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Campus Tours & Navigation

 "The combination of modern architecture surrounded by nature makes this one of the most beautiful campuses." -Hildegard, UTM Student

Campus Tours

Join a Student Ambassador for a guided walking tour of our beautiful campus! U of T Mississauga offers campus tours Monday to Friday on most mornings and afternoons all year. In addition, we offer Sheridan College tours, and tours in languages other than English. Click here for more information and to sign-up for a tour.

Campus Maps

Summer Social Media Communities

Join the UTM 2T1 page on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter!

The UTM 2T1 Facebook group is one of the best places for connecting with your fellow incoming students, and @UTMFuture on Twitter will provide you with key info and deadlines throughout the summer.

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Attending Orientation

UTM Orientation Logo. An O composed of bands of various official UTM colours, situated above waves of UTM colours.Prepare yourself for your university journey by attending Orientation programs at UTM! 

A wide variety of orientation and transition initiatives are offered at UTM between June and September, including O-Week, your one-stop-shop for everything transition related: resources, academic skills, community building, and FUN! Research shows that students who participate in orientation are more academically successful and more likely to persist to graduation.

The events are organized by date: Summer, O-Week, or Fall.  Scroll down to see what you can take part in this year!

Through Orientation, you will...

  • Receive important academic and financial information
  • Learn strategies for balancing your academics and wellbeing
  • Develop academic skills
  • Get acquainted with professors and faculty
  • Understand how academic expectations change in university
  • Discover the resources available to you as a student
  • Explore opportunities to get involved on campus
  • Meet like-minded individuals and build friendships
  • Connect with the UTM campus and the community
  • Make memories that last a lifetime

Read below for event listings! More details will be available in the future.

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Course Selection Workshops & Online Chats

When? - June and July

Who should attend? - All new students

Key features - Course selection, how to use ACORN, understandng the timetable and Academic Calendar, program planning

Not sure what courses to take?  Need help understanding all the tools and resources? We’re here to help! New UTM students are encouraged to participate in our on-campus hands-on Course Selection Workshops, as well as our Online Chats. Held by the Office of the Registrar Student Success team, we’ll make sure you’re ready to enrol in courses for your first year at UTM! Details will be posted here in approximately May.

AccessAbility Summer Transition Program

When? - Late July/Early August

Who should attend? - New students with disabilities

Key features - Academic accomodations, taking tests and notes effectively, assistive technology, disability

The Summer Transition Program is a comprehensive orientation program for incoming first year UTM students with disabilities. This free two-day program will provide you with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required to have a successful transition to UTM's academic environment.

AccessAbility Summer Transition Program 2016 Website

 "Orientation introduced me to the academic resources and extracurricular opportunities on campus, which eased my transition to university." -Hiba, UTM studentHead Start

When? - Late August. Registration opens in early July

Who should attend? - All new students

Key features - Academic skills and expectations, faculty and librarians, mock lecture

UTM Head Start is a series of FREE interactive sessions featuring student panels, course instructors, librarians, and simulated classroom experiences designed to introduce you to the first-year experience at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Our goals are to help you understand the keys to success, make a smooth transition into university, and develop the skills you need to enhance your academic performance.

Head Start 2016 Website

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When? - August 28 - September 1 (tentative)

Who should attend? - All new students

Key features - Campus tours and resources, school spirit, health and wellbeing, academic skills and departments, community 

Welcome to UTM! This is your chance to participate in a series of academic sessions and engage in many opportunities to connect to the vast resources on the UTM campus. O-Week offers programming for all students, such as residence students, commuter students, transfer students, mature students, international students, LGBTQ students, first-generation students, indigenous students, and student parents!

O-Week 2016 Website

Sheridan Orientation

When? - Late August/Early September

Who should attend? - New students enrolled in joint UTM/Sheridan Art & Art History and Theatre & Drama programs, and second year CCIT students

Key features - Sheridan tour, Onecard, Sheridan faculty, UTM/Sheridan joint programs

As a part of O-Week, students enrolled in joint programs with Sheridan College are invited to travel to the Sheridan Campus in Oakville by bus for their program orientation. Learn the keys to making a successful transition into your joint program! Register on the O-Week website.

O-Week 2016 Website

UTMSU Orientation 2017

When? - Late August/Early September

Who should attend? - All new students

Key features - School spirit, community building, cheer-off, boat cruise, concert

Are you ready for the most exciting event of the year!? Meet new friends and have a SUPER time while doing it!

UTMSU Orientation Website

Residence Orientation

When? - August 26 & 27

Who should attend? - Residence students

Key features - Residence life, community building, PALs & Dons, Centre Island, resources 

Residence Orientation is your chance to get to know your new home, neighbours and residence community, including Residence Student Staff who are here to support you throughout the year! 

Residence Orientation Website

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International perspective icon International Education Centre September Programming

When? - Various dates in September

Who should attend? - All new students, especially international students

Key features - Study Abroad, visas, immigration, UHIP, studying in Canada

Orientation continues through the month of September for all students who are interested in international events and activities. Join us for a Blue Jays game, a trip to Niagara Falls, and a free ice cream cone. We can check your study permit, help you get your UHIP card and SIN card, and tell you everything you need to know about immigration matters into Canada and Study Abroad options to other countries.

Orientation and the IEC Website


When? - Early September

Who should attend? - All new students

Key features - Clubs, academic societies, community engagement, resources

Learn about what clubs and societies on campus have to offer, and how you can get involved! More information will be available in August.

Orientation for Parents & Families

Parent & Family Orientation

When? - Late August/Early September

Who should attend? - Parents and families of new students

Key features - Deans and administration, supporting your student, resources and opportunities, finances,  campus tours

Your university student is about to begin a transformative adventure, and while this is a new experience for your student, it may be a new experience for you as well. This year, there will be enhanced programming for parents and families of UTM students, and we want you to be a part of it.

Parent & Family Orientation 2016 Website

Additional parent & family resources are available at the Office of Student Transition website.

Student Support and Campus Involvement

Involvement on campus is an important part of personal, academic, and professional development. The research around success in post-secondary education indicates that students who are more involved have better grades and are more likely to succeed (up to a point, of course. Everything in moderation!). UTM has a number of offices and departments in place to not only help you get invovled, but support you holistically.

Want to learn more about the your campus supports and getting involved? Visit the Current Students website to read more.

Get Help

For all of your questions about orientation and transition support, the Office of Student Transition is here to help. Send us an email or visit us in the Davis Building!

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