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The University of Toronto Scarborough’s annual Homecoming is on Saturday, September 23, 2023 from 12 to 10 p.m.

Everyone is Invited! 

Join us for a day of gathering, fun and entertainment for all ages and interests. But most of all, it is a day to make memories with our family members, friends and colleagues.

A full day of FREE* programming for all ages and interests. 


Bookstore Sale!

The University of Toronto Scarborough bookstore is offering 20% off all Homecoming merchandise. The Fall Frenzy and other Back-to-School Sales will also be 40% off select items.

Please visit us regularly for programming updates. 

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*Food and beverages excluded 

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Sustainability and Getting to Campus

Sustainability is a key priority for our campus. As such, we would like to encourage event attendees about eco-friendly ways to take part in this event. We have water stations across the campus for refillable water bottles. Biking or transit are also great ways to access our campus. 

Event Timeline and Weather

Rain or shine, activities run from 12 to 10 p.m.* on our main campus (north and south). General admission registration is recommended but not required.

Accessibility and Accommodations

The University of Toronto Scarborough is committed to creating an environment that is inclusive of all persons and treats all members of the community in an equitable manner. As part of this commitment, the University of Toronto will strive to provide support for, and facilitate the accommodation of individuals with disabilities so that all may share the same level of access to opportunities and activities offered at the University.

For accessible accommodations at Homecoming, please visit Information Booths outside of the Student Centre (SL), Highland Hall (HL) and Instructional Centre (IC). Volunteers will also be stationed at accessible pathways throughout the day. For additional accessibility support, please email our team.


Schedule of Events

Aramark Entertainment Zone in the ARC Quad (12:00 pm to 10:00 pm)

  • Santa of Summer 
  • Mustache Burger
  • GC Jerk
  • Daddy Brown
  • Chaska - Indian Street Food 
  • Zombie Dawgs & Cones
  • Ice Cream
  • Northern Corner 
  • Coffee Brake Truck 
  • Alijandro's Kitchen

ARC Quad Stage Schedule


12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Live Performances on the ARC Quad Stage

  • 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.mDJ and Emcee – Chevon Riley
  • 12:00 p.m. UTSC Glee Club
  • 1:00 p.m. Phoxy & the Pham
  • 2:00 p.m. Hobo Soles
  • 4:00 p.m. Red Rhythm & Blues
  • 5:00 p.m. RoundTable Records

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. UTSC’s Got Talent

Cheer on your peers as they compete for their chance at the $1000 grand prize and bragging rights as UTSC’s top talent!

Applications are now closed.

8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - DJ Entertainment Party

DJ Clymaxxx and Devo Brown take over the ARC Quad Stage!

Take a spin on the Ferris Wheel!

Grab a refreshment in the Beer & Beverage Tent.

Time and location: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Residence Centre 


Indulge your artistic side in the Residence Centre at our 'Paint and Sip' event, where you can enjoy 45-minute painting sessions starting on the hour from 2 to 5 PM. Sip on delicious mocktails, follow along with our skilled instructor, and unlock your creativity in a relaxed and social atmosphere. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to paint, sip, and unwind. Brought to you by Student Housing and Residence Life.

Time and location: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm behind Hickory Hall in the South Townhouses

Get ready for the hottest event of the year! Join us for an unforgettable Homecoming Bonfire under the starry night sky with some delicious s’mores behind Hickory Hall in the South Townhouses.

This is the perfect chance to connect with old friends, make new memories, and end off Homecoming with a bang.

DJ Climaxxx, left, and Devo Brown, right standing in front of a light grey background

ARC Quad Stage

  • 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm DJ Clymaxxx and Devo Brown

DJ Clymaxxx
Known for his innovative remixes and mashups, DJ Clymaxxx has spent over a decade performing on the radio and at the biggest venues in the country.  He has twice received the Canadian Radio Mix Show DJ of the Year award.  You can catch him mixing music over the airwaves on one of Toronto's most popular morning shows - the Roz & Mocha Show on KiSS 92.5.  He can also be heard across Canada every weekend on his syndicated mix show "Set It Off" on KiSS Radio. 

Devo Brown
Devo Brown is seen daily across Canada on Breakfast Television - a national morning television show. His experience and reputation as a great interviewer has led him to chat with many of the industry’s most sought after celebrities. Devo’s fun, upbeat, and laid-back personality keeps him busy as a host of major events across Canada and the United States. Devo has also spent over 15 years on radio and currently is the host of #SetItOff with DJ Clymaxxx - a weekly mixshow heard on KiSS radio stations across Canada


Family Zone outside SW (12:00 pm – 7:00 pm)

​​​​​​Make memories and participate in family-friendy sports and recreation activities at UTSC Homecoming! 

  • UTSC Athletics

    • Giant Jena

    • Giant Connect 4

    • Giant Checkers

    • Giant Cornhole

    • Spike ball

  • UTSC Volleyball Club

  • Soundlife Scarborough

  • Quadball Canada

Visit vendors in the Family Zone and Community Marketplace! 

Family Zone:

  • The Train Ride – Sponsored by Oxford Properties/Scarborough Town Centre
  • Black Star Zando
  • Crafts by Carmen
  • Mama's Ginger Juice
  • Sue's Gnomes
  • Laurie's Crafty Creations 
  • Good Scentiments
  • Starlit Crafts
  • Purple Accent Crafts
  • Drop Tha Bomb
  • 1 Spicy Mama
  • Sweets By Suve
  • LathR Toronto
  • Boys and Girls Club 
  • Pamoja Institute
  • SoundLife Scarborough
  • Quidditch Canada


  • Awesome scents with Angela 
  • Bread and Salt Fine Food 
  • Cheeky Peach Designs 
  • Bebo Bars 
  • ANKAS Creations 
  • Crootchies 
  • Plantit 
  • MelodicMisa
  • Hukay 
  • Velas de Kat
  • YYZ Clothing 
  • Vintage Markham
  • JAMM Designs
  • Plastic Flux 
  • Moodswings Nails 
  • Ana's Fizz+ 
  • Nostalgia91
  • Beauty By Bree
  • Love, Calista
  • Soft Strokes Silk 
  • GN Fashion

Time and location: 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm outside of the Science Wing (SW)

Animal lovers! The Toronto Zoo welcomes adults and kids to touch, examine and learn about animals using biological artifacts games.

Time and location: 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm Eco Scavenger Hunt starts at any Homecoming info booth 

Check-in for your eco scavenger hunt lists at any info booth. Completed eco scavenger hunts will be entered into a draw for a prize following Homecoming!

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Biological Sciences presents Tiny animals: exploring the lives of spiders and insects

Join us in this unique experience of  learning about development, communication, and behaviour with live spiders and insects.

We will be featuring:

Live black widows as well as other spiders and insects

  • Male spiders race  at: 12:45/ 1:45/ 2:45/ 3:45 pm
  • Pheromone test— can you tell the smell of a spider?
  • Be a spider or a cricket (picture board)

North Academic Zone starts in IC and ESCB (12:00 pm – 3:00 pm)

Time and location: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm in the Instructional Centre (IC220)

Join us as we explore hidden patterns in the world around us through the lens of combinatorics - a mathematical discipline focused on the properties of finite structures. Combinatorics has applications in diverse fields such as computer science, cryptography, economics, statistics, and more. This lecture is designed for a diverse audience, requiring no specialized knowledge.

    Time and location: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Environmental Science & Chemistry Building (ESCB) Atrium       

    Fun chemistry experiments for all ages!   

    1. Making Slime  
    2. Lava Lamp Experiment 
    3. Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Making Demonstration 
    4. Liquid Nitrogen Flower Experiment (periodically performed) 
    5. Is Canadian money made differently? 
    6. Is that Gold? 

    Discover your environment with these fun workshops!  

    1. Virtual Sandbox 
    2. River Sediment Transport Model 
    3. Rocks, Minerals and Fossils 
    4. Drone Demonstration (if weather permits) 
    5. Tree Coring

    Explore physics and astrophysics!

    1. Static Electricity 
    2. Standing Waves on a String 
    3. Telescope Display 

    Time and location: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm in the Environmental Science & Chemistry Building, UTSC

    Please join us for an afternoon of complimentary food, free swag, and cool science experiments (advance RSVP required) as we celebrate our milestone of reaching over 1,000 MEnvSc graduates!  

    To help us create a more memorable experience for you and your family, and ensure we have ample food and swag on hand for our cherished alum, we kindly ask if you intend to attend this Sept 23 Homecoming event that you  RSVP For the DPES MEnvSc 1,000 Alumni Event by Sept 22. 

    South Academic Zone in the MP and SW Terrace (12:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

    Time and starting locations: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm leaving every 30 minutes from Admissions and Student Recruitment Table in the South Academic Zone, Science Wing (SW) Patio 

    Take a 30-minute tour with a UTSC student or staff member and learn about the new and exciting things our campus has to offer! Tours run every 30 minutes from the Admissions and Student Recruitment Table in the South Academic Zone starting at 12:00 pm.

    If you have any questions about UTSC programs, admissions or campus life, a member of the Admissions and Student Recruitment Team will be available at the tour station to chat with you before or after your tour. Please note that this tour does not include the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre.



    Time and location: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Doris McCarthy Gallery 

    It’s a homecoming for Scarborough artist Erika DeFreitas, an alum returning to UTSC to present her largest solo exhibition to date.

    Join us at the Doris McCarthy Gallery from 2 – 4 pm for the opening reception of our fall exhibition, it’s because of the shimmer, the verge, and the yet! The gallery will be open 11 am – 5 pm for those who wish to see the exhibition outside of the reception.

    Through photography, collage, sculpture, and video, DeFreitas addresses historical and archival absences, centring those who have been marginalized, misrepresented and erased. Drawing on both personal and cultural histories, she undertakes an ongoing dialogue with a community of historically overlooked women, ruminating on the margins of representability and reframing historic accounts to centre peripheral figures.

    DeFreitas will be present at the reception, and will deliver remarks alongside DMG Curator Sandy Saad-Smith. This is a relaxed reception, attendees are welcome to come and go as they need. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome! 

    Location: The UTSC Library (ARC Main Floor)

    Join us for a special tour of art in the U of T Scarborough Library, including the newly renovated and open space. Tours will be led by staff from the Doris McCarthy Gallery. Two 20-30 minute tours will be offered, at 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

    Time and location: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm outside of Highland Hall and inside the anthropology teaching lab in Highland Hall (HL) Room 303

    You're invited to join the Department of Anthropology for fun, treats and cool discoveries! More below: 

    • Tailgate and Trivia: Drop by for popcorn and answer anthropology trivia questions for your chance to win a prize.

    • Meet the Ancestors: Join us in the anthropology teaching lab (HL303) and look at casts of our earliest hominid ancestor. Get a sense of how human evolution has unfolded.


    Time and location: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm in the Ralph Campbell Lounge

    Alumni Lounge sponsored by Manulife and TD Insurance: A space for alumni to connect with peers, faculty, staff and members of the UTSC Alumni Association. Take a break and catch up with old and new friends in the Ralph Campbell Lounge.

    • 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm: Geography and City Studies Alumni Network (GCSAN) – Are you a Geography and City Studies alumni or student? If so, join us for this special networking hour to build connections with others from this program! You’ll also meet the GCSAN Executive Team who organizes GCSAN alumni events though out the year. This special networking hour is sponsored by Manulife and TD Insurance. 

    • 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm: UTSC Black Alumni Network networking hour in the Ralph Campbell Lounge – Join fellow Black alumni for an hour of building connections and networking. You’ll also meet members of the Black Alumni Network Executive Team and hear about their plans for this new alumni network. This special networking hour is sponsored by Manulife and TD Insurance. 

    Time and location: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Science Wing (SW) Terrace

    Chinese calligraphy is the writing of Chinese characters as an art form, combining purely visual art and interpretation of the literary meaning. This type of expression has been widely practiced in China and has been generally held in high esteem across East Asia

    Come and learn the art from seasoned Chinese calligraphers. We will have your name translated in Mandarin and written by the calligraphers on an elegant piece of rice paper. Take home with you this memorable and meaningful gift!

    Tour of the new Biological Sciences teaching laboratories: come see where the crayfish live and how we grow plants for teaching labs. Tours leave on the hour, noon, 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.  We can accommodate 25 people per tour. Meet outside SW323 for the hour.

    Tour of the Center for the Neurobiology of Stress laboratories and demonstration of a spinning disc confocal microscope, come see state of the art imaging. Tours on the half hour from noon to 3 pm. We can accommodate 5 attendees per tour. Meet outside SW323 for the hour.

    Time and location: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Arts & Administration Building (AA), 112

    U of T Scarborough offers you a prestigious U of T degree through 250+ program options and over 1,350 courses that span the arts, sciences and management, including unique programs that blend disciplines and provide opportunities to apply this knowledge outside the University. U of T Scarborough provides experiential learning through arts, science and business co-operative learning programs as well as internships, community engagement, combined degrees, joint degree plus diploma/certificate programs and hands-on research.

    Please join us for this information session to discover all U of T Scarborough has to offer and to learn how U of T Scarborough’s exciting new Health Sciences stream will prepare undergraduate science students for career success and provide a competitive advantage when applying to professional healthcare programs. 


    Photo of business leader Frank Stronach. Overlayed text says: A special lecture with UTSC Management Executive in Residence Frank Stronach - Empowering a prosperous future.


    Time and location: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Academic Resource Centre (ARC) Theatre


    On September 23, join eminent business leader Frank Stronach, founder and honorary chairman of Magna International Inc., in conversation about advancing a more healthy, sustainable, and prosperous society for all. 

    Mr. Stronach built Magna into the world’s most diversified automotive parts supplier with more than 170,000 employees in 34 countries and sales of over US$40 billion. Today, he is focused on accelerating two of the fastest growing economic trends globally: the shift to organic foods, and the rise of micro-electric mobility.

    In this talk, Mr. Stronach, who was recently appointed UTSC Management Executive in Residence, will discuss ways in which we can reduce poverty and improve living standards, tackle the urgent environmental crisis, and form a society where citizens have the ability and opportunity to pursue their own road to happiness.

    Open to all U of T Scarborough alumni, students, faculty, staff, partners, and community members. Save your seat now.


    Time and location: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm – Located in the Science Wing Psychology Lounge (SW427A)

    Registration will be required.

    Mindfulness meditation is a simple and effective way to relieve stress and provide a well needed pause in the middle of your day. At this practice session with Dr. Zindel Segal, you will have the opportunity to learn about the science behind mindfulness and to experience mindfulness meditation for yourself.

    Student Zone outside of the Student Centre (12:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

    Time and location: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm outside the Student Centre

    Get ready for a hype University of Toronto Homecoming with tracks by DJ LazVagez & DJ LuvJones, brought to you by RadioFWD!

    Join members of UofT's Family Care Office for a pre-homecoming event exclusively for current UofT students with family responsibilities.  Students and their families are invited to mix and mingle and meet Family Care Office staff and enjoy ice breakers, games and light snacks prior to taking in everything Homecoming has to offer.  Join us from 11am to 12pm on the Student Life Patio.  Registration is required; email family.care@utoronto.ca with the number of family members attending and the ages of participating children.  


    Family Events on Campus - Family Care Office (utoronto.ca)

    Online Celebration (12:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

    UTSC and the UTSC Sustainability Office are teaming up for a special Homecoming Giveaway! This is your chance to win one of three prize packs! On Saturday, September 23, tell us how you’re enjoying Homecoming for your chance to win a prize! Details will be posted on UTSC's Instagram on Friday, September 22. Good luck! 


    About the UTSC Sustainability Office

    The environment, conservation and sustainability is a globally prominent, intersectional area of strength for UTSC. Part of UTSC’s mission is to strengthen, grow and sustain local and global networks and partnerships that advance our mission while upholding values of accountable stewardship. Our approach to sustainability is intentionally interdisciplinary, views students as partners and is guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Sustainability Office’s mission is to help UTSC meet its sustainability goals. Learn more today!

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