Parent & Family Orientation

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Parents and families play a pivotal role in a student's transition to university. We want to help you be the best support for your student!

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Parent & Family Orientation 2018

Parent & Family Orientation is a program designed for parents and families of new-to-UTM students to learn about the transition into life at UTM. Get the information you need to be the best support for your student!

A student and their family taking a picture at convocation.

Orientation sessions focus on academic expectations and skill development, financial aid, student services, campus resources, student wellness, and other topics related to the university experience. At the Parent & Family Orientation you will be introduced to the UTM community including students, staff, and faculty members. 

   When: Saturday August 31st, 2019

 Registration for Parent & Family Orientation 2019 available in mid-May

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Parent & Family Orientation 2019 Schedule

The schedule for Parent and Family Orientation will be available in mid-May 2019. Please check back for registration and schedule information.  

2018 Information Sessions were as follows: 

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2018 Information Sessions (2019 Sessions To Be Announced in May)

Happy, Healthy, and Well: Supporting Your Student's Wellbeing

Learn about the importance of mental health and how you can support your student's wellness during the transition to university life.

Presented by the Health & Counselling Centre.

International and New-to-Canada Parent & Family Session

We will discuss immigration, gaining Canadian work experience, academic integrity, meeting other students and building networks, the University Health Insurance Plan and Ontario Health Insurance Plan, useful information to help parents and families support and understand the transition experience their students will have in Canada.

Presented by the International Education Centre.

Residence Parents & Families

Learn about how Residence enhances the student experience, and how to support your student living away from home.

Presented by the Student Housing & Residence Life.

Engagement Outside of the Classroom

Entering the labour market can be a challenging mountain to climb for many University graduates. While in university, it is important for students to seek and explore opportunities to build their soft skills and network to help.

Presented by the Centre for Student Engagement and the Career Centre.

Ten Things Parent, Families, and Caregivers Need to Know

How not to embarrass, but engage your student while they are at UTM will be explored by our Assistant Dean Student Wellness, Support & Success. This humour filled journey will ensure a successful year for you and your student!

Presented by the Assistant Dean of Students, Student Wellness, Support, & Success.

Academic Skills for University

A session offered jointly by the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre and the Centre for Student Engagement that focuses on the frequently asked questions parents and families have about how their student can succeed academically at University.

Presented by the Centre for Student Engagement and the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre.

University Fees and Financial Aid

Learn about university fees, important dates and payment methods, grants and scholarships, other financial aid options including OSAP, as well as where students can get help throughout the year.

Presented by the Office of the Registrar.

Earn a U of T Degree: Courses and Programs

Find out how you can help guide your student through options, policies, and deadlines as they work towards achieving their academic goals.

Presented by the Office of the Registrar.

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For all questions and feedback regarding Parent & Family Orientation, please contact:

Jackie Goodman
Manager, Orientation, Transition & Engagement

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