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Student Life

There is a vibrant student and campus life at Trinity College! You’ll definitely feel that magical sense of community right from day one of Orientation Week in September.


Trinity is renowned for its traditions. However, these traditions are secondary to more important features of the community: its closeness, its diversity and its strength. As a community, we are committed to make Trinity an even more accessible, inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community to learn, live and work.

At Trinity, upper years plan an important role in supporting the transition of incoming first-year students into an established community. This is a unique feature of the Trinity residence experience in comparison to many Canadian universities, where the residence experience is limited to first-year students and a small handful of returning student leaders. This mix of upper-year and first-year residence students at Trinity results in a very cohesive and invested community, which is a hallmark of the Trinity experience.

Trinity is also a home away from home to many very engaged students who do not live at the College.

The Buttery and Strachan Hall are popular places for commuters and residence students to share a meal, socialize and do group work. The College’s library, the John W. Graham Library, provides cozy spaces for individual and group study. Strachan Hall meal packages and lockers rentals are also available.


For international students, your transition to university and life in Toronto and Canada may come with other challenges. Trinity’s Office of the Dean of Students and Office of the Registrar work together with the University of Toronto’s Centre for International Experience (CIE) to provide a series of events and sessions, both educational and social, to assist and support you. In fact, Trinity has our own CIE International Transition Advisor who comes weekly to the Trinity campus to meet with students.

We know that personal well-being and academic performance are closely linked. Our focus is on supporting you! Along with an incredible Health & Wellness program, we are the only college at the University of Toronto to have Academic Dons. You will have also have access to enhanced academic and support services beyond the classroom (see Student Services for more!). We’re here to help make your transition to university as successful as possible. If you have questions about academic or financial matters, need extra help with your course materials, or want someone to talk to – our incredible team of faculty, staff, advisors and peer mentors are here to help!

Here’s another way to help you transition to university – join one of the Faculty of Arts & Science’s First-Year Learning Communities (FLC). Trinity hosts the Life Science FLC – you can opt for this FLC, or consider some of the other FLCs, to meet classmates, develop friendships, form study groups and develop academic and personal skills. There is no cost to participate in a FLC and participation earns you a notation on your university transcript.


Whether you live in residence or commute to campus, there are many opportunities to get involved in campus life. In addition, as part of the wider University of Toronto community, you will have access to many opportunities across the entire university, including University of Toronto student groups and organizations, All Trinity students are also supported by the Office of Student Life at U of T, whose over-arching mandate is to support student success and development. Learn more about the other programs and services.


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I chose the University of Toronto because it’s the top university in Canada and situated in one of the most multicultural cities in the world.

– Trinity College student Ateeya Sandhu (India), Political Science and Drama, Class of 2020


“These are four years of your life that have the potential to be the most incredible four years – and you can fill them with incredibly meaningful friendships and moments.”

– Stephanie Lim-Reinders, Class of 2016