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Orientation Opportunities Available to YOU!

Prepare yourself for your university journey by attending Orientation programs at UTM! 

A wide variety of orientation initiatives are offered at UTM between June and September to support your transition to university. Learn more about which orientation opportunities are the right fit for you! Research shows that students who participate in orientation are more academically successful and more likely to persist to graduation.

We will be updating Orientation information as these events are finalized. 

Please Note: All programs are registration based and therefore you are required to register for each program you are interested in attending. The only exception is Residence Orientation. Check-back in July for registration information! 

* Events with an asterick (*) can be registered for by clicking on the registration link below.

REGISTER HERE (coming in May)

Still have questions?  Get them answered here: orientation.utm@utoronto.ca

Pre-Orientation Programming 

There are a number of resources available for all new students to prepare for the start of their first year at UTM. The initiatives available to new students in 2019 are listed below.

New Student Summer Programming

Eagles Take Off! Newsletter

Beginning June 27 through August, all new students will receive a weekly newsletter which highlights important information, news, and deadlines to help assist you with the start of your academic year. The newsletter is an integral part of the summer learning experience and offers various themes of information, providing timely information throughout your pre-arrival period. 

New Student Support

Many incoming students find connecting with an upper-year student incredibly helpful to their university preparations. Our current UTM students are excited to share with you all they have learned about being a UTM student. We offer three unique opportunities for you to engage with an upper-year student: Live Chat, Request-A-Call, and E-mail.  

Live Chat

The Live Chat feature on this site will connect you with an upper-year student. Live chat will be available from May 27 through until August 30th, Monday-Thursday, from 10 am to 8 pm, and Friday from 10 am to 4 pm (Eastern Standard Time). 

Request-A-Call

Between May and August you can sign-up to receive a call from an Upper-Year student in your stream (Business, Science, Social Sciences, and Humanities). 

The calls can be made through a regular phone line, Skype, or Facebook Video Chat.

The sign-up form to receive a call will go live on May 27.

Email

You are encouraged to email upper-year students beginning in May with any questions you may have using the following e-mail address: eagle2eagle.utm@utoronto.ca

 

Online & In-Person Information Sessions

We have special events that have been designed just for you! Your UTM community is here to help you as you prepare for the start of classes. 

Please check back for registration links.

Webinars

Course Enrolment Walkthrough Webinar

Join us online as we walk you through the steps for course enrolment with a live demo of resourceful websites, and the opportunity to ask questions live. 

Online Chat

Designed for students who understand the basics of course enrolment and program planning, these online chats are offered as additional opportunities to ask questions directly of our Academic Advisors.

Financial Aid Webinar

Hosted by our Financial Aid staff, we'll discuss money matters including budgeting, scholarships, and financial aid. We'll also highlight payment options and deadlines. 

Workshops

Course Selection Workshop (in-person)

Come and choose your first year courses with us! Join us on campus in our computer labs for a quick and informative presentation that will provide an overview of course enrolment procedures and protocols. Following that, you'll have the opportunity to actually choose your courses with the support of our Academic Advisors.

Course Selection Check-In (in-person)

After you've added your courses (or most of them!), you may have additional or different kinds of questions. Register for a check-in session, where we will help you finalize your timetable. Spaces are limited.

Social Media Communities

Facebook and Twitter 

The UTM Class of 2023 Facebook group is one of the best places for connecting with your fellow incoming students, and @UTMFuture on Twitter will provide you with key info and deadlines throughout the summer.

facebook logo UTM Class of 2022 Facebook Group

twitter logo @UTMFuture

 

Campus Tours & Navigation

 "The combination of modern architecture surrounded by nature makes this one of the most beautiful campuses." -Hildegard, UTM Student

Campus Tours

Join a Student Ambassador for a guided walking tour of our beautiful campus! U of T Mississauga offers campus tours Monday to Friday on most mornings and afternoons all year. In addition Sheridan College tours are also available. Click here for more information and to sign-up for a tour.

Campus Maps

Future Involvement Opportunities

Involvement on campus is an important part of personal, academic, and professional development. The research around success in post-secondary education indicates that students who are involved in campus opportunities and invest time in building communities have better grades and are more likely to succeed. UTM has a number of offices and departments in place to not only help you get invovevd but to support you along your journey as a student at UTM. 

Want to learn more about your campus supports and opportunities to get involved? Visit the Current Students Website.

Parent & Family Support

UTM is also here to help Parents and Families of incoming students.  Parent and family involvement in education correlates with higher academic performance and school improvement. 

Parents and Families of new to UTM students have access to the following resources before and during their student's first year of studies at UTM:

To register for these opportunities visit the Centre for Student Engagement Website.

Get Help

For all of your questions about orientation and transition support, the Centre for Student Engagement is here to help. Send us an email or visit us in the Davis Building!

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