As an international student at U of T, you will encounter many new experiences and challenges. Our Transition Advisors are here to help you adjust to the University and life in Canada. 

We can help you:

  1. Adjust to Canada – Learn how to form friendships in Canada, succeed in the U of T classroom, live in Toronto’s climate or deal with feeling homesick.
  2. Build your new community – Get involved on- and off-campus, find groups and sign up for activities.
  3. Make a plan – Achieve your goals during your time here at the University of Toronto.
  4. Find help when you need it – Get access to helpful programs, services and information.


Book an Appointment

Transition Advisors are available for appointments at various colleges, residences and faculties around campus during scheduled times. You must book appointments online on the Career and Co-Curricular Learning Network (CLNx) with an advisor during a scheduled time. 

  1. Login to the CLNx using your UTORid.

  2. On the left-hand panel, click on Appointments, then St. George Centre for International Experience, and then Book St. George CIE Appointment.

  3. Select By Appointment Provider and choose Karen, Marc, Hanna or Yaseen to view appointments available. If you are looking for the Immigration Advisor, please see their contact information.

Transition Advisors can be located through your faculty, college or residence.

Note: If you are unable to attend the scheduled drop-in times, you can also book a one-on-one appointment with your Transition Advisor online using the Career and Co-Curricular Learning Network (CLNx)

CIE Transition Advisors


Faculty/Program Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design; OISE, Engineering and Rotman Commerce
College/Residences Chestnut Residence, Innis, New, St. Michael's, Student Family Housing, Trinity, University and Woodsworth College
Graduate Students For all graduate students



Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design

Date: Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Location: MAP, The Commons at 1 Spadina Crescent

Advisor: Yaseen Ali | | 416-708-1208



Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) 

Date: Mondays, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location: 252 Bloor Street West, 5th Floor Lounge, OISE Building 

Advisor: Yaseen Ali | | 416-708-1208

Special Note: Book appointments at OISE Student Success Centre



Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences 

Dates:  Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m and Thursday, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. by appointment only (book on CLNx

Location: Galbraith Building (GB167)

Advisor: Karen Pak | | 416-579-8310



Rotman Commerce 

Date: Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: TBD, Centre of Internatonal Experience 

Advisor: Marc Arnold | | 416-459-1740



Chestnut Residence 

Date: Thursday, 4:00 p.m.  - 6:00 p.m.  &  6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. by appointment only (book on CLNx

Location: Chestnut Residence

Advisor: Karen Pak | | 416-579-8310


Innis College

Date: Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Residence lobby, Innis College Residence

Advisor: Karen Pak | | 416-579-8310 


New College 

Date: Mondays, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Location: Wilson Hall Lounge, New College

Advisor: Hanna Caplan | | 416-525-5158


St. Michael's College

Date: Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Location: Brennan Hall, Registrar's Office, St. Michael's College 

Advisor: Marc Arnold | | 416-459-1740


Student Family Housing

Date: Tuesdays, 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (drop-ins) 

Location: Lobby, Student Family Housing (35 Charles Street West) 

Advisor: Yaseen Ali | | 416-708-1208




Trinity College 

Date: Please email advisor directly to arrange appointment. 

Location: TBD, or in the Centre of International Experience (Room 204). 

Advisor: Karen Pak | | 416-579-8310


University College 

Date: Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Howard Ferguson Dining Hall, University College

Advisor: Hanna Caplan | | 416-525-5158


Woodsworth College 


Date: Wednesdays, 11:00a.m. -12:00 p.m. 

Location: Mini Kruger Hall, Woodsworth College

Advisor: Hanna Caplan | | 416-525-5158


Date: Wednesdays, 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Location:  Room 107B, Woodsworth College

Advisor: Hanna Caplan | | 416-525-5158


Victoria College 

Date: Please email advisor to arrange appointment. 

Location: TBD, Centre of International Experience

Advisor: Marc Arnold | | 416-459-1740

Graduate Students


Grad Room 

Date: Wednesdays 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Location: Grad Room

Advisor: Yaseen Ali | | 416-708-1208





Graduate House 

Date: Wednesdays 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Lobby, Graduate House

Advisor: Yaseen Ali | | 416-708-1208