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Welcome Guide

There is so much here for you.

You have completed an important chapter in your life and are about to start another.

Welcome to Arts & Science. The experience here is pretty special. You have access to all the resources of Canada’s number one university, the most diverse and flexible program options available and an incredible network to help you shape your education and your future. All the while, you will be studying on an awesome and inspiring campus, with a world-class city right at your door.

Opportunity has knocked, and you are uniquely positioned for success. 


In this guide you will find information about your next steps, as well as candid stories and advice from students who have been in your shoes. There is no single formula for success at university, but finding inspiration and learning from the experience of others is a great place to start.

To begin exploring your next steps, click the images below.

Download the PDF version of this Welcome Guide.

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Time of My Life

This is your life and you are the lead curator.
This means you can shape your education
around your interests and values.
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Five Tips For Planning Your Studies

You will apply to a program at the end of first year,
which means this year is an excellent opportunity
to explore a range of interests.


Your New Home

St. George campus is right at the heart of
an amazing place to live and learn.  


Your college community provides a
small and supportive home within U of T.

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My Academic Adventure

Your education should take you
where you want to go.


My Toronto

You only need a snapshot to see
what makes this city one-of-a-kind.

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Thrive in First Year and Beyond

University may feel like a big adjustment.
Rest assured, a wide range of support is available for you.


Things to Remember

This checklist of key dates and deadlines will
help you keep track of your next steps.


Special Thanks

Most of the photos in this guide were taken by these talented students in the Faculty of Arts & Science: Jemel Ganal, Asher Minden-Webb, Bryan Li, Jiachen Yue