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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

FAQ about vaccine requirements for students living in residence

  • Do I need to be vaccinated to live in residence?

    Yes, vaccinations are required for students living in an on-campus residence. Two weeks prior to arrival you’ll be asked to provide proof that:

    • You’ve received your first dose of a World Health Organization-approved vaccine:
      • Pfizer
      • Moderna
      • AstraZeneca
      • Johnson & Johnson
      • Sinopharm
      • Sinovac
    • A second dose is scheduled.
  • What if I can’t get vaccinated prior to my move-in date?

    If you are concerned that you may not be able to get your first dose prior to moving in, please contact the Residence office for assistance.

    For information on how to get vaccinated, see How do I get vaccinated?

  • Why is vaccination a requirement for residence students?

    Data continues to indicate that as the percentage of vaccinated individuals increases, COVID-19 case counts decrease. The university recognizes that increased vaccination rates play an important role in re-establishing a sense of normalcy and reducing on-campus transmission, while keeping our community safe. The university and its campus partner Durham College, with the endorsement of Durham Region Public Health have made vaccination against COVID-19 a condition of residence occupancy.

  • How do I get vaccinated?

    You can book your vaccination through the Province of Ontario’s booking site.

    Additionally, the Region of Durham has a number of mass vaccination clinics, including one at the university’s Campus Ice Centre. For more information, visit the region’s COVID-19 website.

    International students who need assistance booking a vaccination in Canada should reach out to our International Office (

  • What other measures will students need to follow on campus?

    We’re committed to helping stop the spread of COVID-19 and will continue to implement measures as outlined by Durham Region Public Health.

    Specific details around vaccination requirements and guidelines for residence students will be shared directly with students when they receive their official on-campus residence acceptance. For more information about the university’s response to COVID-19 such as cleaning protocols, safety measures and more, visit the What to Expect on Campus section on our Ready for You website.