If you’re beginning your undergraduate degree, you can help prepare for what lies ahead next fall by participating in one of U of T’s many intake programs. Many colleges have designed programs specifically for their incoming students. Check with your college registrar to see what might be available. Here’s a listing of some of the college offerings:
- New College offers a full day of academic workshops and events called Ignite on Saturday, September 9. Students are also invited to make appointments for individual consultations in the Writing Centre during the summer. Bring a high school paper to talk about ways of developing your writing for university courses. Book appointments online.
- In mid- to late-August, University College students can attend one of six skills sessions as part of its Getting Started Early program. UC also invites its incoming students to bring a sample of high school work for a one-on-one appointment during June, July, or August. Book all group or one-on-one sessions online.
- Victoria College offers a Writing at the University seminar for newly admitted students.
- Woodsworth College offers its new students the Jump Start program, a full-day introduction to getting the most out of the U of T experience (lunch is provided). Register online.
- UTM’s Head Start program in late August provides a free series of interactive sessions specially designed to help first-year students achieve success. Incoming UTM students can come to as many sessions as they like.
- In the first half of September, Student Life will offer a number of workshops for new students as part of its Kickstart program. Registration begins on the Kickstart site in July.