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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.

 Winter 2024 final examination schedule available

The final examination period for the Winter 2024 semester is Wednesday, April 10 to Friday, April 19. The emergency examination date (if required) will be Saturday, April 20. Students are advised not to make commitments during this period. The deferred examination date(s) will be Wednesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 2. Students registered with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) must register through the Student Accessibility Services Portal to use full accommodations.

View the full Winter 2024 final examination schedule

 It’s tax time! Your tax forms are now available

You can access your 2023 T4A, T2202 and T4 forms online.

Log into your MyOntarioTech account to view, print or download your tax documents.


 University's commitment to inclusion and safety

In light of current and evolving global events, as well as reports on rising instances of Islamophobia and antisemitism, the university's Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging office would like to remind the campus community about available resources, tools and information related to well-being and safety.

Learn more.

 Winter software available

Learn how to download and install your winter course-specific software. To begin, go to the Software Portal as of Monday, January 1. Please see our instructions page for further information.

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.

 Activating your U-Pass

Have questions about activating your U-Pass? Watch this one-minute video for details on how to quickly and easily add, activate and use it on Presto’s E-tickets app.

For any issues with your U-Pass, please email

 Ucard and U-Pass information

  • 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

Spring/Summer 2024 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.

 Winter 2024 important dates

Friday, January 19
  • Winter semester fees are due in full.
  • Last day to add courses in the winter semester.
  • Last day to drop winter semester courses for a full refund.
Friday, February 2
  • Last day to withdraw from winter semester classes without receiving a grade. Courses dropped after this date will be recorded with a grade of W to indicate withdrawal.
  • Last day to drop courses for a 50 per cent refund of tuition fees.
Monday, April 8
  • Last day to withdraw from winter semester courses. Active courses will be graded.

 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

  • Procrastination Awareness Week is March 4 to 8! The Student Learning Centre partners with over 20 universities across the country to offer a week of workshops and connections to support students, and increase our shared awareness and understanding of procrastination. SLC will be hosting STRIDE: I know I shouldn’t cram, but how do I catch up now? on Friday March 8 from 3 to 4 p.m. Learn more and register

  • Curious about generative artificial intelligence? Attend our ChatGPT workshop to learn more about the common uses, how to navigate its pros and cons and how it can benefit your academic writing. Learn more and register

  • Have you heard of the Student Experience Record (SER)? SER is a comprehensive record of your involvement in co-curricular experiences throughout your Ridgeback journey. It's used to highlight your diverse university experiences and showcases your personal involvement and commitment to growing outside of the classroom. As you apply for jobs, future education or volunteer experiences, your SER will be a great tool to showcase soft skills that are important to employers in today's market! The deadline to add positions to your SER is Wednesday, May 1. Access your SER and learn more
  • 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

  • If you’re looking for summer employment, the Career Centre is hosting the Summer Job Fair on Thursday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Shawenjigewning Hall, Atrium. Get the chance to meet and connect with employers and apply for jobs on-the-spot! Learn more.

  • Join us on Tuesday, March 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. for Exploring Careers in Education, a virtual workshop open to all students. By attending, you’ll have the opportunity to explore career options in the field of education, beyond traditional kindergarten to grade 12 teaching roles. Learn more and register.
  • Embrace digital wellness with Wavemakers! Wavemakers is a free virtual career building program that gives you a head start to your career. Sharpen your skills, build your network and meet with top Canadian employers. Each student that participates has the chance to win a $2000 scholarship. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity and apply today.
  • 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


  • Want to relieve some stress as you study for final exams? Join us for Paint Night on Wednesday, March 27 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the Mitch Frazer Atrium for an evening of painting, snacks and socializing. It's a great way to relax, connect with friends and learn about the link between art and wellbeing. Learn more and register.

  • Afternoons with SEE runs weekly on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m. in Shawenjigewining Hall, Room 210. All students are welcome to drop in and join the Student Engagement and Equity team to hang out, play games, meet others and enjoy refreshments.
  • Conversation Café runs on Thursdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Shawenjigewining Hall, Room 223. This is an opportunity to meet international students and learn about other cultures as well as a chance to practice English speaking and listening skills. Visit the Student Life Portal to view the schedule, register in advance if possible, or sign in before you join. 
  • RISE (Respecting Individuals, Supporting Equity) sessions are scheduled throughout the winter semester. The RISE Program is a suite of workshops that provide training and education on what participants can do on an individual level to foster a safer and more inclusive community at Ontario Tech. Learn more and register.

  • Join this year's Level 4 Leadership Ambassadors as they present their workshop, We Before MeNurturing Leaders with the Power of Community. Enhance your team leadership skills by learning effective communication, encouragement, and conflict resolution, and discover the art of knowing when to lead and when to step back for optimal team success. The workshop will be held on Thursday, March 14 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in Shawenjigewining Hall, Room 024. Learn more and register.

 Health and wellness

  • Tune into MindSpark: Ontario Tech and let's embark on a journey of self-discovery, resilience, and positive mental health. Hosted by Silvia, MindSpark is your go-to source for insightful discussions, expert advice and tips and tricks aimed at nurturing your mental wellness throughout your academic journey.You can find it on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Listen now.

  • Do you experience distress around eating and want to heal your relationship with food? Join One Meal at a Timea weekly meal support group held virtually on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn more and register on the Mental Health Groups web page.

  • Embark on the Elevate Connections Journey—a six-week support group crafted to uplift and empower you in your quest to overcome loneliness. Running on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 3 p.m. starting February 27. You will engage in lively activities, share stories and acquire practical tools to enrich your social connections. Learn more and register.

  • Could you use some de-stress time this semester? Yoga, mindfulness and self-compassion are all evidence-based approaches to improving our sense of peace and well-being. Join us for this weekly group Thursdays from January 25 to March 28, that includes gentle movement, inspired learning and soothing meditation. Learn more and register
  • 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
  • #Let'sTalk Sex Workshop Series: In response to student feedback provided to the Student Sexual Violence Prevention and Support Committee, Student Life has invited the AIDS Committee of Durham Region to deliver some workshops to provide education and destigmatization around topics of sex and sexuality. View the schedule and register.
  • 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

 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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