About University College

University College is the founding college of the University of Toronto. As a community we celebrate values of non-sectarianism, open education, diversity and inclusion which shows in our range of disciplines, alumni and student activities. University College is home to Canada’s oldest student government, the University College Literary and Athletics Society, its own coffee shop; a number of quads and student spaces; as well as a diverse range of academic programs from Sexual Diversity Studies, Canadian Studies to Cognitive Science. And, our student activities are just as broad - we regularly host intramural sports, pancake brunches, exam de-stressors (sometimes with dogs!), movie nights, coffee houses and tons of other activities. Additionally, we always look forward to new ideas and ways to create a better community. We welcome all incoming students and hope everyone finds a place for themselves at UC.


RESIDENCES


Morrison Hall

Morrison Hall, the newest of UC’s three residence buildings, is located in between Whitney Hall and Sir Daniel Wilson Hall. Morrison offers accessible bathroom, elevators, thermostat A/C and heating, and offers the largest amount of single rooms of all the UC buildings. This building is also home to Howard Ferguson Dining Hall and Reznikoff’s Café, a popular gathering place for hungry students to spend time outside of classes. Most rooms and common rooms in Morrison have an excellent view of the surrounding city and campus.

MoHo Houses are:


Sir Daniel Wilson Hall

Sir Daniel Wilson Hall, more commonly known as Sir Dan’s, is the southernmost residence at UC. Most rooms overlook Sir Dan’s Quad, where Orientation will be taking place. Historically an all-male residence, the building is now coed and is attached to Morrison Hall, giving residents easy access to the Howard Ferguson Dining Hall.

Sir Dan’s Houses are:


Whitney Hall

Located on the corner of Harbord St. and St. George St., Whitney Hall lays in the shadow of the famous Robarts Library. Whitney has a small, peaceful quad that connects conveniently to Harbord Street and is only a few steps away from Morrison Hall, which contains the dining hall Café Reznikoff. Additionally, Whitney’s basement contains a small library and an activity room with both pool and ping pong tables.

Whitney Hall Houses are:


WHAT IS A HOUSE?


The House System

University College is made up of three residence buildings, all of which are further divided into fifteen Houses. Each house may contain around 25 students (sizes vary depending on the building); these students’ residence rooms are located near each other, and each House has its own “Common Room” (these may contain a small kitchen area, a TV, comfy couches, etc.). During Orientation Week, students will have plenty of time to meet students in their own House as well as those in other Houses! Some Orientation events are designed to allow each House to become comfortable with one another and their new residence; during these events, you are sure to learn much more about your own House traditions from your Leaders and Dons. Each House has one or two Dons who will organize exciting House events and act as a resource for their students with regards to academic, personal, or other issues that may arise throughout the year. Use these residence maps to locate your House, become familiar with the locations of other Houses, and get excited about becoming a part of UC!


COMMUTING


The Commuter Life

In 2007, University College opened up its Commuter Student Centre (CSC) to its students. The CSC is a resource available to commuters in order to build community among students who travel to school from Toronto and the GTA. The CSC also has Commuter Dons who are available during the year to assist commuters and host programming. The CSC also offers:

It’s open Monday to Friday from 8am to 10pm and can be found at 79 St. George Street. The University College Off Campus Commission (UCOC) also hosts events at the CSC including regular pancake brunches, gaming nights, board game parties, trips to Hart House Farm and much more! This welcoming space is a way for students to socialize between classes and feel a sense of community. Registration for MyDef, University College's Commuter-Oriented Orientation will be available soon. Please contact ucoc@uclit.ca for more information.