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The Founding College of the University of Toronto
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Transition and Orientation

Choose from a variety of welcome events and orientation programs for incoming first-year students.

Over the summer, there will be online opportunities for you to connect with your fellow students and get answers to your questions about courses, programs, fees, finances and student life at the college. For September, register for the full six-day orientation, the two-day academic-focused orientation or just stop by for UC Day – it’s up to you.

Welcome Sessions and Orientation events focus on welcoming you to your new home, helping you connect with other first-year students, and giving you a chance to learn about university life with an opportunity to explore the world-class city of Toronto.

We know that starting University can be exciting and a little daunting. No need to worry, though: our exciting and fun first-year events will help you transition to campus life as you start your new journey. These are experiences that you are sure to never forget.

Student walking on the St. George Campus

Welcome Sessions

Our Welcome Sessions will take place in June. Join us at a Welcome Session to hear from your support team at UC, learn about course enrolment and registration, and tour our residences. More information about our June Welcome Sessions will be sent to you via email and updated here.

First-year students gathered outside University College


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.

students gathered in a circle outside

Commuter Orientation

Attend this commuter orientation where students can meet their fellow peers, along with upper-year students, before September.

Studnets attending the International Students' Lunch

International Student Lunch

Meet and talk with other new and upper-year UC international students, staff, and international student advisors.

Group of students outside of the University College Union


Thrive is a free two-day orientation program for students looking for a condensed and academically-focused orientation.

Other Orientation Activities at U of T