New Master's Students 2015-2016

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Welcome to the iSchool!

We are delighted that you will be joining us at the Faculty of Information. Use this page to get ready for the new academic year.

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Getting Started

Getting Started @ the iSchool

The iSchool held our Getting Started” session for new Masters students on Saturday, July 11. At this session, we provided detailed information about course sequencing, required and elective courses, timetables, how to register, when to register, fees payments and more. Weren't able to attend this session? Not to worry -- we've included all the information you need to know in the INTRO e-newsletter, emailed to new MI, MMSt and CRO students on July 15, and all the documents are also copied right here for easy reference:

** Please note that all of the documents above are also available directly via the Current Student Portal at

iSchool Orientation & Assembly
Thursday, September 10, 2015

All new Master's students are expected to attend this full day of activities on September 10th. Please see below for the agenda, including location of all sessions.

9:00am to 12:00 noon: Supporting Your Student Experience
Hosted by Student Services. Location: Muzzo Family Alumni Hall, 121 St. Joseph St. Map: Note: If you want to grab a coffee nearby, the Kelly Cafe (next door in the Kelly Library) opens at 8:30am weekdays. 

12:00 noon to 1:00pm: Lunch
Free time for lunch. There are plenty of food options nearby, including Bay Street which is just a couple of minutes from Alumni Hall (Tim Hortons, Hero Burgers, Pizza Nova, Subway, Aroma Espresso, among many other options).

1:00pm to 2:30pm: iSchool Assembly
Hosted by your faculty members! Get in depth information about your program. Location: Muzzo Family Alumni Hall, 121 St. Joseph St. Map:

2:30pm to 2:50pm: Travel Time
Walk from Muzzo Family Alumni Hall to the iSchool (Bissell Building). Route:

2:50pm to 4:00pm: Meet Your iSchool Community
Hear from and meet your professors. Location: Faculty of Information, Bissell Building, 140 St, George. Map:

MISC/MUSSA Back to School Events
MISC and MUSSA have joined together to host a Welcome BBQ on Wednesday, September 9 to kick off the start of a new school year. They invite you to "Come and meet your peers, eat some delicious food, and play games! After we eat, join us for the "Secrets of the iSchool" tours, where returning students will show you some of their favourite spaces on and off campus. And after the official iSchool Orientation & Assembly on Thursday, September 10, meet up with your fellow students for Pub Night at the Fox and Fiddle on Bloor to relax over a pint or two. We can't wait to see you there!"

Please register in advance for the MISC/MUSSA events via



Check ListThere are many steps to follow to be properly prepared for starting your program. Please take the time to read carefully and thoroughly all of the information provided specifically for new iSchool students. Also be sure to check the INTRO e-newsletters for helpful information and updates.

Next Steps: Online version PDF/printable version
(last updated: June 26, 2015)

iSchool INTRO e-newsletter

INTRO is your official notification of iSchool new student administrative procedures, information about the course selection process, significant dates, co-curricular opportunities, extra-curricular activities and events. Read INTRO to stay informed and have ample time to plan for the new year.

INTRO Issue #1 - May 1, 2015

INTRO Issue #2 - May 20, 2015
INTRO Issue #3 - May 29, 2015
INTRO Issue #4 - June 12, 2015
INTRO Issue #5 - June 26, 2015
INTRO Issue #6 - July 15, 2015
INTRO Issue #7 - July 28, 2015
INTRO Issue #8 - August 13, 2015
INTRO Issue #9 - August 27, 2015


Wondering when classes start? The deadline to pay fees? Orientation week?
Check out our selected list of key sessional dates (PDF) for 2015-2016.

  • Housing
  • Family Care Office
  • Career Centre (includes Work-Study opportunities, posted as of Aug 10, 2015)
  • Inforum & Information Services
  • Note: The iSchool recommends that students come with their own laptops, netbooks, or equivalent, regardless of brand or supplier since we support both PCs and Macs. Information Services has about 10 laptops, 20 netbooks and 8 macbooks available for loan to students.
  • Ask An Alum
  • Help: email Student Services
    in your message please specify that you are an incoming Master's student
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