New One students in a field trip to Kensington Market (Photo by R.H. Liang)

Want to join us in Fall 2020? 

Enrollment for Fall 2020 will open at the time of course selection. You will be selecting your New One courses alongside your other courses.


All newly admitted first-year, full-time students in the Faculty of Arts and Science on the St. George campus are eligible to take a New One course.

New One welcomes students from across the sciences, social sciences, humanities, arts, architecture and commerce, and from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Students interested in New One might also consider choosing New College as their home college. New One can connect students to many other activities, groups, programs and initiatives in New College. One aim of the program is to help first-year students find a home on campus, explore opportunities for getting involved in campus and community life, and build networks of friendship and support.

Students who accept admission to another College One program cannot also be part of New One.

Why New One?  What’s in it For You?

New One offers you the opportunity to:

    • learn and think more deeply about social issues that affect us all, in different ways, around the globe;
    • hold exciting conversations with your professors, community and student leaders about how to work toward a more just and equitable world;
    • get to know more about Toronto’s community-based and nonprofit organisations that are working in the fields you are studying;
    • explore and develop your own ideas in a close and comfortable working relationship with your professors and co-students;
    • develop your writing and communication skills in ways that will benefit your academic career and future work life;
    • develop your critical thinking and research skills, and explore creative ways of presenting your knowledge to build your capacity for overall academic success;
    • challenge yourself to grow, intellectually and socially;
    • meet and make friends with students who share your broad interests and your desire to make the most of your first year at university.

How Do I Choose a New One Course?

Consider the topics of New One: Learning without Borders Program. We recommend choosing one course for the first term and one course for the second to get maximum benefit from the program.

If have questions about courses or the program, please email