If your question isn’t answered here, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org; we’ll answer it and add it to this page for other students.
Also, be sure to check out askastudent.utoronto.ca for an: “honest, hilarious, ridiculously good-looking and infinitely benevolent being, here to satisfy any uncertainty and quell any concern you might have.” It is a program created by an Innis student and is now run by students at the university here to answer all your questions.
Askastudent will answer all of your questions, but before that, just remember: this is one person’s perspective, and as uncensored, direct and awesome as it may be, it should be regarded as a warm suggestion, but definitely not the only one. So be sure to check it out to read and post questions!
Will I be able to get involved at U of T as a commuter?
Absolutely! But the onus is on you. Between the ICSS, the Office of Student Life, mentorship groups, course unions, college-based clubs, university-wide clubs and employment opportunities, there are tonnes of doors for you to walk through. We can help guide you through the tangled web of organizations, but ultimately you need to take your University experience and make it your own. Check out the Getting Involved, Student Societies, and Campus & City Life pages for more.
I would love to bike to campus, but I’m afraid my bike will be stolen! What can I do?
Check out the Commuting by Bike page! Innis College students are all able to take advantage of the Bike Cage in the parking garage under the Residence.
What clubs are there at Innis?
Contact the Innis College Student Society for the most up-to-date information, but past clubs have included the Innis College Choir, Innispaniol, the Innis D&D club, and various athletics clubs. Some former clubs have gone on to become full-fledged independent student groups; check out the Getting Involved page for a more complete listing of Innis student groups.
Can I make a new club?
Absolutely! Contact the Innis College Student Society for more details.
Does Innis have a cafeteria?
Not exactly. Because our Residence suites have full kitchens, we do not have a meal plan or cafeteria. The Innis Café is located in the Sussex Wing of the Innis College building; they serve sandwiches, freshly made juices and other food. They are open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. Cash only.
Does Innis have a library?
Yes. The Innis Library is located on the second and third floors of the St George Wing of the Innis College building. This small library & computer lab is a quiet place to study or to browse Cinema-, Urban-, and Writing-related materials.
What sort of study spaces does Innis offer?
The Events Room in the Residence is open 24/7 and accessible to all Innis College students. In the main Innis College building, there are two lounge areas, a library & computer lounge, a quiet study area on the third floor, and the cafe area. Check out the Student Space page for more details.
What if I need help picking courses or with my academics?
For issues like picking courses, degree requirements, issues with instructors and fees, call, email or visit the Innis College Office of the Registrar. The academic and financial aid counsellors are here to help you navigate your way throughout the process of obtaining your degree.
I have a serious problem! Where should I go?
That depends on the nature of your problem. If it’s academic (e.g., you missed an exam, you think you will fail a class, you might not graduate) see the Innis Registrar’s Office as soon as you realize you might have a problem. You can book a confidential, one-to-one appointment with an academic or financial aid counsellor.
If your issue is more personal, you can visit the Registrar or the Office of the Dean. The Dean of Students and Residence, the Student Life Dons and the rest of the Student Life staff are there to help you!
If your emergency involves a risk to persons or property (e.g., a fire, crime in progress, medical emergency) call 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY.
Are scholarships available to me as an incoming student?
Yes. Scholarships for newly-admitted Innis College students are awarded both locally, by the Innis College Council, and centrally through the Enrolment Services office. Of these, take note of the two specific admission scholarships that require application.
See our Entrance Scholarships page for more information.
Where is the Student Life Office and when is it open?
The Student Life Office is located in the Innis Residence at 111 St. George Street, across the street from the main Innis College building. The office is open Monday-Friday, from 9am until “late.” We strive to keep the office open as long as staffing allows; it is always open until 5pm.
Are the Innis College buildings barrier-free?
Mostly. The first floor of the main Innis College building, as well as the St. George Wing’s second and third floors are barrier-free. The second and third floors on the Sussex wing are not. The entire Residence building is barrier-free.