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2023-24 DON TEAM
Residence Dons are upper year undergraduate or graduate students who live and work in residence to offer advice and support on academic, personal, or interpersonal concerns. Dons ensure that our community standards are respected, provide campus resources as required, and work within the community to organize social and education programming for students.
International Transition Advisor
Centre for International Experience
If you’re an international student or new to Toronto, the Centre for International Experience (CIE) is available to you. Advisors at the CIE can assist students in making an effective transition to academic and cultural life at the University of Toronto and the city broadly.
Chestnut will be offering helpful workshops throughout the year in close collaboration with the CIE. Stay tuned for specific topics and dates while we work to organize them for you!
In the meantime feel free to reach out to the CIE if you wish to discuss things like: general immigration concerns, healthcare access/insurance/well-being, adjusting to academic/social/cultural changes, finding community connection on campus, searching for leadership and volunteer opportunities, or learning about the numerous global opportunities available (U of T has over 150 partnerships around the world!).
Academic Advising for Engineering students
Do you have questions about your first-year courses, your program, or navigating resources at U of T Engineering? One of the academic advisors from the First Year Office will be available for drop-in appointments (2023-24 schedule TBD). Just come by the Residence Life Office (located on the main floor, to the left of The Hearth). Check in with staff at the Residence Life Office front desk and you’ll be seen as soon as possible!
2023-24 Schedule TBD
Please note: The Chestnut Residence Council is a student-run organization that operates autonomously from Chestnut Residence.
The Nomination period is September 5 at 9am – September 15 at 4pm
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Are you a dynamic and enthusiastic individual looking to contribute to the vibrant student community at Chestnut Residence? Do you want to play a vital role in creating an inviting atmosphere and memorable experiences for your fellow residents? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!Urban Crew Volunteer, you’ll be an essential part of a team of approximately 20 other volunteers under the supervision of the Urban Crew Manager (who reports to the Assistant Dean, Residence Administration) responsible for overseeing the student spaces, with a primary focus on the Urban Lounge – the heartbeat of our residence where students come together to unwind, play games, and connect.As an