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
Register for the following events on CLNx:
Grad Talk: Talking to New People (Online) for Incoming Graduate Students
Thursday, January 20, 10 – 11:30 am
Do you find talking to new people difficult? Do your fears hold you back from making connections? Are you finding it hard to build meaningful connections in online environments? You’re not alone! 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. 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 Graduate Students
Friday, January 21, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Grads Connect Social is an exciting way to meet other incoming grad students. We will cycle students through breakout rooms so that they 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.
Transitioning to Grad life: Student Life Resources, Finding Community, and Strategies for Academic Success (Research stream)
Monday, January 24, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Transitioning to Grad life: Student Life Resources, Finding Community, and Strategies for Academic Success (Professional stream)
Wednesday, January 26, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Learn effective strategies for academic success, hear about grad life supports and programs, and how to get involved in campus activities and find community to have a better graduate experience.
Grad Escape: Wintery Paper Tree Craft Social for Incoming Graduate Students
Friday, January 28, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Join us for this end-of-the-week wind down where Gradlife Ambassador Katie will lead you through making decorative winter trees using nothing but paper. Bring loose paper, scissors, and an old magazine or catalogue, and join other new grad students in chatting and creating together!
See ALL events on the CLNx Gradlife events calendar.