O-Week

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Welcome to UTM! As the official welcome to the University of Toronto Mississauga, O-Week provides new students with an introduction to life at UTM. Come discover the UTM campus and meet new friends as you become prepared for your first week of classes! Our events also offer academic preparation, and interaction with many campus resources available to make your transition into university a successful one. To learn more about the other exciting Orientation events that occur at UTM, you can visit Orientation & Campus Supports on the New Students website.

O-Week is free and all new-to-UTM students can participate! Attendance at O-Week is strongly encouraged. Upper year students will tell you that attending this week really helps with learning about the campus and making friends.UTM's Orientation will occur from Monday August 28th-Wednesday August 30th, 2017. Are you interested in learning more about what's included in your FREE O-Week package? Read below!

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O-Week 2017 Schedule

Prepare yourself for some exciting and informative opportunities that will have you fully prepared for your first week of classes. Continue to read below for more information in regards to the events occuring during O-Week!

Day 1: Monday August 28th  

Day 2: Tuesday August 29th

Day 3: Wednesday August 30th

O-Week Schedule

Monday August 28th-DAY 1

Please read below for more information!

Monday

*Note that Sociology Academic Department Orientation will start at 2 PM rather than 1 PM.

Welcome & Invocation Ceremony           

  • Your official welcome to UTM! Here, you will receive your University of Toronto Mississauga lanyard and full information about the many events offered during O-Week. 
  • Participate in a formal introduction to your campus through the first ever Invocation Ceremony at UTM. Join us to be part of history and receive your University of Toronto Mississauga pin!

Academic Department Orientation

  • Academic Department Orientations are designed to welcome you to your departments and programs and make you feel at home and at ease from day one of your studies. Attend your ADO to learn about important support resources that are vital to your successful transition to university, understand expectations and policies specific to your department/program and academic discipline, and connect with faculty members, staff, and other students at your department(s). Even more importantly, expect to leave your ADO with a great deal of confidence and enthusiasm about your first day, week, and year at UTM!  

O-Week Fair

  • Come meet and learn all about the variety of campus resources that will be available to support you as a new to UTM student. There will be over 40 booths for you to interact with! Play some games, enjoy some festival-like treats and entertainment, and win some prizes!

Tuesday August 29th- DAY 2

Tuesday Orientation Schedule

Campus and Departmental Tours

  • Don't know how to find your way around the campus? Having difficulty figuring out where your classes will be? No idea where you can find a Starbucks? Never fear, upper year student mentors are here! Participate in a general campus tour or a departmental tour...or both!

Taste of UTM

  • Interested in what you can be involved in during the fall and winter term? Roam around the beautiful UTM campus and drop-in on any activities that catch your eye to get a 'taste' of the many UTM experiences that you will have the opportunity to participate in!

UTM Real Talk Sessions          

The Bubble Impact

  • Your happiness is just a few bubbles away! Join in on this new and exciting event to spread positivity before classes begin and revisit your childhood self before embarking on your new journey as an adult! 
  • Create a customized O-Week t-shirt in preparation to wear for the closing bubble parade that will be occurring right before the Closing Ceremonies the next day!         

Wednesday August 30th- DAY 3

Wednesday Orientation Schedule

The First Lecture: UTM Talks

  • Come listen to UTM's amazing professors and graduates talk about their passions and the impact that they are having at UTM and in society through new ideas, ground-breaking research, and enlightening experiences.
  • Hear from globally recognized individuals and be inspired through your first UTM lecture! Click here to learn more about who our featured speakers will be.

The Credit River Clean-Up (Community Event)

  • Every year, tens of thousands of Canadians take action against shoreline litter by participating in a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup!  This initiative focuses on educating and empowering people to make a difference through helping to clean the Credit River shoreline on-campus. Join fellow UTM students to clean the on-campus shoreline along the Credit River. 

 We Will RAWC You!

  • Join your Health and Wellness Peer Ambassadors in participating in your first exercise class in your UTM fitness studio! You can choose between trying a cycling class, zumba, or yoga...what will it be!

Closing BBQ (Closing Event)

  • Begin the end of your O-Week journey by walking with your customized O-Week t-shirt and new friends through the hidden Principal's pathway and spreading positivity, motivation, and bubbles before going to our closing BBQ!
  • In O-Weeks Closing Event you will have the opportunity to have one last gathering with all your new friends while enjoying a nice meal together (provided by us!) in the beautiful CCT courtyard. Come and play some childhood backyard games, listen to some music, and maybe take a photo or two in our O-Week photobooth to make sure your memories are captured!

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