We are pleased to offer several opportunities to connect with members of the Office of the Registrar to ensure you are adequately supported throughout the time leading up to your arrival on campus through our TRIN101 online summer program and One-On-One Advising. Once you begin classes in September, we recognize that you will continue to have questions, so we continue to offer you the opportunity to connect with us through our First Year Advising Appointments.
If you are an international student or just live outside of the GTA we encourage you to make an online appointment to speak with one of our advisors.
Your first step is to review the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar and Faculty of Arts & Science Registration and Timetable. Having a basic understanding of these documents will improve your experience at Spring Orientation and make one-on-one advising more productive.
Our regular Spring Orientation event, intended for newly admitted students and their families has been cancelled due to the current pandemic. That being said, we have been working to create and launch new and engaging online resources that will be available starting in June. Our new TRIN101 program will run over the entire summer. These sessions will include an explanation of degree and program requirements, course scheduling and online enrollment. We will also discuss more general academic issues, financials, residence life and student life, health and wellness, and many topics that you might face as you adapt to university. We will also introduce you to the many support services that the College and University has in place to assist you in first year and beyond. Our TRIN101 summer program will be a great way to connect with students, faculty, and staff…and even fellow incoming first year students!
For any incoming students who have any questions around your academic, you can book an appointment (contact firstname.lastname@example.org) to speak with one of our advisors by phone, in-person, or online, to ask specific questions about choosing courses based on your personal plans and circumstances.
If possible, before your one-on-one advising session, we encourage you to read the Getting Started Resource Guide (available on the Newly Admitted Students Hub). It will help us save some time in our actual session, and help you to prepare more specific questions.
To support our first-year students, we offer a comprehensive First Year Advising Program. Our First-Year Advising Appointments are part of this program. As you progress through your first year of University, we understand that you will continue to have questions! While you are welcome to drop by our office or make an appointment at any time, during the middle of September, we specifically make the effort to contact all of our first year students and invite you to make a one-on-one appointment with an advisor. These appointments are designed to provide you the opportunity to talk about your transition to university life and answer any questions that may have arisen in the first few weeks of the semester. We again contact all of our first year students in the second semester, and invite you to come in again to continue the conversation from the first semester.