New Students – Welcome to the OT Program!


We look forward to meeting you this Fall. On this webpage, we will post improtant 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 2020” (optional)


O-Week Registration for incoming OT students has started as of July 20th at the sign up form located here


Students in second year of the program organize orientation activities for the first year students – both social 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 is a Facebook group set-up for O-Week; forms may be posted here during summer at the request of O-Week Leaders.



2020 Academic Orientation (Mandatory)


You must attend the MANDATORY OT Academic Orientation and introductory classes that takes place starting Tuesday September 1 (tentative date).


1. 2020 Orientation (mandatory) Schedule (posted August 19, 2020)


2. Preparation for the start of classes including required 2020 textbooks (posted August 19, 2020)


3. Free Student Memberships with CAOT OSOT 2020 (posted August 19, 2020)


4. Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists Student Welcome letter (posted August 31, 2020)


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 “2020 Incoming Student Welcome Letter” AND the “Update to Fieldwork Welcome Letter August 2020“. (see below)


  1. 2020 Fieldwork Student Welcome Letter (posted June 16, 2020)
  2. NEW – Update to Fieldwork Welcome Letter August 2020 (posted August 11, 2020)
  3. NEW – How to submit your digital photo for your Fieldwork ID Badge (posted August 12, 2020)  Example of photo to be submitted by August 21

Please direct non-medical questions about these forms to the Fieldwork Office at ot.clined@utoronto.ca.

The submission of your completed health form, and proof of your CPR certification (at the Health Care Provider level) will now be due in late September. We will send you further information regarding the method for submission of these fieldwork documents in upcoming weeks. The Police Check (strongly recommended) and First Aid (recommended) do not need to be submitted but should be kept by you to show to fieldwork sites as requested. Please refer to the original fieldwork welcome letter for further details regarding fieldwork requirements. We understand that CPR and First Aid courses are back open again so please enroll and complete at least your CPR this summer to ensure that you meet the September deadline. Also, it is very important that you meet with your physician this month to complete your health form if you have not already done so.

Please review the three links above, as #2 and #3 are NEW and were added recently!


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: First Steps for New Students. 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.