Woodsworth Orientation Week
Woodsworth College’s Orientation Week happens the week before the start of the academic year at the University of Toronto. This week is your first step into University life, socially, academically, and culturally! Orientation Week is where you will meet your new best friend, your commuting buddies, and/or your roommates to be! The week will be packed with fun activities and events that will prepare you for University, and ensure that you get the most out of your University experience! Most importantly, Orientation Week will warmly welcome you into your new home, your one love Woodsworth. Orientation Week will be taking place from Sunday September 3-Wednesday September 6, with the Boat Cruise occurring Saturday September 9th. Our office will also be offering programming throughout the month of September, to further support incoming students with navigating their first-year and beyond.
First-Year Experience Programming
Download your copy of the first-year experience guide using the below link!
The following form will allow incoming students to apply to be a part of Woodsworth College’s First-Year Experience Program that will help you transition to life at the University of Toronto. There are 3 opportunities within the First-Year Experience Program that you may apply to: the WOLF Workshop Series, First-Year Experience Mentorship and the First-Year Listserv for Academic and Social Events. Note: Additional information about the WOLF Workshop Series can be found below the form. All other details are found within the application form below.
For questions and concerns, please contact Janice Asiimwe, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Direct Link: https://goo.gl/forms/EAZSa5K2aisWtyDA3
Our WOLF Coordinators have been working hard to ease your academic transition into UofT! They’ve developed a workshops series throughout our Orientation Week and beyond that will teach you crucial skills like how to write an A+ paper, effective study styles to succeed in University, a campus tour that will show you where your classes are, etc. WOLF has also created a First-Year Experience Guide. In addition, don’t forget to check-out the WOLF Opportunities Fair on Labour Day, available to participants of Woodsworth’s Orientation Week.
Workshop Series Details
WOLF Programming is commuter student friendly, open to all incoming Woodsworth Students including mature, transfer and part-time students. All sessions are facilitated by Upper Year First-Year Experience Mentors and Woodsworth College Student Life Staff. All sessions are drop-in format, no RSVP required. Students who attend 4/6 workshops will be eligible for Co-Curricular Record Notation.
During the six week program, all incoming students are eligible to receive one-on-one support from First-Year Experience Mentors in addition to participating in social and academic WOLF sessions throughout the academic year.
Note: If you are unable to participate in the WOLF session due to your academic schedule and/or other commitments, please e-mail us directly to arrange for a one-on-one appointment and workshop information.
Workshop Series Learning Outcomes
WOLF Programming aims to support incoming Woodsworth students with feeling connected, confident and prepared heading into your first-year studies. This includes:
- Understanding the values of Woodsworth College and developing a sense of community within the college.
- Creating meaningful friendships and connections with peers and upper-year mentors.
- Understanding the importance of resources available to support incoming students with academic and personal questions and/or concerns.
- Connecting to extracurricular opportunities outside the classroom.
- Navigating the University of Toronto campus.
6-Week Workshop Series Schedule
- University Life 101 – Making the Most Out of Your First Six Weeks & Transition Pods (Commuter Students, International Students, Transfer, Mature and Part-Time Students) *Optional Tour Included: September 8, 1-3pm, Waters Lounge (Woodsworth Residence, 321 Bloor Street W.)
- Writing A+ Papers & Navigating the Classroom (Study Strategies and Time Management): September 15, 1-3pm, Waters Lounge (Woodsworth Residence, 321 Bloor Street W.)
- Healthy Habits: Better Health, Better GPA: September 22, 1-3pm, Waters Lounge (Woodsworth Residence, 321 Bloor Street W.)
- Budgeting 101 and Building Your Future with the Career Centre: September 29, 1-3pm, Waters Lounge (Woodsworth Residence, 321 Bloor Street W.)
- Getting Involved at Woodsworth and Beyond (including Mini-Opportunities Fair): October 6, 1-2:20pm, Waters Lounge (Woodsworth Residence, 321 Bloor Street W.)
- University Life 101 Revisited – Making the Most Out of Your First-Year Experience: October 13, 1-3pm, Waters Lounge (Woodsworth Residence, 321 Bloor Street W.)
For questions or concerns regarding WOLF Programming, please e-mail Janice Asiimwe, Student Life Coordinator, email@example.com.
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