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Campus Life

Vicky Sunohara has a degree in Physical and Health Education, but she’s famous for being an Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian women’s hockey team. Atom Egoyan studied international relations and emerged as one of Canada’s most celebrated filmmakers. Students don’t have to become famous, but they will make the most of university if they follow their interests both inside and outside the classroom.

By getting involved, students will learn new skills, make new friends and meet people who think in new ways. In fact, students who get involved on campus usually get better marks.

Opportunities include workshops, committees, clubs, teams and student organizations. Through participation in these activities, students develop skills in decision making, teamwork, communication, conflict resolution, and leadership, as well as technical skills.


In this Section

  • Vibrant Community

    The development of a network of friends on campus through clubs, committees, sports, study groups, and volunteer activities leads to a happier, more balanced lifestyle. With such a wide array of activities at U of T, there is bound to be something to match every interest. Encourage your student to get involved. Some students wait […]

  • Food

    Campus meal plans For most university students, time is short, funds are low, and the cost of eating out is high. The University of Toronto provides a selection of nutritious, well-priced meal plans for residence and commuter students. Many options are available including vegetarian, vegan, kosher and halal. University of Toronto St. George Whether they […]

  • Campus safety & security

    Given its considerable size and its urban campuses, the University of Toronto is an extremely safe place to study, work or visit. But safety risks do exist and many parents worry about the student in their family navigating the campus alone or at night, and entering new social relationships. Fortunately, there are many simple but […]

  • Commuter Community

    U of T is a vibrant community bustling with activity. Students who live off campus may be tempted to head home each day after class, but this would mean missing out on a host of learning and social opportunities that happen outside the classroom. There are thousands of opportunities to be involved on campus, from […]

  • Career planning

    If your student’s goals shift during the course of their studies, be understanding. It is common for students to discover new academic avenues that may not match their original plans. The broad range of curricular and co-curricular opportunities at U of T often helps students find passions and talents they never knew existed. Supporting your […]

  • Housing

    Residence Life For many students, living in residence is the highlight of their first year of university. Benefits include the convenience of living close to classes and campus services, the opportunity to make lasting friendships and to get involved in numerous activities designed specifically for them, together with the support offered by staff. There are […]

  • Campus maps & tours

    Maps Maps for all U of T campus’ are available at map.utoronto.ca. Search by campus, layers, building name, and get directions too! Tours Mississaugua campus Join a campus ambassador on a walking tour of U of T Mississauga to view the state-of-the-art facilities and green spaces. Take the opportunity to ask your ambassador questions about […]

  • Health & happiness

    Accessibility Services Accessibility services on the three U of T campuses can help the student in your family navigate disability-related barriers to academic success. They offer programs and services to students with such documented disabilities as: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Autism Spectrum Disorder Brain Injury or Concussion Chronic Health Issues(Bowel Diseases, Epilepsy, Migraines) Deaf/Hard […]