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The Founding College of the University of Toronto

Get Oriented

Join us for a week long orientation program filled with events and activities to help you get acquainted with each other, the campus, and the city. Both free and paid options are available! 

Students with hands raised in Orientation

What is Orientation?

Orientation is a week-long transition program that aims to introduce first-year students to university life. Upper year, Orientation Leaders, help facilitate the week. Programs include a combination of academic and social events designed to set first-year students up for success and help them meet other UC students.  

UC Orientation 2021 programming and events will take place entirely virtually from September 5th to 11th and is being developed according to the advice of public health authorities and the University of Toronto.

You can find important information regarding the University's response as well as a regularly updated FAQs here.

You can register for UC Orientation 2021 starting June 21 at ucorientation.com. There are various packages for you to explore and find the best fit for you!

Dates and Fees

Below is a list of the Orientation packages that University College will be offering from September 5th to 11th. Find the Orientation package that works best for you by reviewing our tentative Orientation Schedule and considering what best matches your projected location in early September. Please note that the Early-Bird prices close on July 31st and that the Early-Bird Shipped Kit Package is only available until July 31st. After that date, anyone who would like a kit will need to register for the Pick-up Kit Package. All Packages excluding the Shipped Kit Package will still be available after this date at an increased price.

UC Orientation 2021 programming and events will take place entirely virtually from September 5th to 11th in accordance with the advice of public health authorities and the University of Toronto.

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.

Early-Bird Online Package ($15): This package includes access to all Orientation events throughout the week. This is the ideal option for students who wish to attend all programming and are not interested in receiving a “Frosh” kit, which includes a shirt and other goodies. The package also includes an e-frosh kit that you will be able to access starting September 5th (the first day of Orientation). The events will include a combination of fun, bonding events as well as academically focused sessions to prepare you for the school year! Events will also be recorded for viewing at your convenience depending on your time zone. This package includes all of the components from the Foundations Package, including the academic orientation programming and welcome ceremony led by the UC principal and College leadership. Early-Bird registration for this package is open until July 31st! 

Early-Bird Pick-up Kit Package ($25): This package includes access to all Orientation events and includes a physical “Frosh” kit, which includes a shirt and other goodies, to be picked up by the student early in September. This is the ideal option for students who would like a kit and anticipate that they will be in the Toronto area with access to campus in September. The 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 Foundations Package, including the academic orientation programming and welcome ceremony led by the UC principal and College leadership. Early-Bird registration for this package is open until July 31st!

Early-Bird Shipped Kit Package ($55): This package includes access to all Orientation events and includes a physical “Frosh” kit, which includes a shirt and other goodies, to be shipped to the student in early August. This is the ideal option for students who would like a kit and do not anticipate that they will be in Toronto in September. The events will include a combination of fun, bonding events, as well as academically focused sessions to prepare you for the school year! Events will also be recorded for viewing at your convenience depending on your time zone. This package includes all of the components from the Foundations Package, including the academic orientation programming and welcome ceremony led by the UC principal and College leadership. This registration package is only available until July 31st!

Please consult the Registration page and the Orientation FAQ on the UC Orientation website here.