Durham College

Learn about services for students at Durham College, including their accessibility services, peer and academic support programs, financial aid, campus accessibility, and more.

General Information

Durham College is located in Oshawa, Ontario, with a second campus in Whitby. Durham College offers educational opportunities to over 9 000 full-time students. Durham College has academic programs in the following areas of interest:

  • Business & Office Administration
  • Children, Youth & Counselling
  • Computers, Web & Internet
  • Construction, Trades & Mechanical
  • Creative, Design, Media & Gaming
  • Culinary, Hospitality & Horticulture
  • Engineerying, Technology & Automotive
  • Foundations, General & Upgrading
  • General Arts & Science
  • Graduate Studies
  • Health & Community
  • Law, Court & Emergency
  • Science, Energy & Environment
  • Sports, Fitness & Recreation

The addresses for Durham College’s campuses are:

Oshawa campus:
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario  L1H 7K4
(905) 721-2000

Whitby campus:
1610 Champlain Avenue
Whitby, Ontario  L1N 6A7
(905) 721-3300


Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services

At Durham College the centre providing accessibility services to students is called the Access and Support Centre (ASC). The Access and Support Centre is the primary place to find out about all of your disability related needs.


Transition Programs

Durham College offers spring and summer transition programs for students with disabilities. 


Accessibility Plan

For more information about accessibility at Durham College, and their current initiatives to address issues of accessibility, please see Durham College's Accessibility Plan.


Documentation Requirements

In order to access accommodations at Durham College, please visit the linked webpage to learn what documentation is required to show proof of a disability.

Support Services Available

Health Services

The Campus Health and Wellness Centre on the Oshawa campus provides health services from a variety of practitioners, including physicians and nurses.


Counselling Services

Durham College's Mental Health Services offers counselling for any student who may be experiencing stressful events in their life.


Academic Support

Student Academic Learning Centres at Durham College's Oshawa and Whitby campuses provide peer tutoring, learning skills services, writing skills services, English language service, science resources, and math resources to students who are having academic difficulties.


Library Services

Durham College has two libraries: The North Oshawa Campus Library and the Whitby Library. Each library offers various resources and services for students including borrowing services, interlibrary loans, material reservation, instructional services, and information technology services. The library also provides equitable access to a full range of services for students with disabilities.


Academic Advising

Student Advisors at Durham College help students to develop academic plans, make decisions regarding full-time/part-time studies, review graduation requirements, transfer to other programs, and more.


Other Support Services

Financial Aid

Admission Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards

Durham College's Financial Aid & Awards Office offers a range of  financial assistance which consists of merit-based scholarships, need-based bursaries, and awards based on academic achievement. Information regarding Durham's financial aid is available on their website, as well as complete lists of scholarships, bursaries, awards, and contact information.

Residence and Housing

On-Campus Housing

Durham College’s Campus Living Centre offers private and traditional style suites on the Oshawa campus for all students. Residence assignment operates on a lottery system and students who are not selected in the initial round of room allocations are placed on a waiting list. Traditional style suites include 2 students to a room with a shared washroom and kitchenette. Private suite style residence includes 2 private bedrooms with a shared kitchenette and a shared washroom. All building amenities include:

  • Common lounges
  • Common study areas
  • Common kitchen
  • Access to a front desk
  • Maintenance
  • Laundry facilities

Rooms come furnished and include internet access, local phone service, and cable television access. Residence rates vary depending on room selection and payment plans are available. Students accepted into South Village Residence are required to purchase a meal plan, while students accepted to Simcoe Village Residence have the option of purchasing a meal plan. Meal plans operate on a declining meal based system.

Durham College offers several barrier-free rooms for students requiring special accommodations. Students requiring these rooms must complete the Medical, Accessibility and Special Consideration form online when applying to residence.


Off-Campus Housing

Durham College offers an off-campus housing listing service where landlords can advertise rental properties available.

Getting Around

Campus Accessibility

Durham College offers campus maps for each campus.


Durham Transit

Durham Region Transit (DRT) offers a universal bus pass providing unlimited access to DRT transit, included in student tuition. Schedules are provided for DTR buses. 


DRT provides accessible conventional bus services, with features such as:

  • extendable access ramps
  • kneeling features
  • wheelchair and scooter securement areas

DRT also offers the support person card which allows users of both the conventional and specialized transit system who require a support person to have this person travel with them at no additional cost. Persons who require a support person must complete the application form. DRT also offers Specialized Services which provides door-to-door transit services. 

Academic Programs

Durham College offers Full-Time ProgramsRegistered Apprenticeship Training and many other courses.

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