Make your first friend: Sign up for a mentor!

Peer Mentors

If you’re about to become a first-year student at OCAD U, you no doubt have lots of questions. Maybe you’re feeling a bit anxious and uncertain about what to expect. Maybe you don’t know anyone else at OCAD U and you don’t know who you can ask for support.

We have a way to help you make your first, easy friend. Sign up to be mentored! We have a fantastic crew of incredible upper-year students who have volunteered their time and are ready and waiting to help you out.

After you complete the participation form, you’ll be matched with a buddy, usually someone who is located in the same faculty as you are, who you can contact throughout the next few months with any of your questions. And if they don’t have an answer, they can help you find it. You can read all about our mentorship program here.

Mentors and mentees are encouraged to meet up in person, but that’s not always possible when you live in different parts of the world. So we have an event as part of our Orientation activities that gives you a chance to meet your mentor face-to-face, as well as meet other first-years like yourself.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 2 to 5 p.m.

CONNECT U, part of our orientation and welcome, O-DAYS! 2019, is designed as an informal opportunity to meet — perhaps for the first time — in advance of the long weekend and Welcome Day! (Tuesday, September 3). Watch the orientation and welcome schedule for updates.