Get Involved in Residence

Residence at UTM offers a variety of programming including social activities, cultural events and educational events. We encourage you to take advantage of residence as more than just a place to live and find the right balance of involvement to support your interests and complement your academic experience.

Programming Overview

Name of ProgramBrief Description

Community Gatherings

A chance to interact with other members of your community. These gatherings also give you a forum to communicate with your Don and get questions and concerns answered. Community gatherings are also used by Dons to give residents important administrative information, information about various events and opportunities and about useful campus resources

Academic Workshops

An opportunity to develop academic related skills. Topics that are covered during the include: applying for post, creating an academic network, building a collaborative environment in your group work projects, developing your presentation skills, and more.

LLC Workshops

An opportunity led by the LLC PF to help LLC students develop skills for academic success! Workshop topics are designed to be relevant to the LLC course(s), program, and/or academic interests to ensure a personalized LLC experience.

House Checks

After moving in, your Don will be conducting a monthly house check to ensure that your unit meets our cleaning standards. We want you to be successful, so please feel free to use the cleaning information provided below throughout the year, as well as during the move-out period. Failure to meet our standards may result in financial charges and/or disciplinary measures. If you have any questions, please get in touch with your Don. Learn more here

LLC Faculty Field Trips

An opportunity for LLC students and faculty to connect outside of the classroom and participate in conversation and activities that foster learning and relationships. FFT activities are coordinated based on the academic interests of and relevance to the LLC.

Residence Services Desk Pop-Ups

Join us at the Residence Services Desk for programming around residence and win prizes! Events include movie nights, game nights, and more to connect with students all over residence. 

Fall & Winter Door Knocking Initiative

The Door Knocking Initiative is designed to build student engagement and support within the residence community. A group of volunteers comprised of UTM faculty, staff, and residence student staff will be coming to your doors for a friendly chat!!

Reading Week Programming

Have a chance to have some fun over reading week!

Ask a Nurse Workshops

Attend an Ask a Nurse Workshop to learn more about health topics relevant to the time of year!

Ask a Nurse Pop-Up Booths

Visit the OPH lobby to speak with a Health & Counselling Centre nurse about health topics relevant to the time of year!

Academic Advisors in Residence

Join your Residence Education Facilitators (REFs) for a fun and informative Academic Advisors in Residence session in collaboration with the Academic Advisor team! This session and Q&A aim to provide residence students with an overview of who Academic Advisors are, an understanding of the services they provide, how to book appointments and learn more about academic planning.


Spooktacular is the residence Halloween festivities! Check out our trailer to get a sneak peak of the haunted house! Haunted house will be located in Schreiberwood houses 48-49.

Fall & Winter Global Speaker Series

The Speaker Series is offered by the Global LLC program where keynote speakers are invited to talk to the residence community on topics such as social justice, activism and culture appropriation in order to raise awareness about different issues and encourage intercultural dialogs and global citizenship. 

REF Stressbusters

Led by Residence Education Facilitators and held during final exam periods, stressbusters are activities that promote academic and personal wellness during final exam season. Common stressbusters include creative outlets, mindfulness activities, and interactive games.

Residence Orientation: Frost Day

Welcome back from Winter Break! The department wants to invite you to our Winter Wonderland filled with activities and opportunities to reconnect with you residence friends. 


Join us for a talent show like no other! ARTsFest is the Artistic Resource Teams’ annual marquee event. Participate by submitting visual art (photographs, paintings, drawings, etc.) or competing by performing live (acting, dancing, singing, etc.)


Join EON for an end of year celebration!

Colman Cup Bash

The grand finale of our Colman Cup events is the bash. The winner of the Colman Cup will be announced during this event including fun activities. 


An opportunity to connect individually with your Don and LLC PF/REF to receive support. Learn about opportunities this semester and share about your experience in residence and at UTM. Interested in joining the Residence Student Staff Team? This is a great chance to ask them questions about their roles! 


Stay tuned to learn more about socials that will be offered from our Residence Dons


Overview of Committees

CommitteeDescriptionContact Information
Artistic Resource Team (ART)

The ART committee is dedicated to celebrating and showcasing Art on residence. We aim to create an inclusive space for creatives, those who appreciate the arts and anyone just looking to engage in artistic activities as a hobby/de-stressor. 

ART’s marquee event is ARTsFest, a talent show that is usually held in the Blind Duck Pub. During this event, artists living on residence from a variety of disciplines (Visual Artists, Singers, Actors, Dancers etc.) get the opportunity to showcase their work and even win a cash prize based on judges' evaluation and audience nominations. Smaller events include, Open-Mic nights, Paint-Nights, Coffeehouses and more.


If you are interested in joining ART, email us to get put on our mailing list at:
Colman Cup

Colman Cup is a long-standing tradition at the UTM residence where students compete in their mascot groups to win the Colman Cup trophy! It provides students the opportunity to meet other residents and build community spirit through friendly competition!

The committee is responsible for planning and running these monthly events as well as the year-end celebration and awards ceremony, Colman Cup Bash. We look forward to seeing you represent your mascot in the next Colman Cup event!
Equity Outreach Network

The Equity Outreach Network (EON) runs events and initiatives that aim to create safe and fun spaces for underrepresented and equity-seeking individuals living in residence. We value diversity as a strength, centering equity and inclusion as prioritized values on residence, and are led by a team of dedicated Residence Student Staff that are passionate about these shared values and amplifying student voices. 

 EON operates several branch groups, open to all students. These groups are focused on and run by students with specific identities, with the goal of finding community in residence. The current branch groups are: 

  • Kickback: Focused on self-identifying Black students 
  • Prism: Focused on self-identifying QTBIPOC students 
  • Umbrella: Focused on self-identifying LGBT2Q+ students 

Events include Chill N' Chat, Cup of Coco, Black History Month, and our Year End Equity Gala. There will also be opportunities to step out of your comfort zone and join conversations on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and more conducted through webinars, workshops and informal community gathering settings.  

If you are interested in learning more about EON, or are interested in joining a branch group, reach out to us through any Residence Student Staff member or at


For more information on the following additional opportunities in residence, please click on the respective links: