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, athletic facilities, exams, meal plans, online learning portal, printing services, and more.
TCard Services at Scarborough Campus:
Staff, faculty and students on the Scarborough campus, for whom a new/replacement TCard is a requirement (for access to buildings/labs, meal plans, etc. this Fall) may request a TCard using the processes outlined below. A TCard is not currently required to access U of T Library resources (see below).
If you are a New Student, follow these steps:
If you are Staff, Faculty or current (not new) student, follow these steps:
TCards are not required if you are studying remotely. In order to activate your UTORid (which is the key to online resources including UTMail+ and library services), you will be required to submit your photo online and set up a remote appointment. TCard appointments times are visible on CLNx. If there are no appointment times suitable for your schedule, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide alternate options.
At the appointment you will:
Step 1: Submit a photo via MyPhoto, and once the photo is approved (you will get an email).
Step 2: Set up a remote appointment via CLNx to activate your UTORid. *Note: Both step 1 and step 2 must be completed in order to produce a physical card.
Step 3: Once your information has been submitted your card will be printed and you will receive a confirmation email inviting you to book an in-person appointment to pick-up your card from the UTSC Library. Do not book a pick-up appointment unless you have received an email confirming your card is ready for pick-up in the Library.
Step 4: Bring appropriate documents to verify your identity and legal status in Canada in order to pick up your card. (tcard.utoronto.ca/documentation-required/) We are not permitted to release cards if you do not provide the correct documentation.
TCards will be provided to you at your residence, so long as you successfully submit a photo via MyPhoto and complete a remote appointment via CLNx.
Please note a TCard is not currently required to access U of T Library resources (see below). You are still able to write an exam or midterm if you have lost your TCard. Visit Lost/Replacement TCards for more information and on how to disable a TCard
o head and shoulders, against a white background
o Make sure your head is centred and eyes are looking into the camera
o Submit a colour photo
o Accurately represents your current appearance*
o 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
o Please do not do any of the following or the replacement cannot be printed: Digitally alter your photo or use any filters*, use a scanned picture or a picture of a picture, use social media photos, include objects (hats/sunglasses) or other people
Once the replacement fee has been processed and your card has been printed, you will receive a confirmation email inviting you to book an appointment through CLNx to pick up your card in the library. Do not book an appointment unless you have received a confirmation that your card is available. Please note that you will be required to present the appropriate documentation in order to pick up your TCard, this includes valid government-issued ID.