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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

Each month, your mentor will host a meet-up where you can ask questions and chat. For those who are unable to attend the scheduled timeframe, you can speak with your mentor to arrange another time or email for other options.


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 mentees and mentors who are not in your 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!
  • To see past events, and current offerings, please visit our Instagram account.

Get the support you need

Find a Mentor