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Student Services

Office of the Registrar and Student Services

The Office of the Registrar and Student Services is made up of a team of individuals committed to facilitating students’ academic experience at the University and the Daniels Faculty. In addition to performing registrarial functions (the nuts and bolts of university registration), we are also the first stop for academic, financial, personal, and general advising, and are here to assist students experiencing any difficulties that might have an impact on academic work, such as illness, a family emergency, or financial problems. To book an appointment with an advisor please contact

Areas with which we provide assistance include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic and general advising and guidance
  • Student counselling and resource referral
  • Degree and program requirements
  • Course registration and enrolment
  • Fee payment or fee deferral
  • Financial counselling/grant applications
  • Petitions/appeals

Student experience is about more than the academic experience.  The University and Daniels Faculty offers an array of leadership, mentorship, and discipline-specific opportunities designed to augment the academic experience and encourage co-curricular involvement. Students are strongly encouraged to visit the Current Students page regularly for more information, up to date information, and application deadlines.

See "Contact" for Office Hours

See "Current Students" for Student Drop-in Hours

The Writing Centre

The Writing Centre at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design located in room DA238 is a resource for all Daniels students seeking assistance with academic writing and related skills in design and visual studies. The Writing Centre offers academic support for integrating written, spoken, and visual communication.

The Writing Centre also works closely with faculty members and teaching assistants to support teaching by developing resources as well as delivering in-class workshops and collaborating on tutorials. We offer individual consultations on designing more effective assignments and evaluation methods that help align academic expectations with student learning.

Book student appointments at: (wait list available)
Contact: Erica-Allen-Kim, Coordinator
Fall/Winter 2019-20 Schedule
50 minute in-person appointment: Conversational format ideal for working on 1-2 concerns such as brainstorming, English language learning, or developing a thesis -- Monday to Friday 10:00 am--6:00 pm, room DA238
50 minute online appointment: Synchronous format ideal for chatting with a writing instructor or uploading a text for feedback (not an editing service) -- Monday to Saturday (10:00 am -- 6:00 pm)
25 minute in-person and online appointments: Shorter appointment length ideal for follow-up visits or targeted concerns -- Monday to Friday 10:00 am--6:00 pm, DA238
25 minute drop-in: Shorter length ideal for targeted concerns -- Monday to Friday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Drop-In at the Commons: Informal visit to discuss writing and communication concerns -- Mondays 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please bring the assignment brief as well as feedback or comments from your instructor and TA.

You may book up to 3 appointments in advance of your deadlines:

  • Assessing general writing strengths and weaknesses
  • Mechanics, usage, grammar, and style
  • Building vocabulary
  • Pre-writing and Brainstorming Citing and Integrating Sources (Chicago Manual of Style)
  • Developing a Thesis
  • Rhetoric and argumentation
  • Formal analysis and other types of writing
  • Outlines, paragraphs, topic sentences, intro and conclusions
  • Revising and editing skills

U of T Resources

Academic Writing Skills Workshops

Graduate Centre for Academic Communication

English Learning Program

Learning Strategist

Daniels Faculty students have access to Learning Strategists through the Student Success Centre to support the development of their study skills and academic strategies. Whether you are an exceptional student looking to refine your skillset or a struggling student unsure of the next steps to improve your learning process; meeting with a Learning Strategist is a great way to reflect on your experience and develop new strategies in a supporting environment. Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Learning as a Process
  • Motivation & Goal Setting
  • Time Management & Procrastination
  • Stress Management & Anxiety Reduction
  • Study Focus
  • Critical Reading & Note-Taking
  • Presentations & Public Speaking
  • Test, Exam, Review & Critique Preparation

Pre-bookable 50-minute or 30-minute appointments can be arranged by phone at 416-978-7970, or in-person at the Student Success Front Desk located in the Koffler Student Services building (214 College Street, room 150). 

U of T Resources

Academic Success

On-Location Wellness Counsellor

The Faculty, in partnership with the U of T Health and Wellness Centre, offers confidential on-location counselling services to Daniels’ students enrolled in degree programs.   Many students find it helpful to meet with a counsellor to learn how to manage stress around schedules or exams, relationships, or any unexpected challenge. 

To book an appointment, contact the Health and Wellness Centre at 416-978-8030 (select option “5”) and ask to book your first appointment with the Daniels’ counsellor (follow-up appointments are booked directly with the counsellor or through Health & Wellness).  

The office is located at New College @ 40 Willcocks Street and appointments are available Monday through Friday.

U of T Resources

Health & Wellness Centre

On-Location International Transition Advisor

International students with questions are encouraged to meet with CIE’s international transition advisor, Yaseen Ali, who has office hours* from 11:30am to 1:30pm on Wednesdays in the Commons, 1 Spadina near the café. Students with international experiences or who are interested in learning abroad opportunities are also welcome to connect with Yaseen to discuss their intercultural learning.

The International Transition Advisor can support you with questions around cultural adjustment, preparing for winter, working in Canada, finding immigration resources, and navigating new academic expectations. Or drop by for an informal chat about making the most out of your degree and planning ahead.

Students can drop in during drop-in hours or book an appointment for more in-depth advising. To contact Yaseen, you can e-mail him directly at or make an appointment on the Career Learning Network under "Appointments".

*There are no office hours during the Summer academic sessions.

U of T Resources

Centre for International Experience

On-Location Career Educator

A Career Educator, Sania Hameed is available to meet with Daniels students to assist with a variety of services and resources including career guidance, summer employment information, or advice on how to prepare for life after graduation.

For drop-in appointments* with Sania, please come by the Commons, 1 Spadina across from the café on Tuesdays 12pm-2pm.

*There are no drop-in appointments during the Summer academic sessions.

For Career Education services at other times, contact the main Career Exploration & Education front desk at 214 College St. in person or by:

Workshops and programs are offered at Career Exploration & Education (214 College St.) and further information is available on Career Learning Networking (CLN)

U of T Resources

Career Exploration & Education