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.

Here are some resources you can also peruse: 


Programming Schedule

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Name of Program Delivery Date Brief Description
Global Speaker Series In-Person Nov 2, 7:30 - 10PM

Learn from keynote speaker Ahmad Jabbir, marketing specialist of Youtube's Yes Theory, how seeking social discomfort can help you build connections and grow personally. 

Focus of keynote:

  • Approaching each other with a deep level of empathy
  • Building inclusive and intercultural experiences at UTM
  • Developing intercultural awareness
  • Helping residence students to feel at home at UTM

Learn more here

Frost Week In-Person TBD Click here for more info
Spooktacular In-Person Oct 31, 6-9PM Spooktacular is the residence Halloween festivities! We will be having a haunted house, trick or treating, pumpkin painting and a fashion show. This event will be happening around OPH, Roy Ivor, and our haunted house is located in Schreiberwood! Sign-up for the fashion show here. 
Community Gatherings In-Person Please check with your Don 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
Workshops In-Person Please check with your Residence Education Facilitator 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 & Faculty Field Trips In-Person Please check with your Program Facilitator An opportunity to expand your academic network as well as develop academic skills to be successful in your LLC course(s) and as a student at UTM! Each workshop and faculty field trip are specialized to the LLC course/program for a personalized LLC experience.
One-on-ones In-Person Please check in with your Don and REF/LLC PF to schedule An opportunity to connect with your don and/or REF/LLC PF. Learn about opportunities this semester and share about your first few weeks. Interested in joining the Residence Student Staff Team- a great chance to ask them questions about their roles! 
Socials In-Person TBD Stay tuned to learn more about socials that will be offered from our Residence Dons
Residence Council Programming In-Person Please check Residence Council's social media for updates @utmrc



Overview of Committees

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Committee Description Contact 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 as well as recurring Jam Nights.

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

Colman Cup

The Colman Cup is a long-standing tradition at the UTM residence where students get a chance to compete in their mascot groups to win the Colman Cup trophy! It provides students with the opportunity to meet others outside of their communities and boosts community spirit on residence.
The committee is responsible for planning and running these weekly events as well as the year-end Colman Cup Bash where the winners are crowned.

The Residence Olympics will be the inaugural Colman Cup event for the 2022 – 2023 academic year and will involve a host of fun team mini-games hosted around different areas of residence!

Marquee Events: Weekly Colman Cup activities, Colman Cup Bash.

Equity Outreach Network

EON values diversity as a strength, thereby making equity and inclusion prioritized values on residence. We aim to recruit a team that is passionate about these shared values and are committed to amplifying student voices. In taking a more focused approach, PRISM provides a safe space for self-identifying QTBIPOC students, The Kickback supports self-identifying Black students living in residence, and Umbreall creates a network for self-identifying LGBT2Q+ students.

Programming will include monthly opportunities to find community within branch groups in addition to marquee events, such as Chill N' Chat, A Cup of Coco, and The Year End Equity Gala. Students will be able to take the lead in or attend these marquee events. There will also be opportunities to step out of your comfort zone and join EDI conversations conducted through webinars, workshops and informal community gathering settings.


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