Student Life and Resources

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As Canada’s largest academic institution, the University of Toronto, established in 1829, hosts more than 600 undergraduate programs, 168 graduate programs, and 42 professional programs. Recognized on an international scale, the research-intensive U of T has an enrolment of more than 70,000 at three campuses and is affiliated with leading research hospitals both in Toronto and across Ontario.


U of T offers three athletic facilities:

The Athletics Centre houses:

  • several gymnasia
  • an Olympic-sized pool
  • an indoor track
  • basketball courts
  • tennis courts
  • a golf cage
  • extensive cardio and weight-training equipment

Drop-in recreation classes include:

  • yoga
  • step class
  • pick-up basketball, soccer, and volleyball

Intramural sports at U of T involve more than 10,000 students each year, as one of the largest intramural programs in Canada. For more information about Athletics and Recreation at U of T, visit UT Athletics.

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Student Services

There is no shortage of services at U of T designed to make life your life easier. The Office of Student Life organizes several health and support services:

The Student Success Centre is located on the main floor of the Koffler Student Services Centre at 214 College Street (on the North West corner of St. George Street and College Street). It's a newly renovated space that is home to Academic Success, Career Exploration & Education (formerly known as the Career Centre) and Housing. For more information on Student Life services, visit their website:

Office of Health Professions Student Affairs (OHPSA) 

U of T’s Office of Health Professions Student Affairs (OHPSA) offers a wide variety of services to students in the Faculty of Medicine in the areas of Wellness, Career Development, Learning Skills and Student Life/Community Outreach.

Learn more at:

Writing and Presentation Skills Development

The Office of English Language and Writing Support (ELWS), housed in 63 St. George Street, within the School of Graduate Studies, provides graduate students with advanced training in academic writing and speaking.

As you prepare to attend your first conference, to write your first proposal, or to publish your first paper, you will need stronger communication skills than those needed in undergraduate work. By emphasizing professional development rather than remediation, ELWS can help you cultivate the ability to diagnose and address the weaknesses in your oral and written work.

The regularly scheduled workshops are free.

University of Toronto Libraries

Join by going in person to the Robarts Research Library and present your University of Toronto registration document. You will be issued with a library photo ID card (T-card).

Your T-card provides access to:

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, Source: University of Toronto Media Relations