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The Founding College of the University of Toronto

Thrive at UC

Thrive Orientation at University College is a free, two-day condensed and academically-focused orientation program run by the University College Office of the Dean of Students.


Group of UC students and staff sitting in the Clark Reading Room

Our goal

Our goal is to immerse you in a university adventure, leveraging immersive academic and social programs and the vibrant University College community to guide you towards growth, connections, and an unforgettable first year!

Dates and Fees

Thrive will take place on September 4th and 5th, 2023 in-person on the St. George campus, in accordance with public health guidelines. Thrive is free of charge and there is no registration fee. 

What will you do?

Get ready to ignite your university journey with Thrive! Join fellow first-year students in a whirlwind of academic and social adventures that go beyond the classroom. Explore campus secrets through captivating tours, dive into interactive workshops, and experience a mock lecture that'll invigorate your intellect. Feel the heartbeat of the university community during UC day, and forge friendships with both peers and upper-year mentors in thrilling social activities. Thrive sets the stage for your transformation into a confident, empowered, and successful university student. Embrace the excitement, unleash your potential, and gear up for an extraordinary year ahead!

Other Orientation Programming

University College offers two different streams for orientation programming. Thrive Orientation is a free, two-day condensed and academically-focused orientation program run by the University College Office of the Dean of Students which takes place on September 4th and 5th, 2023. 

University College Orientation is a seven-day program that provides incoming students with transition support, engaging programming that complements the academic experience, and a sense of collegiality and community. The program is organized by the University College Literary and Athletic Society (UC Lit) with support from University College.


Registration for Thrive

Thank you for your excitement for the 2023 Thrive Orientation. Registration is closed early due to interest, but please fill out the waitlist registration if you would like to be put on the waitlist or reach out to uc.studentlife@utoronto.ca.

If you have already registered, we would like to confirm that we have received your information and will reach out to you in the next few weeks. Thank you for your eagerness and patience!