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The Founding College of the University of Toronto

UC Orientation (UC Universe)

Virtual Activity
New Students
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Receive a Warm Welcome to the Community with UC Orientation

Orientation is a week-long transitional program that aims to introduce first-year students to university life. Upper year students, called Leaders, help facilitate the week, which is a combination of academic programming and exciting events that help first years meet other UC students.

All students new to University College and living in UC residences are welcome! 

UC prides itself on being a diverse and inclusive space. We strive to make all incoming students feel welcome and included in Orientation regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, language, financial background and other identifiers. If you have any concerns about participating in Orientation or worry about your comfort and safety during any events please contact us at We are happy to hear them and accommodate you wherever possible.

Orientation Schedule

Orientation has a combination of engaging in-person and online social opportunities for all incoming students, and educational programming to prepare you for University.  To learn more about the different ways to participate in Orientation, visit the University College Orientation Website

Overview of UC Orientation Schedule

Dates and Fees

Below is a list of the Orientation packages that University College will be offering from September 6th - 12th.  Find the Orientation Package that works best for you by reviewing our Orientation Schedule.

Early-Bird Hybrid Package ($125)This package includes access to all online and in-person events. This is the ideal option for students able to be in Toronto in September as it allows for maximum engagement. This package includes a physical “Frosh” kit and all meals for the week. The in-person and online events will include a combination of fun, bonding events, as well as academically focused sessions to prepare you for the school year!  This package includes all of the components from the online and foundations packages, including the academic orientation programming and welcome ceremony led by the UC principal and College leadership. Early-bird registration is open until July 3rd!

Online Package ($50)This package includes access to all online Orientation events scheduled throughout the week. This is the ideal option for students who are unable to attend Orientation in-person. The package also includes an e-frosh kit that you will be able to access to starting September 7th (the first day of Orientation). The online events will include a combination of fun, bonding events as well as academically focused sessions to prepare you for the school year! Online events will also be recorded for viewing at your convenience depending on your time zone. In addition to the online components that accompany the in-person events, this package includes all of the orientation programming mentioned in the "Foundations" package as well as the welcome ceremony led by the UC Principal and College leadership. 

Foundations Package ($0)This online package is intended to provide new students with a strong foundation for their academic and personal success at University. The package includes Let’s Talk (sexual health and consent program), several academic orientation sessions, the Welcome Ceremony led by the UC Principal and College leadership, UC101 (academic support and resource session), Pre-UofT (orientation to academic program), and the International Students’ Panel. These are sessions and workshops organized by the Office of the Dean of Students and the Office of the Registrar that are designed to help you in your academic transition to University and explore opportunities outside of the classroom. Sessions and workshops will be recorded for students living in different time zones to access easily. This package also includes the Online Welcome Back event brought to you by your University of Toronto Students' Union.

Learn more about UC Orientation

Looking for more information about UC Orientation? Email our UC Orientation team or visit the UC Orientation website today!