Notice of service disruption

Current Disruption

November 18

Whitby main entrance closed due to construction

Please be advised that the front entrance of the Whitby campus will be closed beginning in the evening of Sunday, November 19, scheduled to reopen spring 2018. To access the Whitby campus employees, students and visitors will use the North entrance, adjacent to shipping and receiving.

This is being done to support one of our 50th Anniversary construction projects. The Whitby campus main entrance is being remodeled to provide touchdown space and collaboration areas for the more than 2,000 students who call Whitby campus home. This project was funded by the $1.9 million provided by the provincial government in honour of our 50th anniversary.

Updates on this project will be communicated as they become available.

October 15

Please be advised that all full-time and partial load faculty are now on a province-wide legal strike. 

All classes at the Oshawa and Whitby campuses and Pickering Learning Site, including apprenticeships, are cancelled, with the exception of Continuing Education courses, which will continue to run.

Detailed information and frequently asked questions can be found below, including:

  • General strike information
  • Academic/course information
  • College operations that remain open
  • Student services available
  • Picket line protocol
  • Transit activity

Information about the strike and relevant contingency planning will be posted on the academic bargaining webpage and shared via email as it becomes available. Please remember to check these sources of information frequently.

Ontario Public Service Employees Union members are legally entitled to strike, and establish pickets. Picketers are members of our college community who are engaged in a lawful strike and when the strike is over they will return to their roles within the college.

During this difficult time, decisions and actions of the college’s community will reflect the college’s values of: integrity and transparency, respect, equal access and diversity, personal and team accountability and collaboration.  

We thank you for your cooperation.

Notice of Service Disruption

Durham College will provide notice of service disruption when any facility and/or technology are unavailable.

A notice of service disruption will include the following:

  • Reason for the disruption
  • Anticipated duration of the disruption
  • Alternate facilities or services, if any
  • Appropriate contact information


In the event of a temporary or unplanned service disruption, notification will be served as quickly as possible via:

A notice placed at the main reception desks and/or in a visible location at the main entrances of all buildings on campus.


In the event of a planned service disruption, the college will provide the public with reasonable notice (at least 10 business days) of any such disruption via:

A notice placed at the main reception desks and/or in a visible location at the main entrances of all buildings on campus.


Service disruptions can be reported to the specific department or school affected by/responsible for the disruption or to one of the following areas: