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Next steps for new grad students

Welcome!

Congratulations on your offer of admission to Ontario Tech University. We are thrilled that you will be joining our close-knit and supportive graduate community.

An exciting academic journey awaits you, and we want to ensure you have a positive student experience along the way. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) at gradstudies@uoit.ca. We are always here to help.

  • Accommodations

    There are several types of accommodations available to students, both on and off campus. It is advised that you begin searching for accommodations as early as possible, especially for the fall term.

    On-campus

    Simcoe Village Residence and South Village Residence are managed by Campus Living Centres.

     VISIT RESIDENCE WEBSITE

    Off-campus

    If you’d prefer to live off campus, the university's Off-campus Living Service provides rental listings, student sublets and a roommate finder tool, general housing information and organizes the annual Housing Fair. Staff can support you in making informed decisions regarding off-campus living choices.

    VISIT OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING WEBSITE 
  • Proof of Citizenship

    All incoming students, including students who have previously attended Ontario Tech, are required to provide proof of citizenship before commencing their graduate studies.

    LEARN MORE

  • International students

    All international students studying in Canada must have a valid study permit. Your study permit and your passport are your most important immigration documents. Before you attend any classes, ensure they are valid. Students coming from certain countries may also require an entry visa, known officially as a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). If your immediate family members (such as partner/spouse and children) are joining you, they too will require documentation to enter and/or study in Canada.

    Visit the international website

  • Obtain your student ID card

    Your student ID card is a valuable piece of identification. Your ID card is needed for exam identification, acts as your transit pass and gives you retail discounts on and off campus. Your student ID card also grants you access to a number of resources on campus including, but not limited to, library resources, student health plan access and campus recreational facilities.

    VISIT STUDENT ID WEBSITE

  • Obtain a proximity card
    Some faculty labs on campus require proximity card access. In order to receive a proximity card, a designated faculty representative. If you require proximity card access, contact your graduate program director at the start of the term.
  • Public transportation

    All full-time students receive a Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass), which provides you with unlimited access to Durham Region Transit (DRT) during the academic year. The cost of the U-Pass is included in your full-time student fees.

    VISIT DRT WEBSITE

    Please note that full-time graduate students in online programs are exempt from the U-Pass fees.

  • Parking

    Paid parking is in effect on campus and only permitted in designated areas. Visit the parking website to view parking rates and purchase a parking pass for the north or downtown location.

    VISIT PARKING WEBSITE


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