Exemplifying the very best of Upper Canada College’s value of pluralism, our boarding program enhances the school experience and expands the perspectives of our entire student community.
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Our boarding program welcomes students from around the world to study and live at the College. In preparation for our return to campus this fall, we're busy readying our facilities and training boarding staff to ensure that every student can reach his academic potential while expanding his co-curricular interests and developing lifelong friendships.
The College’s at-school and at-home learning model will help students develop the thinking, inquiry and time management skills required for success at university and beyond.
Class cohorts will be timetabled, and boarding house learning/living cohorts will be created to maximize learning opportunities within each of our residences. The school day will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m.
In addition to Seaton’s and Wedd’s, this year Grant House, traditionally the principal’s residence, will be used as a boarding house for nine students and a staff member.
New to Blue boarding events will begin on Friday, September 4 with returning students joining on Sunday, September 6. Students arriving from international locations will be required to arrive in Toronto on Saturday, August 22 in order to meet the quarantine requirements.
Our vibrant boarding community is supported by our Health Centre, the Wernham West Centre for Learning and our dedicated boarding team of senior house advisers and resident assistants. To ensure a smooth transition back to campus, our boarding team will be communicating with all students the new rules and regulations that are now in place to support the wellbeing of our community.
The main dining hall at UCC (Upper Dining Hall) will be used only by boarding students this year. There will be three meals served each day with two sittings for each meal. Boarders will eat only with their boarding cohort. There will be a boxed evening snack prepared for dinner pick-up.
Boarding Life Program
UCC’s boarding program provides students with safe and healthy co-curricular programs and this year will be no different. Our co-curricular programming will be designed to operate following the daily school schedule and will be introduced with a phased approach adhering to current health guidelines. The roster of weekend activities will include cycling, hiking, tennis, cricket, and community service amongst others.
Evenings in boarding will include a series of offerings that will include academic study, co-curricular enrichment and hobby development.
For the coming year, we have taken the decision that our boarding houses will be open on long weekends. If travel restrictions prevent travel home during the winter holiday period in December/January and March Break, the boarding houses will be open for students.