SGS Orientation Fall 2023
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 our Fall 2023 Graduate Orientation Day.
Fall 2023 Graduate Orientation Day – Save the Date!
The keystone event of orientation will be held in person on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at the Chelsea Hotel (33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4).
On orientation day, you can choose to attend one of the following panel sessions, based on your program:
- Session 1: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ET, for Thesis-Based Program Students (Research-based Master’s and PhD Students)
- Session 2: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET, for Thesis-Based Program Students (Research-based Master’s and PhD students )
- Session 3: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET, for Professional and Course-Based Students
- Session 4: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET, for Professional and Course-Based Students
Seats are unfortunately limited so if tickets are sold out, you will be placed on a waitlist. We welcome you to come to the Chelsea Hotel on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at the time of the panel session you were interested in anyway, as we can slot you in if there is anyone who has registered but did not show up.
You can also explore the Resource Fair (from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET) across the hall during the panel session if it is full (no additional registration required), to speak to U of T students, staff and campus partners, and faculty (and to pick up some free swag!).
Asynchronous Orientation Quercus Site
We have also designed an asynchronous orientation experience as a “course” on Quercus, U of T’s online teaching and learning environment. This format will give you a chance to explore and get familiar with using the platform before classes start and access panel session recordings if you are not able to make it in person on September 5.
This site contains lots of information about SGS programs and services, conveniently divided into “modules” that you can explore at your own pace.
More information coming soon!
You will soon 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!
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.
All the need-to-know spots for graduate students on U of T’s St. George campus.
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All the need-to-know spots for graduate students on U of T’s Scarborough campus.
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