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Dear Commuter Student,

Welcome to Victoria College!

Being one of the only colleges at UofT to offer extended programming exclusively for commuter students, we here at Victoria College aim to provide you with a memorable introduction to university life.


What is Commuter Orientation?

Prior to September's Orientation Week, Commuter Orientation is a weekend in August of programming exclusively for commuter students. 

All students who register for Commuter Orientation are guaranteed a room to stay in for Saturday night, and food for the weekend. Activities planned include talks on university life, information sessions, tours, socials, and lots of fun! 

Commuter Orientation hopes to create a community among commuter students and help integrate them into Vic campus life.


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How to register for Commuter Orientation

1. Visit the Orientation website ( Under the Orientation 2017 tab, click on Registration to register for the September Orientation Week. This registration form will be available starting July 1st. 

2. Fill out the entire form to register for the September Orientation Week. There will be a section asking if you are interested in Commuter Orientation - sign up here!

3. Check-in to Commuter Orientation will be on the morning of Saturday, August 12th in the West Foyer of the Goldring Student Center, located at 150 Charles Street West, between 9:30AM and 10:30AM

Being a commuter isn't always easy. We're here to show you that Vic can be a home away from home - a place where you can come to find refuge after a lond day of classes or even in between classes. Come have an amazing time with other commuters while learning about the many resources available specifically for commuter students at Vic. We want you to ENJOY your university experience, and this is the first step!


If you want further information, or just have question, please contact us!

Helen Hayes, Orientation Co-Chair -
Gabriel Calderon - Orientation Executive and Commuter Commissioner -
Melinda Hector - Orientation Executive -


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How was your commuter orientation?

"Comm-O has truly been one of my most memorable experiences as a first year student. I met so many new friends there that I stayed close with throughout the year. My favourite part was being able to play games and cards as a group until 2AM!"
-Arya Amatya, Comm-O 2016

"Comm-O was my first real university experience and it really helped with my transition. It was a place where I found lon lasting friendships, people who I could look up to and most importantly, it was the place where I felt like a part of the Vic family. #VicsGotSpirit!"
-Gabe Blanco, Comm-O 2016

"My favourite memory of Comm-O was meeting others from my part of town. It made me feel more comfortable knowing that others would experience the same commute as I would -- it's an extension of the Vic community. Also, learning last year's frosh dance was great like learning all of the frosh dances!"
-Zachary Spataro, Comm-O 2016

"My favourite memory was eating in Burwash for the first time with people I'd just met. It's like Hogwarts dining hall in there and the all-you-can-eat is a bonus."
-Carol Le, Comm-O 2016

"I didn't go to my commuter orientation during my first year, but I experienced it as a leader during my second. My comm-o experience was slightly different, but nevertheless I thoroughly enjoyed myself. My favourite part of Comm-O was seeing how the first year students connected so well and watching friendships blossom with such ease. Despite being in my second year, I learned a lot about the many incredible resources at Vic, specifically for commuters, that I had no knowledge of before and that made the commuter life so much more bearable :') If you're a commuter, Commuter Orientation is something that you DO NOT want to miss! I deeply regret not going to mine."
-Melinda Hector, Orientation Executive


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What Should I Bring to Comm-O?

  • Change of clothes
  • Slippers/Flip-flops for showering
  • Sleeping bag/blanket
  • Pillow (Optional)
  • Pyjamas
  • One white T-shirt
  • Toiletries (e.g. toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc)
  • Umbrella/jacket, in case of rain