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: 

Committee Description Contact Information
Artistic Resource Team (ART)

ART is a committee for artists and those who wish to support the arts in residence. During the year, we host events that celebrate the many forms of artistic expression and talents that our residents possess.

Marquee Events: ARTsFest

Colman Cup

This committee is responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of the Colman Cup events. Colman Cup gives the opportunity for residents to collaborate and create a unique environment for friendly competition and residence mascot spirit. This includes awarding spirit points, coordinating volunteers, marketing and contributing any fun ideas that you have!

Choir (aka The HomeNotes) This Committee is a group of residence who come together to participate in a variety of performances throughout the year. 
Marquee Events: Coffee Houses & RAWC Holiday Concert
Equity Outreach Network

This committee aims to create programs and dialogue spaces where students explore and develop familiarity with current social issues through the lens of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Beyond the residence community, the committee aims to support institutional efforts at UTM to promote equity diversity & inclusion.

Marquee Events: World Café & Equity Gala
Student Housing Advisory Committe (SHAC) The Student Housing Advisory Committee provides students with a forum to voice opinions and ideas to the University of Toronto Mississauga Department of Student Housing & Residence Life, and serves to facilitate bi-directional communication between students and housing staff. Jessica Nayda
Sustainability Initiative

Brand new for 2020! This committee aims to help students in residence tackle topics of sustainability, including social and economic resource usage and how we can apply this in our community. We also seek to explore the pressing environmental issues in our world, discussing what we can do in residence to support positive change.

Marquee Events/Projects: Garden & Swap It
Residence Council University of Toronto Mississauga Residence Council (UTMRC) is a student government of elected residence students who are dedicated to enhancing student life and building a strong, positive residence-wide community.

Waawaahte Northern Lights Initiative (WNLI) The Indigenous Experiential Journey is an opportunity for University of Toronto students to connect with an Indigenous Community on traditional teaching land with the aim or providing participants with direct, meaningful opportunities for cultural exchange and dialogue with First Nations peoples. The Indigenous Experiential Journey will be off campus - where we will travel approximately two hours from the UTM Campus (north of Peterborough and near the Curve Lake First Nations Community).  

Academic Workshops are happening in January and February! See below the full schedule and visit your PAL's Quercus Module for details. Students who complete all 6 will receive CCR credit.


Name of Program Date: Time: Brief Description:
Colman Cup: Codenames March 21 5:00pm - 7:00pm Earn points for your mascot group by attending! Open to all residence students. Hosted on Zoom.
Colman Cup Bash March 28 5:00pm - 7:00pm Earn points for your mascot group by attending! Open to all residence students. Hosted on Zoom.

CC: Colman Cup Committee Meetings 

Weekly, Thursday Nights 


Committee Meetings to plan the Colman Cup events/programming 

EON: World Café 


7:15pm – 8:15pm 


Residence Homenotes Choir

Weekly, Friday nights

7:00 p.m.

 Practices for virtual recordings

RSI (Residence Sustainability Initiative): Committee Meetings & Socials 

Weekly, Thursday Nights 


6:00pm - 7:00pm 

Weekly committee meetings where residents discuss issues of environmentalism and sustainability in residence and beyond. Some weeks include socials (documentary watching, cooking classes, etc) 

ART (Artistic Resource Team): Committee Meetings 

 Weekly, Friday Evenings 


4:00pm - 5:00pm 

Committee Meetings to plan ART events/programming