage critical thinking and speaking with confidence.
    • Share ideas and opinions in a friendly and relaxed environment.

  • Writing Specialists offer a broad range of academic writing workshops throughout the year. Writing workshops are designed to provide guidance about academic writing expectations in university. Writing workshops are interactive, focus on specific topics and can be booked on the Student Life Portal

 Career readiness

  • Join the Career Centre at the Get Experience Fair on Wednesday, January 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the downtown Oshawa campus location for your opportunity to connect with community organizations that are looking to recruit for current volunteer opportunities in the Durham Region and Greater Toronto Area. View the guidebook to learn more about the organizations that are attending.
  • The Career Centre has services available to support you in various ways. Book an appointment on the Student Life Portal for any of our one-on-one supports including career counselling and employment advising.
  • The Career Centre has entered into a partnership with Devant to provide career support for our international students. Join us  Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time throughout the year for live virtual career support at no additional cost. Learn more and register on the Employer Networking Opportunities web page


  • Nominations open for the Student Leadership Awards open on Monday, November 13. These awards acknowledge and celebrate students for their achievements and contributions, and for demonstrating excellence in leadership practices within the Ontario Tech community. The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 19.
    • You can nominate a student for a Student Leadership Award in one or more of the following award categories:
      • Accountability (Ethics) 
      • Community Building
      • Innovation
      • Respect 
    • Or nominate a student for a President’s Award of Excellence in Student Leadership:
      • The Undergraduate President’s Award
      • The Graduate President’s Award
  • Are you interested in meeting students from different cultures? Or looking to improve your English speaking and listening skills? You should attend Conversation Café! You can drop in on Thursdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Shawengijewining Hall, Room 223 for the opportunity to meet other students and learn about other cultures. Learn more on the Conversation Café web page

 Health and wellness

  • Join us at the Carriage Cup as the Ridgebacks take over the Tribute Community Centre on Thursday, January 11 at 7 p.m.! Cheer on the men’s hockey team as they face-off against the York Lions. Proceeds from the event will help raise financial support for the Ontario Tech Student Relief Fund. Get your tickets now! For more information and details about the pre-party at Charles Hall, visit the website.
  • We encourage everyone in the university community to get involved in Sexual Violence and Education's programming, which aims to help eliminate all types of violence at Ontario Tech. Check out the schedule of events and resources
  • The Living Room Community Art Studio has partnered with our university to give you a creative break and enjoy some self-care. The Creative Wellness Hive is a chance for you to make and share art for free! If you see the blue bus on campus, stop by for some well-deserved fun and to learn more about our campus supports and services. Learn more

  • Need to talk? Our Mental Health Peer Mentors are now offering virtual same-day appointments. If you’re experiencing academic stressors, feelings of anxiety or more, we are here to help. Learn more and book an appointment on the Mental Health Peer Mentor web page

 Ontario Tech University Oshawa Centennial Awards

The City of Oshawa was incorporated on March 8, 1924. Oshawa will celebrate its centennial year on March 8, 2024, and in honour of the centennial year the City will be awarding funds to students enrolled in the three Oshawa post-secondary institutions. Centennial Award winners must live in Oshawa and graduate from an Oshawa high school.

The awards will recognize Oshawa students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, community service, leadership potential, and financial need. This is a one-time funded award made available for domestic undergraduate students.

Award value: Two awards of $2,000 will be awarded in the 2023-2024 academic year.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be an Oshawa resident who graduated from an Oshawa high school.
  • Be currently registered as a full-time student in an undergraduate degree.
  • Demonstrate superior academic achievement (B average or equivalent standard) from your high school diploma or at Ontario Tech.
  • Have demonstrated leadership through community service or excellence in the arts, sports, or other areas of individual achievement. 
  • Must upload two letters of recommendation (from a teacher, coach or community member).

Application deadline: Wednesday, January 31

If you meet the above criteria - Apply Now

 Ontario Tech University Ontario-Ukraine Solidarity Scholarship

In response to the Russian military invasion of Ukraine, on April 6, 2022, the province announced the creation of an Ontario-Ukraine Solidarity Scholarship to support students attending Ontario’s publicly assisted colleges and universities. The scholarship will be awarded to currently registered Ontario Tech students based on merit and financial need.

To be eligible for this scholarship, students are required to have completed the Fall General Bursary Application, domestic or international, and must have had their application assessed for financial need.  If you have not completed this application and would like to be considered for this award, you will be required to contact our office.

Award value: There are four (4) scholarships available and each scholarship is valued at $10,000. The full value of the scholarship will be applied to the successful candidates' tuition account.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a current registered full-time or part-time student living in Ontario.
  • Demonstrate financial need through the Ontario Tech bursary application.
  • Demonstrate merit that may include qualities such as academic achievement, community service or perseverance of dedication to their education.
  • Have been impacted by the recent conflict in Ukraine or other current conflicts around the globe.

Application deadline: Thursday, December 7

If you meet the above criteria - Apply Now

 In-course scholarships 

In-course scholarships are awarded if you achieve a minimum 3.7 GPA (on a 4.3 scale) during your previous academic year. You must be returning to a full-time study.
  • $1,500 - 4.0+ GPA
  • $1,000 - 3.7 to 3.99 GPA
To learn more, visit the one-stop-shop.

 Donor awards 

There are a number of donor awards available to you. These awards are a valuable and lasting resource for many of our current students. Once you complete a General Bursary and Donor Award application, you'll be considered for funding. To apply, follow these steps:
  • Under Student Awards and Financial Aid, select apply for student aid/university works. 
  • Enter your network ID and password. 
  • Enter the applicable term and year, select continue.
  • Select the General Bursary application from the drop-down menu, select continue.
Métis Nation of Ontario Bursary Application

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Métis Student Bursary Program provides bursaries to registered students who are verified Métis citizens of the Métis Nation of Ontario. Applicants will be required to consent to a citizenship verification check to confirm eligibility for these awards. Funding amounts of the bursaries are determined by the MNO, based on funding availability. If you have any questions, please direct all inquiries to:

 Student direct deposit 

We've implemented a student direct deposit option. If you're not an employee of the university, you can add, change or delete your banking information in your MyOntarioTech account. To do so, navigate to personal information, then select direct deposit information.
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