First Year Applicants

Residence Guarantee for First-Year Applicants

Residence is guaranteed for all new full-time students entering their first year of university in an undergraduate program, if they meet the following criteria and all deadlines. To be eligible, students must accept an offer of admission from the University by June 1 and follow the steps below.
 

How to Apply

  1. Enable your JOINid.
    This provides access to the application through the StarRez Portal. Have your U of T applicant number and JOINid ready and visit uoft.me/enable to get set up.
  2. Confirm your interest by March 31, 2020.
    Log in to StarRez to see a list of residences and room types that you are eligible to apply to. Confirm your interest in residence and rank your room preferences.
  3. Respond to your residence offer and pay both deposits by the deadlines.
    Eligible students who accept a University offer of admission by June 1 will receive a residence offer by email and on the StarRez Portal under the "My Applications" tab by mid-June. When you receive a residence offer, follow the instructions and be mindful of required deposits and deadlines. The following deposits will be required to maintain your Residence Guarantee:
  • Deposit #1: $600.00 due by deadline indicated in your offer email (By mid-June)
  • Deposit #2: $1400.00 starting July 17 and due by the deadlines below, depending on your arrival time to residence (See more details below)

Both deposits are submitted online through your StarRez Portal application.  Do not submit your deposits in ACORN.

Deposits are refundable until certain dates.  See our Cancellations page for more information.

 

Next Step: Complete between July 17 to July 31, 2020 to maintain your Residence Guarantee

Our process this year is designed to help you maintain your residence space, even if you are not able to arrive on campus in September.   

 To continue with your application and maintain your Residence Guarantee, you must login to the StarRez portal and select one of the four (4) options below by July 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm ET.

Remember, you must login to StarRez by July 31 and indicate when you will be arriving, even if your deposit deadline is on a later date. 

 

Option 1: Arrive between September 1-30

  • Login to your UTSC Academic Year application on the StarRez Portal (Under “My Applications) to select this option from the choices
  • Complete all application pages, including paying Deposit #2 ($1,400 CAD) by July 31, 2020
    • Deposit #1 is refundable until August 14
    • Deposit #2 is refundable until August 14
       

Option 2: Arrive between October 1-November 30

  • Login to your UTSC Academic Year application on the StarRez Portal (Under “My Applications) to select this option from the choices
  • Indicate your estimated arrival date. We will follow up with you later to confirm your arrival date from within the predetermined arrival windows
  • Complete the required application pages by July 31, 2020
  • Pay Deposit # 2 ($1,400 CAD) by August 14, 2020
    • Deposit #1 becomes non-refundable after July 31
    • Deposit #2 is refundable until August 28
       

Option 3: Arrive in January 2021

  • Login to your UTSC Academic Year application on the StarRez Portal (Under “My Applications) to select this option from the choices
  • Complete the required application pages by July 31, 2020
  • Pay Deposit # 2 ($1,400 CAD) by August 14, 2020
    • Deposit #1 becomes non-refundable after July 31
    • Deposit #2 is refundable until September 30
       

Option 4: Cancel your space in residence

University admission deferrals to Fall 2021

If you receive approval to defer your studies to Fall 2021, please contact us to cancel your space for this year and have your deposits refunded.  Only students who successfully defer their studies will be eligible for the Residence Guarantee in 2021, as long as they do not take any post-secondary courses from any institution in 2020-2021. You must re-submit your residence application and deposits in 2021-2022.

 

Deposit #2 Instructions Summary 

If you're arriving... Steps Deposit #2 refund deadline
September 1 to 30

Login to your UTSC Academic Year application on the StarRez Portal.

Select this option from the choices by July 31.

Pay deposit #2 by July 31, 2020.

 

             

                 August 14

October 1 to November 30

Login to your UTSC Academic Year application on the StarRez Portal.

Select this option from the choices by July 31.

Pay deposit #2 by August 14, 2020.

 

 

                August 28

January 2021

Login to your UTSC Academic Year application on the StarRez Portal.

Select this option from the choices by July 31.

Pay deposit #2 by August 14, 2020.

 

 

             September 30

 

Wait List

Students who missed the residence guarantee deadlines may submit a wait list application on the StarRez Portal.  If you miss the residence guarantee deadline you are encouraged to monitor the StarRez Portal and your email on file with the University frequently to check the status of your residence application.  Due to a very high demand for residence, and because we have had to significantly reduce the number of spaces available due to COVID, no wait list offers will be made before August.

 

Roommate Requests

Learn how to request roommates before the housing assignment process takes place.