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Academic life

Studies at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology are divided into semesters:

  • Fall semester – September to December.
  • Winter semester – January to April.
  • Summer semester – May to August. The summer semester may be broken into two seven-week sessions (May/June and July/August) or one 14-week session, depending on the courses you wish to take. For more information, contact the Registrar's office.

Services and resources

International students may find the following services and resources particularly helpful:

To learn about all the services available to our students, see the Campus services page of our website.

International Student Advisor

Our International Student Advisor provides support services and mentoring to international students, including:

  • An ambassador program.
  • Communicating with your faculty to support you in your studies.
  • Immigration support (including assistance in applying for study and work permits).
  • Orientation session before the beginning of each academic semester.
  • Pre-arrival information and welcome session.

For more information, contact International Student Services at

Academic advisors

Academic advisors strive to assist students to make choices that will lead to their academic success. Your advisor can support you from start to finish, from selecting a program to planning for the future. Academic advisors are faculty-specific. Learn more about:

Student Learning Centre

The Student Learning Centre (SLC) helps students improve their skills in math, writing, studying and other subject areas. Our academic subject specialists, trained peer tutors and online resources are available to help ensure your success. The SLC also offers support for English as a Second Language speakers and writers. Learn more about the SLC.

Campus ID

Your campus identification (ID) card is one of the most important pieces of ID you have on campus. Learn how to get your campus ID card.

Learning Commons

Our university's state-of-the-art Learning Commons, at the north Oshawa location, houses computers for student use. Other amenities include dedicated tutoring rooms, digital signage, laptop stations, wired and wireless access points and printers. The Information Technology (IT) Service Desk can help you with any IT-related issues. It is conveniently located at the north Oshawa location as well as downtown at the 61 Charles Street Building.


Our university's libraries provide extensive print and digital information resources and services to assist you. Wireless connections, free inter-library loans, streaming media, specialized training sessions and one-on-one consultations are available at each library. Visit the Library website to learn more.


NOOL is a website dedicated to helping you succeed in university by providing information and resources on:

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Tips and tools
  • Writing/English as a Second Language (ESL)

Learn more about NOOL.

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