New Students – Welcome to the OT Program!
We look forward to meeting you this Fall. On this webpage, we will post important information pertaining to orientation and registration for the Fall. We know that you may have questions about how COVID-19 may affect the program, so we have provided the following informational sheet that covers all of the most frequently asked questions.
Student-led social and leisure “O-Week 2021” (optional)
O-Week Registration for incoming OT students has started, see the poster and sign up information linked below.
Students in second year of the program organize social orientation activities for the first year students – both fun and informative. Some of these will have costs attached to them.
These activities are completely optional, and student leaders for “O-Week” are advised by the Chair to abide by the professional conduct regulations set by the University of Toronto and the Department. For activities taking place off-site (non-University of Toronto property), students purporting to represent the Department (e.g. wearing a University shirt in public) at an O-Week activity should continue to conduct themselves professionally. There will be a Facebook group set-up for O-Week; forms may be posted here during summer at the request of O-Week Leaders.
2021 Academic Orientation (Mandatory)
You must attend the MANDATORY OT Academic Orientation and introductory classes that takes place starting Wednesday September 1 (tentative date).
1. 2021 Academic Orientation (mandatory) Schedule – updated August 31. Check your email on August 31 for the password to open this file. There is also this handy detailed schedule that covers the period September 1 to 3 only, so you know exactly where to go in a brief yet detailed format.
2. Preparation for the start of classes including required textbooks (posted August 19)
4. 2021-2022 MScOT Curriculum Overview (link to our “Calendar and Timetables” page)
INCOMING Student Fieldwork Requirements
The Director of Clinical Education has provided the following documents for your immediate review and action as required. These pertain to immunizations, CPR training, Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS), and other very important fieldwork information. Note: please do not proceed with obtaining any of the above without first reviewing the “2021 Fieldwork Student Welcome Letter”.
- 2021 Fieldwork Student Welcome Letter (posted June 15)
- U of T News: COVID-19: “‘The public health evidence is clear’: Salvatore Spadafora on U of T’s vaccine requirement” (posted August 13)
Tuition Invoices Online Only
Tuition fee invoices are posted in July to your ACORN account
It is your responsibility to ensure your registration is completed on time. The School of Graduate Studies provides detailed information on registration deadlines, and the process of registration. For example, they distinguish between registration by paying tuition fees immediately, or requesting to register without payment. Please review this information by clicking on this link: Getting Started as a New Graduate Student. The drop-down menu link named “Registration and Enrolment” is particularly helpful.
Documents pertaining to incoming students will be posted here periodically. Students will be notified via email when a document for download becomes available.