Campus Life

Campus Life

The University of St. Michael’s College is home to 5000 undergraduate students, and over 500 of those students lives on campus in a St. Michael’s College or Loretto College residence building. We are committed to creating a safe and secure community in the heart of downtown Toronto, Canada’s largest city. St. Mike’s is also committed to providing opportunities for its commuter students to be engaged and active in the community.

On this page you will find information on all the ways you can get involved!

For more information about upcoming events and activities, please visit our Student Events page.


  • Athletics

    It’s no accident that St. Mike’s has a storied history of athletics. One of our guiding principles has always been that supporting athletics reflects a commitment to the formation of the whole person, with the physical rigours of the playing field complementing the intellectual rigours of the classroom.

    Athletics also serve as a major source of community and school spirit, whether you’re involved primarily with an intramural team or with a nationally ranked Varsity Blues squad.

    UofT offers a wide range of intramural and varsity level sports and St. Mike’s has its very own intramural teams that compete! For more information on how to join or create a St. Mike’s team please follow @smcsuathletics on Instagram, or contact SMCSU’s VP of Athletics, at athletic.smcsu@gmail.com

    University of Toronto Intramurals:

    The Intramural program at the University of Toronto offers a diverse range of sports to meet every student’s interest! The intramural program offers leagues in all skill levels, on all campuses, weekend tournaments and more. Just some of the many leagues offered are Glow in the Dark Dodgeball, Softball, Badminton, and FIFA soccer on Xbox!

    You can join intramurals as a free agent or as a whole team. Check out the leagues and tournaments on the UofT sports and recreation page.

    University of Toronto Varsity Sports:

    UofT offers many sports at the varsity level which means competitive competition teams, including a wide variety of varsity-level teams, check the UofT Varsity Blues website to find the full list of teams and tryout information.

    Not interested in playing? More interested in cheering on your Varsity Blues teams? Check out the Blue Crew  for more information on how you can support the school’s teams!

  • Clubs

    From shared hobbies and interests to causes and activism, the more than 20 clubs at St. Michael’s that offer the chance for you to make new friends and to develop skills and experience that can lead to future career opportunities.

    The St. Michael’s community is richer for the variety of student organizations that create community, put on events, and further the extracurricular education of students at the college.

    On this page, you will find a virtual club fair for all the clubs recognized at St. Mike’s. You can also learn how to create your own club/student organization.

    St. Mike’s Recognized clubs 2021-2022:

    Steps for Creating Your Own Club:

    If you do not see your interest on the list, consider starting your own club/organization. To do so follow these steps:

    1. Creating your own club begins at the end of July when you can contact the SMCSU VP of Academics at academic.smcsu@gmail.com to express your interest.
    2. The VP will provide you with the bylaws detailing the rules and documents required for club recognition.
    3. Things to keep in mind when beginning this process: defining the purpose of your club and how it contributes to the SMC community, writing a constitution, and forming a leadership team of at least five
    4. The last step in club recognition is finding general members and collecting student petitions to support the formation of your club. The best way to showcase your club and find new members is by signing up to be a part of the SMC Clubs Fair. To sign up, please contact our VP of Academics.

    If you have any questions or need help preparing your documents, feel free to reach out to the VP of Academics or President of SMCSU.

  • St. Michael’s College Student Union (SMCSU)

    The St. Michael’s College Student Union is the body of Student Government at St. Mike’s. Made up of 9 council members in the second year or higher. The positions include, President, Vice President, Vice President Finance, Vice President Academic, Vice President Community Life, Vice President Arts, Vice President Communications, Vice President Religious and Community Affairs, and Vice President Athletics. SMCSU has an office space in Brennan Hall, within the COOP, where they offer free printing, ping-pong and pool equipment, and ice skates for rental. You can learn more about SMCSU at www.usmcsu.ca or by emailing president.smcsu@gmail.com.

    Watch this video, to learn more about what SMCSU has to offer!

    Elections are hosted in Late February/Early March of each academic year, please consult the SMCSU website for nomination packages and details for running.

    Follow SMCSU on Facebook and Instagram for the most up to date information on events and resources.

  • Student Societies for St. Michael’s College Sponsored Programs

    St. Michael’s is home to four sponsored programs, each of which has a dedicated student society that offers academic and social programming.

    Book and Media Studies

    Christianity and Culture

    Celtic Studies

    Medieval Studies

  • The Mike, Student Newspaper

    The Mike is the official bi-weekly undergraduate newspaper at the University of St. Michael’s College, in the University of Toronto, and was established in 1947.

    The Mike has complete editorial autonomy from St. Michael’s, and is a proud member of the Canadian University Press.

    To get involved or learn more about the paper, head over to www.readthemike.com.

  • UofT Activities

    Clubs and Student Organizations at the University of Toronto:

    The University of Toronto has a large number of clubs and organizations that are open to all students. For a complete list please visit the Ulife website.

    Course Unions at the University of Toronto:

    Course Unions  are another great way of getting involved in your academic community on campus! Course unions represent the students in disciplines within the Faculty of Arts and Science. By taking any course you are automatically a part of them. There are nearly 55 course unions offering academic and social support and services for their students.