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Thank-you for participating in LAUNCH!

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LAUNCH is a great way to make friends with similar goals and interests. It's also a great place to find help and support when you need it. Having a mentor makes all the little bumps (or big bumps) in first year so much easier to deal with.

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What is LAUNCH?

LAUNCH is an initiative that brings together the academic and community aspects of being a new UTM student in a way that supports your transition and student success. LAUNCH is a series of engaging and interactive weekly sessions taught by academically successful upper-year student mentors (LAUNCH Leaders) enrolled in your academic discipline.



How do I enrol?

This session is not for-credit, therefore there is no homework, assignments or tests. Successful completers of LAUNCH will receive recognition for their participation on the official University of Toronto Co-Curricular Record. All first-year students are eligible to enrol, and the session is free.

To enrol in LAUNCH, register through ACORN beginning in July 2017. All LAUNCH seminars will run in the Fall session. Please be sure to enrol based on your academic discipline as follows:

UTM101H5 LAUNCH: Business, Commerce and Management 

For students in Commerce, Management/Business, and Economics only

UTM102H5 LAUNCH: Science, Mathematics and Psychology

For students in Life Sciences; Chemical & Physical Sciences; Psychology; Forensic Science; Computer Science, Mathematics & Statistics

UTM103H5 LAUNCH: Humanities and Social Sciences

For students in Humanities; Social Sciences; Visual Studies; Communication, Culture, Information & Technology; Theatre & Drama

What are the elements of the program?

  • Weekly Sessions
  • Co-Curricular Events
  • Engaging Faculty Events

What are the benefits?

  • Knowledge and support from an academically successful upper-year student mentor (LAUNCH Leader)
  • Gain familiarity with the campus and available resources
  • Learn and develop academic skills required to be successful at university
  • Business students who complete LAUNCH requirements can earn 5 Professional Skill Development Program Points (PSDP) in Academic Development
  • Engage with and become part of the UTM community
  • Participation is recognized on the Co-Curricular Record of the University of Toronto highlighting the skills and competencies developed through engagement with the program

This experience is approved on the Co-Curricular Record (CCR)! Links to the ccr website.


For all questions and feedback regarding LAUNCH, please contact:

Laura Mammone
Student Engagement Coordinator, Orientation & Transition Programs

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