The Step Up Program is a five-day overnight, pre-orientation program that helps you to get ready for your first-year of University. You will get to know your new campus, meet some professors, learn about Toronto and make new friends. We hope you can join us!

NOTE: Registration for Step Up is by invitation only. Invitations to register will be sent out in mid-June. If, at that time, you have not received an invitation but you think you should have, please contact us directly. 

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Eligibility Students who meet the program eligibility requirements will be invited to register for Step Up.
How it works Get the details here
Schedule Update - August 2018 Schedule now posted!
Registration Registration for Step Up is by invitation only
Volunteer Former Step Up participants and others interested in volunteering at Step Up, see the Orientation Volunteering webpage
Contact Email step.up@utoronto.ca.

Eligibility

Who can join?

Step Up is open to first-year International students, Canadian residents or permanent residents who completed their secondary-level education outside of Canada and will be entering one of the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
  • Faculty of Music
  • John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

Note: Exchange students are not eligible for the Step Up program.

What previous participants have said about the program

“[Step Up] is a helpful program… You get a substantial amount of understanding about Canadian culture and the university’s expectations.” (Step Up 2017 participant)

“I met people I am still friends with to this day and it helped me be more prepared, relaxed and settled in university.” (Step Up 2016 participant)

How it works

As a Step Up participant you will:

Build Your Community: Meet professors, peers and advisors.​

Get Oriented: Discover campus and community resources.

Bring U of T in Focus: Get ready to begin your studies at U of T.

Step Up participants stay in residence during the program. Health care coverage is provided automatically through the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP).

Cost for the week: $350.00 CAD

The Deadline to register and pay is August 10, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. EST 

Schedule

Monday Aug 27, 2018

  • Arrive and Register for Step Up
  • Dinner & welcome with all participants
  • Evening program

 

Tuesday Aug 28, 2018

  • Breakfast
  • Welcome & opening remarks
  • Icebreakers
  • Lunch
  • Social Media Scavenger Hunt – Get to know campus
  • Free time
  • Dinner
  • Evening program

 

Wednesday Aug 29, 2018

  • Breakfast
  • Intro to U of T – Academic Success
  • Discover Your Library
  • Lunch
  • Intro to U of T – Culture and Well-Being
  • Meet a Prof
  • Dinner
  • Evening program – Health & Wellness

 

Thursday Aug 30, 2018

  • Breakfast
  • International Student Panel
  • Staying Involved – Clubs, Student groups & community opportunities
  • Closing remarks
  • Lunch
  • City Search – Get to know Toronto
  • Dinner
  • Evening program

 

Friday Aug 31, 2018

  • Breakfast
  • Pack & leave for new Residence

 

*The schedule of events is not final and is subject to change. Please continue to check this page for the most up to date information.

Registration

Registration for Step Up is by invitation only. Invitations to register will be sent out in mid-June. If, at that time, you have not received an invitation but you think you should have, please contact us directly. 

Volunteer

If you are a former Step Up participant and are interested in volunteering this year, you can find more information on the Orientation Volunteering page.

Contact

Questions? Contact us at step.up@utoronto.ca.