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International Student Orientation

  • What is International Student Orientation and when is it?

    International Student Orientation (ISO) is a free orientation for international, exchange and visiting students (both graduate and undergraduate).

    ISO is separated into two events: Day 1 (Formal Orientation) and Day 2 (Orientation Social)

    ISO Day 1 — Formal Orientation 

    ISO Day 2 — Orientation Social

    Date: Friday, September 1

    Time: Orientation will run from 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

    (8:45 a.m. early check-in and Campus ID pickup)

    Location: Business and Information Technology Building, Atrium

    Date: Saturday, September 23

    Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

    Location: Riley's Pub (104 King Street East, Oshawa)

    Opportunity to:

    • Meet new international students, current students, and staff.
    • Learn more about Canadian culture.
    • Hear about the transitional experiences of your peers.
    • Learn how to navigate within the UOIT system.
    • Learn about your responsibilities as a temporary resident of Canada.
    • Learn about differences in studying here compared to your previous education system.
    • Find out about the various campus services and how they can support you during your studies.
    • Get your learning tool (laptop) and student ID.

    Opportunity to:

    • Further connect with other newly arrived international and exchange students.
    • Continue asking your questions to our knowledgeable upper-year ISO leaders.
    • Learn more about Canadian culture.
    • Participate in fun activities.
    • Become more connected with the university community.

    Please note: Topics covered in ISO are not the same as those in the Graduate Student Orientation and September Orientation (Ignite). We highly recommend you attend all orientations that are relevant to you.

  • Register for orientation

    Register for the International Student Orientation Social taking place on Saturday, September 23, 2017 now by completing the form below. 

  • Required documents

    If you decide to get your campus ID card and/or laptop on Orientation day, please note that you will need to bring the following documents:

    Campus/student ID card

    • One piece of photo ID (e.g. your passport).
    • A copy of your timetable.

    For more information on campus IDs, including ID office location, hours and required documents, visit the Campus ID section of the university website

    Please note: You can get your ID as soon as you have registered for your courses.


    Laptop pickup

    The university has two different technology-enriched learning environment (TELE) models.  

    Full TELE model

    Students are provided university-owned laptops they must use for their studies.

    BYOD TELE model

    Students use their own devices during their university studies.

    Step 1: Visit the TELE program website to find out which TELE model your faculty is a part of.

    Step 2: If your faculty is participating in the full TELE model, you must register for your learning tool pickup time.

      • Visit the TELE model website 30 days before the start of the semester for instructions on how to register for laptop pickup.
  • Campus map and transportation options

    For driving and public transportation (bus) instructions for getting to campus, use the Get directions option on the campus maps website.

    By selecting From an address, you can enter exactly where you're starting from and where on campus you would like to arrive (includes driving, walking, and public transit details).


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