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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

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

The Mentorship Coordinator, Jordyn Galway, will host weekly one-hour “drop-in style” sessions where both mentors and mentees can drop by anytime and ask questions/chat. For those who are unable to attend the scheduled timeframe, you can book an appointment by emailing wdw.mentorship@utoronto.ca.

Events

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!

Get the support you need

Find a Mentor

Apply today!