Message From the Registrar
As the Fall Term of your university studies approaches, we hope you, your family and friends are healthy and well. I’d like to take this opportunity to say congratulations on becoming a part of the U of T Engineering community.
The past few months have been both unprecedented and trying in many ways. During these challenging times, staff within the Registrar’s Office have collaborated remotely to continue supporting students. When the University of Toronto took guidance from public health officials in March to limit on-campus activities, we quickly adapted by providing students with seamless virtual access to the many services they depend on.
Like the rest of my team, I hope to meet you in person very soon! But if needed, the Faculty is preparing to deliver key elements of the Fall Term digitally. In turn, we are working to ensure that you will have online access to a wide range of services through the already robust Engineering Portal, which includes a new Advising Portal.
Our commitment to U of T Engineering students has never been stronger. 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 our plans evolve. These updates will also be reflected through U of T Engineering’s social media channels: @uoftengineering. Stay connected to ensure you’re beginning your studies with the most up-to-date information.
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 2T4 on your academic journey. If you have questions or concerns in the meantime, please email us: email@example.com
Your Summer Checklist
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
SUPPORT FOR ENGINEERING SCIENCE STUDENTS
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 uoft.me/fynewsfeed. Engineering Science students will receive regular emails from their Academic Advisor.
Dean’s Advisor on Black Inclusivity Initiatives and Student Inclusion & Transition Mentor
Assistant Director, First Year Student Success and Transition
First Year Advisor, Intercultural Learning and Experience
First Year Advisor
Mental Health Programs Officer
Assistant Registrar, Scholarships & Financial Aid
Associate Director, First Year Programs
Undergraduate Student Advisor, Years 1 and 2, Engineering Science
Undergraduate Student Advisor, Years 1 & 2 (International), Engineering Science
Professor Chirag Variawa,
Director, First Year Curriculum