Event Descriptions

OPENING CEREMONIES

Mon. 12PM-1PM | Vic Quad

Welcome to the beginning of Orientation Week, where you will learn the theme, eat a delicious lunch (with vegan and gluten free options), meet the Orientation Team and begin your journey at Victoria College!

 

LUNCH WITH VUSAC

Mon. 1PM-2PM | Vic Quad

Enjoy some free pizza and get to know your student council representatives!

 

SCAVENGER HUNT

Mon. 2PM-3PM | Around Vic Campus – Meet in Vic Quad

Groups of students will work together to solve a combination of clues, riddles, and challenges across the Victoria College campus. Get the chance to explore your campus, make new memories, and win prizes!

 

FROSH PLAYS

Mon. 7PM | Isabel Bader Theatre

Come out to see your Orientation leaders put on some funny sketches to prep you for life at Vic!  

 

1836: WELCOME HOME VIC

Mon. 8PM-Midnight | Old Vic

Join us for an evening in Old Vic as we welcome you to your new home in style. Enjoy refreshments, live music, and an art showing as we explore what Vic's history has to offer in the present.

 

Vic-or-treat: GAMES AND GHOST TOURS

Mon. 8PM-Midnight | Around Vic Campus – Meet in front of Goldring Student Centre

Do you like board games, free candy, werewolves, and ghosts?! If you said yes to any of those things, then come take a seat at Vic-or-Treat! Games and candy bar all night in Ned's Cafe, followed by ghost tours around campus led by a special Vic alumni. Tours depart at 11PM and 11:45PM sharp.


SCIENCE GUEST LECTURE

Tues. 9AM-10AM | Northrop Frye: Room 003

Here is a chance to experience a typical university lecture before the official start of the school year. There will be two short lectures given by some of our favourite science professors, so get those notebooks out and get ready to learn!

 

HUMANITIES GUEST LECTURE

Tues. 9AM-10AM | Victoria College Chapel

Excited for the year to start? Come and see top scholars in the humanities share their research and impart some words of wisdom for success in university life! 

 

BRUNCH WITH PROFESSORS

Tues. 10AM-12PM | Vic Quad

Come mingle with science and humanities professors in a casual setting—this is a great chance to learn about your program and meet with experts in that field! A casual buffet-style brunch will be served, with vegan and gluten-free options available. 

 

TRANSITIONAL SEMINARS

Tues. 12PM-2PM | Northrop Frye

Get the info you need to succeed at U of T right from the source. We'll have four streams of seminars: Academics, Health and Wellness, Campus Life, and Student Success. Come learn about everything from writing in university, to getting involved on campus, to staying active and coping with stress, to conquering your commute, to financial resources - and more! Victoria is Yours to Discover.

 

PRIDE PICNIC

Tues. 2PM-3PM | Old Vic

Come by and chat with representatives from LGBTQ+ organizations from U of T! We'll have lots for you to snack on - with vegan and gluten free options too!

 

SCARLET AND GOLD

Tues. 7PM-Midnight | Palais Royale – Meet in front of Goldring Student Centre for bus departure

Throw on your dancing shoes for a classy evening on the harbour front! We’ll be getting down at Palais Royale all night – make sure to stick around for our late-night dessert bar. If you get tired of dancing, the patio will be set up as a low-key space with fun activities, there's something for everyone!


 

CLUBS AND WELLNESS BRUNCH

Wed. 9AM-11AM | Goldring Student Centre

Looking to get involved at Vic this year? Also looking to stay healthy and well? Just hungry? This is the event for you! Come check out the variety of clubs that Vic has to offer while picking up some useful wellness tips. There’ll be lots of food and maybe a surprise you won’t want to miss!

  

UTSU TRI-CAMPUS PARADE

Wed. 11AM-4PM | Varsity Stadium - Meet in Vic Quad

Show off your Vic Spirit as we go up against other colleges and faculties in the annual Cheer-Off, followed by a grand march through the streets of Toronto. Don't forget to bring your frosh shirt and a water bottle!

 

CLOSING CEREMONIES

Wed. 5PM-6PM | Vic Quad

Join us in a celebration of this year's Orientation Week! Come out, look back at the events and enjoy the final moments of Orientation! 

 

OPEN MIC NIGHT

Wed. 7PM-10PM | Alumni Hall - Old Vic

Share your talent or sit back and enjoy the talent of the students at Vic!


KARAOKE NIGHT

Thurs. 6PM-9PM | The Cat’s Eye

For a special treat, the events of Orientation continue into Thursday with Karaoke Night in The Cat's Eye! Join us and the rest of Victoria College and belt your heart out to the very best of tunes!