September Soar is an orientation program for incoming UTM students, introducing them to their new campus, peers, and resources to succeed in their first year!
What to Expect
How to Attend Orientation 2023
Welcome Eagles to the beginning of your UTM Journey!
To get started, review the list of orientation program you should attend to soar through the academic year:
- Sheridan Orientation
- Parent, Family, and Supporters Orientation (registration required)
- Eagle Orientation - September Soar
- Black Excellence Orientation (registration required)
- Residence Orientation, learn more here.
- International and New-to-Canada Student Welcome (INSW), learn more here.
Details for these programs can be found under 'Schedule'.
Bring your T-card with you as you will check-in prior to each event at the respective check-in tables located throughout campus. Still need to get your TCard? You can find details on the New Student Website.
Getting to Campus
The University of Toronto Mississauga is located at 3359 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6. Click here for campus maps, commuting, and parking information.
Tips for the Week
- Dress for the weather and for adventure. At our various events you will have the opportunity to explore our beautiful campus from inside and out. We highly recommend you wear comfortable shoes and be ready for some warm weather or rain showers!
- Hydration is key, bring your refillable water bottles and fill-up at the water stations on campus.
- Be ready for a week full of free food, merchandise giveaways, and opportunities to meet the UTM community and your peers.
Where to Find Help
Have a question? Find our orientation student leaders in Blue or Yellow orientation shirts, they are here to support you on campus.
August 28 (Virtual) and September 1 (Trafalgar Campus)
Students enrolled in Sheridan courses will have the chance to learn about the school, hear upper-year student experiences and complete important tasks to get ready for the start of term. For more information visit: Sheridan Orientation 2023.
- Students pursuing studies in Art & Art History should plan to attend the Academic Department Orientation on the Trafalgar campus on September 5th from 1-4PM. Transportation will be provided after the Visual Studies ADO (details in the chart below!).
Parents, Families, and Supporters Orientation
September 2, 10:00AM - 5:00PM | Instructional Building (IB)
Programming designed to provide you with the information you need to support your student during their transition into university. For more information visit: Parents, Families, and Supporters Orientation 2023
Chill, Play and Slay the Day with UTM
September 2, 10:00AM - 3:00PM | Instructional Building (IB) and Maanjiwe nendamowinan Field and Patio (MN)
Stations scattered across campus, allowing students to de-stress, shop with local vendors, and have fun ahead of their first semester!
Academic Department Orientation (ADO)
September 5, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Meet representatives of your intended area of study (faculty, academic advisors, student society leaders, and library liaisons) to build a sense of familiarity with your academics. This is also a great opportunity to meet some new classmates who just might become your peers!
ADO Locations (11:00AM - 1:00PM)
|Campus Building||Academic Department and Room Number|
|William G. Davis Building (DV)||
|Instructional Building (IB)||
|Kaneff Centre (KN)||
|Communication, Culture, & Technology Building (CCIT)||
Resource and Involvement Fair
September 5, 1:00PM - 4:00PM | Outside the Communications, Culture, & Technology Building (CCIT)
Discover all of the key resources and supports on campus that are available to you, ensuring you make the most of your time at UTM. From academic support, community building initiatives, or health & well-being support, there will be a wide variety of campus departments in one spot for you to explore!
Black Excellence Orientation - Bonnet and Durag Bash
September 5, 4:00PM - 8:00PM | 4th Floor Maanjiwe Nendamowinan Terrace (MN)
This mix and mingle event will allow Black-identifying students to get acquainted with their new campus and bond their new community through fun activities and socials. Registration is open to new and current UTM students. Registration for new students here. Registration for current students here.
Campus Bites and Sights
September 6, 10:00AM - 2:00PM | Instructional Building (IB)
Tour guides will give you a walkthrough of our campus, highlighting key spots, study areas, dining halls, and UTM’s history. This is a great opportunity to ask questions regarding life on campus! Afterwards, you can wind down with refreshments and snacks!
Credit River Cleanup
September 6, 2:00PM - 5:00PM | Instructional Building (IB)
Engage with your community and collaborate new peers as you help clean up litter along the credit river shore. Join fellow students in making a positive impact on our local community while also having fun and meeting new people!
Taste of UTM
September 7, 10:30AM - 3:00PM | Communications, Culture, & Technology Building (CCIT), Instructional Building (IB), and the Recreational, Athletics, and Wellness Centre (RAWC)
In between classes, various departments on campus will be host informational tables, allowing you to engage with the resources available to you and learn about upcoming opportunities! This is a great way to build a sense of curiosity and community on campus!
Indigenous Excellence Orientation - Coming soon
Please revisit soon for additional information.
An accessible pdf version of the EagleOrientation September Soar Schedule can be found by clicking below.
For all questions and feedback regarding EagleOrientation, please contact: