Placements Process

First Year Placement Process

All first year residence communities are developed as Academic Living Communities: you will be living in a community with students who are in the same or a similar academic discipline – meaning you’ll already have something in common!

Moreover, to support your transition, your Peer Academic Leader (PAL) and Don live nearby to help answer questions, lead seminars, social events and study sessions. Our first year communities make it easy to walk to class, review notes and study for exams with your neighbours and roommates!

Students entering their first year will be placed in one of our first year communities, listed below.

First Year Communitites:

  • Oscar Peterson Hall
  • Erindale Hall (Double and Premium)
  • McLuhan Court
  • Putnam Place
  • Leacock Lane
  • MaGrath Valley (Double and Premium)

More information about each community, including floor plans, can be found here.

The following is taken in to consideration when placing First Year students:

  • Reasonable accommodation requests for documented medical needs
  • Mixed-gender housing requests
  • Program of study
  • Gender identity or gender expression

During the application process, first year applicants will not be able to indicate building or roommate preferences since room assignments are arranged by program of study. Applicants will have the opportunity to indicate if they are interested in living in a mixed gender unit as well as submit any medical accommodation requests while completing the application.

Upper Year Placement Process

 

 

Our upper year undergraduate communities are designed to provide you with the greatest opportunity for success. Living in residence in your upper years can positively influence your learning and academic performance by providing you extra time, opportunities to get involved and to get to know staff, faculty and peers – right here at home! 

Please note that the number of upper year spaces is determined on how many spaces are remaining after the University of Toronto First Year Housing Guarantee applications have been received.

Upper Year Community:

  • Roy Ivor Hall

More information about each community, including floor plans, can be found here.

Any applicant that receives an upper year residence offer or guarantee before June 26, 2017 will be eligible to self-select their room. Room self-selection occurs between June 26 and July 7, 2017. Applicants will be invited back to the application portal in the summer to select their room. If a student does not either (a) receive an offer of residence by June 26, 2017 or (b) select a room during the designated self-selection period, a room will be assigned based on availability. Availability in your preferred residence will be reduced and roommate requests are not guaranteed.

The following is taken in to consideration when placing Upper Year students that did not self-select their room:

  • Reasonable accommodation requests for documented medical needs
  • Mixed-gender housing requests
  • Gender identity or gender expression
  • Room preferences and roommate requests

If an applicant applies after the March 17, 2017 deadline:

Any upper year applications received after the March 17, 2017 deadline will be automatically placed on the waitlist and admitted based on availability. Availability in their preferred residence will be reduced and roommate requests are not guaranteed.