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Message From the Registrar

As the first Fall Term of your university studies approaches, we hope you, your family and friends are healthy and doing well. I’d like to take this opportunity to say congratulations on becoming a part of the U of T Engineering community!

In your first year at U of T Engineering, you will find yourself presented with many intellectual challenges and opportunities for self-discovery. Entering university comes with new-found independence and new responsibilities – and the Office of the Registrar is here to help you navigate the way.

As your partners in success, we are here to support you throughout your academic journey. We take pride in the many ways we serve our students, including:

  • Providing guidance on academic rules and regulations
  • Maintaining undergraduate academic records
  • Supporting the petitions and appeals processes
  • Issuing registration letters
  • Managing post-exam services like exam viewing, final mark re-checks and final exam re-grades
  • Offering advice on student loans, financial aid and scholarships
  • Answering questions about the Faculty and University and referring you to useful resources
  • Keeping you up to date via the Current Engineering Undergraduate website
  • Delivering a monthly e-newsletter to all engineering undergraduates with important information on scholarship opportunities, awards, important deadlines, student life and much more.

To help you transition to university, we developed many dedicated resources, including this online Guide to First Year. Here, you’ll find information to orient you to the Faculty and help you get started over the coming months. We will continue to communicate with you over the summer via email as plans for the academic year evolve. These updates will also be reflected through U of T Engineering’s social media channels: @uoftengineering, @uofteng_registr, and @uoft_eng_fyo. Stay connected to ensure you’re beginning your studies with the most up-to-date information.

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Beyond your first year, you’ll have access to many unique learning opportunities and pathways to look forward to in the coming years, including:

  • Optional minors and certificates
  • Professional Experience Year Co-op Program (PEY Co-op)
  • The Entrepreneurship Hatchery
  • Leadership programming through the Troost Institute for Leadership Education in Engineering
  • Summer research positions
  • Study abroad

I look forward to seeing the ways you will contribute to this environment of innovation and curiosity. Everyone in the Office of the Registrar looks forward to supporting you and the Class of 2T6 on your academic journey. If you have questions or concerns in the meantime, please email us: registrar@engineering.utoronto.ca.

Don MacMillan
REGISTRAR

Your Summer Checklist

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August

September

  • If applicable, move into residence in early September
  • Update mailing address in ACORN
  • Orientation Week (F!rosh Week) begins September 5
  • Classes start September 8

Meet Your First-Year Success Team

Our team of first-year specialists are here to help you successfully transition from high school to U of T Engineering. We will provide you with the resources you need to make informed decisions, as the choices you make in your first year will shape the rest of your academic career.

The team provides support through:

  • Academic advising
  • Referrals to resources including learning strategists, wellness counsellors, accessibility advisors and other experts as needed
  • Summer foundation programming
  • Coordination of first-year curriculum
  • Weekly e-newsletter
  • The facilitation of Guided Engineering Academic Review Sessions (GEARS) led by upper-year academic mentors
  • Exam Jam events designed to help you prepare and destress before final exams

SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS IN THE CORE PROGRAMS & TRACKONE (UNDECLARED ENGINEERING)

First Year Office
Galbraith Building
35 St. George Street, Room 170
Toronto, ON M5S 1A4 Canada

416-978-4625 | firstyear@engineering.utoronto.ca
www.uofteng.ca/FYO

SUPPORT FOR ENGINEERING SCIENCE STUDENTS

Engineering Science Office
Bahen Centre for Information Technology
40 St. George Street, Room 2110
Toronto, ON M5S 2E4 Canada

416-978-2903 | askengsci@utoronto.ca
www.engsci.utoronto.ca

REGULAR EMAIL UPDATES

Beginning in mid-June, the First Year Office will send a weekly e-newsletter called the First Year News Feed to all Core 8 and TrackOne students to the email address you have listed in ACORN. It will include important updates, information, deadlines and resources. Archives of past issues are available online at uofteng.ca/fynewsfeed. Engineering Science students will receive regular emails from their Academic Advisor and can visit the EngSci 2T5 Orientation Blog at orientation.engsci.utoronto.ca.

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JesusMiracle Chiadika

First Year Advisor,
Intercultural Learning & Experience

JenFabro

Jennifer Fabro

Assistant Director,
First Year Advising and Communications

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Melissa Fernandes

Mental Health Programs Officer

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Pierina Filippone

Assistant Registrar,
Scholarships & Financial Aid

LeslieGrife

Leslie Grife

Director,
First Year Office

Stephen Johns

Stephen Johns

Academic Advisor,
Years 1 and 2 (Domestic), Engineering Science

Julie Kang

Julie Kang

First Year Advisor,
Student Success & Transition

Professor Dawn Kilkenny

Professor Dawn Kilkenny

Vice-Dean,
First Year

JustinaLee

Justina Lee

Academic Advisor,
Years 1 and 2 (International), Engineering Science

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Don MacMillan

Registrar

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Professor Chirag Variawa

Director,
First Year Curriculum

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