O-DAYS! 2018

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 12:00pm to Friday, September 7, 2018 - 11:45pm

A number of department- and group-specific O-DAYS! 2018 (OCAD University orientation) activities are planned the week of August 27, 2018, culminating in the Campus Life and OCAD University Student Union (OCADSU) collaborative BIG-Day! on Tuesday, September 4, when nearly 1,000 new and first-year #OCADU2022 undergrads will descend upon campus to kick off the 2017/2018 academic year!

Additional welcome activities are being planned September 5 to 7.

ABOUT O-DAYS!
www.ocadu.ca/orientation

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street, Toronto ON
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/orientation
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
O-DAYS! 2018

JOIN O-TEAM 2018!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:00am to Friday, July 20, 2018 - 11:45pm

JOIN THE O-TEAM today!
Sign up to assist with O-DAYS! (OCAD U orientation) 2018.
Help welcome new students to the OCAD U community next September.

Positions are open to students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/orientation
Email: 
bjames@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416 977 6000, Ext. 275
Join the OTEAM

Welcome Students!

Three young women smiling and holding up a frame to look like Instagram
Friday, September 8, 2017

Hello new and returning students, we welcome you to a fresh term at OCAD University!

There’s been a lot of excitement in the air with O-Days activities and the start of classes. We hope you’re settling in and have everything you need to get started on a successful academic year.

This is year 141 for OCAD U, Canada’s first institution dedicated to the training of professional artists and designers. We’re the largest art, design and digital media university in Canada, combining rich and varied studio learning with contextual and historical knowledge and the sciences.

If you’re interested in learning about the university’s academic priorities and principles, please have a look at our new academic plan, OCAD University: A Transformative Student Experience.

You don’t have to look far to find OCAD U alumni: they are in every segment of the design and advertising industries, media companies and galleries across Toronto, and beyond. Many have become entrepreneurs, running their own businesses in fields as varied as medical services and music video production.  

Mark your calendars, next week Onsite Gallery, our brand new professional gallery, is hosting a staff, faculty and student preview on Wednesday September 13 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. It’s at our south campus at 199 Richmond St. W. Please join us then and say hello, or come by on Saturday September 16 for the free community street party.

OCAD University is about you – its students – and your experiences here. With an enrolment of 4,500, OCAD U gives you the benefit of to getting to know your instructors and peers in a comfortable and inclusive setting. Make the most of this opportunity and introduce yourself to the new faces you meet in your studios and classrooms.

Wishing you a joyous and creative 2017/18!

 

Dr. Sara Diamond 
President and Vice-Chancellor

Dr. Gillian Siddall
Vice-President Academic and Provost

 

 

 

 

O-DAYS! Mature Student Coffee Break

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

"Older than average" and planning on attending BIG-O-Day!? Hit "pause" and stop by for an informal opportunity to connect with other (25+) students over coffee, tea, soft drinks and light snacks!

Please RSVP so we know you are planning on attending: 
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/O-DAYS-workshop-social-rsv...

 

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, Level 1, 122, St. Patrick St. or access via Grange Foodcourt, 113 McCaul St.
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/orientation
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416 977 6000, Ext. 4021
Coffee Break Poster

O-DAYS! Xpace Back to School Party & Launch

image of the inside of Xpace
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 11:00pm to Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 3:00am

Join Xpace Cultural Centre for our annual back-to-school party, featuring a performance by Bizzarh, DJ Amy Wong, art by Stacie Ant, Kiera Boult, Bonerkill Collective, Sofy Mesa, @gothshakira and Dana Prieto, plus snacks and drinks! All ages.

Directions: TTC from OCAD U: Take the 505 Dundas streetcar west to Lansdowne Avenue.

ABOUT XPACE:
Xpace is a membership-driven artist-run centre supported by the OCAD Student Union and dedicated to providing emerging and student artists and designers with the opportunity to showcase their work in a professional setting.

Venue & Address: 
Xpace Cultural Centre, 2-303 Lansdowne Ave.
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/orientation
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416 977 6000, Ext. 4021
Cost: 
Free

O-DAYS! Meet 'n Greet 'n Pizza

Andy Thibodeau, speaker
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm

While designed for those students participating in OCAD U's Student Mentor Program and First-Generation Programming, this activity is open to all new students, allowing them another opportunity to meet face-to-face and engage and connect with peers before the semester gets into full swing. Special guest and inspirational speaker Andy Thibodeau will enlighten and entertain!

Please RSVP to let us know you plan to attend: www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/O-DAYS-workshop-social-rsv...

 

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium (Room 190), Level 1, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/orientation
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416 977 6000, Ext. 4021

O-DAYS! 2nd Annual Safety & Wellness Day

Safety and Wellness team 2015
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 2:00pm to 8:00pm

NEW and RETURNING students, faculty, staff and members of the OCAD U community are invited to come and meet the Safety & Security Services and the Health & Wellness teams and enjoy some awesome activities and prizes.

Highlights include:

  • Free barber shop haircuts by The Mad One Barber Shop
  • DJ playing music
  • Food Trucks with discounted menus
  • Free giveaways
  • Enter-to-win prizes
  • Free pizza, popcorn and ice cream

 

Venue & Address: 
Lambert Lounge (Room 187) and Butterfield Park, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/orientation
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca

O-NIGHT! with MxD!

O-NIGHT event image showing dancers from MxD - OCAD Dance group
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 10:00pm to Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 3:00am

O-NIGHT! is a welcoming party hosted by MxD - OCAD Dance, with support from the OCAD Student Union (OCADSU). Designed to provide new undergrad students the opportunity to continue connection and integration, creating those oh, so important, peer-to-peer relations! Get familiar with student-run initiatives coordinated by MxD and our collaborating partners, as well as learn more from upper-year students.

About MxD:
If you like music and smiles, then join us in MxD, where no matter how good you are (or not) at dancing, you are guaranteed to have some fun. So join us! You won’t only become more confident, but you will have a new skill that is calming and entertaining! Learn more about student-run clubs on campus.

Venue & Address: 
Room 230 (Central Hall), Level 2, 100 McCaul St.
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/orientation
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca

O-DAYS! OCADSU Open House

OCAD U Student Union Table
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm

Join us at the OCAD Student Union Open House learn more about the Student Union, check out the space, learn about our services, and meet the team. We will be officially opening up our new office to students and we're excite to meet you! Here you are welcome to spend time year round whether working on class assignments or needing a quiet place to relax. We will be opening the space with a land acknowledgement, raising a mock-tail to the start of your new chapter, serving snacks, and providing a space to chill and mingle before you head off to check out O-NIGHT! with MxD.

Venue & Address: 
Level 6, 230 Richmond St. West
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/orientation
Phone: 
416 977 6000 Ext. 341

O-DAYS! BIG-O-Day!

O-DAYS! banner image
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:00pm to 8:30pm

A number of department- and group-specific #ODAYS16 activities are planned the week of August 29, 2016, culminating in the Campus Life and OCAD University Student Union (OCADSU) collaborative BIG-O-Day! on Tuesday, September 6, when nearly 1,000 new and first-year #OCADU2020 undergrads will descend upon campus to kick off the 2016/2017 academic year! 

> TEAM ACTIVITIES: MORNING WELCOME
> OFFICIAL GREETINGS: HEARTBEAT OF OCAD U!
> TEAM CONNECTION
> PHOTO ID
> LOCKER RENTAL
> ANNUAL O-DAYS! BBQ
> ANNUAL ABOVE GROUND ART MATERIALS FAIR (AMF)
> ANNUAL COMMUNITY FAIR
> BREATH OF HENNA
> OCAD U CAMPUS SCAVENGER HUNT
> MATURE STUDENT COFFEE BREAK

See the O-DAYS! orientation schedule for details!
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/orientation-schedule.htm

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul St.
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/orientation
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416 977 6000, Ext. 4021

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