Events for Parents

Spring Orientation

Our Spring Orientation event for newly-admitted students and their parents is an opportunity for you to learn more about life at Trinity: its academic programmes, courses, and student services, as well as its atmosphere and environment.  There will be seminars and presentations for parents on topics including student life, adademic life, the parental role, and finances.  Students and parents will also go on guided tours of the College.  For more information on Spring Orientation please click on the following link: Spring Orientation.

Parents' Day

Every October, parents and guardians of newly admitted students are invited to Parents' Day. This event includes a short lecture by one of our faculty members, a panel discussion with the Provost, Dean of Arts, and Registrar, followed by brunch with other parents in beautiful Strachan Hall.  View the 2014 Invitation to Parents' Day (PDF).

brunch at high table

Resources and Support

The College and the University have many support services in place to help your child deal with academic, personal and financial issues. As a rule, the Registrar’s Office or the Dean of Students Office should be a student’s first stop. We will offer assistance where we can and provide the appropriate referral to another service if necessary. For first-year students we also have a First-Year Advising Program that includes summer group sessions on course enrolment, one-on-one counselling in the fall and spring terms, and spring group sessions on program selection.  Click on the following link for more information: Student Services at Trinity College. The University of Toronto also has a very comprehensive website for parents and families of students: