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Smart Start

Smart Start is an academic transition program that provides new UOIT students with a head start in their university career.

Smart Start includes an introduction to:

  • active study strategies
  • common assignments
  • math* and/or writing review
  • managing university expectations
  • note-taking skills
  • planning and time management
  • research skills
  • mental health strategies
  • Q&A with upper year students

The sessions connect students with academic support staff and other students in their program.

At Smart Start, you'll have the opportunity to attend a variety of faculty-specific interactive workshops and activities.

*For Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, Engineering and Applied Science, and Science Faculties, Smart Start will be focused on practicing math skills required for entry-level university math and science courses. Students will have the opportunity to review algebra, equations, inequalities, trigonometry, functions, and vectors as well as meet their math professors. 

Register for Smart Start

Faculty of Business and Information Technology

  • One-day sessions

    Monday, August 21 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


    Tuesday, August 29 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Faculty of Health Sciences

  • One-day sessions

    Tuesday, August 22 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


    Monday, August 28 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (downtown Oshawa location)

  • One-day sessions

    Wednesday, August 23 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


    Wednesday, August 30 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Faculty of Science

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