Welcome to U of T Mississauga
Newly-admitted Students: First Steps
Student success is the priority for U of T Mississauga. We offer many services and resources to help you succeed. This Registration Guide outlines the steps you need to take to register in courses. It also points you in the direction of additional assistance and resources.
Get Your University E-Mail Account!
The university’s official method of corresponding with you is via e-mail, including information regarding registration, accounts and other key areas. You MUST have an active and valid utoronto e-mail account in order to receive this information. It is your responsibility to check this account on a regular basis. You will receive instructions on how to activate your e-mail account when you get your TCard. Please note: your utoronto e-mail address will be automatically updated on ACORN, the online student web service, on the first day of classes if you have not already recorded it there. It will be the only e-mail address the university uses to contact you. All others will be deleted.
The University of Toronto is committed to protecting your privacy, as per the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). You are expected to address any concerns or access your admission, financial and/or academic information yourself. If a situation arises where a third party (such as a parent, partner, sibling, friend) needs to conduct business with the Office of the Registrar on your behalf (such as picking up or viewing university documents, except transcripts), you must obtain and sign a “Consent to Release Information” form in person at the Office of the Registrar.
Bus Pass, Parking, Shuttle, GO Transit
Eligible students have access to unlimited travel on Mississauga Transit between September and April thanks to the U-Pass program. The fee is included under incidental fees charged to eligible students. To see if you are eligible to use the U-Pass, see www.utm.utoronto.ca/upass.
If you travel by car, you can park at meters or purchase a parking pass. See www.utm.utoronto.ca/parking.
A shuttle bus transports U of T Mississauga students to Sheridan College and the St. George (downtown Toronto) campus. Schedules are available at www.utm.utoronto.ca/shuttle.
The nearest GO train stations are Clarkson on the Lakeshore line and Streetsville on the Milton Line. Visit www.gotransit.com for schedules. Mississauga Transit provides a link between the station and the campus (visit www.mississauga.ca for updates). GO ID cards for registered, full-time students are available at the TCard Office.
Your permanent University of Toronto Student Card (TCard) is more than photo ID. It has many uses, both around campus and off-campus. Your TCard serves as:
- a printing and photocopying card
- a library card
- an electronic key card controlling access to RAWC, library and labs
- an identification card for exams, voting on campus, student discounts
- a fare-free UTM shuttle service card
- a pass that provides unlimited fare-free rides on MiWay, Mississauga Transit’s bus system (in conjunction with UPass), and
- a debit card which can be used to purchase food at select locations on campus
Because your photo will be taken, you can only get your TCard by coming to campus in person starting June 6. The TCard Office is located on the lower level of the CCT Building atrium. You must bring your “offer of admission” letter and valid identification/citizenship documents (see www.utm.utoronto.ca/tcard) for details.
If you are unable to get your TCard during the summer, you will be able to do so when you arrive on campus for the beginning of the Fall-Winter session.