As a theology student at Trinity College, you will have access to opportunities for academic and professional development (see below).
As a college with deep roots in the Anglican tradition, Trinity provides a comprehensive approach to spiritual and community life. The Holy Eucharist and Offices are celebrated daily from historic and contemporary Anglican liturgies in our magnificent Trinity College Chapel. Worship and the development of regular habits of prayer are integral parts of the preparation for ministry. Faculty of Divinity students are expected to participate in Chapel life and be regular in their attendance at Chapel services. Advanced Graduate Degree students are invited to participate as fully as their studies permit.
All students enrolled in the Faculty of Divinity from the “Divinity Class“. The Divinity Class meets regularly, elects its own officers, and exercises the functions of student government. The chief student officers are the “Co-Heads of Divinity”, who by virtue of that office shares in the government of Trinity College and the Faculty of Divinity on many levels. Divinity Class representatives serve on the Faculty of Divinity and Trinity College committees.
Those interested in singing at the Wednesday Choral Evensong should contact the Director of Music, Dr. John Tuttle, Room 23 in the main Trinity College building: 416-978-3611 ext. 3611 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Toronto School of Theology tries to keep Wednesday afternoons free of classes in order that each College may arrange for community events. Many interesting forums, meetings and social events are scheduled during this time. Students are encouraged to attend.
The Divinity Common Room (DCR), located near the Chapel, is the setting for much of the community life of the Faculty of Divinity. Students are welcome to use the room for study or group meetings, as well as to relax between classes. There is a mini fridge and a microwave available. To obtain a key for the Divinity Common Room, please see the Faculty of Divinity Office. One half of the room (north DCR) may be booked for Faculty of Divinity or other events. The Co-Heads of Divinity’s Office is located in the North Hall (north of Strachan Hall) – and the space is available for bookings for theology student initiatives. Strachan Hall (main dining hall) and cafeteria (The Buttery) area also frequently used by students, faculty and staff for conversation, refreshment and gatherings. For other student spaces on the Trinity campus, click here.
The wearing of an academic gown is one of the traditions of the College. It is currently recommended for dinners in Strachan Hall and is expected at certain other events (e.g., Chapel services). Learn how to purchase or rent an academic gown.
A locker can be rented for $30 per academic year (September to April) with a valid TCard, starting the first week of class. It is on a first come, first serve basis. Click here for more information about locker rentals.
Your permanent University of Toronto TCard is a photo ID smart card which provides identification for academic purposes, student activities and services, facility access and a Library Card. The TCard also provides users the option to carry cash value in the computer chip, allowing the card to be used to purchase photocopies, computer printing, laundry services, and vending services at select locations on the University of Toronto campuses.
All students are responsible for obtaining their own health insurance for the period of their study at Trinity College.
Canadian students are covered by their own provincial/territorial health plans, but students from outside Ontario should consult the appropriate authority for information on possible limitations. International students must purchase mandatory coverage for themselves and their dependents – click here for more health insurance information for international students.
All full-time Faculty of Divinity degree students are automatically members of the University of Toronto Students’ Union and are automatically enrolled in the Health and Dental Insurance Plan of the UTSU and automatically receive medical and dental insurance coverage. For further information, please refer to the UTSU Website. Part-time students should make private arrangements for an additional extended health plan to help cover the cost of prescription drugs, dental work and other benefits.
Students in the Faculty of Divinity pay University of Toronto incidental fees and are entitled to make use of University facilities and services. Services supported by student service fees are indicated by an asterisk (*). For a complete list of University of Toronto student services, please visit www.studentlife.utoronto.ca.