Student Choice Initiative (SCI)

What is the Student Choice Initiative (SCI)?

The Ontario government’s new Student Choice Initiative allows students to choose which optional fees to pay through an “opt-out” process on ACORN, U of T’s student information system. Campus services support many aspects of student involvement and success. Opting out may result in loss of access to related programs and services, so please read the descriptions carefully.

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Important Dates

  Start date of opt-out period End date of opt-out period
All UTM Students July 13, 2019 September 19, 2019

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Descriptions of Essential (Mandatory) Student Services Fees

A suite of services, ready when you are: exploring careers, getting involved, pursuing good health...all in support of your academic success. Learn more about Essential (Mandatory) Fees by following the links below.

An icon of an apple and books.Academic Support
Providing support through peer academic mentorship, academic societies, skill development and global learning, including co-curricular programs, leadership opportunities and workshops.

An icon of a briefcase.Career Services
Supporting individual career exploration and development, through job postings, experiential opportunities, networking events, skills workshops, and one-on-one consultations. Engage in career exploration throughout your studies - sooner is better; it's never too late to start.

An icon of speech bubbles.Health & Counselling
Providing wide-ranging physical and mental health care right on campus, because a healthy body and mind lead to better academic success. A team of physicians, nurses, counsellors, and health educators offer confidential support toward optimal health and wellness.

An icon of athletic weights.Recreation, Athletics & Wellness
Offering a wide range of fitness opportunities, since a healthy body supports a smart mind. Individual, group and team activities, indoors and outdoors, casual through competitive - there's something for everyone. Show your T-Card to get active.

An icon of a building.Student Buildings
Occupancy and operating costs for spaces throughout campus allocated to student societies and for student activities.

An icon of a transit sign.Transit (Shuttle Bus)
Providing UTM students with no-fare shuttle service between UTM and the UT St. George campus (downtown Toronto) and between UTM and the Sheridan Trafalgar campus (Oakville). Simply show your T-Card to board.


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Descriptions of Optional Student Services Fees

Learn more about Student Services optional fees by following the links below.

An icon of a magnifying glass and a thumbs up.Alcohol Education & Monitoring
Providing safety and security measures for the operation of the Blind Duck, the UTM Students Union's licensed café/pub in the Student Centre.

An icon of a chalkboard and a clock.Early Learning Centre
Offering support and assistance to UTM student-families with children, including users of the on-campus Early Learning Centre and of childcare services in the broader community too.

An icon of a family.Family Care
Offering advice and support to students with family related issues, including information on parenting, divorce, child care, maternity leave, eldercare, and other topics around family-care responsibilities.

An icon of a notebook.Handbook & Communications
Connecting students with resources and services across the campus and university through print and electronic resource guides and promotion of opportunities.

An icon of a globe.International Student Support
Providing immigration, health insurance, transition and advising support to international and new-to-Canada students, along with experiences to further global learning for all students at UTM.

An icon of a lightbulb.Student Life Clubs & Funds
Providing support and resources to students, clubs and groups that encourage a thriving environment of student engagement, including co-curricular programs and activities.
Numerous student organizations and student societies also have respective mandatory and optional fees. Please refer to your ACORN account for more information.


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Frequently Asked Questions

For information related to procedures for opting-out of optional fees and other questions, please visit the Office of the Vice-Provost, Students website.

Have further questions? Contact us.


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