Make a smooth transition into your University of Toronto experience. Orientation will help you connect with campus life, learn about opportunities and meet new people. It’s a great way to make friends on campus.
Learn more about orientation programming, resources, and supports on each of our three campuses:
Make a successful academic, social, and personal transition to your university experience with UTM’s orientation and transition options.
Pre-Arrival Options (June to August)
Transition support begins in June with EagleConnect. Through your online community you will be provided with key information, support in completing required tasks, and connections to your classmates and an upper-year student leader. Head Start builds on EagleConnect to provide more in-depth academic skill support.
During this time, you will also have access to Course Selection Workshops that will support you in choosing your first-year courses. Additionally, students who identify with having a disability can attend the Summer Academic Skills Institute run by Accessibility Services.
More information related to pre-arrival can be found on the New Student Website:
Orientation is your official welcome to the UTM community! Orientation programming begins just prior to the start of fall classes. Through Orientation you will meet other students, faculty, and staff, and become knowledgeable on UTM resources, programming, and services. There are a number of different Orientation opportunities, including O-Week, UTMSU Orientation (Student Union), Residence Orientation, International and New-to-Canada Orientation, and Queer Orientation.
Orientation activities continue beyond your first week of classes. Find out more about all orientation offerings here: https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/new-students/orientation-campus-supports
Fall/Winter Transition Options
Gain key skills and knowledge to maximize your experience as a UTM student through programs such as LAUNCH (a series of interactive weekly sessions run by upper-year student mentors to foster community and academic success), Facilitated Study Groups (discipline related peer-led study groups), and utmONE and utmONE Scholars (courses designed to support academic success).
Check out our Orientation Calendar for a list of all orientation and welcome events happening on campus in August and September. For more information on any event, click on the event details.
Your first year of university is an exciting time, complete with new experiences and new opportunities. Attend free events designed to help you meet other new students, learn about U of T, build academic skills, and get involved in campus life. Find out more about orientation programs on the St. George campus.
Launch your UTSC experience by taking part in an orientation event.
Find out about various orientation opportunities at UTSC. www.utsc.utoronto.ca/home/orientation
Scarborough Campus Students’ Union Orientation
The Scarborough Campus Students’ Union hosts annual orientation programming, creating platforms for students to interact with one another, their faculty, and their professors, in a safe inclusive environment. Learn the ins and outs of university life from current student leaders, and attend academic presentations, performances, and parties. Orientation is a fresh start to a new environment.
Compass: Residence Orientation
Discover your new community through interactive and engaging events, social activities, and performances. Learn need-to-know information that will help you be successful during your time in residence. Make friends, connect with upper-year leaders, and start your new University life in a truly memorable way!
International Student Centre (ISC) Orientation & Transition
The ISC hosts a series of orientation and transition events for new international students, exchange students, and students who have recently settled in Canada. You’ll receive essential information about UTSC, get to know the expectations of Canadian culture and university life in Canada, and learn to navigate the TTC, Scarborough and the surrounding area. Meet other first-year students, as well as faculty and staff. Enjoy free food, entertainment and prizes!
Accessibility Services – Summer STARTUP Program – For Incoming First Year Students with a Disability
An exciting and informative transition for students attending UTSC this fall who have a documented learning disability. Become familiar with services and supports available on campus.
Get Started Program
Get a head start in the summer with Get Started! This fun and interactive academic orientation hosted by the Academic Advising & Career Centre will introduce you to the tools you need to have an academically successful first year.