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First-Year Mentorship Programming

Making the transition from high school to University can be intimidating. Get the support you need to smooth your transition to Woodsworth College.

Are you a first-year student looking for guidance?

Woodsworth College's First-Year Mentorship Program (FYMP) helps you transition to life at the University of Toronto.

Through this program, you can:

  • Address the challenges that arise while you make the transition from high school to full or part-time studies at the University of Toronto.

  • Achieve academic, social, and personal success as a new university student. 

  • Work with mentors that will help you learn and grow through guidance, communication, and leadership of a supportive community.

How does it work?

The First-Year Mentorship program will help you find guidance and community through mentorship and events.


Mentors serve as co-anchors and guides to incoming students, helping you overcome the challenges of first year with careful guidance and positive support.

The program is run using a group mentorship format. With a group of other incoming students, you will be matched with a pair of mentors.

Monthly Meet-ups

Mentors will host two-hour monthly meetings. The meetings will be a mixture of 'drop-in style' as well as themed sessions. 

Drop-in style sessions

Drop-in style refers to sessions where you can drop by anytime during a scheduled timeframe and ask questions/chat with your mentors as well as other first-year students.

Themed sessions

Themed sessions on the other hand will have more structure, where a certain topic of interest to incoming students will be addressed. For example, mentors might decide to hold a session on study habits/exam skills during the month of December when midterms are just around the corner!


In addition to the monthly meet-ups, the mentorship program hosts academic and social events that will occur on a monthly basis: 

  • These events are a great way to meet other incoming students who are not part of your monthly meet-up group.
  • Events can be a fun way to learn more about the city, like a walk through Kensington market, one of Toronto's most vibrant and diverse neighbourhoods, minutes away from our campus!

Get the support you need

Find a Mentor

Application coming soon!