Our goal for Orientation is to create a place for incoming students to learn more about the UC community, our values of diversity and inclusivity, as well as the academic resources on campus. Join 700+ incoming students in six fully-packed days of new friends, community, and a sense of where to start at U of T. Orientation provides you with activities designed to get you acquainted with other incoming students and the ability to explore Toronto and the U of T campus. Some examples of events you will partake in are: a walking tour across Downtown Toronto, a game of Capture the Flag on Front Campus, and an Open Mic Night in the UC Quad!
We offer events that are designed to assist with transition to University including academic info sessions through the Registrar’s Office and a chance to meet students in your program. We also present opportunities for students to learn beyond the classroom, whether that is getting involved in a club, running in an election, or joining a sport team.
The cost of UC Orientation covers your meals and transportation for the week, tickets to the annual semi-formal, and admission to all of UC Orientation’s events. Prices are as follows:
Early Bird Registration (June 1st - June 30th): $105
Regular Registration (July 1st - July 31st): $120
Late Registration (August 1st - August 21st): $130
Day-Of Registration (September 4th): $140
THE HOUSE SYSTEM
UC is home to fifteen incredible houses spread out across three residences. Throughout the week your housemates will act as your immediate family, with whom you compete for house points, participate in UC’s time-honored traditions and likely become illogically attached to your house mascot!
University College prides itself in being the founding college at U of T, founded in 1853. Being the only secular college and accepting everyone who wished to study there, UC continues to embody diversity and inclusivity in all aspects of university life. University College keeps these values close at heart and works hard to ensure that everyone feels safe and included whether it’s including all gender washrooms in all three of the residence buildings or seeking representation from all different student groups.
University College offers a great deal of ways to get involved not only within the college, but also within the University of Toronto. Come to the Junior Common Room and enjoy coffee from UC’s own coffee Shop Diablos or come to the Univeristy College Athletic and Literary society office and ask about joining one of our many clubs or joining an intramural team.
Toronto is Canada’s largest and most diverse city. It is home to 2.8 million people and it consistently ranks in the top 15 most livable cities in the world as well as being one of the safest in North America! If you are coming from another country, Toronto, is a place that will embrace your culture, as over 140 different languages and dialects are spoken here. UofT is surrounded by attractions, such as the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), Ripley's Aquarium and the CN Tower.
This city has recently been put on the map thanks to hometown artists like Drake and The Weeknd, bringing the world’s attention to everything that Toronto has to offer. So why not try wandering through Kensington market, or enjoy the eclectic food choices and cultureof Chinatown or just kicking back with some friends in the Annex, all of which are walking distance from campus. If you’re looking for something further out from the U of T campus, Toronto has an expansive Subway, bus and streetcar system that seems to be expanding everyday.