Here’s where you can find the current slides displayed in classrooms and on TV screens around campus. Don’t miss out on important dates, workshops and opportunities.

Have a fun break

The University will be closed for the winter holidays
December 21 – January 2

Back-to-class dates:

Jan. 3  UTM
Jan. 4   St. George
Jan. 5 UTSC

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Winter Buffet

December 12 – 14

Celebrate the season and enjoy a festive lunch with your friends and colleagues at our famous Winter Buffet.

Great Hall, Hart House
Seatings at 11:45 a.m. & 12:45 p.m.
Adults $47 / Students $37 (tax included)


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Applying Online for a Visa, Study or Work Permit

Learn more about the process of applying online for a study permit, work permit or visa.

We’ll cover:

  • Completing the eligibility questionnaire
  • Navigating the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website
  • Making an online payment and submitting your application

December 12, 2 – 4 p.m.
December 13, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Multiple dates & times available

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Holiday Open Chess Tournament

Hart House Chess Club

Join us for a chess tournament in the Great Hall this holiday season! Open to all, this tournament offers fun and competitive play and chance at a $5000 prize.

December 15 – 17
Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Great Hall, Hart House


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Winter Break Drop In

All welcome!

Cozy up by the fire for board games, hot chocolate, crafts and community at Hart House East Common Room.

Friday, December 22, 3 – 7 p.m.
Wednesday, December 27, 1 – 5 p.m.
Friday, December 29, 3 – 7 p.m.

Hart House, including the Fitness Centre, will be open daily throughout the university closure.

For more info on winter break programs, visit



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Leading Together

A Student Leadership Conference

January 13, Hart House

Connect with student leaders across U of T and learn more about changing the world through leadership.

Registration is open until January 5.

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Student Experience Mentorship Program

Mentor a staff or faculty member on what it’s like to be a student at U of T!

Applications due January 9

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Stand out: Go global!

Want to go on an international exchange?

The deadline to apply is January 14.

Apply today at

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Change the way you look at your career

The Next Steps Conference

Inspiration and advice for kick-starting the rest of your life

Friday, January 19, 2018 and Saturday, January 20, 2018


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Alternative Reading Week

February 20 – 22, 2018

Immerse yourself in three days of volunteering with community organizations. Make meaningful contributions, build relationships and learn more about the City of Toronto.

Registration now open.

CCR recognized!


Feeling unwell with an exam or assignment due?

Visit a licensed Canadian medical practitioner IN PERSON to have the Verification of Student Illness form signed.

Check-ups conducted over the phone or websites selling fraudulent doctors’ notes will land you in violation of the Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters



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Good 2 Talk

Post-Secondary Student Helpline
1- 866-925-5454

Get free, confidential help with mental health and addiction issues.

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24-hour study space

Robarts Library is open 24 hours Sunday nights to Thursday evenings.

Thru to Dec. 20

Find all library hours at

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Graduate Writing Groups

A peer community that helps you stay on track

Maintain a consistent writing schedule while working on your thesis, dissertation or articles. Join a community that shares your experience and can help you stay accountable!

Contact to register.

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