The two Innis College buildings contain a wide array of quiet study spaces, meeting places, bookable rooms for events and activity rooms to unwind during a busy day. But the Innis College building can be hard to navigate until you get used to it, and commuters can feel a little out of place in a Residence–so this guide is intended to familiarize you with everything that you have access to as an Innis College student!
The diagram below illustrates the layout of the College building, and how the second and third floors exist in two separate towers. The east wing (the “St. George” Wing) and the first floor of the west wing (the “Sussex” Wing) are wheelchair accessible; the second and third floors of the Sussex Wing are not. The centre block is occupied entirely by Innis Town Hall and is accessible.
Need help? There are three “desks” you can turn to. For academic and counseling matters, go to the Registrar’s Office. For Student-Life issues, and general inquiries about campus, Toronto, etc., go to the Residence Front Desk. In a pinch, the College Secretary in the Principal’s Office can help too.
The first floor of the Innis College building is home to the Registrar’s Office, the Office of the Principal, and various spaces for student use.
Located in the back corner of the College, our Student Lounge tends to be a quiet nook to study or hang-out. The Lounge is equipped with a kitchenette, featuring a toaster, microwave, coffee maker, and kettle. Contact the Innis College Student Society with questions.
The Innis Café is a fantastic food option when you are around the College. Between their sandwiches and freshly made juices, plus their extensive salad bar, the Innis Café is perfect for lunch. Careful around lunch hour, the lines can be LONG! Come by before 11:30am or after 1:30pm and service is lightning fast.
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The Innis Garden Green is a fantastic space to use for pick-up sports, relaxing outdoors or studying. It will soon be fitted with benches and tables, and some new landscaping.
Innis Town Hall is a fully-equipped cinema which hosts numerous film festivals, free film screenings, and a rich variety of other cultural events. Students who wish to run an event in Town Hall may want to explore collaboration with CINSSU. For more information check out the Town Hall website here: http://townhall.innis.utoronto.ca/
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Come find Innis student groups—The Innis College Student Society, the Innis Herald, the Cinema Studies Student Union and the Urban Studies Student Union—in their offices to find out how you can get involved, what events are upcoming, or take advantage of the services they operate.
The Office of the Registar is your first stop for help on most topics. This is also where students pick up OSAP installments and the Calendar and Timetable.
The Innis College Library contains approximately 9,000 items, including books, journals and course reserves materials. Mostly confined to the areas of Cinema Studies, Urban Studies and Writing & Rhetoric, the collection is an excellent resource for those studying in Innis College programs. The Library is also equipped with a small computer lab and ample desks for quiet studying and research. Printing and photocopying is paid by T-Card and scanning is free. Learn more at: http://innis.utoronto.ca/library/
Outside the main entrance to the library is the Upper Student Lounge (the Lower Student Lounge is in the Sussex Wing of the 1st Floor). This area is ideal for studying in a small group, hanging out or “resting your eyes” between classes. Comfortable couches and a few tables make this an incredibly varied space in terms of its use.
The third floor of the St. George Wing is equipped with a series of carrels, just outside the Innis Library. This area is usually very quiet and is an excellent place to study in a strange mix of seclusion and company (the carrels are separated from the Library by glass walls).
Across the street from Innis College is the Innis Residence. The facilities located in this building primarily serve the residents living there, but most of our Student Life activities are held in the Residence’s Events Room on the ground floor. Commuter students are welcome to lounge and study in the Events Room if no events are scheduled. As well the Front Desk is staffed by students 24/7, and there are always two On-Call Dons-on-Duty to assist any student should they have any questions or have an emergency.
The Events Room in the Innis Residence is a multi-use space available to all Innis College students and residents. Whenever it is not booked for an event, students are free to use the room as a 24-hour study space. A schedule is posted on the digital board of all bookings for that week. If you’re in there studying, ask the front desk staff nicely and they’ll give you access to the washroom. This room has a water fountain for commuters to replenish their water bottles. There is also a microwave available if you want to reheat meals from home.
Visit the Office of Student Life on the main floor if you have any questions or concerns about your student experience, regardless of whether you live in Residence or not. The staff there can answer your questions, provide you with information and resources, and are all trained in dealing with student issues and emergencies. The Student Life Office and the Office of the Dean of Students is usually open during the week from 8 AM through to 11 PM most nights, when the Dons hold their Office Hours.
The underground parking garage beneath the Innis Residence is equipped with a “bike cage.” This is an excellent place to park your bike securely while you’re on campus. Register your bike at the Innis Residence Front Desk, and they will provide you with the key and directions to the cage. You will be required to provide identification.