Note: You may sign-up for all three, or two, or just one!
1) Woodsworth Orientation for Life after First-week (WOLF) Workshop Series:
The WOLF Workshop Series works to help incoming students transition well into life at UofT and addresses a variety of topics including how to navigate University, how to write A+ papers, creating healthy habits for a better GPA, budgeting, getting involved, Health & Wellness, building your future, and many more. The workshops will run for the first 6 weeks of the fall semester - with a 2 hour session occurring weekly for a total of 6 workshops. The workshops will be of a 'drop-in' style, but we encourage all students to RSVP. Students who attend at least 4/6 workshops will be eligible for Co-Curricular Record Notation. Below are some details about each workshop:
Workshop 1:08 SEPT 201701:00 – 03:00 pm University Life 101 – Making the Most Out of Your First Six Weeks & Transition Pods (Optional Tour)
Workshop 2:15 SEPT 201701:00 – 03:00 pm Writing A+ Papers and Navigating the Classroom (Study Strategies and Time Management)
Workshop 3:22 SEPT 201701:00 – 03:00 pm Healthy Habits: Better Health, Better GPA
Workshop 4:29 SEPT 201701:00 – 03:00 pm Budgeting 101 and Building Your Future with the Career Centre
Workshop 5:06 OCT 201701:00 – 03:00 pm Getting Involved at Woodsworth and Beyond
Workshop 6:13 OCT 201701:00 – 03:00 pm University Life 101 Revisited – Making the Most out of Your First - Year Experience
2) Receive a First-Year Experience Mentor:
This program has been created to address the challenges that arise for students making the transition from high school to full or part-time studies at the University of Toronto. The program is designed to guide students in their efforts to achieve academic, social and personal goals as a new university student. The First-Year Experience Mentors will provide incoming students with the opportunity to learn and grow through guidance, communication and leadership of a supportive community.
This program will be run using a group mentorship format where a pair of ' First-Year Experience Mentors' will be matched with a group of incoming students. The mentors will serve as co-anchors and guides to the incoming students, helping them overcome the challenges of first year with careful guidance and positive support. These meetings will occur on a monthly basis and last 2 hours each. The meetings will be a mixture of 'drop-in style' as well as themed session. Drop-in style refers to sessions where incoming students can drop-by anytime during a scheduled timeframe and ask questions/chat with their mentors as well as other first-year students. Themed sessions on the other hand will have more structure, where a certain topic of interest to incoming students will be addressed. For example, mentors might decide to hold a session on study habits/exam skills during the month of December when Midterms are just around the corner!
In addition to the monthly meet-ups, this program will also have different Academic and Social Events that will occur on a monthly basis. These events are a great way to meet other incoming students who are not part of your monthly meet-up group. Also, it can be a fun way to learn more about the city - last year we had an event where we walked over to and discovered Kensington market together. Kensington Market is often described as Toronto's most vibrant and diverse neighbourhood and it is minutes away from our campus!
3) First-Year Listserv for Academic and Social Events:
If you are not interested in the monthly Meet-ups with the 'Experience Mentors' in the FYEP, you are also welcome to only attend the Academic and Social Events that occur as part of the program. To accommodate this, you may choose to subscribe to a 'Listserv' (which is a mass-emailing system) that will send you information on upcoming events throughout the academic year!