Support Services

Before you even arrive on campus and throughout your first year of study, the Faculty of Arts & Science offers several programs and academic opportunities to help you successfully transition to U of T.

Beyond your first year, there are a wide range of personal and academic resources that will be available to you throughout your time at U of T. 

Incoming Student Resources

Arrive Ready: Free, online program offering one-on-one support from an upper-year student, weekly webinars, learning modules and study groups. 

First-Year Foundations Seminars and Ones Programs: Small, for-credit courses designed to help students form connections with classmates and professors.

First-Year Learning Communities: Small groups of first-year students enrolled in the same courses and tutorials who meet bi-weekly throughout the school year. 

Orientation, Transition & Engagement: Co-curricular opportunities to support orientation and transition.

Academic Resources

Academic Success: Resources and Learning Strategists to help students build academic skills.

Ask a Librarian: Online chat service for help with research.

Career Exploration & Education: Career support for students and graduates, experiential opportunities.

Centre for Community Partnerships: Resources and outside-the-classroom activities for community-based experiences.

Centre for International Experience: Meeting place for international students and domestic students looking to go abroad.

College Registrar’s Office: Advising on personal, academic, financial, family or career issues.

Department and Program Advisors: Specifics on courses, programs, prerequisites and instructional issues.

English Language Learning Program: Support to improve your English language skills.

Mentorship & Peer Programs: Professional development and programming for students in mentorship programs.

Office of the Faculty Registrar: Transcripts, exam conflicts, final marks and exam re-reads.

Sidney Smith Commons: The brightest study spot on campus where you can meet with your classmates and join student-led programs, like Recognized Study Groups (RSGs).

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Resources

Future Black Undergraduate Students: Events, resources and information about scholarships and awards for prospective Black students and their families.
Future Indigenous Undergraduate Students: Provides an overview of the range of culturally relevant services for prospective Indigenous U of T students and their families.  

Accessibility Services: Resources to help students navigate their disability and related barriers, access to peer support and academic opportunities. 

First Nations House: Academic and personal services for current Indigenous students and learning opportunities for all students to engage with Indigenous communities.  

Multi-Faith Centre: Support for spiritual well-being of everyone on campus, opportunities for interfaith learning. 

Sexual & Gender Diversity Office: Education, resources and programming about sexual and gender diversity.

Health & Wellness Resources

Family Care Office: Confidential guidance, resources and programming for University of Toronto families.

Health & Wellness Centre: A range of health services and wellness programs for your physical and mental health.
Student Mental Health: A web portal that allows students to match their needs with the many types of supports available through U of T and its community partners.

Sports & Clubs

Clubs & Leadership Development: Support for students in formal leadership positions, students interested in joining clubs and students who want to develop leadership skills.

College Deans of Students and Student Life Offices (found in each college): Information and advice about student-life activities, residence and commuter student support.

Sport & Physical Activity Facilities: Sports, athletic facilities and athletic programming.

Need help navigating U of T resources? Check out Navi, U of T’s chat-based virtual assistant that helps you find information about academic and personal supports available to you.