Orientation 101

What is the fee for St. Mike’s Orientation 2018?  

The fee for Orientation is included in the tuition for all University of St. Michael's College first year students. 

Do I still need to register for Orientation if the fee has already been paid for, if I want to attend? 

YES! All students who intend on participating in any or all Orientation week activities are required to register. There is no payment necessary, however we need basic information if you want to  participate in any part of the week's events. 

Click here to be transferred to our registration page.

What if I am a commuter attending a late night event? 

Whether it is a late night evening event, or programming that ends later than expected, St. Mike’s has got you! During Orientation week we offer an overnight space for commuters. If you intend on using this service, you MUST register. 

Click here to be transferred to our page where you can register and pay for overnight space.


Is there a fee for overnight space? 

Yes, if students are intending on staying in the overnight space, they must register and pay a flat fee of $20.00 using the link provided in the question above. This space is offered from September 2nd-5th, and we have our Orientation Staff and Commuter Dons managing and watching over this space.    

* Shower use will be permitted for those registered for overnight space. 

When is Orientation? 

Sunday September 2nd to Wednesday September 5th.  

When do the first day of classes begin?
Classes begin on Thursday September 6th.    

Will there be any Orientation events held after the first day of classes begin? 

We will have light programming occurring at St. Mike’s on the first day of classes. We will be participating in the Engineering Society's Blue & Gold Bed Race. This an event where several colleges at U of T create their own “bed racer” and compete against one another to win the cup! It will be taking place at King’s College Circle. Be sure to stop by and cheer on the St. Mike’s Racer Teams--- if you don’t have any classes scheduled during this time slot!     

When is move in day for St. Mike’s and Loretto residences? 

Move in day is Saturday September 1st (the day before Orientation begins).  

What should I bring? 

  1.  Sweater
  2.  Sunscreen
  3.  Comfortable walking shoes 
  4.  Any medication or EpiPens that you may need
  5.  Your enthusiasm!   

** In addition to this list, students using stay over space will also need: personal hygiene products (toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, deodorant, makeup, Advil etc.), overnight clothes, sweater, medication, EpiPen, pillow, sleeping bag, phone chargers. 

How do I stay informed about all things St. Mike’s Orientation through social media channels? 

“Like” and Follow our social media handles listed below to stay informed:  

Class of 2022 Facebook Page

Facebook: @StMikesOrientation2018  

Instagram: @ustmikesstudents   

Orientation Website: www.stmikesorientation.com 

University of St. Michael's College Website: www.stmikes.utoronto.ca   

Link to residence page at USMC? 

Any residence inquires can be sent to smc.residence@utoronto.ca . Or you can visit https://stmikes.utoronto.ca/smcresidence/ for more information.    

Loretto residence student?  

Please visit https://stmikes.utoronto.ca/loretto/ if you are joining Loretto College Residence for more information about their move in procedures!