BACK TO SCHOOL: Party & Programming Launch

Xpace event poster
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm

Join Xpace Cultural Centre for our annual back-to-school party, featuring a musical performance by Myst Milano, DJ yummy baby, art by Allana Mae Cooper, Natalie King, and many more - plus snacks and drinks!

TTC from OCAD U: Take the 505 Dundas West 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 Avenue, Toronto
Website: 
http://www.xpace.info/
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
emily@xpace.info
Phone: 
416 849 2864
Cost: 
Free
xpace event poster

O-DAYS! MATURE STUDENT WELCOME/MIXER

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

As a mature student who is 25+, your experience will be different in many ways and you are not alone.

This annual mature student-specific activity is a great opportunity for our new 25+ undergrads to mix, mingle and get acquainted with other peers. Connect with a few friendly faces before you hit the books, canvas, and/or laptops!

OCAD U staff and current mature students are welcome to attend as welcome ambassadors. Refreshments will be served.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP AND ATTEND THIS ACTIVITY:
www.eventbrite.ca/e/mature-student-welcome-mixer-tickets-48330540949

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

*Currently on exhibit until September 29: Diagrams of Power showcases art and design works using data, diagrams, maps and visualizations as ways of challenging dominant narratives and supporting the resilience of marginalized communities.

Photo by Sabrina Leeder

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery, 199 Richmond St. West (RHD)
Website: 
www.eventbrite.ca/e/mature-student-welcome-mixer-tickets-48330540949
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
Cost: 
Free
image of mature students socializing

O-DAYS! Campus Life CONNECT U

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

As part of O-DAYS! 2018, this activity is designed as an informal social opportunity to connect those new undergrads who may wish meet and connect with others in advance of the Labour Day weekend and BIG-Day! (Tuesday, September 4). This activity is hosted by Student Mentor Program. All new first-year undergrads are welcome! Special guest and inspirational speaker Andy Thibodeau will enlighten and entertain! 

CLICK HERE TO RSVP AND ATTEND THIS ACTIVITY:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/campus-life-connect-u-tickets-47850049787

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

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Learning Zone, Level 1, 122 St. Patrick Street or access via Grange Food Court, 113 McCaul St.
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
Cost: 
FREE
O-DAYS! 2018 Campus Life CONNECT U

O-DAYS! CURATOR’S TOUR: Diagrams of Power

Image: Forensic Architecture, The Ayotzinapa Case: A Cartography of Violence (still), 2017. Video, 18 min. 24 sec
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

As part of O-DAYS! 2018, new students are invited to join curator Patricio Dávila for an exhibition tour! Diagrams of Power showcases art and design works using data, diagrams, maps and visualizations as ways of challenging dominant narratives and supporting the resilience of marginalized communities.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP AND ATTEND THIS ACTIVITY:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ocad-u-orientation-week-curators-tour-of-diagrams-of...

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

ABOUT ONSITE GALLERY:
www.ocadu.ca/gallery/onsite.htm

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Onsite Gallery, 199 Richmond St. West
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
Cost: 
Free
O-DAYS! 2018

O-DAYS! WORKSHOP: Time-Management at OCAD U

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 10:45am

A re-organization of your time, energy and resources is an important part of the transition to OCAD University.

In this free workshop, as part of O-DAYS! 2018, we will discuss strategies and tips on how to organize your time, set realistic goals and gain insight into your personal work style. We will engage in hands-on activities that will assist you in setting priorities, developing a schedule and managing your stress for the years ahead. Participants should bring their course schedules and any day-timers or calendars they currently use.

Facilitated by OCAD U Writing & Learning Centre.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP AND ATTEND THIS ACTIVITY:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-workshop-time-management-at-ocad-u-tickets-47865866094

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

ABOUT OCAD U WRITING & LEARNING CENTRE:
www.ocadu.ca/services/writing-and-learning-centre.htm

Venue & Address: 
Central Hall (Room 230), Level 2, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
Cost: 
FREE
O-DAYS! 2018 workshop info session

O-DAYS! WORKSHOP: Academic Essentials for First-year

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

As part of O-DAYS! 2018, this free workshop offers hands-on exercises that will give you the opportunity to build essential tools for success in both your liberal studies and studio courses. We will look at critical reading, taking lecture notes and introduction to critique.

Facilitated by OCAD U Writing & Learning Centre.

CLICK HERE TO RSVP AND ATTEND THIS ACTIVITY:
www.eventbrite.com/e/academic-essentials-for-first-year-tickets-47772148783

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

ABOUT OCAD U WRITING & LEARNING CENTRE:
www.ocadu.ca/services/writing-and-learning-centre.htm

Venue & Address: 
Central Hall (Room 230), Level 2, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
Cost: 
FREE
O-DAYS! 2018 workshop info session

face2face: postcard exhibition 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, September 14, 2018 - 4:00pm

The annual face2face: postcard exhibition, as part of O-DAYS! (OCAD University orientation) is a new student's opportunity to participate in their first on-campus undergraduate exhibition and to introduce themself to the OCAD U community.

Students create a self-portrait postcard to show us who they are. It could be a literal likeness or a metaphorical representation!

Whether it be drawing, painting, collage or photography, traditional or digital, students are encouraged to have fun and play around with the idea of self-image and how they would like to be seen.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Ada Slaight Gallery Level 2, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/face2face
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
Cost: 
Free
banner face2face: postcard exhibition 2018

CALL FOR ENTRY: face2face postcard exhibition 2018

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 4:15pm to Monday, August 27, 2018 - 11:45pm

CALL FOR ENTRY!
Are you a new undergraduate student who has accepted your offer to study at OCAD University, starting in September 2018? Congratulations!

The annual face2face: postcard exhibition is your opportunity to participate in your first on-campus undergraduate exhibition and to introduce yourself to the OCAD U community as part of O-DAYS! 2018.

HOW: Create a self-portrait postcard and show us who you are. Make it a literal likeness or a metaphorical representation! Draw, paint, collage, or photograph yourself. Or create it digitally. Have fun! Play around with the idea of your self-image and how you would like to be seen. Be modest, outrageous, fanciful, or elegant!

For more information and detailed instructions, visit www.ocadu.ca/face2face

EARLYBIRD DEADLINE: Monday, July 16, 2018
FINAL DEADLINE: Monday, August 27, 2018

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street, Toronto, ON
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/face2face
www.facebook.com/face2facePostcardExhibition/
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
face2face: postcard exhibition 2018

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

Call for Applications: OCAD U Artist Alley

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 1:30pm to Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 11:45pm

This student-run event will be held in Butterfield Park on the first day of classes (Wednesday, September 5, 11 AM to 5 PM), as part of O-DAYS! 2018.

We would like to showcase talent from current OCAD U students and alumni across all programs so every art form is welcome!

Free to both apply and table! Deadline to apply is July 31.

If you want to volunteer or have questions about this student-run initiative, please email ocadartistalley@gmail.com

Artist Applications: https://goo.gl/forms/v7eZSr5ZnfP1HYFX2 ✦

✦ FAQs ✦

Q: Who can apply? 
A: Any current OCAD U student or alumni. Please note we are not accepting applications from incoming first years. 

Q: How many artists are you accepting?
A: We currently have space for around 20 artists in Butterfield park. If there is a high volume of applicants, we will look to increasing the venue space. 

Q: What are we allowed to sell? 
A: Anything that you have made! This includes: prints, posters, stickers, paintings, merchandise, sculptures, jewelry, fashion, zines, and more! Fanart and original art both allowed. 

Q: I'm a Sculpture major, but I also make stamps and prints! Can I sell those? 
A: Yes! Please don't feel restricted by what your major is at all; we only ask for your program out of interest. 

Q: What if we have class or other commitments in the middle of the event?
A: Please try to find a friend to watch your table for you while you are away. If you are selected and need help finding someone, get in touch with us right away. Please note that you should be here prior to 11 for set-up and clean-up will start at 5. 

Q: How big are the tables?
They are 29 by 30 by 72 inches (H x W x L).

Q: Will there be food or refreshments?
A: We will have small snacks and water available but it would be a good idea to pack a lunch beforehand, or arrange to have lunch delivered. 

Q: Is this event happening rain or shine? 
A: The short answer is yes, but the event time may be shortened. While this is an outdoors event, the majority of the space is sheltered by the Sharp Center for Design. 

Q: Who is running this event?
A: This event is organized and run by students at OCAD, sponsored by OCAD U Campus Life, as part of O-DAYS! 2018. 

Please note you will be responsible for handling your own cash and transactions. OCAD U is not responsible for any lost or damaged property.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Butterfield Park (Wednesday, September 5 / 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/474600512983035/
www.ocadu.ca/orientation
Email: 
ocadartistalley@gmail.com
Cost: 
Free
OCAD Artist Alley

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