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Welcome New Students of OCAD University!

Did you receive an offer of admission for fall 2024? Congratulations! We are excited to welcome you to the OCAD U community.

This page is your hub for support, deadlines, events and other important information to help you transition to OCAD U as a new undergraduate student. We're here to provide some answers and guidance to get you ready and feeling confident about joining OCAD U in September 2024. Don't forget to keep an eye out for more emails from ugadmissions [at]

Haven’t applied yet? Connect with an OCAD U advisor or chat with our students to learn more about the school and what we offer.

New Student Checklist

We are so excited to welcome you into our diverse and vibrant community this September. Immerse yourself in world-class quality art & design education and learn from renowned faculty who are experts in their fields. At OCAD U, you will make friendships, build networks, and develop connections that will last a lifetime.

Set yourself up for success. 
Our staff and student services will help make your transition to OCAD U as smooth as possible. We are here to help you adjust to life at university, assist with finding you work while you study, and provide support regarding tuition and finances as well as your health and medical needs.

Be in the centre of Canada’s biggest hub for culture and creativity. 
Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, our urban campus is situated in the centre of the action just minutes away from countless shops, restaurants, major museums, art galleries, and cultural institutions. Our bustling city is the home to Canada’s largest community of working artists, designers, makers, and creative professionals.

Your creative career starts in here. 
Did you know that Toronto is home to 93% more artists than any other Canadian city? Your OCAD U education will prepare you join a community of successful alumni currently employed within creative and cultural sectors in Canada. Develop the skill sets needed to kick-start your professional journey through career launching programs, internships, field placements and career fairs throughout your studies.

On this page learn about:
  • Next Steps for Students
  • Deposits & Deadlines
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • New Student Events