Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Toronto and welcome. Do you have questions? The SGS Essential Graduate Guide handbook and the Information for New Students webpage on the SGS website are great sources of information for new graduate students. More information
Winter Welcome for new students
Discover graduate student life at the University of Toronto. Winter Welcome 2010 is designed to connect graduate students to support services as well as opportunities for engagement and learning outside the classroom. Let us answer your questions as we take a tour of various locations on the St. George Campus that offer services, resources and programs that are available for grad students. The schedule will be posted on the SGS home page shortly. To register, send an email with your name, email address, program of study, and degree to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, January 11, 2010
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Gradroom, 66 Harbord St. (Corner of Harbord and Spadina)
TCard and UTORid: your keys to U of T services
Your TCard is your student photo identification card, your library card, and your key to various student activities and services. If you have not yet picked up your TCard, please stop by the Tcard office at Robarts Library (St. George Campus), the Card Office (Mississauga Campus), or the Registrar's Office (Scarborough Campus).
You will need your TCard to activate your UTORid, which will also automatically create your U of T email account. All official communication from the University is sent to your U of T email account. Your UTORid also gives you access to online services.
More TCard information
Activate your UTORid
Configure your UTOR mail account
Students admitted in January 2010 have until January 8 to register. You are not registered until you have paid tuition and incidental fees, or have made an appropriate fees arrangement (see below). Your tuition invoice is electronically deposited directly to your student account. Fees paid after January 8 will be subject to late charges.
Check your student account
Sessional dates and deadlines
Courses start week of January 4
Most graduate courses and seminars begin the week of January 4. Grad students usually enrol in courses via the Student Web Service (SWS), although some departments preload required courses and research. Take a few minutes to double check your enrolment on SWS and contact your department if you have questions.
Your health is important to us
Are you coming to Toronto for the first time? The U of T Health Service suggests you bring your immunization records and medical certificates with you. These documents are not required for registration, but your immunization and medical certificates will ensure that we can provide the highest level of health care while you are here, should you need it. The U of T's health services provides confidential, student-centred health care, including comprehensive medical care, travel education, immunization, counselling, and referrals.
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Fees arrangements to defer service charges
OSAP and other provincial loan recipients can defer service charges on fees, pending OSAP funding. Students with full funding packages, awards, research stipends or teaching assistantships which cover at least the minimum tuition fee can also defer service charges on outstanding fees, pending funding. Contact your department graduate administrator for more information.
OSAP and other provincial or U.S. loan recipients can apply via the Student Web Service for a fees arrangement to defer service charges on current fees, pending receipt of funding. No paper! No line ups! Find out more
UTM and UTSC campus affiliation
UTM and UTSC campus students are eligible for UTM and UTSC incidental (non-academic) fees. Students in single campus programs at UTSC (M. Env.Sci) or at UTM (MBT, MMI, MMPA, DIFA) do not need to apply. For more information, contact your graduate unit or contact the graduate affairs office: UTSC students can call 416-287-7047.
Dissolve 2010: A Dramatic Presentation
Back by popular demand, Dissolve is a powerful one-woman play about what can go wrong on a night out on the town. An expert panel follows the performance. Learn what you can do about drug-facilitated sexual assault. Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 7:00 p.m., MacLeod Auditorium, MS 2158, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King’s College Circle. Refreshments and information tables in the lobby at 6:30. This is a FREE event and everyone is welcome. Dates for UTM and UTSC productions coming soon! Reserve your seat
Explore Toronto’s great cultural riches in the company of other stressed-out grad students. Come alone, bring a friend, or organize a group. From sports to opera, there’s something for everyone. Each event is hosted by a student or staff member. So, forget your thesis for one night and escape. January 2010 events include Rent on January 14 and skating at Harbourfront Centre on January 26. The complete schedule will be posted on the GSU website soon. Check it out
Develop your professional skills
The Graduate Professional Skills (GPS) Program is a non-academic program offered by the School of Graduate Studies to provide doctoral stream graduate students with a range of opportunities for professional skills development. Students successfully completing the GPS Program will receive a notation on their transcript. Find out more
English Language Writing and Support (ELWS)
Registration for January courses offered by the Office of English Language and Writing Support (ELWS) will open on Monday January 4th at 9:30 am. All non-credit courses offered by ELWS are free and open exclusively to graduate students at the U of T. Courses fill quickly, so register on January 4th to avoid disappointment. More information and registration
Discover your International Student Centre
The International Student Centre (ISC) is the place for international students on the St. George Campus to sign up for medical insurance (UHIP), apply for off-campus work permits, seek advice and mentorship, and much more. Between January 4 and 22, new incoming graduate students can drop in for one-on-one orientation with ISC staff. Students at UTM and UTSC can pick up their UHIP cards at their health service and have access to both the St. George and campus-based international student services.
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