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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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I've lost touch with old friends from U of T. Can the alumni office help me find them?

We'll do our best. First, try using the Find Friends feature of Alumni Circle (must be logged in to search) here. Still no luck? Write to [email protected]

How can I get copies of my transcripts?

Transcripts may be ordered online through ROSI (if you enrolled after September 1978) or by mail or fax through the University of Toronto Transcript Centre. Detailed instructions are available at

Degree verifications can be done through the Office of Convocation, at 416-978-7070 or [email protected]

I no longer receive U of T Magazine. How can I get back on the list?

To be reinstated on the mailing list, simply fill in our Address Update form. To request back issues of U of T Magazine, please write to [email protected].

Do I need an Alumni Card?

The Alumni Card is your permanent alumni identification. With it, you may claim alumni rates at the Athletic Centre, the Faculty Club and Hart House, limited-time career services at the Career Centre, free stack access at U of T libraries and a free e-mail forwarding service. A one-time setup fee of $20 (plus tax) will process the card. For more details, visit the Alumni Privileges page.

How do I apply for an Alumni Card?

Your permanent Alumni Card never needs renewal. You may use our online order form, or contact:

Perry Hall
Access and Information Services
Robarts Library
130 St. George Street
Toronto ON M5S 1A5

Tel: 416-978-0942
Fax: 416-971-3131

I have questions about alumni email services.

Alumni are entitled to a full-service e-mail account ending with These accounts boast excellent spam filtering and massive amounts of storage, all advertising-free and at no cost to the user. To learn more, visit

May we have our wedding photos taken at U of T?

You are welcome to bring your wedding party to the St. George Campus for photos, but first you will need clearance from the university. (This is to prevent wedding-day gridlock at popular locations.) Please contact the Office of Space Management at [email protected] or visit their Web page about wedding photos.

I've lost my diploma. How can I order a replacement?

Contact the Office of Convocation at [email protected]

Where can I buy U of T diploma frames, T-shirts and other souvenirs of my university days?

The Bookstore's the place! What's more, you can order online — anything from crested clothing and gifts or insignia rings and watches to rubber duckies for new grads! Visit the U of T Bookstore's website.

How do you translate the U of T motto "Velut Arbor Aevo"?

"As a tree with the passage of time"

Does the University of Toronto have a mascot?

Why, of course! It's the beaver, and his name is True Blue. He even has a sister. Her name is Blaze.

What is my alumni number?

Your alumni number is a ten-digit number unique to you, used to help connect you with alumni services and offers of use to you. Don't know your alumni number? No problem! Check the following places:

  • on the mailing label of your U of T Magazine
  • printed on letter mail addressed to you from U of T
  • at the very bottom of an e-mail invitation or newsletter from U of T