Useful Acronyms for Students

Here is a list of commonly used acronyms and terminology to help you transition to your new home at UTM.

 

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RSA- Residence Service Assistant, a student staff that works at the Residence Service Desk.

 

RSD- Residence Service Desk, the front desk for residence located in Oscar Peterson Hall.

 

Don- A student staff responsible for student communities and student support on residence.

 

PAL- Peer Academic Leader, a student staff responsible for academic support for students living in residence.

 

CA- Community Assistant, a senior student staff member supporting Don, PAL, and RSA teams

 

DoD- Don-on-Duty, a residence Don that is available outside of the RSD office hours in the case of emergency concerns or noise complaints on residence.

 

FFT- Faculty Field Trip, student-led event where they have the chance to socialize with professors outside of the academic environment.

 

FSG- Facilitated Study Group, chance for students to come together and study with the facilitation of a PAL.

 

CDC, CRTP, CC- Community Development Coordinator, Coordinator of Residential Transition Program, Communications Coordinator, titles of coordinators for Dons, PALs and RSAs respectively.

 

ECSpeRT- Erindale College Special Response Team, a team of volunteer Medical First Responders who provide first aid coverage to all students, staff, and visitors of the UTM campus.

 

RAWC- Recreation Athletic Wellness Centre, the primary gym, pool and wellness centre at UTM.

 

HCC- Health & Counselling Centre, full-time medical staff that to support students with both health and counselling related requirements, located in DV1123A

 

DV- William G Davis Building

 

IB- Instructional Centre

 

DH- Deerfield Hall

 

KN- Kaneff Centre

 

AX- Academic Annex

 

CCT- Communication, Culture, Information & Technology Building

 

CR/NCR- Credit/No Credit, With the CR/NCR option, course results don't impact your GPA, but may only be used for 2.0 credits for the total degree. Additionally, CR/NCR cannot be used with courses used towards program prerequisites.

 

IEC- International Education Centre, provides support for International students in regards to study permits and other needs for studying at U of T and Canada in general.

 

OST- Office of Student Transition, the Office of Student Transition hosts a variety of programming and initiatives designed to provide students with a strong academic and social foundation within a supportive learning environment.

 

SEC- Sexual Education Centre, the goal of the SEC is to provide information on all aspects of human sexuality in a comfortable and welcoming environment.

 

SHRL- Student Housing and Residence Life, is the department responsible for housing at UTM

 

SAR- Special Accommodation Request, a form that can be submitted in order to accommodate any types of necessary living requirements.
 

MV- MaGrath Valley Residence

 

PP- Putnam Place Residence

 

OPH- Oscar Peterson Hall Residence

 

EH- Erindale Hall Residence

 

MC- McLuhan Court

 

RH- Roy Ivor Hall Residence

 

LL- Leacock Lane Residence

 

SW- Schreiberwood Residence

 

ACORN-  Accessible Campus Online Resource Network, the primary system used by U of T to manage classes and payments.

 

LLC- Living Learning Community, a living community on UTM residence for students studying specific courses within a program.

 

ACE- Academic Culture and English, an academic English program to help students prepare for university level English.

 

ART- Artistic Resource Team, run a variety of arts initiatives on campus

 

WNLI- Waawaahte Northern Lights Initiative, indigenous experiential journey connecting with indigenous communities