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Have a question? We're here to help!

The ASKme program provides answers to students' frequently asked questions during orientation and the first few weeks of the semester. The ASKme program creates a friendly and welcoming community for new students arriving at the U of T Scarborough campus.
Make the most of your student experience and get started on the right track! Learn how to find your way around campus, pick out the best places to eat, where the quiet study spaces are, and more.
You have questions. We have answers. A list of frequently asked questions are below for your convenience and you can always drop by our office in the Arts & Administration building (AA152), call us: 416-208-4760 or email us:

You asked, we answered. Tap through the Capsule videos below to hear those answers and to learn more about the student services available to you!

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Your UTORid is an 8 digit code that allows you access to university computers and online systems such as email and portals. Find your UTORid on your TCard. 
To activate it, visit and go to ACTIVATE and use the secret activation key (SAK) issued by the TCard office at the time you receive your TCard.
Computer and email related support is available for students at Information and Instructional Technology Services.
Student Help Desk 
Location: Bladen Wing (BV487), Instructional Centre (IC35), Library
Phone: 416-287-4357
The TCard is your U of T student ID. Visit for more information.  
Visit to load your funds, check your balance and view your transaction history. 
With TCard+, you can use your existing TCard to pay at food outlets, U of T Bookstore, vending machines, laundry machines, departments, printing, and photocopying!

Quercus is U of T's institionally supported learning management system and student portal. To access the portal, log in using your UTORid:

The Office of the Registrar has a list of all academic dates, deadlines and school closures. 

Visit the Registrar's page to see all dates for each semester.

The Registrar's website has a step-by-step outline for tuition fees. 

Visit the Paying Your Fees page and the Deferring Your Fees page to learn more.

ACORN is U of T’s student online information system. This is where you can sign up for courses, update personal information and access grades.
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UHIP is a health insurance plan that gives international students coverage that’s similar to OHIP.
Check your UTORemail, or email (no in-person pick-up).

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You can download a copy of the campus map online to help find your way around:

You can visit our campus status and announcements page to keep updated. We suggest bookmarking this page!

Students may purchase permits from the Parking Services Office in the Instructional Centre (IC40) or online:


Residence permits are only available for purchase in the Parking Services Office.


Questions? Email

Lockers can be purchased online through the SCSU website. Please be advised that all Fall/Winter locker rental terms have been extended until further notice.


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There are plenty of exciting orientation events and activities happening on campus. 


Orientation is a great opporunity to connect with our students and familiarize yourself with academic and administrative departments as well as student-led organizations. 


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UTSC has a variety of locations where you can grab a full meal or a quick coffee. For food options, hours and locations please visit:


A meal plan is a prepaid account on your TCard that enables you to enjoy a wide variety of healthy food from more than 20 vendors at UTSC. 


To purchase a meal plan, drop by the TCard Office in the Bladen Wing (BV498A), call 416-208-2233 or email us at

The University of Toronto Scarborough is committed to providing quality study space to students, including year-round study space and additional space during exams. 


A list of study space options is available online:

Public access computers are available in the library and in the Bladen Wing computer labs on the 4th floor.

There are over 200 student associations, clubs and organizations on campus. The Student Organization Portal directory has a listing of all campus groups you can browse through based on your interests:

The Co-Curricular Record (CCR) is another resource for exploring opporunities to get involved. The CCR is a database designed to help students find opportunities beyond the classroom and to have their skills and experiences captured on an official document:

The Registrar's Office is a resource for students with questions about fees, financial aid and scholarships. 


For more information about paying your fees, fee deferral, OSAP funding, and awards and bursaries, you can connect with the Registrar's Office in the following ways:


In-Person: Highland Hall, Main Floor

Phone: 416-287-7001

Email and online chat available via

AccessAbility Services provides services and academic accommodations to students who have a documented mental health, learning, physical, sensory, or medical condition. We also lead campus accessibility and education initiatives for the students, staff and faculty. 

Location: Arts & Administration Building (AA142)

Phone: 416-287-7560



Student Housing & Residence Life supports your transition to living in residence and off-campus student housing. Whether you're living on- or off-campus, we're here to help! Drop by and see us in the Student Residence Centre, or you can reach us by phone: 416-287-7365 or email:

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The Academic Advising & Career Centre integrates developmental advising, learning skills, career counselling, and employment coaching through individual appointments, workshops, experiential programming, events, and a range of online resources. Academic advisors are available to support students.

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You can access online job listings on the Career Learning Network (CLN):


You will need to have activated your UTORid to access the job listings.


For questions about your job search, visit the Academic Advising & Career Centre in the Academic Resource Centre (AC213).

The Career Learning Network (CLN) is an online portal for student jobs, events, programs, and services. CLN is a tri-campus platform and key resource for students to search for a variety of opportunities to get involved on campus. 


To access CLN, use your UTORid and password. Visit and explore the many was to make the most of your student experience.

The Co-Curricular Record (CCR) allows students to build their experience and get recognized by U of T for active involvement. Learn how you can find opportunities beyond the classroom and have your experiences captured on an official document. Use the CCR database to search for opportunities and record your accomplishments.

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U of T Scarborough is home to the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, where you can find the Department of Athletics & Recreation. TPASC is a state-of-the-art facility with over 300,000 square feet dedicated to sports, fitness, and recreation. The Department of Athletics & Recreation offers a variety of programming for individuals of all fitness and ability levels, both on and off-campus.

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SCSU holds two multi-faith prayer rooms that are available to students, staff and faculty on a 24-hour basis. 


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U of T Scarborough is home to the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre. TPASC is a state-of-the-art facility with over 300,000 square feet dedicated to sports, fitness and recreation.  


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Being a volunteer is a great way to get involved on campus, gain valuable leadership experience and make a difference in the lives of others. 


There are a number of resources where you can explore volunteer opportunties:


Career Learning Network (CLN):


Co-Curricular Record (CCR):



At the Health and Wellness Centre, students can make an appointment with counsellors, nurses and doctors for:

  • Free, counselling services
  • Sexual health services (birth control counselling, free condoms, hormonal birth control available for purchase, emergency contraceptive pill, Pap tests, pregnancy testing and counselling, and sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing)
  • Immunizations/vaccines (including flu shots)
  • Most other general health services (acne treatment, allergy shots, diagnostic testing, first aid, prescriptions, referrals to specialists, wart removal, smoking cessation, nutritional counselling, medical notes etc.)

All appointments must be made by calling 416-287-7065. Please visit for more information.

At the Health and Wellness Centre (located in SL-270), students can make free, same-day appointments with counsellors, nurses and doctors. Appointments are private and confidential. Additionally, you can join psycho-educational groups and workshops, where you can connect with other students and learn coping strategies. Current groups and workshops can be found here:


You can also attend drop-in Peer Support, where you can connect with other students who are trained to support you. More information can be found on:


Lastly, you can attend a Wellness Peer Program event or workshop to support your mental health journey.


Please call 416-287-7065 to book your appointment at the Health and Wellness Centre or visit for more information.

At the Health and Wellness Centre (located in SL-270), students can make free, same-day appointments with counsellors, nurses and doctors. Appointments are private and confidential. Please call 416-287-7065 to book your appointment or visit for more information.


UTSC students also have access to My SSP (which stands for Student Support Program), which provides immediate and ongoing confidential 24/7 counselling support for free. Support is available in 146 languages and you can connect with a counsellor via phone or text. More information can be found on


Additionally, UTSC students have access to Good2Talk, which provides free, confidential support services for post-secondary students in Ontario, available 24/7/365. By calling 1-866-925-5454, students can receive professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being. More information can be found on: