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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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MyStart: International

About the program

  • What is MyStart: International?

    MyStart: International is a free orientation program for international, exchange and visiting scholars (both graduate and undergraduate).

    During MyStart: International, you will:

    • Meet other new students.
    • Connect with upper-year students.
    • Identify support services on campus you can use.
    • Learn how to get the most from your university experience.

    Note: You should register for both MyStart: International and the New Arrival Support Program, as they are different programs.

    Topics covered in MyStart: International are not the same as those in the Graduate Student Orientation. We highly recommend you attend all orientations that are relevant to you.

    *This event is mandatory for all first-year international students.

  • When is it?

    My Start: International is usually held in August and January of each year.

  • Register for MyStart: International
  • 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).


Required documents

  • Campus/Student ID

    If you decide to get your campus ID card on orientation day, please note that you will need to bring the following documents:

    • Your university-produced class schedule (can be electronic) to confirm your student ID number.*
    • One piece of valid government-issued photo ID such as your passport, driver's licence, etc.

    *Note: You can get your ID as soon as you have registered for your courses. The Campus ID office will accept your Letter of Acceptance to start your campus ID process, but your card is printed only after you've completed your registration. Your card will be available immediately, providing you meet all the above requirements.

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

  • Study permit

    It is mandatory that you bring your study permit to MyStart: International or New Arrival Support Program (NASP).