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The Victoria College Community 

We know deciding on your university career is a tough choice, so we encourage you to connect with us online or join us on campus to learn more about what it means to be a Vic student. 

Campus Tours

Join us for an in-person tour of Victoria College! On our tours, led by current Victoria College students, you will learn about campus life, student services and the academic programs offered here at Vic. Click the link below to learn more about our tours for the Spring:

 Register here

Online Sessions

Weekly online information sessions about Victoria College are held every Friday from 4-5 p.m. EST from Jan. 12 to April 5, 2024. At these sessions, you will learn more about the college system, Vic's admissions process, student life, residence and the Vic One program! RSVP to receive a Zoom link.

RSVP Here

Academic and Transition Support!

Sarah Clapperton is Vic's Transition In Advisor and Assistant Registrar. She is here to help you transition to life at Vic and U of T. Throughout the summer, Sarah will host drop-in advising sessions, events, one-on-one appointments and more! Be on the lookout for emails from goingtovic@utoronto.ca

If you want to schedule a one-on-one appointment with Sarah to discuss your transition and academic plan, you can do so here

Consider applying for the Vic One program!

Vic One is a distinctive opportunity for first-year students to explore interdisciplinary topics and expand their intellectual horizons as part of their regular first-year coursework. With eight academic streams spanning the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and commerce, Vic One allows you to dive deeper into your chosen subject, and engage with the major ideas and figures that have shaped the world.

Class sizes are capped at 25 students, providing a tight-knit community of supportive classmates and professors who know you by name. You’ll find peer mentors – upper-level students who can give advice when you need it. And our weekly plenary lectures will inspire you and bring you into contact with some of Canada's leading writers, politicians, filmmakers, and thought-leaders.

Vic One offers a variety of experiential learning opportunities and establishes strong foundations for success in any field. It’s also an ideal way to satisfy the Victoria College first-year small seminar requirement.

Click here to learn more and apply! If you have any questions, you can email Carol Beattie, the First Year Programs Liaison Officer, at vic.one@utoronto.ca.

Next Steps

Welcome to Vic
Course Selection and Program Information

New students can access a Quercus page to help them navigate their course selection and ease their transition into university. Quercus is a learning management website and is the University of Toronto’s primary online teaching and learning platform. Students who have accepted their U of T offer will receive an email on how to access Quercus in May. 

The Faculty of Arts and Science Calendar is a valuable source of information on programs of study, courses, important dates, and the rules/regulations of the Faculty.

Academic Planning
  • Start Strong at U of T is a summer program providing orientation events and workshops to help you prepare for life as a university student 
  • Victoria College sees a small class experience as a requirement for an effective transition to the university community and learning.  First year Vic students enrol in at least one first year foundation course, found through Vic OneVic One Hundred, or a First-Year Foundation One course offered by the Faculty of Arts & Science.  Academic advisors are available to speak with students who need assistance selecting a small class experience. 
  • Transfer Credits, Please see your Join U of T Portal account for detailed instructions on your expected transfer credits. If you have questions after you have received your transfer credit assessment, connect with the Registrar and Academic Advising Office.
Getting Connected
  • First-Year Learning Communities: The First-Year Learning Communities (FLC) Program in the Faculty of Arts and Science is designed to improve the transitional experience for first-year students. You will develop friendships, form study groups, and develop academic and personal skills. Victoria College sponsors two FLC groups in the Life Sciences. Open to all first-year students registered in FAS, you can also find FLC groups for Actuarial Science, Computer Science, Economics, Rotman Commerce, Mathematics and Social Science.
    There is no cost to participate. Applications for FLC will be available in early June. Space is limited so apply early.
Life at Vic

Open Vic — Saturday, June 15, 2024

Open Vic allows us to welcome you to the Vic community. This event will help you understand the academic and co-curricular support available to you and help you develop connections with members of the Registrar’s Office, Dean’s Office, Principal’s Office and other members of the Vic community. Details will be emailed to new students in the spring!

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