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Campus Supports

There are a variety of campus services and supports ready for you as an incoming student. Whether you’re looking for ways to connect with other students, looking for writing support, are a First Generation student seeking a mentor, wanting to register for academic accommodations, or want to learn about safety and security on campus, we can’t wait to meet you and help you on your path. And that's not all - be sure to look at TMU Student Affairs for a full spread of the support services available and opportunities to get involved.

Parents and Families

Welcome to the Toronto Metropolitan University community! As your family member prepares for a new and exciting chapter of their life, you too may experience some changes.

The first year of university is a big transition for many students and their families. Whether your family member is going to live on their own, on campus, or commute from home, this sudden change of expectations and environment can be the source of anxiety or trepidation as well as excitement.

To ensure inclusion of all who would like to attend, we are providing childcare and are prepared to accommodate for any accessibility needs on an as needed basis. Should you require childcare or accessibility accommodations, please email by August 22nd, 2022.

There are separate information sessions only for parents of students who will be living in residence on Move-In Day.

Saturday August 29th, 2020 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM

As a part of TMU's Get Ready Program we are hosting a number of Family, Friends and Supporters to address any questions you may have had and to provide knowledge that may be important for your students first year! All families, friends, and supporters of students are invited to view a recording of these sessions if they’ve already taken place or complete the form below to be invited to upcoming sessions! 

The dates for upcoming sessions are: 

  • Tuesday July 14th, 2020 (view the recording (external link) )
  • Tuesday July 28th, 2020 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday August  11th from 3:00 - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday August 25th from 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Want to sign up to participate? Complete this form (external link)  to let us know

We think we’ve got all the basics covered in these sessions, but if there’s anything we missed, please reach out to and we’d be apply to help! 


Download a resource just for parents and supporters created by counsellors and other support professionals at Toronto Metropolitan University. View or download the handbook here -  (PDF file) So They're Off to University: A handbook for parents and other supporters of first-year students at Toronto Metropolitan University.

Mature Students

Welcome to Toronto Metropolitan University! The information below is for all incoming mature students. We are here to make your experiences at TMU great. Below, we have a list of pathways and involvement opportunities that are available to you during your time at TMU.

  • You are 21 years of age or older in the year which you will begin studies

We welcome all students that fit the description above and encourage you to join us at Central Orientation Week! There are a number of organizations who work to promote and achieve success of mature students, including:

Along with these organizations, we have Orientation events for all mature students. See below!

If you are 21 or over, or are making the transition from college to university, these events are just for you! 

Mature Students Mixer on Friday September 4th, 2020 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM

A chance to meet, network, and socialize with other individuals who are in the same boat as you, with free refreshments and snacks! Please RSVP via google form (external link)   this form opens in new window.

Resources for Orientation Planners

The Orientation Advisory Committee and collaborators at Toronto Met have created a  (PDF file) guide for orientation planners to create and facilitate Orientation Week programming and events, available to view or download here.