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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 virtually 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

As a result of COVID-19, Welcome Sessions will not take place in person in June 2020. More information about online opportunities will soon be available to help you connect with fellow students, virtually tour the college and residences, and learn about course enrolment and registration.

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.

Group of students in front of University College Union


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

students gathered in a circle outside


Attend this commuter orientation where students to meet each other and upper-year students before September.

Two smiling students talking to an instructor

PRE U of T

Join this online academic orientation where you will meet upper year students from your academic stream, and hear from professors in your field.

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.

Students walking in front of Sidney Smith Hall

UC Day

This is your college orientation ceremony that will take place during the first week of September. 

Other Orientation Activities at U of T