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 working remotely and available to assist you (see below).

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


  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. and 2 – 3 p.m.
New! Contact the First Year Office through our Virtual Office Hours
Connect live with Hannah, the First Year Coordinator, through Zoom. These drop-in office hours are for general questions and information, and Hannah can assist you with a referral to other staff if needed. To allow for account-specific questions and answers we will admit one student at a time based on when you joined the queue.
Starting the week of October 26, 2020, Virtual Office Hours will be available at the following times (all times are Toronto local time/ET):


  • Thursdays from 2 – 4 p.m.


Meet the First Year Office team.


Email: 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.

Phone: 416-978-4625 (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: 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.