Resources for Alumni and Friends

The Department of French welcomes you, our alumni and friends, to connect and access the benefits and services available to you.

You are part of the Arts & Science alumni community, one of over 253,000 alumni living in more than 190 countries. Every day, and in every sector – government, industry, business, scientific research, arts and culture, education, health, human rights and more – our alumni are stepping up to make a far-reaching and positive difference in their communities and around the world. We are grateful for your contributions as they are remarkable in many ways.

Alumni Resources

Visit the central U of T Alumni page to update your contact information, learn about the benefits and services available to you (including how to access your transcript and set up your alumni email account), and see the calendar of alumni events and a full listing of recognized alumni groups the University has to offer.

Visit the Faculty of Arts & Science Alumni & Friends page to subscribe to our e-newsletter, learn more about our alumni community and see upcoming events for Arts & Science alumni.


Our students are seeking support as they move through and beyond their degrees. Alumni also have a role in shaping U of T’s educational excellence and global impact.

As an alumnus, you have the experience, skills and insights to make a difference.

Come out and speak to students at one of our Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) events.

Welcome students into your workplace for a job shadowing opportunity.

Speak with prospective students as part of our Alumni Recruitment Ambassador Program.

Learn more about opportunities to volunteer through one of U of T’s centrally run programs.


Philanthropic Support

Our donors play a critical role in advancing our mission: to provide our students with an excellent education, and to produce top-quality research.

The Department of French is unique in the breadth and depth of its teaching and research in French language, literature and linguistics. Each year, more than 3,000 students enrol in French courses at U of T, and the scholarly diversity of our faculty members reflects the cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity of the new global reality of the French-speaking world.

As we prepare students for a globalized world, we recognize the urgency to better understand the changing face and increasing complexity of the French-speaking world. The imperative is particularly pressing because new generations of Canadians will require even greater cultural fluency in order to successfully navigate a radically transforming global reality. By fostering the vibrancy of French literary and language studies, your support will help U of T to meet this challenge.