Getting Started

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Welcome to UTM

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Welcome to the University of Toronto Mississauga: I am thrilled to join you in-person in this special place.

My family and I live on campus; and we love walking on UTM’s nature trail. It runs alongside the Missinnihe, which means “the trusting creek” in Ojibwe. French and British colonists named this river the Credit because, at its edge, they traded goods on credit with Indigenous peoples, who have cared for these lands and waters from time immemorial.

This living history of connection and trust inspires our campus’s mission, which values truth and reciprocity in all relations and works to make good on the responsibilities entrusted to us.

At UTM we strive to undertake research that has a positive impact on the world; to find creative and collaborative ways to empower teaching and learning; to operate our campus in a sustainable and inclusive way; and to connect with one another and our community with honesty and generosity. We do so to fulfill the trust that our students—you!—have placed in us and to honour the better future that you will help create.

Your next step toward that future involves, in Michelle Obama’s words, an exhilarating “year of firsts.” You might listen to your first lecture in the award-winning Deerfield Hall; or make your first discoveries in UTM’s world-class labs and innovation hubs; or study for your first exam in our spectacular Library.

You could attend your first university social event at the UTMSU’s Student Centre; or share stories with new friends in Residence. You will meet your first university professors, go to tutorials with your first university teaching assistants, and learn alongside new classmates.

I feel lucky to be a part of your year of firsts and proud to work with colleagues at UTM who are deeply committed to helping you flourish. We will help you fit your first university year around the distinct pressures of your lives, including the ongoing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is our privilege to do so, because that better future—safer, smarter, more equitable—depends on you.

Alexandra Gillespie
Vice-President & Principal
University of Toronto Mississauga

Navigating This Site

Your Pre-Arrival Guide

The University of Toronto Mississauga and its community are passionate about helping you succeed. The first steps to success begin as soon as you receive your offer. This website will guide you along the way, providing you with up-to-date information from across the campus. Where helpful, we provide links that allow you to access additional information.

Except where indicated, the information found across this site is relevant to all incoming students. The information found on the International Students page is particularly relevant to students requiring Canadian study permits and visas. Students interested in registering with the Accessibility Resource Centre and/or having their primary health care provider located at UTM will find useful information on the Health & Accessibility page.

While you will find important dates and deadlines spread across each of the pages, we have compiled a list of action items and dates on the Checklists page. 

If you have questions about the topics on a page, see the "Get Help" section located at the bottom of each page. We are here to support you in any way we can!

Key First Steps

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Accept Your Offer

Congratulations on receiving your offer! Your next step is to reply to the offer before the deadline. Instructions are included with your offer of admission. See the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website for more information. 

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Access the JOIN Portal

After you've accepted your offer, log in to the JOIN Portal at and check that your acceptance was received. You'll also be able to download your offer documents from here.

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Review Your Conditions

Check your offer letter to determine if you have any conditions that need to be satisfied to ensure your admission to UTM. Your conditions may include proof of acceptable English proficiency. More information is available at the following links:

    Get Help

    Have questions about the acceptance process or your offer? You can contact Student Recruitment & Admissions over the phone or by email.

    Student Recruitment & Admissions
    Room 1270, Innovation Complex