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Becoming an Ontario Tech student

As a new student, there are steps you need to complete:

  • Course registration

    The Course Registration Guide provides you with step-by-step information on how to register for the courses you need for the upcoming academic year.

    For more information about registration, select your student type: 

     Undergraduate student

     Graduate student

  • Set up your network password

    Your network password allows you to connect to Canvas, your student ( email and the Ontario Tech network (wireless Internet and campus computers).

    Students are assigned a username and a password as soon as they are officially registered at Ontario Tech. Details are included in a letter from the Registrar which acknowledges a deposit has been paid to Ontario Tech. If you are unable to locate this document, visit the IT Service Desk for assistance.

    Visit the IT website for help creating or changing your password.

  • Connect to the internet

    Once you have set up your network login, you can access campus Wi-Fi on your various electronic devices (e.g. laptop, Android device, iPhone, iPad, etc.).

    To find instructions on how to get to the internet, please refer to the Network Services website.
  • Ontario Tech student ( email

    As an Ontario Tech student, you have your own university email. It’s important you frequently check this as this will be your main method of communication from the university. 

    Tip: Get the Gmail app on your phone so you don’t miss any important notifications from the university.

    To learn about Gmail and Gmail Suite, visit the IT Service Desk website.

    Email etiquette tips

    When it comes to email etiquette there are a few tips we would recommend:

    1. Read the Digital Community blog how to email your TA (teaching assistant), which can be applied to emailing your professors as well.
    2. Email staff or faculty at Ontario Tech using your Ontario Tech .net email.
    3. Only email once if it’s about the same inquiry. If it’s more than 5-7 business days (response time varies during peak time), then you can follow up on the email you have sent.
    4. Include your full name, student number and program in all email communications.
  • Bring your own device (Tele) - Laptop and software requirements
    Information on laptop and software requirements for your program can be found on the Information Technology Services website.
  • Finances


    For applicable information on tuition, tuition payment, deadlines, ancillary fees and more, please select your student type: 

    Undergraduate student

    Graduate student

    Financial Aid 

    Ontario Tech University offers limited bursaries and scholarships for international students. 

    A bursary is an award given to students based on their financial need while a scholarship is an award given to students based on their academic achievements. 

    For more information, select your student type: 

    Undergraduate student

  • Ontario Tech Ucard (ID card)

    Visit Campus ID Services to find out what documents you need to get your Ontario Tech Ucard.  

    Your Ucard card gives you access to the following:

  • U-Pass (Universal Transit Pass)

    All full-time Ontario Tech students will receive a Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass) which provides you with unlimited Durham Region Transit and other transit discounts. The cost of the U-Pass is included in your full-time student fees. Visit the Registrar's Office website to find more information on how to activate your U-Pass.

  • Parking permit

    You will need a car parking permit in order to park your vehicle at Ontario Tech. More information can be found on the Ontario Tech website