Orientation 2018 at a Glance

If you're a new grad student, check out these opportunities to learn more about U of T grad resources and services and meet new people within and outside your program!

Grad Campus Tours

When (3 dates, 3 tours/day): August 27, August 29, August 31 at 12 pm, 3 pm, and 5:30 pm
Where: Meet at the Graduate Student Lounge, 63 St. George St.

If you're new to the University of Toronto St. George campus, or want to learn more about where grad-specific spaces and offices are located, join one of the Gradlife campus tours.

Tours will run for one hour and begin at the School of Graduate Studies. No registration required.


Tri-Campus TA Day!

August 29, 2018 Time: 8:30 am-5 pm
Location: Bahen Centre, 40 St. George Street, Main floor

Registration& Schedule:

Tri-Campus TA Day is an all-day event for new and returning TAs and graduate students from all disciplines focused on professional development and job training for teaching at the University of Toronto. This is an excellent opportunity to meet other TAs and graduate students, to gain valuable skills and access resources and support for teaching from across the University.

SGS Orientation for New Graduate Students

September 4, 2018 10 am to 12 pm; 2 pm to 4 pm; 5 pm to 7 pm
Location: Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Circle, JJR Macleod Auditorium

Meet fellow students, attend an information fair, hear panel discussions, and take a campus tour. Three panel sessions available. Learn more about Orientation 2018.


UTGSU Gradfest

September 5, 4-7 pm

Calling all incoming and returning graduate students! Join us for UTGSU's annual Fall Orientation: GRADFEST! Enjoy a day filled with free food, swag bags, games and a chance to learn about all the services provided through the UTGSU. You'll also get the chance to interact with awesome graduate-specific information tables that will highlight all of the resources around campus. Keep a lookout on our UTGSU Facebook Page next week, where you'll find our event page with more information!


Orientation for Students with Family Responsibilities

September 15, 2018, 10 am - 2 pm
Location: OISE, 252 Bloor Street West

To register, please email family.care@utoronto.ca or call 416.978.0951.

If you're a student parent, attend this session to learn how to start building your support networks, how to be proactive and prepared, and how to successfully navigate your degree while caring for others.

  • Meet other student parents and University staff
  • Learn about the services and resources available to student parents on campus
  • Get advice from student mentors on how to adjust to the University life
  • Discover family friendly spaces on campus

Child care and lunch will be provided.

Please register early, space is limited! All University of Toronto students and their partners/children are welcome. Please let us know if you have any mobility challenges or dietary restrictions so we can accommodate your needs.


Transitioning to Gradlife: Strategies for Personal Development, Academic Success & Making Connections

September 24, 9 am-3 pm
Location: Main Activity Hall (Multi-Faith Centre)


Incoming graduate students: Join a day of programming to help you make the transition to grad life. Learn effective strategies for academic success and personal wellness, talking to people and making connections, and navigating campus services, as well as tips for success from current grad students. Lunch will be included.