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.

Please note: Munk One, Trinity One, SMC One, and Vic One require an application, while students enrol in Innis One, New One, Woodsworth One and UC One during July course selection. See below for application deadlines and to learn more about the Ones program that interests you. 

  • Eligibility: Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George) newly admitted first-year, full-time students
  • Enrol during July course selection
  • 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
  • Applications open February 1, 2020
  • Contact: munk.one@utoronto.ca

For more information, visit Munk One

Come to our Open House to meet Munk One professors and students and learn more in person. Register now

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  • Eligibility: Faculty of Arts & Science (St. George) newly admitted first-year, full-time students
  • Enrol during July course selection
  • 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
  • Applications open February 1, 2020
  • Contact Michael Czobit: michael.czobit@utoronto.ca

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  • 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
  • Applications open February 17, 2020
  • Contact: trinityone@trinity.utoronto.ca

More information, visit Trinity One

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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
  • Applications open February 1, 2020
  • Contact: Lylah Khan vic.one@utoronto.ca

More information, visit Vic One

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

More information, visit Woodsworth One