Academic Department Orientation

Academic Department Orientations are designed to welcome students to their departments and programs and to make them feel at home and at ease from day one. Attend an ADO to learn about important support resources that are vital to the successful transition to university, understand expectations and policies specific to department/program and academic discipline, and connect with faculty members, staff, and other students. 

O-Week Fair


This is where students meet and learn all about the variety of campus resources that are available to support them as a new to UTM student. There are over 40 booths to interact with! Play some games, enjoy some festival-like treats and entertainment, and win some prizes!

Departmental Tours


Don't know how to find your way around the campus? Having difficulty figuring out where your classes will be? No idea where you can find a Starbucks? Never fear, upper year student mentors are here! Participate in a general campus tour or a departmental tour...or both!

Taste of UTM


Interested in what UTM students can be involved in during the fall and winter term? This event allows students to roam around the beautiful UTM campus and drop-in on any activities that catch their eye to get a 'taste' of the many UTM experiences that they will have the opportunity to participate in!

Real Talk Sessions


Let's get real, there is a whole lot to navigate in university. Learn crucial information that will be really helpful as a new to UTM student! Sessions are themed in two different categories: Real Talk: Academic Preparation and Real Talk: Engaging at UTM

The First Lecture


Listen to UTM's amazing professors and alumni talk about their passions and the impact that they are having at UTM and in society through new ideas, ground-breaking research, and enlightening experiences. Experience what a real UTM lecture feels like!

2nd Annual Credit river Clean up


Every year, tens of thousands of Canadians take action against shoreline litter by participating in a Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-up! This initiative focuses on educating and empowering people to make a difference through helping to clean the Credit River shoreline on-campus. Learn more about how you can give back to the commmunity through service learning throughout your UTM experience!

New Student BBQ!

End your O-Week with a delicious free BBQ! Meet some upper-year mentors on campus while playing some backyard games!


Bubble bingo minglE

Meet new friends in an informal atmosphere as your create your customized O-Week t-shirt! This event is a way for UTM students to have some fun and revisit their childhood before embarking on their UTM journey! Psst...there might even be bubbles and the discovery of hidden spots on campus!