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. 

Check out our Winter Break Guide here

Click here for our PDF Clickable Schedule! You can access programming directly through this Zoom link. 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 22,

Door Deliveries ✉️

BreakDecember 23,

Door Delivery Reach Outs 📩

BreakDecember 24,

Kahoot Social 📱

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BreakDecember 25,

Virtual Escape Room 🏃🏻‍♀️

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BreakDecember 26, 

Movie Night 🎥

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BreakDecember 27,

One-on-one and Ask Me Anything with Mariam & Maddy

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BreakDecember 28,

Winter Trivia

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BreakDecember 29,

New Year Resolutions

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BreakDecember 30,

Games Night

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BreakDecember 31

One-on-one and Ask Me Anything with Ireland & Ai

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BreakJanuary 1

One-on-one and Ask Me Anything with Nadira & Sara

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BreakJanuary 2

One-on-one and Ask Me Anything with Nadira & Saisha

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BreakJanuary 3,

Movie Night 🎥

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BreakJanuary 4,
all day

Scavenger Hunt 🍀

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BreakJanuary 5,

Winter Origami Session 🌺

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BreakJanuary 7,

Games Night 🎲

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BreakJanuary 8,

Holiday Card Making 🎆

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BreakJanuary 9,

Winter Term Reconnect

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January 10

Frost Week Begins! Find out more 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 Ai!



Hi! My name is Ai and I'm in my 2nd year studying a major in Linguistics and minors in French and Education Studies. I plan to do some major cleaning and also painting! Let me know if you want to have a paint night ;) 

BreakMeet Ireland! 


Hey! My name is Ireland, and I am in my 3RD year double majoring in Theatre and Performance Studies, and Art and Art History! I plan on spending my time with all of you pals, as well as doing lots of artsy stuff (painting, building snow people, and other fun stuff!). Looking forward to getting closer with all of you over the break! 

BreakMeet Maddy!


Hi! My name is Maddy. I’m in my 3rd double majoring in Psychology and Linguistics. I’m so excited to spend the winter holidays with you all while baking, painting, and listening to Christmas music! 😊

BreakMeet Mariam!


HI! My name is Mariam, and I’m in my third-year double majoring in Political Science and Diaspora! I can’t wait to binge some movies and have fun with all of you over the break!

BreakMeet Nadira!



Hi everyone!! My name is Nadira and I am a third-year student double majoring in Biology for Health Science and Psychology with a minor in Philosophy of Science. I’m looking forward to cooking and baking more during this winter break. I am also excited to hold fun programs for you folks staying in residence and provide support in any way that I can :) 

BreakMeet Sadie!



Hi my name is Sadie and I’m in my 4th year in my ecology and evolution specialist. I plan to get lots of sleep over the break and play some video games or watch movies :) 


Meet Saisha!


Hello! My name is Saisha! I’m doing a specialist in political science, a major in Criminology, and a minor in Ethical Philosophy!  I’m planning on catching up on some much-needed sleep and hoping to meet all of you and have a good break!


Meet Sarah!


Hello! My name is Sarah and I am in my 4th year pursuing a Molecular Biology specialist and Chemistry minor! I am planning to bake some bread and treats – so if you have any creative recipes, I would love to try them out 😊


Meet Zoë!


Hi! My name is Zoë and I’m in my second year of UTM and Sheridan College’s Theatre and Drama Studies program! I’m looking forward to watching a lot of movies, getting a lot of sleep, and spending time with the Winter Don team :)  


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:

  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 support at 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: The Health and Counselling Centre will be closed for the winter holidays starting on December 22nd to January 3rd inclusive. Visit their Resources Page for information about nearby walk-in clinics and additional after-hours services.