Congratulations on your admission to the University of Toronto's Faculty of Arts & Science, and welcome to University College!
We hope you will accept our offer and make University College your home at the University of Toronto in September. You will be joining a diverse and supportive community that has challenged students to question the world around them since its founding in 1853. As part of UC, you can look forward to meeting like-minded people and making life-long friends, while building the academic skills and confidence to prosper in today’s complex world.
We are excited to welcome you to your new home at UC, a national historic site at the heart of our campus. While it is regrettable that we cannot invite you to campus at this time due to measures being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19, you will soon be able to connect virtually with your fellow students and get answers to your questions about courses, programs, fees, finances and student life at the college on UC 101: Your New Student Guide. UC 101 will launch for our September 2021 incoming class in May, so be sure to check out this resource on Quercus at that time for more information about preparing for your first year.
We also understand that you may have questions about what your first year experience will look like in the Fall. Rest assured that your U of T experience will begin in September and that our world-class faculty will continue to work with students, offering the high quality of teaching and mentorship that the U of T is known for. Our President and Provost have each offered messages about Fall 2021 expressing optimism that most academic activities will be able to take place in person on campus this September. Arts & Science will also be posting answers to your frequently asked questions about what the upcoming year will look like, so stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
There are already many online resources available to you to help you learn about choosing your courses and discover more about campus groups and activities, including the University College Literary and Athletic Society (UC Lit), Canada’s oldest democratically elected student government. We hope to see you all at Orientation in September organized by your UC Lit.
We recognize that this is a challenging time for everyone around the world, but rest assured that University College is here to support you as you prepare for your first year. For more information, we encourage you to review our list of Next Steps, and to send our advising team in the Academic Advising & Registrar's Office an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
We look forward to meeting you!