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The Founding College of the University of Toronto
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Next Steps for New Students

Accept Your Offer

Be sure to accept your offer of admission by the deadline indicated on 

Apply for Residence or Explore Housing Options

If you have not done so already, be sure to indicate your interest on the University's Residence Application Portal by March 31. 

The Office of the Dean of Students will send you an email with instructions on how to accept your residence offer. To learn more about residence at UC, visit the Residence page on our website. 

If you plan on living off-campus, Housing Services can provide information about finding off-campus housing.

Connect to UC 101

UC 101: Your New Student Guide is a virtual space that gives you a chance to learn about your new UC community and participate in the planning process for your first year. 

On UC 101, we host live chats with academic advisors on focused topics like academic planning, course selection and enrolment, fees and finances, and other information you’ll need to settle in for what will no doubt be a memorable first year.

As a member of the incoming class at UC you are automatically enrolled in UC 101 in late May. At that time, you can log in to UC 101 on Quercus at

Plan Your Courses & Finances

Be sure to log in to UC 101 on Quercus for specialized advice and guidance for planning your first year.

In addition to UC 101, the Faculty of Arts & Science provides a Guide to Planning Your First Year to help you get ready for September. This guide will help you navigate your course selection resources, plan your finances, and prepare for your arrival in September.

Next Steps for International Students

Important Pre-Arrival Information

International students who will be starting with us in September are strongly advised to bookmark and regularly review the COVID-19 FAQ page for newly admitted international students. This FAQ page will be updated with the newest information about pre-arrival preparation and entry to Canada as soon as it becomes available. 

The Centre for International Experience (CIE) also provides you with pre-arrival information that will help you organize and prepare for your arrival. Visit the CIE website for pre-arrival information and the Next Steps Checklist. 

Should you have further questions about your arrival or immigration issues, please book an appointment with the University's Immigration Advisor or email for information. 

International Students’ Welcome Event

As an international student, you have a unique experience transitioning to university and life in Canada.  Please join us for a warm welcome from your UC community and information about the different resources to help you thrive as an international student. 

Date: September TBA
Time: TBA
Location: TBA

Sign Up for Orientation

University College offers a variety of orientation programs for first-year students, each requiring a different level of commitment. 

Get Your TCard and Activate your UTMail+ Account

For information on obtaining your TCard (your official UofT ID) and your UTMail+ email account, visit the TCard website

Attend UC Day: The Principal's Welcome

This is your college orientation ceremony that will take place during the first week of September. Information about this year's event will be posted here in June.

On UC Day, you'll hear from the Principal, Registrar, Dean of Students and student leaders about UC’s history and opportunities at the college.