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Make Friends

Connecting with community is more than where you live. It’s the people around you – your friends, your classmates, your bus driver, your barista, and even your professors (yes, profs are people too!). Community is everybody who’s there to inspire you, help you rise to challenges and share in your successes. Whatever your path here, you’ll meet others who share your experience.  

 
Programs and Services
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Student in hijab smiling
Ulife database
Ulife is a comprehensive database of all University of Toronto recognized student organizations.

You can use Ulife to find contact information for all kinds of recognized campus groups, student societies (college and faculty student governments), course & program unions, Hart House clubs and committees, campus media outlets and  athletic groups. Check out the Ulife database today.

two students playing guitar to a crowd
two students playing guitar to a crowd
Intercultural Experience
International experience the meeting of different people, languages, traditions, values and ways of interpreting the world.

Whether you're an international student on campus or looking to volunteer and meet new people, the Centre for International Experience has many ways for you to get involved. Volunteer, join a language program or come to drop-in intercultural events to meet new people and learn about the world.

First Nations House staff smiling
First Nations House staff smiling
First Nations House
FIrst Nations House is your gateway to the Aboriginal community on campus.

First Nations House can assistprospective students with their applications to the University of Toronto as well as advocate on students' behalf and assist them with transition programs. For current students, First Nations House offers academic counselling, financial assistance and is your connection to the Aboriginal Community on campus. Find out more about the First Nations House.

The Student Experience
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HartHouse logo
Hart House Standing Committee Applications
Why not you?

Join a Hart House Committee and become a part of creating the most diverse, inclusive, student-led place at U of T. Lead the charge on social justice issues and create change. Build communities and improve students’ well-being. Galvanize the music, literary, theatre and arts scene on campus.

Apply by March 18, 2017.

Three students chatting at a conference
Three students chatting at a conference
Beyond your GPA: the importance of networking
Living Leadership blogger Jessica shares the importance of networking.

Statistics show that networking and personal connections are how most jobs are found. So why do most students continue to prioritize their GPA over career/industry-related events?

Jessica Chan found a community on campus with the Actuarial Club. She regularly attends events to learn about her future career path, and to meet like-minded people. 

Two students dancing Forro
Two students dancing Forro
Forro in Toronto
Brazilian students on exchange at U of T use dance for intercultural learning.

Forro in Toronto is a twice-weekly Brazilian dance group that meets at the Centre for International Experience. It's a great way for international and domestic students to meet new people and try a new activity. The Toronto Star newspaper wrote an article about how the dance classes build community on campus. Check out the Centre for International Experience to get involved. 

Healthy Habits
Students sitting around a table at Hart House
Students sitting around a table at Hart House
Hart House clubs and committees
Did you know that Hart House is your source of inspiration beyond the classroom?

Apply to join one of 28 Hart House Clubs and Committees and you can play an active role in empowering and enhancing the student experience. Lead the organization of events, from social gatherings and guest lectures to musical events and hands-on activities.

UTSU Building
UTSU Building
UTSU Clubs
Search the UTSU database of clubs.

University of Toronto Students’ Union recognizes campus clubs. Search their database for student groups about hobbies, politics, academics and more.

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Name tag with "meetup" written on it
Meetup.com
Neighbors getting together to learn something, do something, share something…

Choose from hundreds of meet up opportunities with different themes. Find people in your area playing sports, learning new things or chatting about a topic you like! Meetup.com lists daily activities you can attend.