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First-Year Orientation

Our first-year orientation will introduce you to the ins and outs of life at Rotman Commerce.

Separate from your College orientation, Rotman Commerce orientation events are specifically geared to our students. You’ll get an introduction to our student organizations and the RC Houses, and gain some tips on how to make the most out of your first year—both in and out of the classroom.

Check out the 2022 Rotman Commerce First-Year Orientation Schedule below. Registration is now open—please click on the events below to register!

RC Connect  

Dates: August 22, 24 & 27

Meet Rotman Commerce students and staff at RC Connect, our speed networking event. Make new friends in record time! Every few minutes you’ll be paired with another first-year student or orientation leader. Don’t worry if you’re shy — we’ll give you prompts to get the conversation going! 

RC Campus Tours 

Dates: August 29 to September 2

Excited to come back to campus? Excited to come to campus for the first time? We have you covered! Join us for campus tours, where we showcase some of the most important buildings on campus for a Rotman Commerce student! Your tour will be led by an upper-year Orientation Leader who will be able to provide insights and advice on how to tackle your first year. Spots are limited so sign up as soon as possible! 

RC Clubs Fair 

Date: September 6

Our annual RC Clubs Fair will give you your first taste of community life at Rotman Commerce! Join us in-person at the Rotman School of Management (Desautels Hall) and meet your Housemates, upper-year students, staff, and over 30 student groups and communities! This is a great opportunity to see how you can participate in over 160+ events that are held every year at Rotman Commerce. Free popcorn and goodies will be available.  

RC Insider

Date: September 9 

Get the Rotman Commerce insider’s point of view at this student panel and welcome session! Join us in-person at the Rotman School of Management (Desautels Hall) where our upper-year students will answer your questions and staff will give you need to know information about the year. This is a great way to find out about how to get involved, get tips on balancing workload and extracurriculars, and learn the ins and outs of being an RC student. The panel will be moderated by the Rotman Commerce Toastmasters’ Executives. 

RC Houses Welcome Event

Date: September 10

Join us for an afternoon of super fun mini golf at Par-Tee Putt Toronto with RC Houses! Meet other Rotman Commerce students and your RC House Committee at this social—you can also find out how to get involved with the RC House Program and the many exciting events we have planned for you this year. Tickets are $10 and includes unlimited play of all 27 unique themed holes at Par-Tee Putt Toronto, plus delicious appetizers and a drink ticket (a $45 value!).


Date: September 14

Join us at Rotman Commerce’s annual BBQ with Student Life and Career Services at Hart House! All students, new and returning, are invited to enjoy burgers and hot dogs, catch up with friends and meet our newest students. In addition, all students will have the opportunity to meet the Career Services team. Chat with our Career Advisors & Career Peers, learn about the various resources available to you as an RC student and sign up for complimentary LinkedIn headshots. There will be plenty of activities, including prizes and dessert! We look forward to meeting with you and welcoming you back to a new academic year. You don’t want to miss it! Gluten free, vegetarian/vegan, and halal options are available!

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