How do I register for UC Orientation?
You can register online for Orientation at ucorientation.com/register. Payments online are accepted in CREDIT only. If you cannot pay online via credit, please contact email@example.com to set up an alternate payment method!
When can I register?
You can pre-register from now up until August 21st, and on the day-of on September 4th. However, we encourage pre-registration, as spaces on the day-of are limited!
I require financial assistance to attend Orientation, is that possible?
There are a number of Orientation bursaries available! If you are in financial need and wish to attend Orientation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible! We will be more than happy to provide you with the necessary accommodations for you to be able to attend Orientation.
What is Orientation?
Simply put, the best week of your university experience. Filled with unimaginable fun activities along with very informative interactive info sessions, Orientation week is a great opportunity to make many new friends in the community and get acquainted with college spaces and values! It will allow you to meet other students in your program, ask questions to upper year students and faculty, and get to know the campus before your classes start. It also introduces you to the city of Toronto, and all of the cool places around campus that you should explore in your first year.
Why should I attend Orientation?
Orientation helps to set you up for your first year - it connects you with resources and support systems, introduces you to your college and student spaces, and creates friendships and communities for the school year. Orientation helps U of T feel a little more like home, transition you academically, get you ready for your first year!
If I’m a commuter, can I still attend Orientation?
Yes! Orientation is for both on and off campus students. The week also features a commuter meetup event, so that you can connect with people you’ll be commuting with!
I have a long commute to campus from home - can I stay on campus during the week to avoid commuting?
We have a billeting program - which connects commuter students with residence students who have opened up their room a commuter for the week. You will be paired with someone of the same gender. If you are a commuter and you are interested in the billeting program (as indicate on your registration form), you will receive an email with an application form. The deadline for billeting applications is August 23rd, and it is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
What do I bring to Orientation?
You are already provided with an Orientation t-shirt, water bottle, ponchos, and meals during the week. Some important things to consider bringing are your wallet, phone, sunscreen, bug spray, a bathing suit, comfortable shoes and clothes, and weather-conscious gear! For more specific questions, please contact email@example.com.
Will my dietary restrictions/allergies be accommodated for?
Make sure to put in ALL of your dietary restrictions and allergies into your registration form, and our meals team will accommodate for them!