Learn about services for students at Ontario Tech University (formerly known as the University of Ontario Institute of Technology), including their accessibility services, peer and academic support programs, financial aid, campus accessibility, and more.
Ontario Tech University has more than 10,000 students at two campus locations: north Oshawa and downtown Oshawa. The university has academic programs in eight faculties and schools:
- Business and Information Technology
- Energy Systems and Nuclear Science
- Engineering and Applied Science
- Health Sciences
- Social Science and Humanities
- Graduate and Postdoctoral studies
The address for Ontario Tech University is:
Ontario Tech University:
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario L1G 0C5
The university’s accessibility office is called Student Accessibility Services (SAS). SAS works with students with disabilities to ensure they have equal opportunities for academic success. SAS operates under the Ontario Human Rights Code and will help students arrange academic accommodations to support their studies.
Student Accessibilty Services invites incoming students with documented disabilities to participate in MyStart: Accessibility. Students who have previously participated in these workshops feel better prepared and are more successful in the first few months of university.
In addition to providing an opportunity to meet other new students, this program will help you to understand the real differences between high school and university, learn about self-advocacy and how to use your strengths, and interact with key staff who can provide academic and learning support.
For more information about accessibility at Ontario Tech University, and their current initiatives to address issues of accessibility, please see Ontario Tech University's Accessibility Plan.
For more information about required documentation or how to obtain proof of disability, contact SAS directly.
The university’s Campus Health Centre (CHC) is committed to the delivery of high-quality health-care services that promote student health in a professional and confidential manner. Maintaining optimal health—both mental and physical—will help students be more successful in meeting their educational objectives. Book an appointment over the phone or drop by the CHC during operating hours.
Student Mental Health Services are offered for any student who may be experiencing stressful events in their life. Student Mental Health Services offers:
- Mental health consultations for students, staff, faculty and parents—related to student mental health
- Off-campus/community referrals to students who prefer or require long-term counselling/therapy
- Professional, short-term individual counselling and therapy
- Support groups
- Wellness activities and initiatives
The Student Learning Centre (SLC) helps students strengthen their academic skills and build a foundation for future success. SLC offers a variety of programs and services to assist student in their studies. At the SLC students can:
- Learn study strategies to improve tests and assignments.
- Work with a writing specialist or peer tutor to develop writing.
- Work with a math specialist, physics/engineering specialist, or peer tutor to tackle new concepts in science and engineering.
- Improve writing, speaking and listening skills as a student for whom English is an additional language.
- Attend a workshop to strengthen academic skills.
- Keep up with coursework, learn study skills and prepare for tests and exams in the peer-assisted study sessions.
- Access tip sheets, and nool online resources.
- Attend MyStart to ease the transition into university.
The university has academic advisors in each faculty that are committed to helping students make choices that will lead to academic success. Advisors support students throughout their educational journey, from selecting a program to planning for the future. Find an academic advisor online.
Other Support Services
Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards
The university's Student Awards and Financial Aid (SAFA) office offers a range of financial assistance which consists of merit-based scholarships, need-based bursaries, and awards based on academic achievement. Information regarding Ontario Tech University's financial aid is available on their website, as well as complete lists of scholarships, bursaries, awards, and contact information.
Ontario Tech University offers on-campus accommodations to students. Residence is guaranteed for all first year students provided they complete the necessary application by the deadline. All residence rooms come furnished and include high speed internet access and local telephone service; residence rates vary based on the style of room.
Meal plans are mandatory in South Village residence but optional for Simcoe residence. Plans operate on a set number of meals and a credit account that lasts throughout the year.
The University offers several barrier-free rooms. Students requiring special accommodations are required to complete the “request for special consideration” form on their residence application.
The University's off-campus living web page offers an accommodation listing service, roommate finder, resources, and information on neighbourhood relations.
The university’s campus map shows both campus locations: North and downtown Oshawa. To view the accessible entrance locations, click on the accessibility icons, within the campus maps.
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. Transit maps are offered for each of the DRT different regions.
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.
Ontario Tech University offers a wide range of programs across seven faculties.
Student Accessibility Services
Located in the Student Life Building, East Hub
Campus Health Centre
Located in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre, Room G1030
Student Mental Health Services
Located in the Student Life Building, East Hub
Student Learning Centre
(905) 721-8668 ext 6578
Located in the Student Life Building, West Hub
Student Awards and Financial Aid
(905) 721-3190, option 5
Located in the Software and Informatics Research Centre
(905) 728-8700 ext 8100