Hello Newly Admitted New College Students! This page is designed as a quick guide to: New College Orientation, All about Gnu, Events, and Websites!  While this is helpful information, it’s only the starting point for your journey at the University of Toronto. Beginning your University career may seem daunting, but the Office of Residence and Student Life (ORSL) is here to put you in touch with resources and make sure you have the university experience you want. If you have any questions about what you see on this webpage, email


All about GnuGoliath

During your time at New College, you will come across the term ‘Gnu’.  Gnu is another name for Wildebeest, and the New College’s mascot Goliath is a Gnu.  You’ll often see Goliath during Student Council events (including orientation) usually wearing an outfit consisting of the New College colors (green, gold, and black).  New College consists of three buildings; Wetmore Hall, Wilson Hall and 45 Willcocks. New College integrates their student residences, academic spaces, and administration offices within these buildings.  This includes spaces and resources like the: DG Ivey Library, Registrar, Writing Centre, Office of Residence and Student Life, New College Student Council, New College Residence Council, Audrey Taylor Dining Hall, Student Centre and much more. These offices and services can help you during your time at New College, and all have information on the New College website.  We sincerely hope that you consider New your home away from home during your time at U of T, and we look forward to seeing you throughout the year!


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If you’re looking for more information to help prepare and get you ready for the upcoming year, check out the following links!

On New College’s main website, you will find all the latest updates, and links to a variety of New College services and great pages on how to plan for your university life, checklists for newly admitted students, a student guide, and many other useful articles created by students!

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