EagleConnect Pre-Arrival Program


Unsure where to start your UTM journey? EagleConnect has all the answers, resources, and support you need! 


EagleConnect is a New Student Transition Support Program for new and incoming UTM students. The free online program includes quick and informative modules, webinars, virtual community-building events, Q&A sessions, and more, and is supported by a team of upper-year students called Squad Leaders! Gain confidence, build connections, and access the info you need to navigate your first year on campus with EagleConnect.  

Access EagleConnect on Quercus

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Why should you join?

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EagleConnect welcomes you to UTM! Meet students with similar academic interests, make connections with upper-year mentors, and become an integral part of the UTM community.

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You have questions? We have answers. EagleConnect covers topics such as:

  • Enrolling in your courses
  • Getting to know campus
  • Housing and student life
  • Orientation and many more!
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Your EagleConnect Squad Leader is on hand to provide you with insight, experience, and one-to-one support during your transition to UTM. Access modules and information on your schedule!

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How to enroll

As a new student, you will be automatically enrolled into the program! In June, you will get an email letting you that you've been added to the EagleConnect program on the Quercus Platform.

  1. Head to Quercus (q.utoronto.ca) and log in using your JOINid/UTORid and password.
  2. Click on your “Dashboard,” where you will find a course named “Summer 2024 Eagle Squad” followed by a number. That is YOUR squad!
  3. Check out the homepage, modules, and discussion boards to begin interacting with your peers!

Access EagleConnect on Quercus

Hear from EagleConnect 2023 program alumni

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"EagleConnect allowed me to feel confident heading into my first year! It was so helpful having someone I could go to with all my questions!"

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"I enjoyed that I was able to know the people who were in the same program as me. This helped me to calm any nerves I had about going into university for the first time."

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"I found it very helpful how easy it was to access because I also had a summer job and I found it quite easy to keep up and follow along the modules."

Find out more about the EagleConnect program

EagleConnect starts on June 10th, 2024! At that point, you should be able to access your squad, as well as the Week 1 module. International students will be invited a week in advance, on June 3rd, 2024; for some specialized events to help in your transition to all things Canada!


We understand that students have busy lives, especially in the summer before university. As such, we have designed EagleConnect to make it easy to catch up if you miss any content (or if you wish to access earlier modules)! All you need to do is go into the modules and click on the "New to EagleConnect? Start Here!" section to review your key tasks and get caught up. And if you still have questions, you can send a message or book a meeting with your Squad Leader to help you get your questions answered.  


EagleConnect is 100% free! You are automatically enrolled, and have access to all of the amazing resources that we have to offer!

For all questions and feedback regarding EagleConnect, find us at:


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