Living in Residence
Immerse yourself in university life by living on campus. Each U of T campus has a range of housing options that will help you integrate into a fun, supportive and close-knit community at the University. Walk to classes, on-campus events, athletic facilities and libraries. Take part in movie nights, recreational sports events, study groups and club activities. And find convenient and helpful services, from healthy dining options and laundry facilities, to city tours and academic mentorships. Living in residence is a great way to kick off your university experience. Find out more about U of T housing services at UTM, UTSC and St. George.
Residence is guaranteed for all new full-time students entering their first year of university in an undergraduate program for the first time, provided that they have indicated their interest in residence and met all of our deadlines.
UPDATE FOR FALL 2021: The health and safety of the U of T community is our top priority. The University is looking toward Fall 2021 with optimism, and we are hopeful that public health conditions will allow us to house all eligible first-year students. However, provincial health regulations continue to guide our work and will determine the total number of spaces in residence as well as our ability to honour the first-year residence guarantee. Find more details about residence for fall 2021 here.
Students experience diverse communities, are surrounded by places to explore and have access to nearby amenities.
Some students opt to live off campus in one of the Greater Toronto Area’s many student-friendly and culturally diverse neighbourhoods. If you decide to find your own housing arrangement, the University’s housing offices can help you navigate the rental market and find the best fit. Browse the University of Toronto’s off-campus rental housing listings, and find another student to share a rental unit, using our Roommate Finder service. Access the University of Toronto’s off-campus rental housing supports.
Mississauga Campus Residence Options
With the University of Toronto Mississauga’s Academic Living Communities, first-year students share residence space with students in the same, or a similar academic discipline. Live in traditional-style dormitories or townhomes, and take part in a variety of seminars, social events and study sessions.
Upper-year students often live in residence in student leadership roles like dons or residence advisors. Others live in shared apartment-style housing.
Accessible units are available in both first-year and upper-year residences. Accommodations have elevators, automated door openers, braille signage and other features that make them as equitable and inclusive as possible.
Take a virtual tour of UTM residences, or sign up for an in-person tour. You can also visit residences through a regular campus tour, although access is restricted at certain times during the year to respect student study spaces.
Off Campus Housing Information
Looking for a place to live off-campus? Are you searching for a room-mate? UTM students can visit the University of Toronto off-campus housing finder for a range of housing listings in the city of Mississauga and the surrounding area. This registry is updated through the Housing Services Department at the St.George Campus. Contact UTM Student Housing & Residence Life if you have questions about off-campus housing.
St. George Campus Residence Options
Located in the urban core of downtown Toronto, the University of Toronto’s St. George campus residences provide students with a comfortable home-away-from-home. Whether living in one of the St. George campus’ seven colleges, or in the Chestnut Residence, students experience a tight-knit community feel within the country’s top research university.
In addition to residence living, St. George campus’ colleges also serve as community hubs. They sponsor specialized academic programs and provide student services, dining options and cultural spaces. The residences that you are eligible for depend on which Faculty you join. Students in the Faculty of Arts and Science are all members of a college, even if they decide not to live in residence. Students in other Faculties are not a member of a college, but they can still live in most college residences.
Each of the residence options has a distinctive character and legacy. Most have dormitory-type accommodation, while some have shared apartment-style or hotel-style units. Accessible accommodations are available.
- Find out more about the residence options at U of T St. George
- Find out more about choosing an Arts & Science College
- See U of T St. George residence fees
Connect with Housing Services at U of T St. George for any residence questions!
If you’re considering living in residence and are able to visit the campus, you should come for a free tour of the different housing options. Look up the current Residence Tour Schedule.
Find out more about Residence Tours.
Get a first-hand look at what residence life is like from our current students:
- Laviniya at Victoria College
- Kevin at St. Michael’s College
- Osman at New College
- Chiao at Innis College
- Kate at University College
- Madeleine at Woodsworth College
- Kate at St. Michael’s College (Loretto College)
- Sam at Trinity College
Off Campus Housing Information
Looking for a place to live off-campus? Are you searching for a room-mate? St. George Campus students can visit the University of Toronto off-campus housing finder for a range of housing listings in the city of Toronto and the surrounding area. This service also includes extensive tenant resources and a Roommate Finder program that allows you to post a roommate profile and view profiles of other U of T students looking for off-campus housing who share your interests, habits and housing needs. Contact U of T St. George Housing Services if you have questions about off-campus housing.
Scarborough Campus Residence Options
Living in residence has many advantages, including proximity to campus, a supportive learning environment and leadership opportunities. The University of Toronto Scarborough offers townhouse and apartment suites, the majority of which have single rooms. Accessible accommodations are available.
UTSC townhouses are within a five-minute walk to classes and facilities. Each unit is shared among four to six students, and is fully furnished with bedrooms, one or two bathrooms, a kitchen, storage area and living/dining room. They are in the most scenic areas of campus and most have single-occupancy bedrooms.
The Joan Foley Hall apartment building features three- and four-bedroom units, equipped with two bathrooms, a full kitchen, a living/dining room and a storage room. Each floor has a common room with a view of the scenic Highland Creek Valley.
Take a virtual tour of UTSC residences, or come for an in-person tour. You can visit residences through a regular campus tour, although access may be restricted during exams to respect study space.
Off Campus Housing Information
Searching for off-campus housing and living in an unfamiliar area can feel intimidating, especially if it’s for the first time.
UTSC has developed a series of resources to help guide you to successful off-campus living. The online resources will help walk you through the process of finding a place to live, and provide you with tips and resources to ease the transition. They have tried to include all that is relevant to living off-campus, learn more.