Winter (Study Week) is coming


One of the pieces of feedback we heard from our Student Communications Survey conducted last fall was to do a better job telling you what’s open during our Study Weeks. Our Winter Study Week takes place February 21 to 24. Keeping in mind that the Monday is the Family Day stat holiday and the university is closed, here’s what you can expect for the remainder of that week, Tuesday to Friday:

We’re open for business as usual

Most of our service areas like Financial Aid, the Registrar, Advising, the Library, Visual Resources and Learning Zone, IT Helpdesk, etc. are open for business as usual. So are our Shops and Studios (you can check their individual schedules via their webpage). Health & Wellness continues to be open and encourages students to take advantage of their drop-in counselling hours between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.


  • The Print & Copy Centre is running slightly shorter hours, and will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
  • Indigenous Counsellor Shawna Howe will be in the Indigenous Visual Culture Student Centre on February 22. The Centre will be closed February 23 and 24 for a field trip.

We’ve added special programming

For those of you who will be sticking around, there are numerous special opportunities you can take advantage of:

Imagination Catalyst Boot Camp
This pre-incubation program for art and design students is designed to help increase your understanding of how to start a business.

President’s Speaker Series: Stan Douglas: February 22, 7 p.m.
Join internationally-acclaimed Canadian artist-photographer Stan Douglas for a thought-provoking lecture. Douglas’s engaging work explores social histories played out through a complex, cinematic televisual language.

Health & Wellness Student Drop-In: February 22
Led by Peer Support Facilitator and OCAD U alum Alex McLaren, the Student Drop-In is a safe social space to spend some time creatively and get support. Supplies provided.

Study Week Movie Night: February 22
First Generation Program hosts a movie night with a Disney double feature: Up and Big Hero 6. 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 512, Level 5, 113 McCaul Street. Snacks will be provided!

Survivor Sewing Circle: February 23
Led by Jen Ko, RN, the circle is a safe and supportive drop-in space for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. Survivors and allies are invited to come together over the age-old-art of quilting. Supplies and instruction provided. Held the last Thursday of each month.

Ten Thousand Coffees OCAD U HUB Creative Career Skills Webinar
OCAD U’s Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers hosts an exclusive webinar facilitating a creative skills chat for OCAD U HUB for members. The OCAD U HUB connects artists, designers and recent grads from OCAD U to gain career advice and build an extended network that can last a lifetime. Join the Hub for more details.

Have a great Winter Study Week!