First Year News Feed June 12, 2020: Welcome to Your First Year!


Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Congratulations and welcome to U of T Engineering!

The First Year News Feed is a weekly email sent by the First Year Office team to keep you informed of important deadlines, services, events and opportunities that are relevant to you.

Although classes won’t start for another three months, we’ll be in touch throughout the summer to let you know what to expect and keep you on track for your first year, so please be sure to read these emails each week.

If you haven’t already, please carefully read the Guide to First Year, which will answer many questions you’re likely to have.

Please keep reading below for more info about optional summer programs and courses that you can participate in, and where to find the most up-to-date information about September.

We look forward to working with you in the coming year, and in the meantime, please follow us on Twitter and feel free to reach out to us if questions arise that are not covered in your Guide to First Year!

Take care and be well,

The First Year Team
(JesusMiracle, Leslie, Jennifer, Emzhei & Nadika)

Summer Prep Opportunities
There are several optional ways to prep for September that you can consider this summer. Many of you may already be participating in the U of T Engineering Academy (UTEA) in order to refresh your high school math and science knowledge (and it’s not too late to register!).

The First Year Office also offers our First Year Foundations(FYF) programs, which include sessions and mini-courses to help you to feel more prepared for September.

As part of FYF, we have Academic Orientation sessions coming up on Monday, June 22 from 9–10:30 a.m. EDT and Thursday, June 25 from 5-6:30 p.m. EDT. It’s a great opportunity to meet the First Year Office staff and some new classmates, while getting your questions answered about how to prepare for first year.

Early Start Course

For those of you who are interested in getting an early start on your fall term courses, you can consider taking either APS162: Calculus for Engineers I or APS164: Introductory Chemistry from a Materials Perspective during July & August. Registration for these courses will open soon.

Learn more about Early Start Courses.

Study Permits for International Students

If you are an international student and will be studying with U of T Engineering on a study permit from the Canadian government, it’s extremely important that you apply for it as soon as possible. Even if you attended secondary school in Canada, you cannot use your existing secondary school study permit for post-secondary studies.

Please review the University’s COVID-19 Information for Newly Admitted International Students for updated guidance on study permits, visas, and international travel.

The First Year Office team periodically updates our Frequently Asked Questions page, and you’re always welcome to email us or use our live chat (launching Monday, June 15) during office hours for questions that you can’t find answers to.

In addition, given the ongoing pandemic, there are a lot of details still being confirmed for the upcoming year which are being communicated as they are determined. Be sure to monitor your email regularly for official updates, and you can also check the following authoritative pages for current information:

First Year Office
Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

University of Toronto
35 St. George St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1A4

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