Staff and Faculty TCards

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Staff and Faculty

A TCard is your physical identification/credential for on-campus purposes. It includes your photo, UTORid,  personnel number, and a barcode. Data from/on the card is used to verify/grant access to relevant campus services. Staff and facullty can follow the steps below to obtain their TCards. 

  1. Get your UTORid and SAK: Your UTORid and Secret Activation Key (SAK) can be found on the online services letter provided to you by your business officer/the Division of People Strategy, Equity & Culture. Contact your business officer if you have any difficulties/for more information. 
  2. Activate your UTORid: Go to and enter your UTORid + SAK.
  3. Submit your photo: Email the UTSC TCard Office at Provide your staff number or UTORid in the email. 
    Please follow these guidelines when attaching a photo:
    • Take the photo against a white background
    • Make sure your head is centered and eyes are looking into the camera
    • Submit a colour photo
    • Accurately represent your current appearance
    • Submit a photo with a minimum of 300 x 370 pixels at 300 dpi, in a JPEG format with a maximum size of 6 MB
      *Note: If you prefer, we can take your photo in the office during office hours.
  4. Pick up your TCard: You can visit the TCard Office during office hours to pick up your card. If you prefer to avoid waiting in line, you can book an appointment on CLNx:
    • Log into CLNx. On the left-hand menu bar go to: Appointments > TCard > Book by Appointment Type > E) Scarborough Registrar's Office TCard In-Person Appointment > Select a time slot under "Next Available Appointments" in the righthand menu. During your appointment you will be asked to provide valid government-issued ID to confirm your identity.

For Contractors, Temporary Staff/Faculty & Visiting Professors who require a UTORid or UTORid reactivation:

If you fall into one of these categories and do not appear in HRIS, the department you are working for should apply for a Long-Term Guest UTORid and then submit the request to:

  • Name
  • Birthdate
  • Previously Assigned UTORid (if applicable)
  • UTORid date range (i.e., length of the contract)Name of Department
  • Address of Department

For further information, please visit the Robarts Library wesbite.