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 with restrictions outlined in the links above. Please check the links regularly for new updates.

The First Year Office is currently closed to in-person traffic; however, staff and advisors are still available to assist you (see below for contact details).

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.

Contact Us

Contact the First Year Office by Live Chat 

Current first-year students are encouraged to connect live with First Year Office staff for general questions and information.


For June 2021, Live Chat will be available from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (except holidays) with the exception of moments when staff may be unavailable due to breaks.


If you have an urgent inquiry and the Live Chat is not available, please check back later, or send us an email and we will respond as soon as possible.


General inquiries can be sent to A note about email: Policy on Official Correspondence with Students.

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.

Meet and connect with the First Year Office team.


416-978-4625 (if we are unable to answer, leave us a detailed message, and we will return your call during office hours)

In person (closed until further notice):

35 St. George Street (Galbraith Building), Room 170

You can also follow us on Twitter.

Office Hours: 

Regular hours (September – June):

  • Monday – Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 4 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.

Looking for mental health resources? Navi is an online chat tool that will help you find the services you're looking for.

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