Guest Blogger Guidelines

Do you have a great new idea for a blog? Consider writing for Life at U of T as a guest blogger to share your experience to help U of T students!


  1. You must be a current student at the University of Toronto.
  2. Blog post must be no longer than 500 words.
  3. Blog post should focus on individual experiences, rather than general advice, and therefore should be written in the first person.
  4. Blog post must be written by you and not published anywhere else.
  5. Blog post should include a brief bio of 1-2 sentences at the beginning of your post (name, pronouns, year and program of study).
  6. Blog posts are subject to editing by Student Life Staff.
  7. Student Life reserves the right not to publish a post that does not meet our blog standards.
  8. Images must be provided, and proper permissions must be obtained. (i.e: obtaining consent of people in photographs, obtaining written permission to use images that aren’t yours, and giving credit to the original creator)
  9. Any facts or resources included in the blog post must be accurate and references must be properly cited.
  10. Opportunities for guest blogs are limited, and students with unique stories will take preference. Students who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity deserving groups are encouraged to send in submissions.
  11. Blog topic can be of your choice, although, sometimes we may request a specific theme. Keep an eye out on our social media channels for call-outs. Please email us your pitch to confirm your eligibility and topic before writing your blog post.

Submitting Pitches

Please send in a brief pitch outlining your blog topic to This pitch should describe what you plan to write about, and why it is a good fit for our blog. Check out our blog posts to get a feel for our voice and content.

If you meet the above criteria, we will contact you with a deadline for the article. As we receive a high volume of submissions, please allow two to three weeks to hear back from us.

Thank you for your interest in writing for Life at U of T!