The majority of students at the University of Toronto commute to campus each day, including many of Innis college students.
Although commuting has many challenges, Innis College is here to help! On top of the programming available University-wide, Innis offers a variety of resources and support to help students with academics, finances and more. Innis College strives to be inclusive, and recognizes the value commuter students add to our programs and community.
There are a number of commuter spaces that can be found across the college. In the Innis college building, there is the ICSS commuter lounge, which is available daily for students to hang out between classes, socialize or study. The Innis Café is also located in the college building and a great place to get cheap, good quality food. Other spaces include the Innis library, the residence Events Room, the ICSS office and the Office of Student Life.
Innis also has a number of commuter-focused events throughout the school year, such as Commuter breakfasts and lunches. Commuter students also have the option to get involved specifically with commuter programming through the number of commuter-focused positions available on the ICSS.
Being a commuter at Innis college means being part of an amazing community, and Orientation serves to build this sense of community for incoming students, in which commuter students are an essential part of.
Howdy y’all my name is Hayley Vlcek and I am the commuter executive for Innis College Orientation! I am currently a third year student studying Environmental Science and Conservation Biology.
Here at the University I am involved with intramural sports and the EEB mentorship program, but hope to continue exploring the endless opportunities at the University of Toronto. I am passionate about the natural world, environmental justice, and when I am not studying I enjoy casual sports, music or a good book.
The past couple years I have been involved in orientation, first as an incoming student, and as a leader. This year as an orientation executive I am excited to take on greater responsibility in making orientation a blast.
Innis orientation as a whole wants to create an inclusive space and build a sense of community for all, and it is my goal to ensure that all commuter students feel welcome, and that their next four years with Innis College start off right.
Being a commuter, I understand some of the challenges students face, and as this years commuter executive I would like to better accommodate incoming commuter students, and their unique needs to ensure a smooth transition into University life.