Academic Services & Resources
Academic advising is available through individual academic departments and the Office of the Registrar. The Office of the Registrar provides information related to degree requirements, university rules and regulations, interpretation of the Academic Calendar, and personal or academic concerns that influence academic performance.
Departmental advisors offer detailed information on their respective programs (specialists, majors, and minors) and individual courses or instructor conduct. Any student who has a question relating to course content or an instructor, and cannot resolve the concern directly with the instructor, should notify the departmental advisor.
Student academic advising is available FOR FREE from U of T Mississauga’s qualified professional advisors, and through formal university-sponsored student support programs. U of T Mississauga is not responsible for academic advice or information from third parties, particularly of those who are not trained university employees and those offering advising for a fee.
Academic Skills Centre
The Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre, is an innovative services centre located in the Library, assesses individual student's learning strengths and helps pinpoint areas where learning can be improved.
Skill strategists work with students to identify critical skills for the student's area of study and provide strategies to improve academic performance.
All Academic Skills Centre services are based on a problem-solving approach to learning used by the best professional programs. Experts also work with academic departments to help improve teaching and lecture methods for professors.
U of T Missisauga's Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre & Library, is the third largest of U of T's 40 libraries.
Along with 350,000 local volumes, students have subscriber access to several thousand e-resources such as journal indexes, abstracts, and past exams.
U of T Mississauga students also order in materials from U of T's other libraries through a daily document delivery service, and utilize the expertise of U of T Mississauga research librarians.
The Centre & Library also feature the following facilities for students to access:
- Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre
- Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre
- Amgen Canada Inc. Smart Classrooms
- AstraZeneca Canada Centre for Information and Technological Literacy
- Avie Bennett Community Novelties Reading Area
- Bentall Capital Rooftop Garden
The Centre & Library also feature face-to-face workshops related to research and/or technology; computing services, such as laptop loans; and a Novelties section, offering students a reprieve from studying by indulging in hundreds of bestsellers - both fiction and non-fiction.
Computing & Technology Services and Hubs
Technology use is an integral part of your education, and U of T Mississauga ensures that students are connected with the right tools on and off campus.
There are student computer labs in all major academic buildings, including several 24-hour labs, and Internet connections in every campus residence.
This level of access makes it easy to use lecture notes and library resources online, and to participate in chat sessions with faculty and classmates about specific courses or issues.
WiFi hotspots are also available. The library also offers free laptop short-term loans to students.
U of T Mississauga's Computing Services team is readily available to all students to assist with all technological and computing needs, such as setting up your UTORid (needed to access online services, such as e-mail, WiFi, the student information system and the Library's e-resources).
U of T Bookstore
The bookstore carries the complete selection of required course textbooks and readings. The bookstore is open to the university community and the public year round. It also carries a wide selection of crested clothing, gift items, diplomas, stationery, magazines, confectionary, sale books and other great deals.
The campus' Computer Shop is also housed here to help with all your computer-related needs. The bookstore is located in the Davis Building, on the first floor, just below the Meeting Place.