Upcoming Event

O-DAYS! is an annual event at the beginning of the fall semester where new and returning students are welcomed to a fresh term at OCAD U through activities, workshops, and socials planned by the Student Union, Campus Life, and other university support and service units. Guide cover and slide design by @hyunsun.illust  

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SU Quiet Zone - Sept 5th 2023 (10:00AM-1:30PM)

Student Lounge (Room 274 at the back of the Great Hall in 100 McCaul)

Feeling overwhelmed by Orientation or need to take a break? Join us in the Quiet Zone for some downtime on the Main O-DAY. SU Staff will be there alongside colouring materials for a peaceful activity! Come by and chill out!

SU Meet & Greet - Sept 5th 2023 (4:00PM-5:00PM)

230 Richmond Street, Room 620, OCAD Stent Union Office

Get to know your Student Union! Come visit our office and meet our Executive and Representative Team for 2023/24. Ask questions about how you can get involved, ask questions about our services, and see how we can support your time at OCAD University. Refreshments provided!

Graduate Student Life in Toronto - Sept 5th 2023 (5:00-7:00PM)

205 Richmond Street, Room 701 Graduate Student Lounge

Are you an incoming OCAD University graduate student? Are you new to Toronto? Want to learn about the tips and tricks of being a student in T.O.? From the best coffee shops near campus to free, fun events around the city, join us in the new Graduate Student Lounge and unwind after O-Day with some food, fun and prizes!

Gayme Night - Sept 7th 2023 (6:00-9:00PM)

Student Lounge (Room 274 at the back of the Great Hall in 100 McCaul)

The OCAD SU invites all 2SLGBTQ+ students to Gayme Night! Join us to meet some new friends, and enjoy games and snacks in the Student Lounge with a chance at winning a prize! Board Games to be provided but feel free to bring your own!

Mature Student Drop-In - Sept 8th 2023 (4:00-7:00PM)

Lambert Lounge- Room 187 in 100 McCaul

Are you an older-than-average student? Drop by and chat with OCAD's Undergraduate mature student community! All new and current mature and part-time students are invited to drop in to meet and socialize Friday, September 8th. Light refreshments and lots of laughs will be served. Children are welcome to attend!

Accessibility Event - Sept 13th 2023 (5:00-7:00PM)

Lambert Lounge- Room 187 in 100 McCaul

Join us for the Campus Accessibility initiative! Calling all the diverse students to come together for an event to discuss better possibilities to create an inclusive and accessible place for all the students with differences. All the students are invited who are passionate about equal access and healthy educational spaces. Together we all can make a difference. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Campus Clean Up! - Sept 14th 2023 (1:00-4:00PM)

Butterfield Park at 100 McCaul

Join us for the Green Campus Clean-Up! Calling all eco-conscious students to come together for a day of environmental action. Let's make our campus cleaner and greener. Gloves, bags, and guidance will be provided. Let's work hand in hand to create a more sustainable campus. Together, we can make a difference! Refreshments and Snacks are provided!

BIPOC Party! - Sept 15th 2023 (3:00-6:00PM)

Student Lounge - Room 274 at the back of the Great Hall in 100 McCaul

Join us for a BIPOC PARTY! This social gathering is a fantastic opportunity for students to connect, relax, make friends and have a great time. Plus, we're spicing things up with a show and tell session – bring along an item you'd love to showcase! As an exciting bonus, a $25 Above Ground gift card will be up for grabs among participants who take part in the show and tell. Don't miss out on the fun!

International Food and Language Station - Sept 27th 2023 (12:00-3:00PM)

Lambert Lounge- Room 187 in 100 McCaul

The OCAD Student Union in collaboration with the International Student Support Office welcomes all new and current International students to enjoy different cultural food from all over the globe and celebrate the diversity of languages. For any related questions, please reach out to Brenda Shin, International Student Engagement Coordinator or Mehnaz Lamia, OCADSU Director of Academic Affairs. Emails: bshin@ocadu.ca, academic@ocadsu.org