SGS Orientation 2022

Welcome!

Welcome to the University of Toronto’s School of Graduate Studies (SGS). In choosing to dedicate yourself to graduate studies here at U of T, you are joining a diverse and extensive team of global leaders in teaching, research and innovation. We are excited and proud to have you become a part of our community. 

Graduate school is a very busy time, and a graduate education at U of T offers unparalleled professional and personal opportunities to learn and grow in myriad ways. To help you discover and navigate the many offerings and supports available at U of T, the School of Graduate Studies is excited to welcome you to SGS Orientation. 

SGS Orientation Day

The keystone event of orientation will be held in person on September 6, 2022 at the Chelsea Hotel (33 Gerrard St W, Toronto). 

This will be an opportunity to meet other graduate students, faculty and staff, and will focus on the student experience within the community you are now a part of. Join us to learn about graduate student life, tips and advice from current students and to network! 

Resource Fair

There will be representatives from various units, offices and faculties from all three campuses to answer questions and introduce you to the resources and support available to you as a U of T graduate student.

The resource fair will run for the entire day and additional information about exhibitors will be available soon. 

Panel Sessions

Four panel sessions will be held throughout the day for students who are interested in meeting other incoming students and hearing from current graduate students, faculty and staff. 

Registration will open for these sessions early July and will be communicated through the School of Graduate Studies.  

Session 19:00 am – 10:30 amResearch program students
Session 211:30 am – 1:00 pmResearch program students
Session 32:00 pm – 3:30 pmProfessional program students
Session 44:30 pm – 6:00 pmProfessional program students

Next Steps

You soon will receive your first instalment of the Student Life 9 New Things newsletter and the SGS Gradschool e-news newsletter.

Visit GradHub, a resource created for graduate students by graduate students, where you will find useful information that will be relevant now and throughout your graduate career. Explore the six modules that will take you through getting started at U of T, resources and support, student life and much more. 

If you have any questions as you get set up, don’t hesitate to reach out to your graduate unit or SGS

Come back and check this page regularly for future updates!

Audio Tours

This year, SGS has created audio tours of all three U of T campuses specifically for graduate students. Led by upper-year graduate students Swapna and Sandhya Mylabathula (aka the STEAM sisters!), the tours will help you get to know the different places graduate students can create, study, and relax on campus. Swapna and Sandhya also stopped to chat with some of the staff members at the different buildings they visited. Sign in with your UTORID and listen at the links below, or download the tours, and follow along on a map or on foot.

U of T St. George campus

All the need-to-know spots for graduate students on U of T’s St. George campus.

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UTM campus

All the need-to-know spots for graduate students on U of T’s Mississauga campus.

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UTSC campus

All the need-to-know spots for graduate students on U of T’s Scarborough campus.

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