Getting your TCard just got easier with MyPhoto! - University of Toronto 2020

What is a TCard

Your TCard is your identification for academic purposes. It includes your photo, UTORid, student number (or personnel number for staff and faculty) and a barcode. It provides access to services and facilities such as libraries, athetic facilities, exams, meal plans, online learning portal, printing services, and more. 

Important Notice:

All University buildings are closed as of March 17, 2020 to the general public. All TCard Office locations are closed.

COVID-19 Information and Resources
Quercus Student Guide

Can I Get A TCard or UTORID During The University Closure?

  • During the University closure, TCard Services is not issuing TCards.
  • To activate your UTORid (Which is your key to online resources including Quercus and UTMail+), newly admitted students should: 
    - Submit a photo via MyPhoto.

    - Schedule an online appointment with a TCard Staff via CLNx
    - Have required document with you at the online appointment. 

Newly Admitted Students Starting in Fall 2020:

  • Step 1: Submit a photo via MyPhoto, and once the photo is approved, you can move to Step 2. 
  • Step 2: Set up an appointment with a TCard Staff via CLNx to verify your identity, approve your photo and activate your UTORid and UTmail+.
    - Appointments will take place via MSTeams.
    - You will need your JOINid to login to CLNx.

At The Appointment, You Will:

  • Be required to show your face via a webcam (for identity purposes).
  • Show your valid, physical/hard copy government-issued required documents
  • Have your MyPhoto picture verified by a TCard staff.
  • Receive your UTORid Activation instructions.
  • BONUS: Submit a photo using the MyPhoto system before August 21st and get a $15 Booksore gift card + free shipping in Canada. Visit the Bookstore website for terms and conditions.

How Can I Pick Up My TCard Once U of T Reopens/I Am On Campus?

For Contractors, Temporary Staff/Faculty & Visiting Professors:

If You Have Lost Your TCard:

  • Disable your lost TCard
  • You are still able to write an exam or midterm if you have lost your TCard. 
    - Be prepared to present government-issued ID or your passport. Your department/exam invigilator will advise you on what you need to do next.
    - If you have any questions or concerns, email us:

For Students Who Remain In Residence:

How To Contact the Office of the Registrar Or Residence 

Other Questions/Concerns During The Closure:

Additional Info