Orientation Supports

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Before You Arrive: Pre-Arrival Programming

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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 here. All new students will be placed into a Squad automatically in June.


Orientation Opportunities Available to YOU!

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. Orientation events take place between August-September.

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O-Week: Your Official Welcome! 

Start off your university experience with us at O-Week! The O-Week 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 O-Week webpage in June, where you can find out more information about registration, the full schedule, and more.

Additional Orientation Offerings

In addition to O-Week, 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!

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Summer Academic Skills Institute (S.A.S.I)

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. Click here to visit the S.A.S.I. website.

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Head Start

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. Click here to visit the Head Start website.

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Residence Orientation

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! Click here to visit the UTM Residence website.

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Queer Orientation

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. Click here to visit the Queer Orientation website.

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UTMSU Frosh

UTM Frosh is an orientation program led by the UTM Students' Union! At Frosh you are randomly picked and put into various groups where you will have the opportunity to get to know your Frosh leaders and other first-year students who are in the same boat as you. Click here to visit the UTMSU Orientation website.

 

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International & New-to-Canada Student Welcome

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. Click here to visit the program's website.


Other Orientation Learning Opportunities

The University of Toronto offers other orientation learning and support opportunities.

Family Care Office

UofT's tri-campus Family Care Office aims to assist university members and their families. For more information about their orientation programming and supports, click here to visit the Family Care Office website.

Sexual Violence Prevention & Support Centre

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. For more information about how to access the SVPSC's resources and orientation supports, click here.

Explore Our Campus

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, click here to stay up-to-date.

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Parent & Family Support

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:

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Parent and Family Orientation

UTM Parent and Family programming strengthens the connection of parents and student supporters to the university by providing resources, communication and engagement opportunities. These programs and resources equip family members with knowledge and guidance to enrich their students' transition, learning, personal growth and success till graduation at UTM. Click here to visit the Parent and Family Orientation website.

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UTM Family Connect Monthly Newsletter

Do you anticipate being a parent or family member to a student beginning their studies at UTM in September 2021? 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. Click here to sign up.

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Parent and Family Resources

Click here to 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 here.


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 at engage.utm@utoronto.ca 

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