Waitlist Process

While we do our best to accommodate all applicants, sometimes we receive more applications than we have rooms available. The following is the process used to determine your waitlist number:

  • Applications are placed in order of the date and time they are received;

  • As spaces become available an offer will be made, taking into consideration the applicant's unit preferences (3-bedroom or 4-bedroom townhouse);

  • If a waitlist category is exhausted then an alternate category will be used to fill the space. This process will continue until no space remains or the waitlist is exhausted;

  • We will notify applicants through e-mail when a room becomes available and require an answer within two (2) business days. If we do not receive an email back within that time frame, we will move ahead with the next student on our list and your application will be cancelled;

  • If we offer you a residence room and you decline because you would like another housing style, your application will be cancelled;

  • If you find alternate housing and you would like to cancel off the waiting list, please email the Residence Services Desk at resdesk.utm@utoronto.ca, by fax at 905-828-5473 or by mail to Student Housing & Residence Life. Verbal or phone cancellations will NOT be accepted;

  • The waitlist will remain active throughout the year;

  • It will be your responsibility to keep your contact information up-to-date directly through ACORN.