Media Releases

U of T Key Dates

July 29, 2010

TORONTO, ON – The official countdown to back to school has begun. This September, U of T’s three campuses will come alive as new and returning students participate in orientation activities, attend their first day of classes and move into residence.

Here are a few important dates to remember:


August 30, 2010
  • Temerty Temerty Faculty of Medicine (undergrad programs)
 September 7, 2010  

  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)
September 8, 2010
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Information 
September 13, 2010
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Arts & Science
  • University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC)
  • Faculty of Music
  • Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
  • Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
  • Dalla Lana School of Public Health
September 14, 2010
  • Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing


August 30, 2010
  • UTM (first year students) 
September 4, 2010
  • UTM) (upper year students)
  • UTSC 
September 5, 2010
  • St. George


Note: Media are invited to attend orientation events. There will be a number of photo opportunities available.

Friday, September 10

10am to 2pm      Clubs ShowcaseAn exciting and interactive event that introduces over 10,000 students to more than 300 campus groups and organizations. Students can walk around at their leisure, join clubs and gather information about services and programs for students Hart House ( 7 Hart  House Circle) & King’s College Circle
2:30 to 4:30pm   Orientation Parade Hundreds of  students parade, cheer and chant enthusiastically around the streets of downtown Toronto Starts at King’s College Circle and ends on field behind University College   
4:30 to 5pm     World Record Challenge  Students attempt to set the Guinness World Record for largest air guitar ensemble. Lance “The Shred” Kasten – a US air guitar champion – will be leading the students through an air guitar routine Back campus – The field behind University College. (Bordered by Hoskin Ave. to the North, Hart House to the East, UC to the South and the UC Residences to the West)
5 to 7pm     Orientation Concert   Back campus

September 19-24

 September 19 to 24 Queer Orientation WeekA tri-campus U of T initiative that welcomes new and returning students. The week encompasses events, tours of campus, meet ‘n greets and information and resources. Various locations throughout campusSchedule available at


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U of T Media Relations Team