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.
Will I be able to get involved at U of T as an international student?
Absolutely! However, much like the previous question, the onus is on you. There are opportunities to get involved within the Office of Student Life (OSL), the ICSS, the IRC, and the broader Innis and U of T community. You can join clubs, student groups, course unions, and take part in certificate programs (such as the Innis Cultural Connections Program) and mentorship programs.
The ICSS has an International Representative and a First Year International Representative. The IRC also has an International Committee.
Within the broader U of T community, you can join clubs, student groups, course unions, and more. The Centre for International Experience (CIE) is also a great resource for international students.
I would love to bike to campus, but I’m afraid my bike will be stolen! What can I do?
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, Arts Club, INPride, and various athletics clubs.
Can I make a new club?
Absolutely! Contact the Innis College Student Society (ICSS) 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.
Does Innis have a library?
Yes. The Innis College Library is located on the second and third floors of the St George Wing (or East Wing) of the Innis College building. This small library & computer lab is a quiet place to study or to browse Cinema, Urban Studies, and Writing related materials.
If you have any questions related to the Innis College Library, please visit their website or e-mail our Innis College Librarian, Kate Johnson at: email@example.com
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.
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 Student Life (OSL). The Dean of Students, the Assistant Deans, and the Residence Dons are here 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.
However, given the current situation with COVID-19, our physical office is not open and access to the Innis Residence is strictly for current residents. If you’d like to get in touch with us, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or if you have residence specific questions, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
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.