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
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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

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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: residence.utoronto.ca

** 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)**


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.
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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 residence.utoronto.ca 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: residence.utoronto.ca

 

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, 2021, 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 resdesk.utm@utoronto.ca, phone 905-828-5286, or visit us in person during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm) if you have any questions or concerns.

Please keep in mind...

As stated in the Occupancy Agreement:

"The Resident acknowledge and agrees to be bound by all terms, conditions, rules and regulations stated in this agreement (including section 6.0-6.5) regardless of the University of Toronto's decision to deliver courses in-person or through an online learning environment."

Therefore, requests for refunds on the basis of classes being online will not be granted. The $350 application fee and $1650 application deposit, once made, are non-refundable and non-transferrable. We strongly encourage you to consider this in your planning before you accept your offer as appeals regarding these fees will also be denied. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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  1. What happens to the $1650 after I pay? 
    After you pay the $1650 acceptance fee, you will be guaranteed your space in residence. The $1650 will be added as a credit to your ACORN account and you will receive further communication regarding room & roommate information in July 
     

  2. Can I get my $1650 back if I decide not to come to residence? 
    If you choose not to live in residence and decide to cancel after you have accepted, the $1650 is non-refundable and non-transferable. We can anticipate that some classes may be online, so before you choose to accept your offer, please consider this in your planning as refunds will not be provided because classes are online. 
     

  3. Due to uncertainities for international travel and international documentation, I am unsure if I will be able to come to Canada in the Fall. Should I pay the $1650 and accept my offer?
    The $1650 is non-refundable and non-transferable. If you would like your guaranteed First Year Housing, you will be required to pay the $1650 non-refundable acceptance deposit. You can also decide not to pay, which will officially cancel your offer. You can then request from residence to un-cancel your application at a later date. However, you will no longer have a residence guarantee and/or offer and will be placed at the bottom of the waitlist. You will be given a spot when one becomes available.
     

  4. What happens if I do not pay the $1650 acceptance deposit? 
    If you do not pay the $1650 acceptance deposit, the residence will take this as you are declining your offer and your application will be cancelled. Your spot will be offered to the next person on the waitlist. If you decide later that you would like to “uncancel” your application, UTM Residence can re-instate your application. However, you will be added to the bottom of the waitlist and will be offered a space when one becomes available. 
     

  5. If I pay my $1650 acceptance deposit and want to cancel later, when should I cancel?
    The $350 application fee and the $1650 acceptance deposit are non-refundable and non-transferable. Additionally, if you do not cancel by August 4, 2021 you will also be held financially responsible for your unit as referenced in the 2021 - 2022 Undergraduate Occupancy Housing Agreement.  
     

  6. Can I appeal decisions regarding the $1650 acceptance deposit?

    Appeals regarding extenuating circumstances will be considered. However, please note that as stated in the Occupancy Agreement:

    "The Resident acknowledge and agrees to be bound by all terms, conditions, rules and regulations stated in this agreement (including section 6.0-6.5) regardless of the University of Toronto's decision to deliver courses in-person or through an online learning environment."

    Therefore, requests for refunds on the basis of classes being online will not be granted. The $350 application fee and $1650 application deposit, once made, are non-refundable and non-transferrable. We strongly encourage you to consider this in your planning before you accept your offer as appeals regarding these fees will also be denied. 

     

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact our Residence Services Desk via email (resdesk.utm@utoronto.ca), phone (905-828-5286), and LiveChat (www.utm.utoronto.ca/housing/).