Your Registrar's Office
Your registrar should be your ‘First Stop’ when you need help that goes beyond a specific question about course material. There, you can expect: Broad, integrated advising on academic, personal, financial, family or career issues; Advising on petitions regarding rules, final exams, and extensions beyond term; Referrals to specialized student services, then follow-up on academic implications.
Email Your Registrar:
- Innis College
- New College
- St. Michael’s College
- Trinity College
- University College
- Victoria College
- Woodsworth College
If you have a question related to your course content, you should feel free to contact the course instructor or TA either by email or by going to their office during office hours. Check the course syllabus first to be sure that the question isn't already answered there. You will also find contact information and office hours on the syllabus.
If you want to meet other sociology students, consider connecting with USSU (Undergraduate Sociology Student Union). Devoted to enriching the Sociology undergraduate experience, USSU offers events during the academic year, ranging from academic lectures to pub socials, bridging the gap between students and faculty. Follow them on Twitter @USSU_UofT.
For overall help with developing the skills that you need for academic success, check out the Academic Success Centre which provides fantastic resources on topics ranging from time management and study skills to managing the stresses of living away from home (or not). Many students benefit from help developing their writing skills. For this, you should look to your college writing centres. These centres provide individualized and group appointments to work on writing skills for all disciplines. You might also benefit from attending one or more of the workshops that the library presents on using library and on-line resources, and researching assignments.
All of the university's student services are listed on the University Student Services and Support web page. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the services at your disposal. Some of the services that our students find useful include health and mental health resources (accepting either OHIP or UHIP coverage). Accessibility Services is a valuable resource that provides advising on learning and other strategies, facilitating of assessment and accommodations for those with disabilities, including tests and exams.
- Accessibility Services
- Career Centre
- Centre for International Experience
- Counseling and Psychological Services
- Family Care Office
- First Nations House
- Health & Wellness Centre
- Student Housing Services
The First Nations House provides culturally relevant services to Indigenous students and learning opportunities for all students to engage with Indigenous communities both within and beyond the University of Toronto. Students seeking spiritual community or guidance might look to the University of Toronto chaplains group, which is multi-faith and represents all major world religions.
The family care office and the office of student housing services provide practical support for students — the former for students with younger or older dependents, and the latter for students in search of housing. The Centre for International Experience supports international students here and Canadian students planning international travel. The Career Centre provides research tools, workshops, and advice on choosing and preparing for careers.
The university has a number of resources to help safeguard student safety and provide support for people who need help. Please familiarize yourself with all of the services available through the campus safety offices.