New College


New College is friendly, diverse and informal, with exceptional student support services. Focusing on personal attention to students, New has a unique character. We foster a close community, forge relationships with the professional faculties, and offer career mentorship opportunities and participation in outreach initiatives.  

New College is in a great location on campus, close to most classrooms and laboratories, the main university library and the Athletic Centre. Its academic facilities and residences occupy three buildings — Wetmore Hall, Wilson Hall and 45 Willcocks Street. The residence rooms are on the upper floors, and residents include students from the professional faculties. The lower floors house academic and social facilities. Our library has lots of natural light, a spacious reading room and computer facilities. We have lecture halls, classrooms, and group study and tutorial spaces. New College offers a Writing Centre providing individual instruction in academic writing and oral presentations, as well as a Math & Statistics Aid Centre; we also have music practice rooms, lounges, and a recently-renovated student club space. The way our buildings are organized promotes plenty of contact among students, staff and faculty, and ensures that all students can be fully involved in college life.  

While New students can enrol in any of the Arts & Science courses or programs, we offer several innovative programs: Equity Studies, African Studies, Caribbean Studies, and Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health. The College also houses the Human Biology program and the Women and Gender Studies Institute. Our commitment to providing a distinctive and inventive curriculum is also reflected in opportunities in leadership, volunteerism and experiential learning, as well as in our First Year Foundations Program — New One: Learning Without Borders — with its central themes of social justice and community-engaged learning. Our Office of Student Life and Leadership is dedicated to working collaboratively with New students, offering an environment where all are able to flourish. The particular needs of off-campus students are supported by a commuter community that receives additional New College resources to ensure an inclusive university experience.

SIZE: 5,000 students


Distinguished Alumni

  • Zack Chetrat, bronze medal winner 200-metre butterfly and co-captain of the Canadian swimming team, 2015 Pan Am Games
  • Melvin Cappe, former Canadian High Commissioner to the UK
  • Robert Herjavec, CEO, The Herjavec Group and star of ABC’s Shark Tank and CBC’s Dragons’ Den
  • Justice Lloyd Budzinski, Judge of the Ontario Court of Justice
  • Joseph Mapa, President and CEO, Mount Sinai Hospital 
  • Bonnie Stern, cookbook author and National Post food columnist
  • Jay Switzer, co-founder and Chair of Hollywood Suite Inc.; former President and CEO of CHUM Ltd.


Scholarships and Awards

New College offers over 50 Admission scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $5,000, based on academic merit. In-course scholarships are awarded each year to over 250 students and range in value from $500-$2500. New College also has a generous bursary program for students who demonstrate financial need.


Contact Information

Tel: (416) 978-2460
New College Website