Season’s Greetings from New College

New College would like to wish you a wonderful festive season and a very happy new year!

We are grateful to have you in our community and hope your break is restful, joyful, and rejuvenating!

We look forward to connecting with you in 2024!

Please note: The University of Toronto will be closed from 3 p.m. ET on December 20, 2023 to 9:00 a.m. ET on January 3, 2024.

If you’re looking for additional resources during the holiday closure, check our online guide below:

If you’re a student with questions about your courses, please connect with the Registrar’s Office: upon reopening on January 3. Please note: remote services (phone and email) will be offered from January 3 to 5 and regular services (including in-person) will resume on January 8.

Reminder to registered students that general information is available on the New College Registrar’s Office Quercus course.

First day of classes for the Winter Session is January 8, 2024!

For students in residence with urgent queries:

If you experience any issues or urgently need assistance over the holiday closure, please contact the dons-on-duty. You can also email, and inquiries will receive a response starting on January 3.

If you’re a student that may be experiencing any urgent difficulties and would like to speak with someone over the holidays, please contact the dons-on-duty and/or use the resources listed at the bottom of this message.

For faculty and staff:

If you are a member of our faculty or staff and are experiencing challenges over the holiday period and would like to speak with someone, we encourage you to visit the University’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) as they have a number of resources available. This program is available to employees 24 hours per day, 365 days per year through the Lifeworks/Telus Health app or by phone at 1-855-597-2110.

Additional resources:

U of T Telus Health Student Support provides U of T students with immediate and/or ongoing confidential, 24-hour support for any school, health, or general life concern at no cost. To access U of T Telus Health Student Support, call 1-844-451-9700 or visit

Students also have access to Good 2 Talk (1-866-925-5454), a free confidential helpline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more information, please visit