First Year News Feed June 19, 2020: TCards & International Student Info


Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering


In this week’s News Feed we’ve got info about getting your U of T identification (UTORid & TCard), some updates for international students and some action items for you.

We’d also like to introduce Mirjana, an upper-year student who is going to be posting helpful and fun updates throughout the summer on the Faculty’s Student Blog. Stop by the blog to learn more about her!

If you haven’t already, please be sure to read your Guide to First Year, follow us on Twitter and if you have questions and want to connect with us, you can reach us through our Live Chat service.

You can also join us at one of our Academic Orientation sessions happening online next week (June 22 & June 25)!

Have a great weekend!

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

P.S. Not joining U of T Engineering? If your plans have changed, please notify our Admissions Office at

Get Your U of T Identification

New students can now activate their UTORid (a unique code you will need to access online University resources, including your U of T Email Account), and begin the process of getting your U of T student card (called the TCard), by visiting the TCard Office website. New this year, you can submit your own TCard photo using the MyPhoto system.

When you set up your UTORid, you will have the option to change your displayed first name, which will be the name that your professors will see on their class lists. This is important if you prefer to use a different name than the one listed as your first name on your legal documents.  

Read more about Preparing for University.


Information for International Students

International students can expect to receive a welcome message soon from JesusMiracle Chiadika, First Year Advisor, Intercultural Learning & Experience. JesusMiracle will be sharing tailored information and resources for international U of T Engineering students and ways that you can connect with her this summer.

International students and newcomers to Canada can also check out the Pre-Arrival & Welcome Services from U of T Student Life.

Action Items

Here are some things you can do to start getting ready for September:  

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 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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