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EagleConnect: Your New Student Community
Prepare for the start of your first year at UTM with EagleConnect! In this program, which is available to all new UTM students, you will be placed in a summer community, called Eagle Squads. In your Squad, you will be given an upper-year mentor/guide who will assist you through the months leading up to when your first term begins in September. For more information, visit the EagleConnect webpage. All new students will be placed into a Squad automatically in June.
As you get closer to the start of Fall classes, join us for a variety of orientation programming that allows you to meet other UTM students, faculty and staff. Participate in programs that will support your academic success, and allow you to experience all that UTM has to offer! We will post the orientation registration link on this page when it goes live, so make sure to check back regularly.
EagleOrientation: Your Official Welcome!
Start off your university experience with us at EagleOrientation! This orientation program is designed to help you transition to university, make meaningful connections with your peers and professors, learn how to be academically successful, discover valuable resources and supports, and participate in fun activities to launch your success here at UTM! Check the EagleOrientation webpage in June, where you can find out more information about registration, the full schedule, and more.
Additional Orientation Offerings
In addition to EagleOrientation, there are several other orientation programs for you to attend! There are a lot of students, staff and faculty organizing these events and you can choose the ones that are the right fit for you. Click below to explore other orientation opportunities!
The Summer Academic Skills Institute (SASI) is a comprehensive learning and academic skills program for all incoming UTM students with disabilities. This free program will provide students with the opportunity to develop the essential academic skills and knowledge for success in their upcoming courses. For more information, visit the S.A.S.I. website.
The UTM Head Start program is designed to introduce incoming first-year UTM students to university expectations. Free interactive online sessions feature senior student panels and simulated classroom experiences. For more information, visit the Head Start website.
Residence Orientation is your chance to get to know your new home, neighbours and residence community, including the Residence Student Staff who are here to support you throughout the year. Learn what it means to be a successful residence student, meet new people, and most importantly: have fun! For more information, visit the UTM Residence website.
This orientation is designed to support students who self identify as Black- to welcome you to our beautiful campus, learn tools and tips to transition to university life, hear from Black identified upper-year Students & Alumni about their experiences, find out about specific resources on- and off-campus, and meet some of your Black faculty and Staff.
Queer Orientation (QO) is an annual week of LGBTQ2S-focused programming across all three campuses of U of T. QO is an opportunity for new and returning students, staff, faculty and librarians to make connections, engage in activities and have discussions related to LGBTQ2S+ communities. For more information, visit the Queer Orientation website.
For over 35 years, the UTM Students’ Union has hosted the most anticipated in-person orientation programming of the year. Despite the pandemic, the UTMSU is excited to put on a series of events for incoming students to meet new friends and upper year students, learn more about UTMSU's campaigns, events and services, clubs and academic societies, and get accustomed to life at UTM. For more information, visit the UTMSU Orientation website.
The International & New-to-Canada Student Welcome, in collaboration with the University of Toronto Mississauga Student Union (UTMSU), is open to all students that identify as international, permanent residents, or new immigrants. Learn about UTM's various supports for international students and other essential information. For more information, visit the program's website.
The 2022 Orientation schedule will be posted here in May/June! Here, you will be able to check out the full schedule of UTM's orientation offerings, including EagleOrientation, Residence Orientation, UTMSU Frosh, and more!
The University of Toronto offers other orientation learning and support opportunities.
UofT's tri-campus Family Care Office aims to assist university members and their families. For more information about their orientation programming and supports, visit the Family Care Office website.
UofT's tri-campus Sexual Violence Prevention & Support Centre (SVPSC) works to create a campus environment where all members of the University community can study, work and live free from sexual violence. Visit the SVPSC website for more information about how to access the SVPSC's resources and orientation supports.
Our campus is situated on 225 acres of protected greenbelt along the Credit River, 33 kilometres west of the university’s St. George campus in Toronto. While we are closed for tours at this time, you can check out our campus from the comfort of your own home through our Virtual Campus Tour.
Recognizing the important role parents and family members play in UTM students' lives, we are here to support parent and family members and build their capacity to serve as a helpful resource to their student.
Parents and family members of new UTM students have access to the following resources during their student's first year of study at UTM:
Parent & Family Orientation is the official welcome for parents and families of incoming UTM students. This one day event, scheduled for September 3, 2022, will include information-filled sessions about academic expectations, campus resources, and effective strategies for supporting your UTM student. In-person and streaming options available. More information can be found on the Parent and Family Orientation website.
Do you anticipate being a parent or family member to a student beginning their studies at UTM in September 2022? If so, we invite you to sign up for the UTM Family Connect Monthly Newsletter. Through this newsletter, you can receive updates and information about the Parent and Family Orientation. Check out the Parent & Family website to sign up.
Discover additional resources for parents and families! These include the UTM Office of the Registrar's Parent and Family Guide, as well as the University of Toronto's tri-campus Parent and Family resources.
For more information on the resources above, visit the Parent and Family website.