Are there opportunities for students to contribute to ACORN?

Yes! The ACORN User Experience Design Team works with many students at U of T from various academic backgrounds to help make ACORN and other online tools better. To become a part of the Student Advisory Team, learn more and sign up on this website if you are interested.

We often hold usability activities remotely using Microsoft Teams or in our User Experience Design lab at 215 Huron street. During these 30-45 minute sessions, we invite U of T students to come in and talk about their student experience, or test new designs and features that are in the works. It’s an opportunity for you to see what the ACORN team is currently working on, learn about our UX design process, and it also gives us a chance to meet you and find out how we can improve ACORN and other student services to make your student life easier. If you participate in 5 sessions, you’ll also get a credit on your Co-Curricular Record (CCR)!

We do hire work-study students from time to time, and when positions are available you can find them on the Career & Co-Curricular Learning Network (CLNx).

Will there be an ACORN mobile app?

ACORN is currently optimized for web browsers on mobile, tablet and desktop devices. There are currently no plans to introduce a dedicated mobile ACORN application.