Winter Break Programming



Happy Holidays! We are so excited you will be staying with us over the Winter Break. Below you find information regarding programming we have in store for the duration of the break! We hope you're able to meet other students who are staying in residence and feel supported. 

Click here for our PDF Clickable Schedule! You can also sign-up to have one-on-ones with our Winter Dons through this link. Find out who are Winter Dons are below!

Need Mental Health Support over the break? Click here to learn about resources available to you!

BreakDecember 23 @ 6PM

Winter Introduction & Welcome

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BreakDecember 24 @ 7PM


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BreakDecember 25

Special Surprise!

BreakDecember 26 @ 6PM

Origami/Crafts Night

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BreakDecember 27 @ 7PM

Games Night on Discord

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BreakDecember 28

11AM: One-on-ones and Ask Me Anything

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8PM: Movie Night

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BreakDecember 29 @ 7PM

Movie Night

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BreakDecember 30

2PM: Outdoor Scavenger Hunt!

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7PM: Craft Night with Res Council

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BreakDecember 31 @ 2PM

Afternoon Adventure!

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BreakJanuary 1 @ 12PM

Winter Trivia

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BreakJanuary 2 @ 3PM

One-on-ones and Ask Me Anything

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BreakJanuary 3 @ 6PM

Winter Term Reconnect

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Starting January 4, 2021, we will kick-off our Frost Week activities! Learn more about what we have in store through this link: 

BreakJanuary 4 @ 12:30 - 1:30PM

Beginner Tai Chi

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BreakJanuary 5 @ 

1:30PM: Health and Counselling Centre: Wellness Roadmap

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6PM: Mindfulness & Yoga

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8PM: Residence Student Staff Information Session

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BreakJanuary 6 @ 10AM - 12PM

Paint Morning

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BreakJanuary 7 @ 

10AM: RSS Resume & Cover Letter Workshop

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

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

7PM: Discord Games Night

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BreakJanuary 8 @ 8-9PM

Effective Online Learning

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BreakJanuary 9


BreakJanuary 10 @ 7-9PM

Games De-Stressor

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BreakLooking for more things to do? Check out all events hosted by other UofT Departments here!

Meet the Winter Dons!

BreakOur Winter Dons are so excited to meet and connect with all of you during the break. We have gathered some facts about them to give you a quick introduction! You'll see them more during our programming, one-on-ones, or around residence. 

BreakMeet Alex!


Hey Y'all! My name is Alexander Hornby, and I'm in my 3rd year, doing a double major in Criminology and Theatre, and a minor in Sociology. I plan to exercise more over the winter break!

BreakMeet Andrew! 


Hello! My name is Andrew Sedrak. I'm in my fourth year taking a double major in Health Sciences & Psychology. During the break, I'd like to finish reading a book I got myself for Christmas!

BreakMeet Nathaniel!


Hello! My name is Nathaniel Paquet, and I'm in my 4th year in forensic anthropology. I hope to use the winter break to improve my chess skills!

BreakMeet Panth!


My name is Panth Shah. I’m doing a specialist in Biotechnology and a minor in Chemistry. I really want to make time to during the break to improve my cooking skills!

BreakMeet Sabirah!


Hello! My name is Sabirah Sharif. I’m a third year student double majoring in criminology and political science. I’m really looking forward to making time for some writing and dancing this winter break!

BreakMeet Saumya!


Hey everyone! My name is Saumya Mathur (she/her). I'm in my 4th year, doing a dual-Specialist in Neuroscience & Comparative Physiology, as well as a Minor in Chemistry! Over the winter break, I'm hoping to catch up on some personal reading and improve my baking skills - if anyone has any tips, let me know!


Mental Health Support


As a UofT student, you have access to many mental health resources. We understand that this year is much different than most and many students may be struggling with mental health. Feel free to use any of the resources below or go to the UofT page regarding mental health:

On December 27th, 28th, and January 2nd, drop-in counselling will be available from 10am-4pm for students staying in residence over the break. To access a counsellor, call 416-558-3117.

  1. Navi - Your Mental Health Wayfinder. Navi is a 24/7 Virtual Assistant that aims to help you anonymously and quickly find resources available. You can access it through ALL UTM websites or through this link:
  2. MySSP provides U of T students with immediate and/or ongoing confidential, 24-hour supportat no cost to you. You can call or chat with a counsellor directly from your phone whenever, wherever you are. There service is available in 35 languages.  More information here:
  3. Good2Talk Student Helpline: 1-866-925-5454 is available 24/7 for post-secondary students to talk to a professional counsellor for support. Find out more:
  4. The Health and Counselling Centre is available for appointments through their website: View this document that tells you more about medical resources.