Hello Newly Admitted New College Students!
The First Year Experience at New College is a suite of programs spanning from June through April that are designed to support new students as they transition in and through their first year at the College. These programs group new students with upper-year New College student leaders as they enter first year, with opportunity to develop deeper mentorship experiences as the year progresses. The First Year Experience consists of three marquee programs: SPROUT E-Mentorship (Summer), New Roots (New College Orientation), and SPROUT Mentorship (Fall-Winter). Note that all incoming students are automatically enrolled to the SPROUT E-Mentorship program, but orientation programs and SPROUT Mentorship require sign up.
This page is designed as a quick guide to New College Orientation, Mentorships, Events, and more! While this is helpful information, it’s only the starting point for your journey at the University of Toronto. Beginning your University journey may seem daunting, but the Office of Residence and Student Life (ORSL) is here to put you in touch with the right resources to make sure you have the university experience you want. If you have any questions about what you see on this webpage, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All about Gnu
During your time at New College, you will come across the term ‘Gnu’. Gnu is another name for Wildebeest, and New College’s mascot Goliath is a Gnu. You’ll often see Goliath during Student Council events (including orientation) saying hello to all our new students!
Buildings and Services
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 detailed 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!