Newly Admitted Students

Welcome to St. Mike’s!

Welcome to St. Michael’s College in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto!

This is the webpage for Newly-Admitted Students. Here you can find information about university and college resources, important dates, and upcoming events.

To begin, we should note that we offer writing and research support through St. Mike’s Research Help Centre, along with the Personal Librarian Program for first-year students through the John M. Kelly Library. St. Michael’s is proud to have the largest College library on campus, a completely refurbished commuter lounge and café, a motivated student government, and a wide range of student clubs, activities and services.

We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Bulletins

Bulletin 1 – has been emailed to all incoming UofT students, this information has  been prepared for the current academic year 2016-2017. Read over Bulletin 1 here.

Bulletin 2 – has been emailed to all incoming UofT students, please read over Bulletin 2.


Next Steps Videos

Be sure to check out the Next Steps Videos provided by the Faculty of Arts & Science. They cover a host of topics that you should be thinking about as you begin to prepare for the autumn.

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Upcoming Events

The Office of the Registrar & Student Services will offer three types of academic sessions between July-September:

Academic Orientation Sessions
We offer four sessions in July:

Tuesday, July 12th from 2pm-4pm
Thursday, July 14th from 2pm-4pm
Wednesday, July 20th from 6pm-8pm
Monday, July 25th from  4pm-6pm

All four sessions will take place in Room 100, 121 St. Joseph Street (Muzzo Family Alumni Hall). The purpose of the Academic Orientation Sessions is to help incoming students with their transition to the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s College. The sessions will focus on topics such as degree requirements, course enrolment, and program enrolment. If you are in the Toronto area, we strongly recommend that you attend one of these four sessions. (Note, however, that these sessions are not mandatory.)

Academic Orientation Slides. These are the slides that we use for the sessions, and they provide an overview of the main topics that we discuss.

 

Group Academic Advising Sessions
During July & August, we will offer Group Academic Advising Sessions for incoming students. The purpose of the Group Academic Advising Sessions is to provide incoming students with the opportunity to ask more specific questions about degree requirements, course enrolment, program enrolment, etc. This will also provide students with an opportunity to meet some of their peers.

These sessions are currently scheduled to occur twice daily–at 2pm and 3pm–from Monday to Friday during July & August. The first day was Monday, July 4th. (Note: Group Academic Advising Sessions will not be offered on Tuesday, July 12th or Thursday July 14th due to the Academic Orientation Sessions that are being held during the afternoon.)

These sessions will meet in Room 207, 121 St. Joseph Street (Muzzo Family Alumni Hall). Students will then head to Room 108 for the sessions.

 

Q & A Sessions
Even once course enrolment and fee payment have wrapped up, you may continue to have questions about your upcoming year. If you do, you should attend one of the two Q & A Sessions we offer in September. These sessions are designed for incoming students to ask questions that they have about the upcoming academic year.

The dates are:
Tuesday, September 6th from 10am-12pm
Friday, September 9th from 10am-12pm

 

Our contact information is as follows:
St. Michael’s College Office of the Registrar & Student Services
Muzzo Family Alumni Hall, Room 207
121 St. Joseph Street, Toronto ON M5S 3C2
416-926-7117
ask.smc@utoronto.ca


Residence

Residence living offers you the convenience of living just steps away from your classes, along with all the other unique opportunities that downtown Toronto has to offer. It’s an ideal way to experience the independence of living on your own but with a support network to help guide you through the transition. Each of our residence houses is assigned its own Don who is responsible for fostering community, promoting social and educational events, as well as ensuring the rules of residence are being followed.

St Mike’s offers two separate residence operations:

  1. SMC Residence which accommodates both men and women
  2. Loretto College Residence which accommodates women only

Male students who have indicated an interest in residence on the University of Toronto’s common residence application (MyRes) will receive information from the SMC Residence only, while female students will receive information from both residences. This information will be sent to you via email so be sure that your email account accepts
messages from the @utoronto.ca domain. You may also want to check your junk mail folder regularly just in case. The University of Toronto
guarantees residence to freshmen students providing some conditions have been met.

Residence Guarantee Criteria

  1. They indicated an interest in residence by completing the University’s Common Residence Application (MyRes)
    by March 31, 2016;
  2. They receive and accept their offer of admission to the university by June 1, 2016; and
  3. They pay their residence deposit ($600) by the due date on their offer letter/email.

Students must respond to all deadlines and meet all deposit requirements in order to maintain their eligibility.

Any students who would like to live in residence but who do not qualify for the guarantee should visit the St. Michael’s residence website for information on how to apply to the waitlist.

stmikes.utoronto.ca/residences/

Residences Contacts

Laura Rabold, Residence Operations Coordinator
St. Michael’s College Residence
81 St. Mary Street Toronto, ON M5S 1J4
+1 416-926-7127 smc.residence@utoronto.ca
Angela Convertini, Dean of Women Loretto College Residence
70 St. Mary Street Toronto,
ON M5S 1J3 +1 416-925-2833 loretto.college@utoronto.ca

Next Steps

Your Accommodation

If you have confirmed your interest in residence on the U of T Common Residence Application (MyRes), look for
your offer sent via email from the SMC Residence or Loretto College.

Please make sure your email account accepts messages from the ‘@utoronto.ca’ domain. You may also want to check your ‘junk’ mail
folder regularly just in case. Make sure you accept your residence offer and pay your deposit by the stated deadline. If you require
housing off campus, the UofT Student Housing Services will be able to assist you in your search.

Your Courses

With the beginning of the academic year just around the corner, you’re likely starting to think about course enrolment. This is good! As noted above, the Office of the Registrar & Student Services is offering Academic Orientation Sessions and Group Academic Advising Sessions in July. These two types of sessions will help you learn the basics of course enrolment, so we strongly recommend that you attend if you have the opportunity.

Some brief notes about course enrolment:
– You can find a list of general course and program offerings in the Program and Courses section of the 2016-2017 Calendar.
– You can find the specific course offerings for the 2016-2017 Fall/Winter Session in the Timetable.
– Course enrolment for first-year students begins on July 28th, and course enrolment for second-year students begins on July 21st. For more information about course enrolment start times, please see here.
– Course enrolment takes place on ACORN.

Your Finances

Make sure that you have adequate funding available to cover your costs for the upcoming year. Budget prudently.

If you are an Ontario resident and require financial assistance, apply for the  Ontario Student Assistance Plan (OSAP) as early as possible and no later than JUNE 15 in order to ensure a response prior to September.

If you are from out of province, check with your local funding agency about relevant deadlines.

Fee Payment

Pay 65% of your tuition or defer your feeds by August 23rd. You can find details about fee payment here.

More the most detailed information about fee payment, the refund schedule, etc., please visit www.fees.utoronto.ca.

Additional Information

Beginning in June, obtain your UofT student card (TCard).

Once you have your TCard, activate your UTORID and
your  UTmail+account. (You don’t need your TCard or your UofT email account in order to select courses.)

Watch for information about St. Mike’s Orientation Week and Parents’ Welcome Day.

See Also

FAQs for Newly Admitted Students