Getting Started

Getting Started

Welcome to UTM

A picture of Dr. Ian Orchard, interim Principal, UTM and VP, UofT.My name is Ian Orchard and I have the privilege to represent our community in my role as the Principal of the University of Toronto Mississauga and Vice-President of the University of Toronto. I would like to extend a sincere welcome to you on behalf of the UTM community. This is an exciting time for you as you begin your academic career at the University of Toronto. It is also an exciting time for myself as a professor, and for the many other professors and members of staff as we look forward to supporting you to achieve your aspirations. You are here because you are capable of great things, and we are here to help you to achieve your full potential. The true soul of the University is the community of talented and inspired individuals that create a stimulating environment. Get out there and meet members of our community. These are the people who are going to change the nature of how you see the world, and who will help you learn how to contribute to the world.

Through the university experience you are going to build yourself to become a more capable person, both by understanding subject matter more deeply, and by experiencing innovation and leadership. If you truly immerse yourself in this experience and take responsibility for your learning and development, you will develop the ability to take on virtually any job or challenge that is of interest to you. Throughout your studies, always remember that this is an adventure, and that exploration is an integral component of adventure, so embrace the opportunity and make the most of your time here!

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

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. 

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.

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, by email, or in person!

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