Steps to getting your TCard

All members of the University of Toronto Scarborough community are required to have a TCard. It is your primary form of photo ID on campus, which grants you access to services and facilities such as: the Library, your UTORid, your U of T email address, wifi at any U of T campus, Blackboard, printing services, athletic facilities, exams, events, meal plans, laundry services, and more.


Beginning December 1, 2017, the Mississauga, Scarborough and Downtown Toronto offices will be issuing TCards for new students who are REGISTERED for the Winter 2018 session.

INVITED students who need to enroll in a course before Dec.1, can login to ROSI-SWS (by using your Student Number & PIN) or ACORN (by using your UTORid/JOINid).

Office hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10am - 4:00pm
Wednesday: 10am - 4pm & 5pm - 6:30pm
Friday: 10am - 3pm


Location: Fourth Floor of the Bladen Wing

Fall and Winter semesters: Room BV498A
​Summer semester:  Room BV481

University of Toronto members (current and new) are welcome to visit any U ofT TCard Office (UTSC, UTM, or St. George), whether it is their first TCard or a replacement is required.

Required Documents

U of T Students

  • New students to the University of Toronto are required to present valid documentation, and their Offer of Admission letter. To avoid disappointment, ensure that you provide the right combination of documents when you arrive.
  • Replacement cards for lost, stolen, or damaged cards are issued to registered students for a $20.00 fee payable by TBucks or cash. Please provide valid government issued photo ID. 

Faculty and Staff are welcome to obtain a TCard by providing valid government issued photo ID. New faculty and staff are also asked to provide a copy of their "Getting Online" letter from Human Resources that clearly indicates their UTORid and barcode. 

School of Continuing Studies (SCS) Students are advised to obtain a permission letter from the School of Continuing Studies before visiting the TCard Office to have their photo taken. You can request this letter directly from the School of Continuing Studies. Detailed information regarding TCards has been emailed to you, and can also be found on the SCS website under Student Services. A TCard may only be issued by presenting this letter, in addition to valid government issued photo ID.

Temporary Accounts for Visiting Staff, Scholars, or Faculty are issued at the request of your supervisor. Proof of your sponsorship must be presented as a letter from your department (printed on letterhead) detailing the following information:

  • Full name, date of birth
  • Phone number, address, email address
  • Start and end date of your employment or visit
  • Date in which the letter is being issued
  • Supervisor's name, signature, and contact information

Please bring a signed copy of your letter, along with valid government issued photo ID to the UTSC TCard Office to create the account. If you have questions regarding this process, please contact the UTSC TCard Office. 

Lost TCards

Please return lost cards to the TCard Office, as they become property of the Registrar's Office. If you lost your TCard, you will be contacted via email to notify you that it has been found if it is returned to our office. Please ensure that your email address on ACORN is correct.

If you have a meal plan, you can deactivate your TCard online to freeze your funds until you replace your TCard. 

GO Transit Student ID

Registered full-time students are eligible to obtain a GO student ID in order to receive the discounted student fare price when using GO services.

Apply Online 

  1. Complete the GO Transit Student ID Request Form
  2. You will be emailed a direct link to the application form. Complete the form within 10 days, as the link will expire.

Getting Your Pass
Upon approval, you will receive an email with your pass. You can download it right to your phone, or print a copy to keep in your wallet. Either option will be accepted by GO Transit Safety Staff. 

If you are not eligible for a pass, you will receive an email detailing the reason for the decline.

Contact Information & Additional Details
Phone: (416) 869-3600 ext. 7272

Loading money onto your TCard

You can use your TCard to print, or make food purchases on campus. Learn how to load money on your account.