New Journeys 1
Sunday, Aug 28Residence Move-In15:00 - 22:00
Monday, Aug 29Registration & Group Time10:00 - 11:00Welcome to New College11:00 - 11:30We’re excited to welcome U of T’s head of international student experience Alexie Tcheuyap to give opening remarks. We will also be introducing the New Journeys program, New College, Office of Residence and Student Life (ORSL), and the International Foundation Program (IFP).Life in Canada Panel11:30 - 12:30Next, we will have a panel made up current international students at New College and they will discuss their experiences settling so far into life in Canada and UofT. They will also be answering a variety of questions related to social norms, regulations, weather, and opportunities.Lunch12:30 - 13:30Academics @UofT + Q&A13:30 - 15:00This session, led by Dr. Bill Ju and Dr. Colleen Dockstader, will guide you on student expectations around courses, participation, academic integrity, and other academic norms at U of T. You will have a better understanding on what to expect and start your first semester here at U of T with confidence.Campus Tour/Scavenger Hunt15:00 - 17:00Join us for a fun activity as you discover important locations and services around campus all while competing with your fellow peers!
Tuesday, Aug 30Group Time10:30 - 11:00Understanding your VISA+Q&A11:00 - 12:00We’ve invited the advisors at the Centre for International Experience (CIE) to cover everything you need to know about your study permit and your University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP). This will be crucial information for your time at U of T.Lunch12:00 - 13:00Tips and Tricks Smart Canadians Know13:00 - 14:00Setting up a bank account in a new country can be overwhelming. So, we’re bringing in experts from the Chartered Professional Accountants Canada (CPA) to help explain the different types of bank accounts available to international students and the uses and purposes of having a Canadian bank account. They will also guide you on what budgeting and financing your undergraduate years can look like.Break14:00 - 14:30How and Why Should I get Involved Panel14:30 - 15:30In this student panel, you will hear from upper year student leaders from various campus organizations, talking about how and why they personally got involved during their first year, what they have gained from their involvement, and details of the work from their student organization. Finally, we will introduce students to the New Roots Orientation, an exciting opportunity available to all New College students.New Roots Introduction15:30 - 16:00