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Starting university is an exciting and sometimes daunting experience. Here at Innis College, there are many people, resources, and tools ready to help you navigate. We are all #InnisTogether! On this page, we put together your top 10 things to check out right now. We will regularly refresh this list with pertinent information, so check back in.

Principal Charlie Keil

As Principal of Innis College, I want to welcome you and congratulate you on your admission to the U of T. Now, more than ever, the education you are set to receive here will serve you well in the years to come. But you’ve already proven yourself to be an intrepid person who thinks outside the box, because you chose Innis as your home at U of T. …

Kate Johnson

The Innis College Library offers much more than great books! Our librarian, Kate Johnson, is a one-stop shop for all kinds of research and reference tips and tricks.

Lazarus James

Did you know that Innis’s writing centre was the first of its kind at any Canadian university? Since 1964 our team of instructors, including Lazarus James, has been offering Innis students free and friendly one-to-one appointments.

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Innis students have direct access to a team of specialized advisors—like our career educator Natasha Jamal—who are ready to support your student success in and outside of the classroom.

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Your orientation to U of T is a diverse process, encompassing everything from choosing courses to finding resources to building friendships. All summer long, Innis staff and students are here to guide you through it.

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The Registrar’s Office is helpful, friendly, and confidential. Students are welcome to call or email the office and/or book a one-to-one appointment with your academic advisor, Denise Gray, or financial aid counsellor.

Whether you’re interested in a small-class experience or learning from professors who are passionate about their area of research, First-Year Foundation (FYF) seminars are exciting options to consider.

Innis One: The Creative City offers first-year students opportunities to develop their creative and critical capacities by exploring the dynamism of our urban environment in small-class settings.

president gertler

The health and safety of our students is of paramount concern to college and university administration. This commitment was expressed by President Meric Gertler in a recent statement of priorities guiding the University’s gradual return to its campuses.

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Upper-year Innis students are here to give you the inside scoop on what life is like at university. Our brand-new e-mentorship program, The Insider, just kicked off. Check your inbox for an email from your e-mentor!

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Innis Residence is home to many first-year and upper-year students from across the country and world! We have a friendly, tight-knit community and plenty of programs and resources that will support your transition into university.