First Year Office

Welcome to U of T Engineering! The First Year Office is here to help you make a successful transition to a new and exciting learning environment at the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. Our goal is to give you the tools you need to make informed decisions during your first year of studies.

University and Faculty operations continue. Please check the above links regularly for new updates.

Following recommendations from public health officials regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the First Year Office is currently closed to in-person traffic; however, staff and advisors are available to assist you by email (, live chat (see below), and phone (416-978-4625; leave a detailed voice message, and we will return your call) during our regular office hours (weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

You can also reach your academic advisor directly by email, and we will respond as quickly as we are able.

Advising appointments will be held by Microsoft Teams or phone. If you wish to book an appointment with an advisor, you can do so through the Advising Portal. If you are in another time zone and require an appointment outside of the hours available, please email your advisor and we will try to accommodate you. After booking, your advisor will reach out to you with details on how to connect for the appointment.

Please include your full name and student number when sending an email.

Contact Us

New! Contact the First Year Office by Live Chat! 
Connect live with First Year Office staff for general questions and information. For September 2020, Live Chat will be available at the following times (all times are Toronto local time/EDT):


  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. and 2 – 3 p.m.


We are located in GB 170 and you can reach us at 416-978-4625 (leave us a detailed message, and we will return your call during office hours) or You can also follow us on Twitter.

Meet the First Year Office team.

Email is the best way to contact the First Year Office. All general email inquiries will be answered within 1-2 business days. However, during peak periods the response time may be longer. Please include your student number when contacting us.

Email: A note about email: Policy on Official Correspondence with Students.
Phone: 416-978-4625
In person (closed until further notice): 35 St. George Street (Galbraith Building), Room 170

Office Hours: 

Regular hours (September – June):

  • Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Summer hours (July – August):
  • Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Closed weekends and holidays.

We are always looking to enhance the ways in which you can communicate and connect with our office! Please complete this short survey to help us best support you in your first year.


Looking for FYO job postings? Current postings are available online.