As the procrastinator I am, only researched about UofT’s residence buildings this week.
(I’m already accepted to Innis, but I’m having major doubts now).
I hear Innis is a really quiet, studious, and self-contained residency, and that is
definitely not what I’m looking for. I picked it because I assumed that the majority of
my peers would be taking courses at Innis College, ie Cinema and Rhetoric, thus having
Basically, could I have a breakdown of what type of people are at and what the atmosphere
is of New College, Vic, and Woodsworth, along with Innis, incase what I’ve heard is
false? I’d like to be in a social atmosphere with other kids who are in the Arts, and
it’s probably too late to do a switcheroo since the 28th is in a week, but it’s worth a
Also, if I change residency from Innis, does that mean I can no longer take courses at
Hi there! I am here to crush your possible dreams.
I called the Innis Residence coordinator to discuss switching residences. As a student of Innis College, you have to stay at Innis Residence. You can however, take whatever courses you please. The program you’re in and the college (and residence) you’re affiliated with have nothing to do with it. Colleges are for administrative purposes only. More of a way of organizing you, than restricting you from courses of study.
The only time colleges however matter is when it comes to residences. If you were to pull out of Innis now, you would have to eat the $600 deposit charge. The only other residence that would be available to you is 89 Chestnut.
Plus I can totally vouch for Innis Residence! As a former Cinema Studies student, I went into Innis Res not knowing what to expect and found a highly social atmosphere. Residences are a crapshoot when it comes to who your roommates are and who you’ll meet, but Innis is a big and artsy residence. I think you’ll find some like-minded souls.
Also keep in mind that: Most of your best friends in university won’t come from residence (despite what you might think the first few weeks of school), anyway. They’ll come from meeting people in the same classes as you, and from getting involved (U of T has about a bazillion clubs and societies). Innis Residence has its good and great points, too – you won’t have to share a sketchy shower down the hall, survive on a gross meal plan or have to sleep in the same room as your roommate.
To get more acclimatized, the residence offers tours and meet and greets during the day. Contact them here.