First-Year Application Process

First-Year Housing. Photo of Oscar Peterson Hall.

Review our 2021 - 2022 First Year Application Guide

Translated Application Guides

BreakIn an effort to support our International students through the residence application process, we want to translate our application guide into different languages.

Arabic (عربى) UTM Residence First Year Application Guide
Mandarin (简体中文)UTM Residence First Year Application Guide
Spanish (Español) UTM Residence First Year Application Guide

Disclaimer: Student Housing & Residence Life will not be held liable for any miscommunication or misinterpretation as a result of the translation of this guide.


Before You Get StartedBreak

There is some important information you should know before you get started. Please take the time to review and understand our residence guarantees as well as eligibility criteria.

Application Process | Undergraduate First Year Students


1. Complete Step 1 of the Residence Application on StarRez

You must complete Step 1 (The Residence Guarantee) of the application on StarRez. In order to qualify for the First-year Residence Guarantee, Step 1 must be completed by March 31, 2021. Step 1 can be found on:

** Please note: Step 2 of the Application process on StarRez is where you will be given the option to rank your preference of housing style at UTM (ex. Oscar Peterson Hall)**


2. Receive and accept your offer of admission to the University of Toronto

3. Complete Step 2 of the StarRez Application

Once  you have completed Step 1 and accepted your offer of admission at UTM, Step 2 will be made available on your StarRez application:

  • Login to StarRez at with your UTORid & password

  • Select "My Applications" and proceed through the UTM - Undergrad Academic Year 2021-22

  • Ensure you pay the $350 non-refundable application fee in the application

In order to qualify for the First-Year Residence Guarantee, this step must be completed and the non-refundable application fee must be paid by 5:00 p.m. (EST), on June 10, 2021, in addition to completing the Step 1 by March 31, 2021. Step 2 can be found on:


4. Accepting your Offer of Residence at UTM

On June 16, 2021, once the housing application and application fee have been received, UTM Student Housing & Residence Life will send housing confirmations to eligible applicants to the email address registered with ACORN. If you submitted your application by June 10, 2021, and did not receive a housing status update by June 18, 2020, please contact UTM Student Housing & Residence Life. You will have until July 02, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. to accept your offer and submit your non-refundable, non-transferable $1,650 acceptance deposit. 

The acceptance deposit is applied towards the total cost of living in residence. Residence fees are applied to the students ACORN in two instalments with the first installment due by September 30, 2021 and the second installment due by November 30, 2021. The acceptance deposit (due at the time of accepting your offer of residence) is a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit that will be applied to these charges.

Please contact the Residence Services Desk by email, phone 905-828-5286, or visit us in person during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm) if you have any questions or concerns.

Missed the Step 1 (March 31) Deadline?
Apply for the Mississauga Waitlist 2021-22 Application on StarRez. Click Apply to Residence and proceed through application.
Spaces are still available!