Early Campus Closure

Poster with american flags, french fries, painted nails and aliens
Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 9:00pm

OCAD University is proud to be participating once again in Scotiabank Nuit Blanche.  Our official programming will take place in Butterfield Park and at the Main Building at 100 McCaul Street.

To facilitate Scotiabank Nuit Blanche activities, the entire OCAD U campus will close early at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 4.  All buildings will reopen at their normally scheduled times on Sunday, October 5.

Visit Scotiabank Nuit Blanche at OCAD U:

Absolutely Free

Saturday, October 4 from 6:53 p.m. to Sunday, October 5 at 7 a.m.

Butterfield Park & 100 McCaul Street (enter through Butterfield Park)

Come unbind your mind and contemplate the present, where reflections no longer exist in a mirror, but in the glow from technological devices. 

Featuring artists Grégoire Blunt & Emmy Skensved, Aryen Hoekstra, Lili Huston-Herterich, Lorna Mills, Matthew Williamson and curated by Stefan Hancherow.

For the duration of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, there will be no swipe card access to any OCAD U buildings and facilities.  All spaces other than those used for Nuit Blanche activities will be closed, including all personal offices and access to lockers.

I would like to thank you in advance for your co-operation and if you have any questions, please let me know.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul St. Toronto, ON M5T 1W1


Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 4:00am to Friday, September 12, 2014 - 4:00am

Faculty/student self-portrait project 2014

For First Year Faculty & New Undergraduate Students

As part of O-DAYS! (Orientation), First Year faculty and new undergraduate students
accepted to OCAD University (OCAD U) will participate in this historic tradition each year

As part of O-DAYS! (Orientation), First Year faculty and new undergraduate students accepted to OCAD University (OCAD U) will participate in this historic tradition each year

Students: By introducing themselves with a self-portrait postcard and participating in their first on-campus exhibition. First Year
Faculty: Introduce yourself with a self-portrait postcard and meet your students face-2-face! Faculty postcards will be part of a silent auction to raise funds for First Year.

WHO? ALL First Year faculty and ALL new undergraduate students

MATERIAL: Substrate: card stock; size: 5" x 7" inches (12.7 cm x 17.78 cm)

MEDIUM: Your choice... pencil? charcoal? paint? photography? Don’t forget! Include (print) your full name and faculty on the back of your postcard.

DELIVERY: (FACULTY) Enclose it in an envelope and mail it (or drop it off) so that it arrives no later than Friday, August 22, 2014 *Incorrect sizes or substrate will not be accepted.

BY MAIL: OCAD University 100 McCaul Street Toronto, ON M5T 1W1
Attn: Sandra Barnes, Campus Life (Postcard Project 2014)

IN PERSON: OCAD U Design Office 100 McCaul Street, Level 5 Attn: Sandra Barnes
We look forward to receiving YOUR postcard!

Will be exhibited on campus in the Transit Space Gallery (2nd floor 100 McCaul Street), from September 2-12, 2014. All postcards become the property of Campus Life and OCAD University who reserve the right to use them for promotional purposes for OCAD U’s website and or printed materials.

Venue & Address: 
Transit Space 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario

Housing Information

Housing Information
Monday, May 6, 2013 - 1:00pm to Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 3:45am

Are you looking to sublet a room or find a roommate?

Are you starting to give some thought to where you might live next semester?

Campus Life recently partnered with Places4Students.com. Use your OCAD U email to post your listing and access this FREE Off-Campus Housing Service.

POST a free roommate or sublet advertisement:

SEARCH (free) for listings and roommates:

Check out the Campus Life "Housing Information" page for other information and options.






Venue & Address: 
Campus Life 51 McCaul Street Toronto, Ontario

Annual OCAD U Holiday Food Drive

Annual OCAD U Holiday Food Drive
Friday, November 8, 2013 - 5:00am to Friday, December 13, 2013 - 5:00am

Student Union and Campus Life are looking to our students, staff, faculty and friends to make a difference!
Donate non-perishable FOOD items to OCAD U’s Annual Holiday Food Drive in support of the OCADSU Starving Artist Pantry.

NO clothing please!

If you can, please contribute and help us fill a box in support of our students in need!

The most needed items include:
- peanut butter
- canned fruit and vegetables
- dried pasta and tomato sauce
- lentils and beans
- powdered, canned or Tetra Pak milk
- canned fish and meat
- rice
- cans of soup or stew
- macaroni and cheese

Please bring your non-perishable donations to any convenient on-campus location:
- 115 McCaul Street, Level 2*
- 113 McCaul Street, Learning Zone, Level 1*
- 100 McCaul Street, Lobby (north wall)
- 51 McCaul Street, Student Centre Lobby*
- 205 Richmond St. West, Lobby*
- 230 Richmond St. West, Lobby*

(*Please note that five of the above locations will have small donation boxes, the contents of which will be collected weekly and moved to the larger, main box at 100 McCaul Street.

ARE YOU HAVING AN EVENT ON CAMPUS DURING THE FOOD DRIVE? Please consider encouraging your guests/attendees to bring non-perishable items to campus in support of this Food Drive!

Venue & Address: 
Campus-wide 100 McCaul Street Toronto, Ontario