Orientation Week

The Trinternet: Trinity College Orientation September 2020 – UPDATE (08/21/20)

The College and the student Orientation Week Executive Team are excited to welcome all our incoming Trinity students to Orientation Week!

Due to the pandemic, fall 2020 Orientation has pivoted to an online format. We have many online events planned for students – to help you have fun, meet new friends and adjust to university.  We’ll be hosting online programs such as online games night, zoom trivia, opportunities to connect with clubs and groups, and many other supports and resources.

Registration will open under “Pre-Orientation To Do List” in the afternoon (GMT-4) Monday, August 24th through the Orientation module on the Trin101 Quercus page (Instructions to log onto Quercus are available here).

Please register by Thursday, September 4 (deadline extended!) so that we can ensure that you’re registered for the week orientation programming access will be limited otherwise. Get ready for Trinity Orientation Week 2020: September 6 to 12!

Also, you can view a list of virtual U of T (St. George campus) orientation events to help you make a smooth transition to first year at the university.

If you have any questions, you can email the Orientation co-coordinators, Anjelica and Mariam at orientation@trinity.utoronto.ca.



Orientation Week

All new, incoming Trinity College students are encouraged to participate in Orientation Week, held each September before classes start. Orientation Week gives you the opportunity to get to know other newly admitted students, upper-year students, faculty, and staff, all while exploring Trinity College and the broader University of Toronto campus. The week is planned by student coordinators, in conjunction with the Office of the Dean of Students, and is designed to help facilitate your social and academic transition to university life. While orientation week activities differ from year to year, some annual favourites include: TRIN 101, The Provost’s Dinner, College Matriculation and the University of Toronto Parade! During Orientation Week, commuter students can be buddied-up to live with a residence student for the week.

Details about this year’s Trinity College Orientation Week will be made available in the spring, via the Newly Admitted Students page.

TRIN 101

Whether or not you are registered for Orientation Week, as a newly admitted student, you are strongly encouraged to attend TRIN 101, an academic and student life orientation of Trinity College, brought to you by the Office of the Registrar, the Office of the Dean of Students, and other student services at Trinity. TRIN 101 will include presentations, discussions and introductions to key resources that will help prepare you for success at the University of Toronto. A more detailed schedule for TRIN 101 will be available by late August.

Matriculation Convocation

The Trinity College Matriculation Convocation Ceremony is a great tradition where you are officially welcomed to the university community by staff, faculty, fellow students and alumni. The ceremony is the start to your academic career at Trinity, while your graduation ceremony is the ultimate goal. Two perfect bookends to your University of Toronto experience!

On the day of Matriculation, new Trinity College students will gather in the Trinity Quad, and then will process to the MacMillan Theatre (Faculty of Music) where the Matriculation Convocation Ceremony takes place. Faculty, staff, alumni and current students will join in welcoming you to the College. During the ceremony, Trinity’s Chancellor will formally admit you to the Trinity community and you will sign the College’s Matriculation Register. The evening ends with a reception in Trinity College.

Questions? Contact:

Office of the Registrar