Don't forget the fee payment deadline
You'll need to pay or defer your fees by the deadline (August 19). See details in the "Money Matters" section below. More information
Your U of T email account
As soon as you get to campus, you must get your TCard (your student card) and set up your U of T email account. Take your admission letter, along with photo ID, to Robarts Library to obtain a TCard. Once you have your TCard, you can activate your UTORid and set up your UTORmail account (your U of T email address). Once done, please change your email address on ROSI to your UTORmail account. Once you start classes, we will only be communicating with you through this official U of T email address, so make sure you check it regularly.
Priority period/open enrolment period
Now that the priority period has ended, you can enrol in up to one more credit, for a total of 6.0. Also note that most enrolment controls in "P" (Priority) indicator courses have been removed for St. George Arts & Science students.
While taking 6.0 courses is permissible, first-year students are advised to take no more than 5.0 - this course load will help you make the adjustment to university-level work without being over-burdened. Find out more
Your courses and timetable
All first-year students have now had the opportunity to enrol in courses. You may find that some of your preferred courses are full, you should remain flexible in your choices. You may use the waiting list feature, and the increase to 6.0 courses (see above) to ensure you have the course load you prefer. The Faculty may be able to add capacity in some heavily-enrolled areas, but you may not be able to get all your first choices. You should plan on having your final timetable in place by the first day of classes (September 9).
Degree students may elect to take up to 1.0 of their 20.0 degree credits as Credit/No Credit, rather than getting a final course mark. Note that you may not take courses required for your programs in this way. Details and advice
Days with no course enrolment
There will be no course enrolment on the SWS on August 6, 11 and 13, and September 4. On these days do not try to add or cancel courses, or change or cancel "waitlisted" sections.
Mark down these important dates down for future reference. Sessional dates and deadlines of note can be found in the Calendar and Registration Handbook.
2009 important dates | 2010 important dates
Fee payment deadline for 2009-2010:
Don't forget the deadline to pay your tuition (or officially defer your fees) for the 2009-2010 year is August 19. If your payment has not been made by August 19, you'll lose your course enrolments for next year. If you applied for OSAP and need to defer your fees, you can do so on ROSI's Financial Accounts page. More information
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U of T team helps to "barcode" the world's plants
An international team of scientists, including botanists from the University of Toronto, have identified a pair of genes which can be used to catalogue the world's plants using a technique known as DNA barcoding - a rapid and automated classification method that uses a short genetic marker in an organism's DNA to identify it as belonging to a particular species. Check it out
Renowned ethics philosopher wins prestigious Molson Prize
A lifetime of stellar work in ethical theory, bioethics and political philosophy has earned University Professor Emeritus Wayne Sumner of the Department of Philosophy the 2009 Molson Prize in the social sciences. Read more
Orientation is an opportunity for the University of Toronto to welcome you to the campus community. Whether you have just graduated from high school, you are a mature student returning to school, you are transferring from another university, or you are coming to Canada from abroad, we have orientation programming for you. Activities are designed to help you make the transition to your first year by orienting you to the University’s campuses and divisions, learning about campus life, and making new friends. We are very excited for your arrival! Find out more
Find your community on campus
Whether you live at home, in residence or on your own, you'll want to find your home away from home on campus - that place where you'll be certain to find a friend or a classmate, or a quiet place to read or eat your lunch... Read more
Explore U of T: Welcome Workshop Series
Get the most out of your university experience, learn how to be academically successful, and find out how to get involved - this is what the Explore U of T Program is all about! Join us as the Explore U of T: Welcome Workshop Series offers five key welcome workshops throughout the weeks of August 17 - September 26.
For detailed listings of events and opportunities for students, be sure to check out Ulife at www.ulife.utoronto.ca. What are you doing after class?