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O-Week is free and all new-to-UTM students can participate! Our events offer academic preparation, and interaction with many campus resources available to make your transition into university a successful one. 

Thank-you for participating in O-Week 2018!

You can also read below to learn more about what is included in your free O-Week package.Read below! 

O-Week 2018 Schedule Highlights!

Welcome Ceremony  O-Week Fair  Departmental Orientation  Friends  Friendships  Taste of UTM  O-Week  Management 

The First Lecture

  • Come listen to UTM's amazing professors and graduates talk about their passions, their first year experiences, and the impact that they are having at UTM and in society through new ideas, ground-breaking research, and enlightening experiences.
  • Hear from globally recognized individuals and be inspired through the first UTM lecture! Click here to learn more about who our featured speakers were in 2017.

Academic Department Orientation

  • Academic Department Orientations are designed to welcome students to their departments and programs and to make them feel at home and at ease from day one. Attend an ADO to learn about important support resources that are vital to the successful transition to university, understand expectations and policies specific to department/program and academic discipline, and connect with faculty members, staff, and other students. 

O-Week Fair

  • This is where students meet and learn all about the variety of campus resources that are available to support them as a new to UTM student. There are over 40 booths to interact with! Play some games, enjoy some festival-like treats and entertainment, and win some prizes!

Departmental Tours

  • Don't know how to find your way around the campus? Having difficulty figuring out where your classes will be? No idea where you can find a Starbucks? Never fear, upper year student mentors are here! Participate in a departmental tour!

UTM Real Talk Sessions          

  • Let's get real, there is a whole lot to navigate in university. Learn crucial information that will be real-ly helpful as a new to UTM student!
  • Sessions are themed in three different categories: UTM Real-Talk-Academic Success, and UTM Real Talk-Get Involved.

Taste of UTM

  • Interested in what UTM students can be involved in during the fall and winter term? This event allows students to roam around the beautiful UTM campus and drop-in on any activities that catch their eye to get a 'taste' of the many UTM experiences that they will have the opportunity to participate in!

The Bubble Bingo Mingle

  • Meet new friends in an informal atmosphere as you create your customized O-Week t-shirt!
  • This event is a way for UTM students to have some fun and revisit their childhood before embarking on their UTM journey! Psst... there might even be bubbles and discovering secret spots on campus!    

2nd Annual Credit River Clean-Up

  • Every year, tens of thousands of Canadians take action against shoreline litter by participating in a Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-up! This initiative focuses on educating and empowering people to make a difference through helping to clean the Credit River shoreline on-campus. 
  • Learn more about how you can give back to the commmunity through service learning throughout your UTM experience!

New Student BBQ!

  • End off your O-Week with a delicious free BBQ! Meet some upper-year mentors on campus while playing some backyard games!

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


For all questions and feedback regarding O-Week, please contact:

Laura Mammone
Student Engagement Coordinator, Orientation & Transition Programs

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