First Year Mentorship Program

13450039_10153837503500668_6397478641803979878_nThe First Year Mentorship Program (FYMP) has been created to address the challenges that arise for students making the transition from high school to full/part-time studies at the University of Toronto. The program is designed to guide students in their efforts to achieve academic, social and personal goals as a new university student.

This is a group-mentorship style program, where each mentor (an upper year student) will meet with and support several first year students. Based on the first year student’s program of study, they will be matched with a mentor group. This creates the opportunity to make lasting friendships and achieve student goals at U of T. As a first year students, the FYMP will provide the opportunity to learn and grow through guidance, communication and leadership of a supportive community.

The Woodsworth College Office of the Dean of Students wants to support you and help you stay engaged and involved. This is a great opportunity for university development, mentorship experience, and community building at Woodsworth.

Upcoming Events

The Office of the Dean of Students’ First Year Mentorship Program is bringing three exciting events your way! These events are FREE of cost and open to all first-year Woodsworth students. Also present, will be upper-year student mentors, event facilitators, and staff members to answer any of your questions and concerns. Please contact Aadil Nathani, First-Year Mentorship Program Assistant (aadil.nathani@mail.utoronto.ca) if you’re interested in attending any of these events. We hope to see you there!

FYMP Goes Skating (First 5 RSVPs win a skate rental!)

WHEN: Friday, January 13, 2017 – 11am-1pm

WHERE: Meeting place TBD – Please register for further details

WHAT: Join us at Nathan Phillips Square for a fun skating event. If you are not able to bring your own skates, no problem! There is a rental option for $10 for 2 hours. You will need a valid piece of government ID (driver’s license or health card) to rent. We will then head over to Tim’s after for treats on us. We’ll head over together from Woodsworth College and more information shall be provided upon registration. To register, please e-mail Aadil. Check out our Facebook event!


Handling Second Semester

WHEN: Friday, January 20, 2017  – 1:30pm-3:00pm

WHERE: Water’s Lounge – 321 Bloor Street West

WHAT: Second semester can often bring on new challenges. Join us to reflect on the past semester and gain valuable suggestions from upper year students and staff. Come out and listen to tips and tricks from those who have just been through it all. Refreshments will be provided! An Academic Advisor from the Registrar’s Office will be present, as well as upper-year mentors. Topics to be discussed include self-care, Choosing your Program, and various kinds of opportunities to get involved on-campus. To register, please e-mail Aadil. Check out our Facebook event!


Sign-up to join our program today!


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10 Comments Posted

    • Hi Sean! You sure can sign up in September, be sure to e-mail Christina (christina.alcena@utoronto.ca) and let us know though!

  1. Hello, I am a new student who will arrive in september. I really want to join this program, because I choose a spanish course and I heard of that it is difficult, if there is a mentorship ,I think I won’t feel much pressure and fit in my university life better.Another point is I want to make some friends , I am a shy guy who want to overcome this shortage.

    • Hello Long,

      Those are great reasons to join this program. Your mentor can offer you study tips and tricks and help ease some of your stress during the course of the year!

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