COVID-19 Information

Durham College is open virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic while courses and services are being offered remotely.
Fall 2020 delivery information

Learn more about courses and services being offered remotely.

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Student meets with a DC financial advisor.

Pay the bills

PAYMENT DUE DATES

FULL-TIME DOMESTIC STUDENTS

Detailed information about tuition fees, payment options and due dates for remaining tuition will be released mid-July and you will be able to view this information online through your MyCampus account. We will send out detailed instructions to your DC email on how to access this information when it becomes available.

Durham College (DC) offers multiple payment options for full-time post-secondary students.
In order to secure your seat in your program, you are required to pay a $500 non-refundable tuition deposit within two business days of confirming your offer of admission.  Please note that your deposit will be applied to the total fees owing for the academic year.

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

  • Payment Plan A: Pay total fees (less non-refundable tuition deposit) for the entire academic year by the payment due date.
  • Payment Plan B: Pay fees for each academic semester (less non-refundable tuition deposit) by the payment due dates.

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.

You have two payment options:

  • Payment Plan A: Pay total fees for the entire academic year by the due date.
  • Payment Plan B: Pay fees for each academic semester.

ONTARIO STUDENTS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (OSAP) FUNDED STUDENTS

  • Students receiving funding from 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 Durham College (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 by the due date.

  • 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 to secure your seat in the program.

METHODS OF PAYMENT

Online Credit card or electronic banking

Please note: personal cheques are not accepted.

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.

PART-TIME STUDENTS

You are required to make the full payment for your part-time course at the time of registration.

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 what other funding is available, 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

In response to the recommendations to stay home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are operating remotely and will continue to provide service. Please email us at oes@durhamcollege.ca (Oshawa programs) or wes@durhamcollege.ca (Whitby programs), call 905.721.3000 or use the LiveChat option available on MyCampus between the hours of 8:30-4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Register for your courses

Prior to registering for your courses, your $500 non-refundable deposit must be paid 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.

Please note:

  • You must check MyCampus to confirm when your program registration window 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 in early July.
  • If you have prior post-secondary experience, don't forget to apply for a credit transfer.
Student studying at DCs Oshawa campus.

Purchase your books

CAMPUS BOOKSTORE

Due to Covid-19 the Campus Stores are physically closed, but we are open on-line.  We are offering free on-line shipping for the summer, and are currently offering some clearance items on sale.

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 Store does not offer price mating on-line. 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 Store HOURS

OSHAWA CAMPUS BOOKSTORE: (CURRENTLY CLOSED, BUT SHOP ON-LINE)

WHITBY CAMPUS BOOKSTORE (CURRENTLY CLOSED, BUT SHOP ON-LINE)

DC Students checkout books at the Library.
Exterior shot of student housing at DC.

Housing

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.

Commuting to Campus

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

PARKING ON CAMPUS

Due to Covid-19, all of the Parking gates are up, and parking is free for the summer months.  Parking passes for fall will go on sale in the August timeframe, with some possible alternate options for parking.  Staff and student communications will be sent, or you can check the following site for updates: https://durham.parkadmin.com/login

PUBLIC TRANSIT

The Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass) is being suspended for the Summer and Fall semesters.

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

The bus loop at Durham College Oshawa campus.
Student receives ID card at DC.

Campus ID

*In compliance with the provincial Declaration of State of Emergency, on-site business activities of the Campus ID office are currently suspended.
As further developments evolve, information about production of Campus identification will be updated.

Purchase a dining card

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.

Students at the Whitby campus also have the option of loading money on to a CFF Dining Dollars card which can be used at Bistro ’67 or the Pantry.

Students use the various dining options available at DC.
Student using study space at Durham College.

Rent a locker

Academic success

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 is available to help you prepare for your academic program. Register for one or more of the SALS ONLINE units on DC Connect at www.durhamcollege.ca/dcconnect. Access practice exercises, workshops, tip sheets and subject-specific videos for examples and explanations in math, science, accounting, and writing skills. Study smarter, not harder by learning about time management, note-taking and test writing skills. You will start learning from the first day of college, so check out the resources SALS offers 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.

DC students study together at the Oshawa campus.

Prep 1000

HOW TO ACCESS PREP-1000 - NEW STUDENT PREP

  1. Go to durhamcollege.ca/connect
  2. Log-in using your student ID number and your network password – if you having trouble logging in, please call IT Services at 905.721.3333 option 1 for assistance.
  3. Under the heading “My Courses”, select “NEW STUDENT PREP”.
  4. Once inside the course, select the “Content” heading in the top left toolbar.
Students studying outdoors at DC.