Get Prepared

Pay the Bills
PAY THE BILLS
Register Courses
REGISTER FOR YOUR COURSES
navigating IT tools
NAVIGATING IT TOOLS
purchase your books
PURCHASE YOUR BOOKS
housing
HOUSING
Commuting to Campus
Commuting to Campus
campus ID
CAMPUS ID
pruchase a dining card
PURCHASE A DINING CARD
rent a locker
RENT A LOCKER
academic success
ACADEMIC SUCCESS
print schedule course outlines
PRINT YOUR SCHEDULE & COURSE OUTLINES
prep-1000
PREP-1000

PAYMENT DUE DATES

Full-time domestic students

Your fee statement shows the due dates and amounts for your tuition and ancillary fees.

In order to secure your seat in your program, you are required to pay a $500 non-refundable tuition deposit by the deadline date indicated on your fee statement. Please note that your deposit will be applied to the total fees owing for the academic year.

Due dates for January 2017:

  • New student deposit: November 21, 2016
    Returning student deposit: November 21, 2016
  • Winter semester payment due date for new and returning students is December 12, 2016.

For the balance of fees owing, you have a choice of two payment options:

  • Payment Plan A: Pay total fees (less tuition deposit) for the entire academic year by the payment due date indicated on your fee statement.
  • Payment Plan B: Pay fees for each academic semester (less tuition deposit) by the payment due dates indicated on your fee statement.

We encourage you to pay the balance of your fees by the due date(s) indicated on your fee statement in order to avoid late payment charges.

International students

You are required to pay full semester fees prior to registration. Please review your fee statement for payment details and amounts.

You have two payment options:

  • Payment Plan A: Pay total fees for the entire academic year by the due date indicated on your letter of acceptance.
  • Payment Plan B: Pay fees for each academic semester as per your letter of acceptance.

ONTARIO STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (OSAP) FUNDED STUDENTS

  • Students receiving funding from the OSAP are required to pay the $500 non-refundable tuition deposit as indicated on your fee statement.
  • OSAP recipients who meet the following conditions may be eligible to defer the balance of their first semester fees:
    • Confirmation that a tuition deposit of $500 has been received by DC on or before the due date indicated on your fee statement.
    • You have indicated on your OSAP application that your funds will be released to DC.

SPONSORED STUDENTS

If you are receiving funding from an external agency (i.e. WSIB, Second Career, Third-Party Sponsors), you are required to pay the $500 non-refundable tuition deposit as indicated on your fee statement.

  • If you have written confirmation of funding, you are required to provide us with an authorization letter from your sponsor. Once we receive this letter and you register, your sponsor will receive an invoice to be paid.
  • It is important that we receive your tuition deposit and authorization letter prior to the due date indicated on your fee statement to secure your seat in your program.

Methods of Payment

OnlineCredit card or electronic banking
MailCertified cheque, bank draft, money order, or credit card
FaxCredit card
In personCash, debit card, certified cheque, bank draft, money order, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express)

Please note: personal cheques are not accepted and credit card account holders’ original signature is required for in-person, mailed and faxed payments.

Online banking can also take up to five days for processing and payment must be received by the college by the due date to avoid any late fees. Please plan your payment accordingly.

We have a cash limit of $200 per transaction, with the exception of the $500 non-refundable deposit. Please ensure you have confirmed your daily limit for credit cards and debit transactions with your bank to avoid delays.

Part-time Students

You are required to make the full payment for your part-time course at the time of registration. Part-time registration for fall semester courses begins on Monday, January 2, 2017.

ALL STUDENTS

We encourage all students to consider applying for scholarships, bursaries or other awards, regardless of their eligibility for OSAP.

To learn more about other available funding, visit the DC Financial Aid and Awards section of the DC Student tab in MyCampus. Be sure to complete your Student Financial Profile, and check out the external award sites.

Strategic Enrolment Services

Front counter and contact centre – Oshawa and Whitby campuses (payments and registration) hours of operation:

  • Mondays to Fridays (except Wednesdays) 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please note hours may be extended during peak times to accommodate service volume.

REGISTER FOR YOUR COURSES

Prior to registering for your courses, your $500 non-refundable deposit must be paid or deferred for domestic students. International students must pay the full semester fees prior to registering.

Full-time students are able to register on MyCampus under Helpful links – Registration – Timetable selections. To assist you with registering please refer to the How to Select a Timetable document.

Course registration begins on the following dates:

  • First-year students September-start: November 21 to 25
  • First-year students January-start: November 30 to December 2
  • Returning students September-start: November 15 to 17
  • Returning students January-start: November 30 to December 2
  • Please note you must check MyCampus to confirm when your program opens.
  • To confirm, check MyCampus under the Need to Know on the DC Home tab for the date and time your program's registration window officially opens. Web windows will be posted are posted now.
  • If you have prior post-secondary experience, don't forget to apply for credit transfer.

MyCampus

MyCampus is a portal where you can view and manage all of your student and personal information. This is where you will find your fees statement, register for your courses, view your timetable, print your course outlines, view both your mid-term or final grades, change your address or contact information, discover scholarships or bursary opportunities, and so much more! Take some time to carefully go through this site so you don’t miss any important information or opportunities.

  • Access MyCampus by logging in at the top of the Durham College homepage or by going to http://www.durhamcollege.ca/mycampus.
  • Use your student ID number as your username and your default Personal Identification Number (PIN) as your password. If needed, you can reset your MyCampus PIN by visiting the PIN Reset page.
  • You can also change your PIN by logging into your MyCampus account and by clicking on the following: Self Service Options > Personal Information > Change Pin.

DC MAIL

Every student receives an email address which will remain active even after you complete your journey at Durham College. This is your official email address that will be used by your administrative offices and faculty to convey any important information to you. It is imperative that you regularly check this email account. You can access the login page at www.dcmail.ca or through a link found in your MyCampus portal.

  • You will use your student ID number as your username and network password to log into your account. If needed, your network password can be reset at https://mypassword.dc-uoit.ca.
  • First-time users can retrieve their network password by visiting the Oshawa campus, Whitby campus or the Pickering Learning Site and logging onto a computer which is hardwired. Your temporary password will be provided to you by request through IT Services. Alternatively, you can contact 905.721.3333 (option 1) and answer a series of security questions to have your password set.
  • The format for your email address will be: firstname.lastname@dcmail.ca, or (if there are other people with the same name already in the system, there may be a 1, 2 or 3, etc. after your name).
  • You can forward this email to your personal email account. Watch this video to learn more about forwarding your messages.

DC CONNECT

DC Connect is Durham College’s Learning Management System. This is a tool that offers easy access to your course material such as course outlines, lecture slides, assignments, grades and other content shared by your professors. It also provides a course-specific messaging platform to get in touch with your professors or fellow classmates. Think of it as your online class homeroom. Be sure to log in often to stay current with your courses.

Log into DC Connect at https://durhamcollege.desire2learn.com/. There is also a login link found on the home page of the Durham College’s website.

  • Use your student ID number as your username and your MyCampus pin as your password. If needed, you can reset your MyCampus PIN by visiting the PIN reset page.

Note that the email system within DC Connect is only used to start your conversation thread by conveniently giving you access to all your professors and classmates email addresses but any replies should be found in your DCMail account. You can choose names from the class list to send messages.

  • You cannot type in any email addresses within DC Connect, only choose names from your class list.
  • As well, you cannot receive emails in DC Connect, your email is through DC Mail.
  • See the DC Connect mail video to learn more about using this feature.

For a full demonstration on using DC Connect, please watch this video.

CAMPUS BOOKSTORE

Beat the line-ups and avoid having to search the bookshelves by ordering your books online!

Step one: login to MyCampus.

Step two:  go to Helpful Links > Registration > Books for term

You will be directed to “Courses you are currently enrolled in,” ensure these are your correct classes and select “here.”

The books for each course will be listed underneath the course title.

Step three: click on the “Shopping cart” icon located beneath each book description or book title to add the textbook to your basket.

Step four: click “Continue Shopping” to return to your booklist and add more to your basket.

Step five: click “Checkout.”

Skip down to creating a new account and enter all required information. If you already have an account, simply log in using the information you entered at the time you created your account.

Step six: click “Submit order.”

Step seven: choose a “Shipping profile.”

  • Delivery inside Ontario ($10): books will be sent to your shipping address
  • Delivery outside Ontario ($15): books will be sent to your shipping address
  • International Delivery (cost depends on weight): books will be sent to your shipping address
  • In-store pick-up (no charge): books will be gathered and waiting for you to pick up at the bookstore

Step eight: Click “Pay now.”

Step nine: enter your credit card information and then click “Submit.”

The Campus Bookstore now offers price matching for in-store purchases. Please visit the website for more details.

Please note: it is recommended that you wait until you have attended the first day of each class before removing the wrapping from your textbooks. Course textbooks cannot be returned once they have been opened.

CAMPUS BOOKSTORE HOURS

Oshawa Campus Bookstore:

  • Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Whitby Campus Bookstore:

  • Monday to Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Campus bookstore is closed from December 24 to January 2.

TUCK SHOP

There are also used textbooks available for purchase at the Tuck Shop located in the Student Centre. When purchasing a used textbook, be sure the edition matches the edition on your booklist.

ON-CAMPUS HOUSING

Durham College offers the Simcoe and South Village residences in addition to apartment-style residence units designed for students in their upper years of study. For more information on the housing options on-campus please visit On-campus residences.

OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING

Find your home away from home. A registry works on a self-serve basis and features a selection of affordable and comfortable accommodations, often within walking distance of the college. For more information visit www.places4students.com.  

Please visit our Transportation, parking and maps website for directions to our campuses and general information about getting around Durham College.

PARKING ON CAMPUS

If you will be driving to campus you will need to purchase a parking pass. Lot permits are available for a semester for students who will be driving on a regular basis. A day-pass is $14 per day in a gated lot and there are also short-term pay ‘n display lots which are $5 per hour. For evenings after 5 p.m. and weekends (Friday at 5 p.m. to Monday at 5 a.m.) the fee is $3 per exit.

Permits are granted on a first-come, first-serve basis for each lot. If there is a waiting list for the lot you prefer, chose another lot and then request to be placed on the waitlist for your preferred lot. An email will be sent to your DC Mail account when a spot is available on the waitlisted lot. Once you have been notified of a spot in the waitlisted lot, you will have 24 hours to claim it.

Visit the Parking Services site for fee information and to purchase a permit. To purchase your permit you must create an account at http://durham.parkadmin.com. If you have already created an account, simply login.

Make sure you reply to the confirmation email and print your confirmation of payment to bring to parking services if you are picking up your permit in person. All new parkers who have purchased a permit for a lot must visit the Parking office to pick up the key scan access card.

You may also purchase your permit in person using cash, debit or credit card at the Parking Services office located at the Oshawa campus on the main floor of the Gordon Willey building next to the main reception desk. The Whitby campus Parking Services office is located in room 117A, across from the cafeteria.

Contact Information

Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

https://durham.parkadmin.com

PUBLIC TRANSIT

As a full-time Durham College student your campus ID card acts as a Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass) which provides you with:

All questions and comments can be directed to publictransit@durhamcollege.ca.

*U-Pass is valid during the academic year only. Returning students must validate their Campus ID card each year to receive their U-Pass.

Your campus identification (ID) card is a valuable and required piece of identification that is valid for the duration of your studies (yearly validation required). It is also your U-Pass for transit if you are a full time student.

Step one: make a tuition payment or defer your fees where appropriate and choose all your classes

Step two: finalize your timetable and provide government photo ID*

  • *Government-issued photo ID may be any one of the following: BYID card; Canadian citizenship card; driver’s license; or passport; or
  • If you do not have any government-issued photo ID you must complete a Student Identification form. This form requires the signature of a guarantor prior to arriving on campus.

Step three: go to Campus Identification Services

All students will have their cards processed in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre; Room G1004 between December 1 and December 22, 2016 and on January 2, 2017.

Between January 3 and January 6, 2017 new and returning students can visit room G213 to obtain their student card from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Campus Identification Services will be available during the following times at Whitby campus and Pickering Learning Site:

Whitby campus

  • Wednesday, January 4 to Friday, January 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. in Room 123

Pickering Learning Site

  • Friday, January 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Room 104A
  • Monday, January 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 104A

There are many food options on campus. Durham College’s food service provider, Aramark, offers options for students who live on campus or are commuting to campus. Meal plans vary from our all-you-care-to-eat meals at the Fresh Food Company to Flex dollars loaded directly onto your Student ID card for you to use at our on-campus food service outlets.

Lockers are available to rent on a first-come, first-serve basis.

OSHAWA CAMPUS

Visit the Locker Services site for fee information and to reserve your locker. If you have already created an account to rent a locker, simply log into your account.

You may pay:

  • Online using a credit card
  • In person using cash or debit card at the Tuck Shop, located on the second floor of the Student Centre

Please print and bring the email confirmation of your locker selection with you if you are paying in person. Locks may be purchased in the Campus Bookstore or the Student Centre Tuck Shop.

WHITBY CAMPUS

Visit the Information Centre and Tuck Shop to register for a locker. Locks are included with the locker at this campus (applicable taxes not included).

  • Half-size: $20
  • Full-size: $35

Questions or concerns should be directed to the Tuck Shop at the Whitby campus.

STUDENT ADVISOR

Your student advisor is available to discuss your program details with you leading up to your time at Durham College. If you are considering a reduced course load, your advisor will be able to help you create a new program map to meet your individual needs.

STUDENT ACADEMIC LEARNING SERVICES (SALS)

SALS online academic resource tool is here to help you prepare for your academic program. Watch subject-specific videos, see examples and explanations of things you will need to know as you begin college. Register online for SALS free course on DC Connect at www.durhamcollege.ca/connect. Also, complete the Learning Styles Inventory to help you better understand your learning style and gain important information about skills such as note-taking and test writing. The learning begins from the first day of classes, so check out the resources SALS offer for everything you need to get prepared for your classes.

ACCESS AND SUPPORT CENTRE

The Access and Support Centre (ASC) provides services to students who are temporarily at-risk or identified with an exceptionality to ensure equal access to all aspects of the academic environment.

The ASC provides accommodations to meet students’ individual needs through assistive technology and through coaching on self-advocacy and success strategies. The ASC team works in partnership with the students and faculty to co-ordinate appropriate supports to ensure inclusive and accessible learning environments on campus.

Be sure to print all your course outlines and bring them with you to the first day of class.

There are occasions when timetables, room locations etc. need to change due to enrolment. With this in mind, please be sure to check your class schedule the week before classes begin to ensure your schedule has not been affected.

For assistance please check out the How to select a timetable PDF on MyCampus under the DC How-to/Forms tab.

Complete Prep-1000

We have already enrolled you into your first course, PREP-1000 – NEW STUDENT PREP. This is a course you are expected to complete to learn critical information about two important policies and procedures on campus. You will also be ready to navigate DC Connect when your classes begin. The total time required is approximately 20 minutes.

HOW TO ACCESS PREP-1000 – NEW STUDENT PREP

  1. Go to http://www.durhamcollege.ca/connect
  2. Username is your student ID number and your password is the same one you use to log into MyCampus. If you are having trouble logging in, please call IT Services at 905.721.3333 (option 1) for assistance.
  3. Under the brown My Courses heading you will see DC Winter 2017.
    Click on the link for 201741.32739-PREP-1000-01 – NEW STUDENT PREP.
  4. Click on the small link titled Content to access the course material.