Welcome to life as a graduate student! We encourage incoming graduate students to participate in orientation sessions in August, September and January to learn about strategies for success in grad school, hear about grad specific resources and connect with other incoming graduate students.
Topics may include:
- time management
- graduate school culture and expectations
- managing coursework and readings
- thinking about your research plan
- campus resources
- ways to enhance your graduate experience beyond your department
Find and register for upcoming orientation events under Program Registration below.
Incoming graduate students to U of T
Embrace the winter season and kick off your graduate journey with our Winter Orientation Event Series! Don’t miss out on these valuable opportunities to enhance your graduate experience at U of T and forge connections with fellow students. Registration is now open on CLNx. We look forward to welcoming you!
Making the Most of Your Graduate Experience Webinar (Zoom)
January 8, 6 – 8 p.m.
Join this session to help you transition to being a graduate student. Learn effective strategies for academic success, hear about grad life supports and programs available and learn how to get involved in campus activities and how to find community to have a better graduate experience. Facilitated in partnership with Academic Success. This session will be recorded.
St George Grad Focused Campus Tour (In-Person)
Explore the heart of our vibrant campus! Join us for a tour tailored for graduate students and discover the key locations and resources that will shape your academic adventure.
- January 10, 12 – 1:30 p.m. (Virtual)
- January 11, 10 – 11:30 a.m. (In-Person)
Talking and connecting with new people is a challenge that everyone faces (even for graduate students) and we created this workshop to help you develop the skills you need to not only make new connections, but to manage the fear and anxiety that comes along with it. In this workshop, we will teach you how to make new connections during your graduate programs, and you will practice these skills so that you’ll leave with experience and confidence that will help you continue talking to new people.
Grads Connect for Incoming Grad Students (Zoom)
January 12, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Grad Connect Social is an exciting way to meet other incoming grad students. We will cycle students through breakout rooms so that you can meet new people and make new connections. Not only will this event be a fun and low-pressure way to get to know Grad students across disciplines, but it will help you to develop your networking and conversation skills.