We are a community that includes students, staff and faculty as well as friends and guests. We worship together, support one another in learning and in life, offer hospitality, laugh and learn together.
There’s more to student life than classrooms, particularly when it comes to theological education! Here at UTC learning how to be the people of God happens in the many ways we gather as community.
Because we are a small college, our students develop close connections with fellow students and with faculty, fostering a sense of belonging, mentoring and common purpose.
As much as possible, the college conducts its worship, educational and community life bilingually, creating a welcome place for francophones and anglophones from all around the globe.
Students participate fully as learners and as leaders, sharing their gifts and uniqueness. This rich diversity strengthens and enhances the UTC community experience.
Our college home at 3521 University Street is where the community gathers. Many people have come to see our space as a spiritual and educational home.
Beautifully restored in 2013, our (125-year old) building houses staff offices, a seminar and study library, and a well-lit community room with cozy fireplace and kitchen. Students and their guests have full access to the rooms during the day, evenings and weekends.
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All our staff and faculty make it our practice to be as accessible as possible. When not in meetings or classes, we usually keep our doors open – so students feel free to come in and chat.
We gather regularly as a college community to replenish ourselves spiritually, deepen our relationships with one another and to connect with the wider college community, including our neighbours, ecumenical colleagues, friends, and family. Important events include
- Wednesday Lunch—Every Wednesday throughout the term, we gather for a student led-worship followed by lunch (provided) and community time.
- Community Evenings—We gather one evening a month for a communion celebration and a shared meal.
- Annual Retreat—Once a year, we spend a weekend at a beautiful lakeside retreat centre for a time of community building, spirituality, reflection, worship, music and relaxation.