Welcome to Your Life on Campus!
At St. Michael’s College there are many opportunities to explore both inside and outside of the classroom. The Office of the Dean of Students mainly focuses on enriching the student experience through “out of the classroom”, or co-curricular experiences through Residence and Campus Life. Residence Life refers to activities that take place in our residence settings for students who live on campus. Campus Life more generally refers to all activities that are available for students to explore that are not solely related to residence life.
St. Michael’s College Student Union
As a member of St. Michael’s College, you are automatically a member of the union! The St. Michael’s College Student Union, more commonly known as SMCSU (pronounced SMIK-SU) is made up of a council of representatives that you elect to provide you with experiences and resources such as student clubs athletics and intermural, the arts, and ways to get involved and connect with other students. The Student Union Office is located in Brennan Hall, at the southeast corner of Odette Lounge. Feel free to drop by during business hours to meet your council!
For more information and to connect with your St. Michael’s College Student Union
Mentors and Academic Peers
The Mentor and Academic Peer program is a group of upper year SMC students who offer academic peer support. Here are some of the great resources the mentors of the Mentor and Academic Peer Program provide:
all first year SMC students are assigned an upper year e-mentor in the same area of study.
weekly subject specific academic skills workshops, study group sessions, and drop in office-hours with academic skills experts!
Exam Jelly in Kelly, our stress-busting sessions held in Kelly Café, with free healthy snacks, a Procrastination Station, craft activities, friendly study advice and more!
Grad Week, a week of events that cater to students thinking about what to after their degree.
During our first semester Grad Week, we cover topics related to postgraduate study and professional schools applications.
In the second semester, we cover topics related to job applications and starting your career.
For more information and to connect with your St. Michael’s College MAPs
Commuter Experience: Commuter Dons
If you are a commuter student looking for ways to connect with other students, ask for advice, or get involved, Commuter Dons can help! Commuter Dons are upper years students who work in the Office of the Dean of Students to provide support to all Commuter Students.
We realized that commuting can be difficult and navigating the many resources and opportunities as a commuter can be time consuming, so connect with your Commuter Dons to make the most of your time on campus!
Orientation Week provides all incoming St. Michael’s College undergraduate students with the opportunity to participate in a week of fun social and academic events in order to welcome students to the institution. Some activities include Professor Meet and Greet, Boat Cruise, Scavenger Hunts and Campus Tours to make your transition to St. Michael’s College and the University of Toronto fun and informative.
If you’re interested in participating in SMC Orientation:
Career Expert AdviceAlso known as the Embedded Expert program.