Academic Culture and English Program (ACE)



Ace Students

Welcome to ACE@UTM Summer Housing!

Beginning your university career can be a major transition period in your life, filled with personal and academic growth. This phase should be fun and exciting!

Students participating in the Summer ACE Program are strongly encouraged to consider living on campus for the duration of their program. Living in residence provides students with the skills to be successful during their post-secondary education in Canada.

“During the ACE program, the residence members gave me insight on how to succeed in academics and have an invigorating campus life. As the residence department says “excellence lives here.” I enjoyed meeting everyone in the program and got a strong bond by getting through the difficulties together as one. This residence did not merely provide a place to sleep, but a place to make life-long friends and experiences that will last throughout my life. “ – Jun, past ACE student

For more information on applying to housing, please visit the Summer 2016 ACE Application page.

Experience Living on Campus!


Orientation is an important event for all ACE students, providing an overall experience of the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) and the areas surrounding campus, including the Greater Toronto Area.

During orientation, students will have the opportunity to meet fellow peers enrolled in the ACE program and upper year UTM student leaders. Through social activities, ACE students develop connections that will assist in the overall success of the program, and enhance their UTM experience.

Community Gatherings

Community gatherings bring the community together on a regular basis and allow students to receive important information about their community, residence and the campus.

Although these gatherings are social, they also serve an important safety and administrative role, giving students a space to discuss various opportunities on campus.


ACE trips

Living on residence provides easy access to events and attractions in the community. ACE students will have the opportunity to explore some of the many attractions Toronto has to offer.

Students living on residence will have the option to visit attractions in the area at a reduced cost. Some of the many attractions can include: Canada’s Wonderland, Toronto Metro Zoo and the Toronto Blue Jays. 

The Community

ACE Community

During your stay with us, each ACE student will live in a community with approximately 11 other ACE students. In this close community of students you will have an ACE Don. This Don is an upper year student who will be here to guide and support you through your experience.

Your ACE Don will provide avenues for you to practice speaking English through one on one conversations, group activities and opportunities to meet with professors of the university. Our goal is to provide you with space to practice your English!

Success Rate (Eligible to continue - both cleared condition and eligible for Fall/Winter ACE)

Off Residence Summer 2014

On Residence

Summer 2014

Off Residence

Summer 2015

On Residence

Summer 2015


55% Pass Rate



69% Pass Rate


72% Pass Rate


84% Pass Rate