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Welcome – and welcome back!

Office of the President

To our new students:  I am delighted to extend a warm welcome for the 2013-2014 academic year.  All of us at the College are delighted that you have chosen St. Michael's as your academic “home base” within the wider University of Toronto, St. George Campus.

As you, our first year students, begin this most significant year in your lives, I invite you to make use of all that the College has to offer to help you as you begin your university education: our Registrar's Office, St. Mike’s Research & Academic Skills Centre, our Chaplaincy services and our Campus Life Co-ordinator, and the range of amenities and activities in Brennan Hall. Remember at the Kelly Library, you have been assigned your own personal librarian to assist with Library Services.  At USMC, we want to help you to make your transition into University life as seamless as possible.

To our returning students: Welcome back!  Over the summer we have been planning with Principal Domenico Pietropaolo and SMCSU.  Stay tuned for the results of the dialogue!  SMCSU has worked hard over the summer to plan an exciting calendar of events – something for everyone.  Our Campus Life Co-Ordinator is an enthusiastic and engaged partner with SMCSU to ensure “a memorable student experience” both for residence and commuter students.

Please watch this space in the weeks ahead for some of the major events of the Fall term, including upcoming events, guest speakers as well as Parent Orientation Day.  I speak for all of the faculty and staff of St. Michael's in saying how enjoyable it is to see the campus come to life once more as our students return with such vitality and enthusiasm for the new academic year!!!  After a beautiful but busy summer, we are looking forward to another year of activity and achievement here at the College.

With my best wishes for joy and success in this new academic year, 2013-2014!

Prof. Anne Anderson, csj
President & Vice-Chancellor