Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions we get at the UOIT Student Union.

FAQs 2017-10-10T08:42:00+00:00

[fusion_builder_container admin_label=”” hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” menu_anchor=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_position=”center center” background_repeat=”no-repeat” fade=”no” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ video_mp4=”” video_webm=”” video_ogv=”” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_loop=”yes” video_mute=”yes” video_preview_image=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” padding_top=”40px” padding_right=”” padding_bottom=”40px” padding_left=”” admin_toggled=”no”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ layout=”1_1″ spacing=”” center_content=”no” hover_type=”none” link=”” min_height=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” background_color=”” background_image=”” background_position=”left top” background_repeat=”no-repeat” border_size=”0″ border_color=”” border_style=”solid” border_position=”all” padding=”” dimension_margin=”” animation_type=”” animation_direction=”left” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_offset=”” last=”no”][fusion_accordion type=”” boxed_mode=”” border_size=”1″ border_color=”” background_color=”” hover_color=”” divider_line=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=””][fusion_toggle title=”What services does the UOIT Student Union (USU) offer?” open=”no”]

The USU offers a range of inclusive services such as a Health & Dental Plan, Campus Life, Clubs and Societies, Outreach Services, Students Rights and Advocacy, and a Tuck Shop (Downtown campus).

[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”What employment opportunities will there be?” open=”no”]

The USU loves to hire students! There are many paid student positions available during the year such as election poll clerks, executive positions, customer service representatives, communications specialist, web developer, event specialist, promotions team and more!

[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”When will the USU elections be held?” open=”no”]

Tentatively, the USU elections will be held in January.

[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Will volunteer opportunities be offered?” open=”no”]

The USU wants you to be involved in your Student Union. We offer numerous volunteer opportunities with outreach services. Also, we have over 120 Clubs and Societies that would love to have you join as a member! You can even run in elections for a position on the USU board of directors.

[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”What events are expected from the USU?” open=”no”]

Events that the USU will bring forth will revolve around community & social engagement, financial literacy & life skills, employability, health & wellness, and student rights & advocacy events. To keep up to date with our events, download our App!

[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Will I still have a health plan?” open=”no”]

The USU offers health plans in which students are automatically enrolled into. For more information visit https://wespeakstudent.com

[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Can I opt-out of the Health Plan?” open=”no”]

Full-time students at UOIT are automatically enrolled in the Health Plan as a part of their tuition. However, you can opt-out of the plan within the specified dates, but must meet set criteria (see FAQ below). Coverage runs from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Students may opt-out of the dental and extended health portion of the plan if you’re already covered. Proof of coverage must be provided. Students cannot opt-out of prescription drug, travel insurance, and accident insurance. Student can also choose to add dependents to the health plan for an additional fee.

To opt-out or submit a claim, please visit www.wespeakstudent.com.

September 2017 | Opt-out by October 6, 2017.
 Coverage begins September 1, 2017

January 2018 | Opt-out by February 16, 2018. 
Coverage begins January 1, 2018 (January-start students only)

May 2018 | Opt-out by June 1, 2018.
 Coverage begins May 1, 2018 (May-start students only)

[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Where is the Tuck Shop?” open=”no”]

The Tuck Shop has been moved to the Downtown Campus at 61 Charles St.

[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”How do I book a school locker?” open=”no”]

The DC-UOIT Locker Services allows students to purchase a half or full-size locker at the beginning of each school year, giving them a place to store their belongings safely on campus. Lockers are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis through the Locker Services website.

At the end of your rental period you are expected to vacate the locker, removing all of your contents so that lockers can be properly maintained.

Please note: The DC-UOIT Locker program is not responsible for the loss or damage of any items stored in your locker. Please ensure you use a proper lock.

The Locker Services can be located at:

Room UAB441 (in the basement of the Science Building)
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
L1H 7K4

The Locker Services can be contacted by:

Telephone: 905.721.3222
Email: lockerservices@dc-uoit.ca

[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Will EP Taylors still be operating?” open=”no”]

EP Taylors is no longer in operation, the USU is currently advocating for improvements to the food options available on campus.

[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Can we go to Durham college events?” open=”no”]

The USU and Durham College Students Incorporated (DC Inc.) will collaborate from time to time, and all students will be welcome, other events will be exclusive to UOIT or DC students.

[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Where is the USU be located?” open=”no”]

The USU is located in the student centre on the second floor, come by and visit us!

[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”When will graduation pictures be taken?” open=”no”]

Graduation pictures will start being taken in January.

[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Do we still sell used textbooks?” open=”no”]

Used textbooks are no longer being sold through the USU tuck shop. The USU offers a buy and sell feature on our amazing new app, where many students are selling textbooks.

[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”What will happen to the tuck shop at the north campus?” open=”no”]

The Tuck Shop on North Campus is no longer in operation, the Tuck shop services are offered at the downtown campus.

[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”What happened to the SA?” open=”no”]

Last year the SA was placed under court-ordered receivership with the mandate to dissolve the organization and split the assets between two new Student Unions that represent UOIT and Durham College students independently of one another. This process took longer than anyone expected but has finally come to an end.

For further information on the legal proceedings, please visit the SA website where all court documents are posted.

[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Is the Go-Pass still offered on campus?” open=”no”]

The go pass is no longer available on campus, a presto card may be reloaded and used. The go transit is partnering with shoppers drug mart to a location near you.

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