It'll be worth the wait…

Commuter students, mark your calendars for August 10th and 11th, 2019 for a weekend of excitement known as Commuter Orientation! Otherwise known as Comm-O, this Orientation is specifically open to commuter students. It’s a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with campus, participate in a couple action-packed days of fun, and make friends before the school year even begins!

What is Commuter Orientation? Commuter Orientation is hosted in addition to Orientation in September - i.e., you do not have to choose to attend one or the other; we hope to see you at both! Comm-O is organized by commuter students, for commuter students. It’s your one-stop shop to get acquainted with Vic’s commuter community, get started on making new friends, and explore the city of Toronto.

During Comm-O, students stay overnight in residence. This means you get a taste of the res life and we’re able to have more nighttime programming. Check out this section of the website for all details.

Photos from last year's event:

Commuter Orientation 2019 Schedule

*Schedule subject to change


Saturday August 10

Check In

We’ll meet in the Goldring Student Centre on Saturday morning, where you’ll receive your room assignment and our leaders will help you get settled in.

Welcome and Introductions

We kick off Comm-O with a little opening ceremony in the beautiful Vic Quad.

Scavenger Hunt

Join us as we explore every corner of Vic and compete to be the winning team – it’s hands down the best way to tour campus!

UTSU Barbeque

Comm-O links up with the University of Toronto Students’ Union (UTSU) for a barbeque lunch on their front lawn. Get ready for food, games, music, and FUN!

Academic Programming

At Vic, we’re lucky to have two libraries right on our campus. Together we’ll get acquainted with E.J. Pratt Library to help prepare for the year ahead.

Quad Social

Giant Jenga, casual sports, tye-dyed t-shirts, and water fights, oh my! Our social in Vic’s quad is sure to be one of your weekend highlights.


At night, we’ll dine in beautiful Burwash Dining Hall. Fun fact: it was actually modelled after the dining hall at Oxford where they filmed Harry Potter!

Sunday August 11

Check Out

Sadly, Sunday is the last day of Comm-O and we’ll be moving out of our rooms in the morning.


We’ll meet again in Burwash Dining Hall to eat!

Wellness Activities

Photobooths, DIY activities, board games, and button-making are all on the agenda for this special edition of a Self-Care Sunday.

Student Group Presentations

Hear from some of Vic’s largest student organizations about what they do and how you can get involved. Then, hear from Vic’s very own Commuter Dons; they’re upper year mentors who exist just for commuters.

Pancakes, Lattes, & Farewell

For our last event, our Victoria Off-Campus Association (VOCA) will be flipping pancakes and our student-run café, Caffiends, will be hosting a latte art workshop! We’ll eat, hang out, wrap up with a few more activities and then say our goodbyes.