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 student services, academic expectations, and other topics related to the university experience. Parent & Family Orientation features students, staff, and faculty. Parents and families also have the opportunity to walk around the campus and meet with student service representatives.

   When: Saturday September 1st, 2018

 Register for Parent & Family Orientation 2018 here.

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Parent & Family Orientation 2018 Schedule

Parent and Family Orientation 2018 will be offered at two separate times, once in the afternoon, and once in the evening. An alternate option to view a live-stream of the Welcome Ceremony and receive recordings of the concurrent sessions is available if you are unable to attend in person.

Parent & Family Orientation Schedule 2018. Click on the image to access a printable PDF version.

Click on the image to view a printable PDF version of the Parent & Family Orientation 2018 schedule. 

Click on the session names to learn more about the session content.

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Concurrent Session Content

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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