Orientation Week

All incoming Trinity College students are encouraged to participate in Orientation Week, held each September before classes start. Orientation Week is an 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 Trinity College student leaders under the direction of the Office of the Dean of students and with input from community through the Orientation Advisory Committee.  The week is designed to help facilitate your social and academic transition to university life. While orientation week activities differ from year to year, a number of traditional events, supports, and resources are provided annually.

Orientation 2024

Orientation Coordinators – Sara Eftekharzadeh (right) and Caitlin (Mingyang) Zhang (left)

Picture of Caitlin and Sara the Orientation Co-Coordinators

Welcome all first-year students to Trinity College.  We are excited to be your Co-Coordinators for Orientation 2024 and part of your transition to university life!   

My name is Caitlin (Mingyang) Zhang (left), and I use she/her pronouns. I am entering my fourth year, double majoring in Math and Economics.  

My name is Sara Eftekharzadeh (right), and I use she/her pronouns. I am entering my fourth year, specializing in Women and Gender Studies and double minoring in Psychology and Sexual Diversity Studies.   

We are not alone in this journey. With the support of our exceptional executives and leaders, we are excited to bring you the best Trinity College orientation week. Enjoy your summer break, and we can’t wait to see you all in late August! 

 

Please note that the Trinity College Orientation Program is being planned as an in person experience. To attend these programs students will be required to register and must adhere to all University of Toronto guidelines.  Should public health recommendations change between now and September our Orientation team will be in touch via e-mail with all registered participants.

Your Orientation Executive Team

Your Orientation Executive team is made up of the Orientation Coordinator and a team of Orientation Executives who bring experience from various years and programs.  The Orientation Program is being prepared now!  Check back for updates in June.

Orientation Schedule

Orientation Schedule 

Trinity College Orientation will run from Monday August 26th – Sunday September 1st.  We hope you join us for a full week of getting to know your new campus, supports and resources, upper year student leaders, and each other!  More information about the schedule and events will appear on this page in June and July.  Check back in early June for more information about our social media accounts and updates from the Orientation team.

Registration - (July)

Registration (July)

Orientation fees are automatically charged to all incoming students through their ACORN account, however you must register!

Registration information will be made available around July, we’ll see you then!

More information about Orientation (and opportunities to connect with student leaders and Orientation organizers are available through the Trin101 Quercus Shell  the University of Toronto online learning tool.  All students will receive an e-mail invitation to their application e-mail in early June.

Coming to Campus

Coming to Campus

Planning to attend Orientation in person this September?  Our Trin101 Online Orientation outlined a number of helpful tips and tricks.  If you’re not a newly admitted Trinity College student, some key pieces are below!

Public Transit

Explore Transportation options on the St. George campus (Links to an external site.)

There are three subway stations surrounding UofT campus. For an interactive TTC subway map, please click here. (Links to an external site.)

St. George Station – 8 minute walk to Trinity College Map of Trinity to St.George station
Museum Station – 6 minute walk to Trinity College Museum Station to Trinity College Map

Queens Park Station – 11 minute walk to Trinity College

 

 

Queens park station to Trinity College Map

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)

The TTC is Toronto’s public transportation system.

Fares

The TTC posts its fares online (Links to an external site.) for everything from single tokens to weekly and monthly passes.

Post-secondary students can purchase a discounted monthly Metropass (Links to an external site.); a Metropass allows you unlimited travel in a specific month on all regular TTC services. If you purchase a Metropass, you must obtain a Post-Secondary TTC Student Photo ID (Links to an external site.) as your discounted Metropass is only valid when accompanied by said ID; there is a small fee for the photo ID card.

The TTC offers priority seating (Links to an external site.) on all TTC vehicles for customers with disabilities.

Service Updates

Stay up-to-date with TTC delays and service updates by following the TTC Notices Twitter account (Links to an external site.) and find real-time schedules of buses, trains and streetcars using the Transit App (Links to an external site.)

GO Transit

The GO Transit (Links to an external site.) system is the regional public transit service for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, with routes extending to communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

Fares

GO Transit posts their fares online (Links to an external site.). You can use a PRESTO card (Links to an external site.) to obtain added savings. With PRESTO, the more you travel, the more discounted the fare is. You can also use the PRESTO card for the TTC in place of tokens. Information on GO’s Student ID is available on the TCard websiteLinks to an external site..

Most students take a GO train or bus to a TTC subway station and then take the TTC to Queen’s Park Station (Links to an external site.).

Maps

GO system maps are available online (Links to an external site.).

 

Accommodations

Please contact the Office of the Dean of Students directly regarding accommodation of highly sensitive or personal information (deanofstudents@trinity.utoronto.ca) including any accommodations (e.g., dietary, mobility, interpretation services, etc.) required for your participation in Trinity Orientation Week 2022.

Please note that we do our best to meet our community’s accessibility needs, but will require advanced notice to ensure that we can make these arrangements in a timely manner.

Questions or Concerns?

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding orientation please e-mail: orientation@trinity.utoronto.ca for more details.

Questions? Contact:

Office of the Dean of Students
6 Hoskin Avenue
Toronto ON M5S 1H8
deanofstudents@trinity.utoronto.ca