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First-Year Experience

Calling all incoming and first-year students! Meet your campus community through Orientation Week, International Student Orientation and Commuter Orientation. Your transition mentor can also help you orient your new life as a Vic student. Your new community is excited to meet you!

Learn more about first-year student opportunities...
I4W Leather Notebook

Mentorship

The Office of the Dean of Students is proud to offer many opportunities for students to be paired with a mentor as they transition to the University. We are also proud to support students as they take on mentorship roles in their upper-years in various programs.

You can even earn Co-Curricular Records credits!

Learn more...
Circle of Students in Quad

Student Government, Clubs and Levies

Victoria University Students’ Administrative Council (VUSAC) is a hub of student life at Victoria University. As your student government, they advocate for students and work to improve your student experience. VUSAC organizes campus events, oversees approximately 40 clubs, 11 levies, and 7 commissions, hosts bi-weekly council meetings, and runs a welcoming office open to all students.

Get involved on campus!
Convocation Quad

Future Exploration and Planning

Future Ready offers sessions that will help you build skills and plan your career. Life After Vic hosts networking events aimed at third- and fourth-year students.

llham Alam, Career Advisor and Education, can help you explore career options and plan for your future regardless of what path is best for you. Email her at ilham.alam@utoronto.ca to schedule your online one-one-one appointment.

Learn more...
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Awards and Endowments

Vic College is proud to offer many awards for student involvement and academic achievement. You can apply for a number of awards that will help you explore your ideas and talents or celebrate your contributions to your community.

Crescam Serviendo Awards

Online Programming for Spring 2020  

 

Name 

Date 

Time 

Department 

Online Platform  

 Anytime  3 hours to complete Department of Psychology, UofT Coursera

Virtual Learning Abroad Drop-Ins

Monday-Friday (ongoing) 

 

2 to 4pm  

Centre for International Experience, UofT 

CLNx 

Virtual Hart House: Various Online Programs

Monday-Friday (ongoing) 

 

Hart House  

Online 

Graduate Writing Groups 

Monday-Friday (ongoing) 

 

 

Academic Success Centre, UofT 

 

Online 

Social Association for Students with Autism (SASA) Online Group 

Ongoing  

 

Student Life, UofT 

Online 

Hart House Stories (Podcast) 

Anytime 

 

Hart House 

Soundcloud 

MoveU Anywhere 

Anytime 

 

MoveU 

Online 

Consult Career Tip Sheets 

Anytime  

 

UTM

Online 

Wellness and Self-care Tips 

Anytime 

 

U of T Sport & Rec 

Instagram  

Wellness and Self-care Tips 

Anytime 

 

U of T Sport & Rec 

Twitter 

Wellness and Self-care Tips 

Anytime 

 

U of T Sport & Rec 

Facebook 

Workouts and Wellness Tips with Hart House Fitness Centre 

Anytime 

 

Hart House Fitness Centre 

Instagram  

Student-led Activities with Hart House Students 

Anytime 

 

Hart House Students 

Instagram  

Artist Talks 

Anytime 

 

Art Museum in the University of Toronto 

Online 

Artist Performances and Theatre 

Anytime 

 

Hart House Theatre 

Instagram 

Easy Crafts 

Anytime 

 

Hart House Get Crafty 

Instagram 

1:1 Career Exploration and Education Appointments 

Anytime 

 

Career & Co-Curricular Learning Network 

 

CLNx 

Off-Campus Job Board 

Anytime 

 

Career & Co-Curricular Learning Network 

CLNx 

Academic Success Resources 

Anytime 

 

Academic Success Centre, UofT 

Quercus 

Finding Your Own Mentor Self-Directed Course

Anytime 

 

Student Life, UofT 

Online  

Identify, Assist, Refer Online Module 

Anytime 

 

UofT  Student Mental Health Strategy and Framework 

Online 

Free Movies on Criterion-on-Demand 

Anytime 

 

UofT Libraries 

Online 

 

Campus Life Programming

2019-2020 Crescam Serviendo Award Winners

The Office of the Dean of Students and Victoria University Students' Administrative Council (VUSAC) are pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Crescam Serviendo Award winners, who arerecognized by their peers for their contributions to the campus community. Please take a moment to read their nominator’s statements to learn more about how they have made an exceptional effort to provide service to Victoria College and to fellow students. 

For questions about this award, please contact vic.dean@utoronto.ca. 

2019-2020 Crescam Serviendo Award Winners  
Student Government, Clubs and Levies

Victoria University Students’ Administrative Council (VUSAC) is a hub of student life at Victoria University. As your student government, they advocate for students and work to improve your student experience. VUSAC organizes campus events, oversees approximately 40 clubs, 11 levies, and 7 commissions, hosts bi-weekly council meetings, and runs a welcoming office open to all students.

First-Year Experience

Orientation Week:

Victoria College Orientation is a great opportunity to become familiar with your new community. Every year we strive to provide you with a wide variety of events that welcome you to our campus! Orientation officially kicks off at 8 am on Monday September 7, and runs until Wednesday September 9 (with more evening events throughout the week).

International Student Orientation: 

The International Student Orientation (ISO) is our welcome and orientation program designed exclusively for International Students. Our team of staff and upper year International Mentors will welcome you on campus, help you discover the city, and provide support and programming to help ensure your successful transition into university.

Commuter Orientation:

Commuter Orientation, otherwise known as Comm-O, is specifically open to commuter students. A "commuter" is a student who travels from home in order to get to class everyday – in other words, pretty much everyone who does not live in residence! Comm-O is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with campus, participate in a couple action-packed days of fun, and make friends before the school year even begins!

Transition Mentor Program

The Victoria College Transition Mentorship Program, sponsored by the Victoria College Office of the Dean of Students, is an essential part of the first year experience of all incoming students.

All incoming students are paired with a Transition Mentor who will help guide them through their first year at Victoria College! Transition Mentors orient new students to university life by providing them with opportunities to meet other incoming students and to engage with the University of Toronto and Victoria College through Commuter Orientation and Orientation Week.

Orientation

Victoria College Orientation sees students, staff and faculty come together to welcome new students. It is one of the biggest events of the year, and offers you many chances to get involved at every stage.

Before the school year begins, we also host orientation aimed at Commuter Students and International Students.

During Orientation and throughout your first year, you are assigned a Transition Mentor who will guide you through your transition to Victoria College. 

Learn more

Commuter Dons

If you are one of our many students who commutes to campus daily, you have the unique opportunity to receive assistance from a team of friendly and resourceful Commuter Dons. These seasoned commuters are happy to talk about anything from transit schedules to how to adjust to campus life.

Click here for information on Commuter Donship Applications for 2020

Awards and Endowments

You can apply for a number of monetary awards that will help you explore your ideas and talents.

Life After Vic and Future Ready

These two programs help you prepare for life after graduation. Future Ready offers sessions that will help you build skills and plan your career. Life After Vic hosts networking events aimed at third- and fourth-year students.

Co-Curricular Record

Your co-curricular record is where you keep track of the ways you build skills by getting involved outside the classroom. Some employers and graduate programs may give you the option to include a CCR in your application.