First-Year Foundations Ones Programs

All seven colleges in the Faculty of Arts & Science and the Munk School of Global Affairs offer distinctive first-year programs that build community, foster critical thinking and writing skills and develop intellectual independence. First-Year Foundations Ones Programs enable you to explore your interests, engage with community and experience the extraordinary in a small seminar setting.

The Ones typically combine one or more small-group, theme-based courses with co-curricular events (e.g. guest lectures) and experiential learning opportunities. Newly admitted first-year students in the Faculty of Arts & Science, regardless of college affiliation, are eligible for admission to these programs.To see a list of the First-Year Foundations Ones courses, visit the Academic Calendar.

  • Eligibility: Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George) newly admitted first-year, full-time students
  • Contact: ini.one@utoronto.ca

For more information, visit Innis One: The Creative City

  • Eligibility: Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George) newly admitted first-year, full-time students
  • Application procedure: Apply online with a statement on a global problem and an innovation
  • Contact: munk.one@utoronto.ca

More information, visit Munk One

  • Eligibility: Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George) newly admitted first-year, full-time students
  • Contact: new.one@utoronto.ca

More information, visit New One: Learning Without Borders

Three seminars are offered through the SMC One:

  1. SMC One: The Gilson Seminar in Faith and Ideas

  2. SMC One: The McLuhan Seminar in Creativity and Technology

  3. SMC One: The Boyle Seminar in Scripts and Stories

  • Eligibility: Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George) newly admitted first-year, full-time students
  • Application procedure: online application with a supplementary short essay question and personal statement
  • Contact Michael Czobit: michael.czobit@utoronto.ca
  • Eligibility: Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George) newly admitted first-year, full-time students. Biomedical Health is limited to science students. All others are open to any entering student. 
  • Application procedure: online application with brief essay.
  • Contact: trinityone@trinity.utoronto.ca

More information, visit Trinity One

More information, visit UC One: Engaging Toronto

  • Eligibility: Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George) applicants
  • Application Procedure: Extracurricular activity history, a brief essay and a brief personal statement
  • Contact: Lylah Khan vic.one@utoronto.ca

More information, visit Vic One

  • Eligibility: Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George) newly admitted first-year, full-time students
  • For questions, contact: one.wdw@utoronto.ca

More information, visit Woodsworth One