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We are so excited for all of you to participate in Frost Week!

If you require any accommodations to participate fully in orientation, please contact the Residence Services Desk.

Also make sure to take photos and videos of you participating in Frost Week! Tag us on social media (@UTMResidence) on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or TikTok for chances to win prizes!

This week we have a challenge for you to follow ALL of our committees and social media accounts. Those who follow will be placed in a raffle to win amazing prizes! Follow these accounts to enter: 

This schedule has the potential to change. View our clickable PDF version here!

Please note there are changes to the (Gl)ice rink and Winter Wonderland. Please click each event to see updates. 

Happening ALL WEEK! 
Winter 2021 Goals:
Begin the new year by virtually connecting with other students at UTM Residence! Fill in the 'Frost Week Resolution Connections' form, and have Residence Student Staff connect you with students who have similar new year's resolutions as you. Students who get matched will receive a free coffee voucher! We hope that you can help each other stay motivated to fulfil goals this year while making new friends at the same time! 

Name the Snowman:
Help the Residence Desk name their 5-foot snowman! Visit the Residence Desk in Oscar Peterson Hall for the QR code or enter the Menti code 88 96 8 on menti.com to submit your suggestions before Thursday, January 14th! Starting Thursday, check out our Instagram stories (@UTMResidence) to vote for your favourite name!

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January 05 SF

January 07 SF

January 11 SF

Divide1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Health and Counselling Centre: Wellness Roadmap

Click here to join!

This peer-led interactive workshop encourages the student to proactively identify 5 key stages along with their mental health roadmap:

1. What are the things that cause them to feel stressed?
2. How do those stressors impact how they feel and act?
3. How do they typically cope with stress?
4. How will they recognize when the stress they’re experiencing becomes unmanageable?
5. Who is part of their support network – when they need to ask for help, where would they go?

You will have a chance to meet 1:1 with upper-year UTM Mentors to get individualized support, strategies and help with goal setting if you choose.  Come to listen and learn or to meet with a mentor 1:1….the choice is yours!

Roadmap

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1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Health and Counselling Centre: Combating Social Isolation COVID-19

Click here to register! Please select "Enhancing Social Connections" 

Let's connect and support each other in chatting about how isolating this pandemic can feel! With changes to our school structure, together we will share strategies for increasing our social connections, managing feelings of loneliness, and how to still prioritize some fun.

social isolation

Divide1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Community Connections Door Knocking

This event is in-person

A huge community of support exists here at UTM full of campus services and wonderful humans who are a part of the UTM experience. Between COVID causing many of these supports to operate virtually this year, and the demands of daily student life, it can be hard to find a pause and take a break with each other. And that's why UTM is coming to you! 
Student Housing & Residence Life staff will be visiting every unit in residence, bringing treats, prize opportunities and messages from the UTM community. Please take a moment to say hi, tell us about yourself/your experiences and ask questions. We have so few opportunities to connect in person and are so excited to see you all!

Learn about other departments and how to contact them

Divide8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Residence Student Staff Information Session

Click here to join!

Learn more about our Student Staff Positions (LLC PAL, RSA, Don, and PAL) on residence and about how to apply!

Divide7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Discord Games Night

Click here to join the UTM Residence Discord

Get connected with other students in residence while also playing games! We will be offering any and all games students may be interested in: Among Us, Video Games, Board Games, and more! No prior knowledge or experience is necessary and we encourage all students to participate!

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8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Get Experience in Residence Fair

Click here to join!

Want to get involved in residence? The Get Experience in Residence Fair is an opportunity to learn about the committees and activities residence has to offer! Drop in at any time to chat with current committee/initiative members, ask any questions you have and find ways to get involved yourself! 

Check out this infographic to learn about each committee!

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 January 12 SF

January 13 SF

 January 14 SF

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Health and Counselling Center: Wellness Roadmap

Click here to join!

This peer-led interactive workshop encourages the student to proactively identify 5 key stages along with their mental health roadmap:

1. What are the things that cause them to feel stressed?
2. How do those stressors impact how they feel and act?
3. How do they typically cope with stress?
4. How will they recognize when the stress they’re experiencing becomes unmanageable?
5. Who is part of their support network – when they need to ask for help, where would they go?

You will have a chance to meet 1:1 with upper-year UTM Mentors to get individualized support, strategies and help with goal setting if you choose.  Come to listen and learn or to meet with a mentor 1:1….the choice is yours!

Roadmap

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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Peer Academic Leader Session


Click here to join!

Learn more about our Residence Peer Academic Leaders (PALs)! We know adjusting to the UTM Academic Expectations can be an adjustment, in order to best set you up for success, we will provide an overview of the academic support that exists in residence and on campus!

Divide11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Health and Counselling Centre: Combating Social Isolation COVID-19

Click here to join!

Let's connect and support each other in chatting about how isolating this pandemic can feel! With changes to our school structure, together we will share strategies for increasing our social connections, managing feelings of loneliness, and how to still prioritize some fun.

social isolation

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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Residence 101

Click here to join!

Learn the ins and outs of Residence, including your rights and responsibilities being a resident here, and the ways in which residence aims to support you throughout the year and with regard to COVID-19. There will also be a Q&A with staff, so bring your questions!

 

Divide6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Residence 201

Click here to join!

Returning to residence for the Winter? Learn more about what residence will look like this semester and the ways in which residence aims to support you throughout the year and with regard to COVID-19. There will also be a Q&A with staff, so bring your questions!

Divide8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cup of COCO InstaLive: Winter Celebrations

Click here to join the Livestream

A Cup of COCO (Celebrating Our Cultures on Campus) is a chance to celebrate and discover winter traditions and celebrations that our residence students partake in. This is an opportunity for you to relate to one another and learn something new! Through this celebration we hope to foster a greater sense of community and connection here in residence, so come join us on Instagram Live at @utmresidence!

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8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Creating a Winter Wonderland with A.R.T

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Looking for a fun, seasonal creative outlet? Come meet and chat with members of the Artistic Resource Team and residence community while you create snow people decorations to contribute to the Winter magic on Residence! You can find your snowman in the welcome home envelope you received! Not available to join us live? No problem! Decorate a snow man or (draw your own) on your own time, put it up in residence and share it with us on Instagram @artisticresourceteam

Divide8:00 - 9:00 PM
New F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Meet & Greet with ResCouncil

Click here to join!

Join Residence Council for a fun filled night of games and making new friends on residence! We’ll be playing virtual games, like Among Us and Skribbl.io, in small groups and getting to know each other! Oh, and did we mention we’re giving away $75 in prizes for our lucky attendees?! Registration is encouraged using the link in our Instagram bio (@utmrc)!

For more details and information, follow us on Instagram (@utmrc) or email us at rescouncil.utm@utoronto.ca!

 

 

 

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January 15 SF

 January 16 SF

January 17 SF

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11:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
(G)Ice Skating Rink with the RAWC

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

We apologize for any inconvenience this causes but this event is postponed. Stay tuned in the Residence Newsletter to see new dates and times!

 

 

Divide1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Discord Games Social

Click here to join the UTM Residence Discord

Get connected with other students in residence while also playing games! We will be offering any and all games students may be interested in: Among Us, Video Games, Board Games, and more! No prior knowledge or experience is necessary and we encourage all students to participate!

Divide8:00 - 9:00 PM
Suet Yourself: Sustainability 2021

Click here to join!

Request a Bird Feeder kit when you receive your Winter Key at the Residence Services Desk. 

Would you like some bird friends on campus? DIY some not-actually-suet bird feeders (they're vegan) with Residence Sustainability Initiative! You'll also get to meet and chat with other sustainability-minded individuals on residence, even if you're not making a feeder.

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5:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
Walking in a Winter Wonderland

This event is in-person.

UPDATE: Due to the provincial 'stay-at-home' order this event will be offered through alternative methods. 

Stay at home and our event will come to you! Similar to the Door Knocking & Connections we encourage you to have a small gathering with you roommates to celebrate Winter Wonderland. Our team will be coming around to you unit with some of the amazing activities we have planned and give you opportunities to connect. We will also be hosting our very own Winter Wonderland Talk Show via our Instagram page (@UTMResidence). Stay tuned for more details in your Daily Frost Week emails! 

We still encourage students to walk around our physical Winter Wonderland and see all the amazing lights and decorations! Post photos on social media and tag @UTMResidence or hashtag #excellenceliveshere to win amazing prizes and be featured on our Instagram page!

Divide5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Colman Cup Sunday: Movie Night

Click here to join!

Colman Cup’s Movie Night is the best way to end an exciting and busy Frost Week, with a movie decided by none other than yourselves on our Instagram page @utmcolmancup! Come join us for a winter-themed movie with your hot chocolate packs and cosy pjs to wrap up the first week of the Winter term!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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