Arriving & Getting Oriented


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You may have a number of questions about where to go when you arrive in Toronto, how to get to campus, resources at U of T, and general questions about graduate studies. The following links will provide information about arrival, transportation, and orientation.

Airport Information

In August and September U of T has a welcome booth for students arriving by plane. Staff at the welcome boothwill be there to greet you, answer any questions and help you get to campus. 

The Centre for International Experience also has airport information regarding travel from the airport and customs.

Transportation & Public Transit

Learn how to get around Toronto by TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) and around U of T through Inter Campus Shuttle, Mississauga Transit, and Driving.

Orientation Sessions and Transition Advising

There are a variety of orientation sessions available to answer questions about graduate school, life at U of T as an international student, and to meet other students and staff. In addition, the Centre for International Experience has a dedicated Transition Advisor for international graduate students. The Transition Advisor is available to help you adjust to Canada, answer your questions and help you plan. Meet Yaseen Ali, CIE's International Transition Advisor. Yaseen holds office hours at the School of Graduate Studies and various locations across St. George campus. Check his office hours here​.

Information for New Students

Committing to a program in a new city, province, or country can be daunting. This can be especially true in a city as large as Toronto, at a university on the scale of U of T. We offer many ways for you to adjust to your new school and city. Learn more: Moving Forward as a New Student