The College System

The St. George Campus College System


The college system dates back to the earliest days of the University of Toronto and remains one of the university's most distinctive features today.  Each of the seven colleges on the St. George campus is a unique community of scholars and students within the Faculty of Arts & Science.


Every Arts & Science student is a member of a college.  Whether you live in residence or commute to campus, your college is like a familiar neighbourhood, bringing you together with people you may know for a lifetime.


Each college has its own culture and all provide core services for their students, including academic and financial counselling, accommodation, orientation, scholarships and bursaries, and social gatherings. Many students discover that their college is one of the most important factors in their university experience.

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Academic Programs Hosted by the Colleges


Each of the seven colleges houses a number of academic programs.  It is important to keep in mind that whichever college you choose, you will have access to all courses and programs offered in the Faculty of Arts & Science. You don't have to be a member of a particular college to access to college-sponsored programs. College affiliation does not restrict academic choice.


For an overview of the college system with at-a-glance information on each college, look at the Arts & Science Viewbook.




The Colleges