First-Year Orientation

Rotman Commerce’s first-year orientation is designed to introduce new students to the ins and outs of life in business school. From academics to student organizations, you’ll get your first taste of what it means to be a member of the Rotman Commerce community at orientation.

In addition to your College orientation activities, Rotman Commerce hosts a number of great events to introduce you to life at RC. At each one, you’ll meet new people, learn about the RC community, and find out about what it takes to succeed in our program. We’ll provide you with everything you need to start your first year off right!

Orientation Events


When: Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 1–2:30 PM
Where: Woodsworth Residence and Woodsworth College Courtyards, 125 and 119 St. George St.

Clubhouse will give you your first taste of community life at Rotman Commerce. Meet your Housemates, upper-year mentors, and staff, get your House shirt, win prizes, and have sno-cones or cotton candy while perusing RC’s Student Groups club fair.

Register on the RC portal > Events > September.

Taking Care of Business

When: Friday, September 6, 2019, 1:30–4 PM
Where: Desautels Hall, Rotman School of Management, 105 St. George St.

Taking Care of Business will give you the tools and knowledge you’ll need to succeed at Rotman Commerce. Ask the student panel your burning questions, hear about an exciting new project from the Dean of the Rotman School of Management, and pick up your Rotman Commerce branded backpack!

Register on the RC portal > Events > September.


When: Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 11:30 AM–1:30 PM
Where: Woodsworth College Courtyard, 119 St. George St.

Join us at Rotman Commerce’s annual BBQ! All students, new and returning, are invited to enjoy burgers and hot dogs, catch up with friends and meet our newest students. Gluten free, vegan/veggie, and halal options are available!

International Welcome

When: Friday, September 13, 2019, 2–4 PM
Where: Kruger Hall, Woodsworth College, 119 St. George St.

New to Canada? Come out and meet fellow international students, staff, and faculty, get advice on international transitions and academics, and meet your Rotman Commerce Students’ Association (RCSA) International Student Liaisons.

This event is hosted in partnership with the RCSA and U of T’s Centre for International Experience.

Register on the RC portal > Events > September.

The Rotman Commerce Experience

When: Saturday, September 14, 2019, 11 AM – 5 PM
Start: Kruger Hall, Woodsworth College, 119 St. George St.
Snakes & Lattes, 600 Bloor St. W

The Rotman Commerce Experience is our annual scavenger hunt for first-year students. This event kicks off a year of friendly House competition and marks the start of the race to the title of House Champion. Make your House proud by coming out on top (and win tons of House points) in a specially-curated scavenger hunt across campus, and spend a night with your new friends at Toronto’s favourite board game café, Snakes & Lattes.

Register on the RC portal > Events > September.


When: Friday, September 20, 2019, 4–6 PM
Where: Kruger Hall, Woodsworth College, 119 St. George St.

Celebrate the end of first-year orientation and meet upper-year students and staff at Rotman Commerce. Dress your best, build connections and get to know your community!

Register on the RC portal > Events > September.