The college system at U of T helps students find a community where they can belong. In a previous blog written by my lovely co-creator Anisha, she broke down what a college is.
There are seven on the St. George campus in the department of Arts and Sciences:
- University College
- New College
- Woodsworth College
- Innis College
- St. Michael’s College
- Victoria College
- Trinity College
Those who aren’t in the Faculty of Arts & Science are able to access all the same support and community from their respective faculty.
I think of my college as my campus headquarters – a place I can turn to for questions about my academic and personal support.
I chose which college I’d attend based on one of my programs. I decided that I would go to Victoria College because I’m studying Literature and Critical Theory which is taught on that particular campus. Vic is a campus that has a lot of language programs – an area of study I’ve always flocked towards. The campus is also super pretty, so that was a bonus.
I spend the most time there because it has my favourite library (E.J. Pratt) and views (gorgeous trees and a stone waterfall).
It’s also where I can get involved in student politics and initiatives like the on-campus student-run coffee shops.
Every time I meet a Vic kid I know I’m likely coming across someone with similar interests and values. I truly appreciate the amenities and people in my college. It was so easy to make friends there.
At Vic, I feel at home. I hope incoming students will take the time to network within their college or faculty and enjoy all it has to offer too. Each one is its own special place.