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The Founding College of the University of Toronto
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Welcome to UC

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Toronto's Faculty of Arts & Science, and welcome to University College!

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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 can now 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. Be sure to check out this resource on Quercus for more information about 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. Both the President of the University of Toronto and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Science have provided updates about our plans for the Fall term, so I encourage you to review these messages – and to check back regularly for updates. Arts & Science has also posted answers to your frequently asked questions about the upcoming year. 

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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 Registrar's Office an email at uc.registrar@utoronto.ca if you have any questions. 

We look forward to meeting you!

Sincerely,  

Markus Stock
Principal