Student Program Planning Interactive Exhibition (SPPIE)

Academic Program Planning

Academic Program Planning. Event Timeline: Pathways to Programs - November 15, 2023. Student Program Planning Interactive Exhibition - March 8, 2024

After first year (or when you complete 4.0 credits), you will choose your program(s) on ACORN. Learn more about Program Selection

Selecting your Program of Study is an exciting and important milestone during your time at the University of Toronto Mississauga, but it can also raise lots of questions and can feel a bit daunting. Not to worry, we’ve got your back! 

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Student Program Planning Interactive Exhibition (SPPIE)

Student Program Planning Interactive Exhibition 2024. Friday March 8 from 10 AM to 2 PM in the RAWC Gym A/B. Support event for academic program exploration, selection, and enrollment. Brought to you by the Centre for Student Engagement, Career Centre, and Office of the Registrar.

Date: Friday, March 8, 2024 
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   (Alumni Café 11:00 AM- 2:00PM)
Location: RAWC GYM A/B (Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre)
How to Attend: No pre-registration required. Simply check-in at the Gym Entrance.

Missed SPPIE 2024? There are still resources for you!

SPPIE is a drop-in event for students selecting their Programs of Study (POSt) this spring. 

  • Explore your program of study (POSt) options with the Office of the Registrar, Career Centre, the Centre for Student Engagement, and other experts! 
  • Enter an open space to ask questions about program selection, network and get advice from campus professionals, academic department representatives, and U of T Alumni!
  • Feel more confident in choosing the best program(s) for you!

What to Expect

SPPIE is a curated walkthrough that takes you to 5 different stations that help you understand the POSt enrolment process while helping you figure out your academic program plans:




Alumni Café 
(11 AM - 2 PM)

Advising &

Identify personal and academic abilities, interests, goals, and values through discussions with campus partners, quizzes, worksheets, reflection activities, and online resources.Meet with department representatives (academic advisors, faculty, upper year students, etc.) to learn about the specific programs that are best aligned with your abilities, interests, goals, and values.Become familiar with program and degree policies and requirements, course enrollment, and adjustment.Meet former UTM students in the Alumni Café and learn from their experiences in specific programs, related careers, and life after graduation.Attend a group advising and FAQ station to learn about program selection, deferrals, advancement, financial aid and more.

Academic Departments At 'Program Exploration'

Academic Department Map for SPPIE 2024
  • Biology 
  • Chemical & Physical Science 
  • Mathematics, Statistics & Comp Science 
  • Management Innovation 
  • Psychology 
  • Economics 
  • Management/Commerce 
  • Anthropology 
  • Sociology 
  • Political Science 
  • Geography  
  • Historical Studies 
  • Philosophy 
  • English & Drama 
  • Language Studies 
    • (Global Leadership Minor)
  • Visual Studies  
  • Experiential Education Unit
    *ICCIT will not be attending SPPIE 2024

Alumni Spotlights

SPPIE is a great place to meet previous UTM students who have gone on to pursue various industries. These include:

  • Healthcare, Public Health, Pharmaceutical 
  • Academia & Research, Education, Social Services
  • Legal, Government & Public Services
  • Accounting Banking, Finance, Entrepreneurship
  • Analytics, Technology, Biotechnology, Science

AND MORE! Click the PDF below to see who is joining us this year! You can plan your attendance around theirs if you'd like to talk to them. 

Full List of Alumni Attending SPPIE 2024 (tentative as of March 7, 2024)

Tips for SPPIE

  • You will be given a workbook before you embark on your SPPIE walkthrough. Use this to maximize your experience and have impactful conversations!
  • Prepare a list of questions or concerns you have around POSt or program selection, as you'll get to ask these to our academic advisors, career counsellers, and academic department representatives.
  • Consider having questions for our Alumni, who have also gone through the POSt system before!
  • Be open-minded, curious, and excited to meet people who want to support you!
  • Need help on event day? Reach out to our CSE student staff in yellow shirts!

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This Event is CCR Approved

After completing your walkthrough of SPPIE and engaging with our various departments, you will be given the oppurtunity to reflect on your experience in order to recieve CCR accreditation. 


For questions and feedback regarding SPPIE, please contact:

Jennifer Danahy
Supervisor, Pre-Arrival Engagement

Pathways to Programs (P2P)

Pathways to Programs (P2P)

Drop-in Event - November 15, 2023, 10 AM - 3 PM in the Kaneff Rotunda

Preparing for Program Selection: Pathways to Programs - November 15, 2023. Learn how to get into your POSt and explore your options. Brought to you by the UTM Centre for Student Engagement, Office of the Registrar, and the Career Centre.
Preparing for Program Selection with Pathways to Programs - a Drop-in Event for POSt Support. Brought to you by the Centre for Student Engagement, Career Centre, and Office of the Registrar. Learn how to get into your POSt and explore your options!

As you approach the end of your first semester, you may experience some curiosity about what you want to study throughout the rest of your undergraduate journey. Pathways to Programs (P2P) can help you explore your burning questions and set you up for success come March when you apply for your POSt. This event is hosted by the Office of the Registrar, Career Centre and the Centre for Student Engagement.

What to Expect

Personal Discovery

Three Students at a table listening to one speak

Transition coaches can share their POSt experiences and help you plan a valuable university experience in and out of the classroom.

Career Planning

Student listening to a staff member

The Career Centre will help you connect your POSt options to career prospects, establishing goals to set you up for success.

Enrolment Fundamentals

Presentor in front of students in a lecture halls

The Office of the Registrar will help you understand the POSt system and help you determine ideal programs.

Program Selection Workshops

10 AM & 2 PM - room KN108

Learn how to choose your programs, the difference between Type 1, 2 and 3 programs, when to request your programs, and tips on how to make the most out of your CGPA. We will also explore the connection between your program and career interests.

**Private appointments with Academic Advisors and Career Counsellors will not be available at Pathways to Programs. Click on the respective links to arrange a meeting with the appropiate services.

Attending P2P

Create a Calendar Reminder! Pathways to Programs on November 15 in the Kaneff Atrium - Drop by anytime from 10AM to 3PM
Create a Calendar Reminder for November 15, 2023. Drop by Pathways to Programs anytime from 10AM - 3PM in the Kaneff Atrium!

You do not need to register for this event. Drop by the Kaneff Rotunda (in front of the Registrar's front desk) anytime from 10 AM - 3 PM. You will be greeted at our check-in tables where you will complete an attendance form.

This event is CCR Approved.

Preparing for Program Selection at Pathways to Programs (P2P)
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