First-Year Application Process


First-Year Housing. Photo of Oscar Peterson Hall.

Review our 2023 - 2024 First Year Application Guide


Translated Application Guides 

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

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 Started

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Please Note: The Upper-Year Application for the 2022-2023 Academic period is now closed. Should you wish to apply for winter semester housing, please inquire with the Residence Services Desk (


There is some important information you should know before you get started. Please take the time to review and understand: 



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, 2023. 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)**

Missed the Step 1 (March 31) Deadline?
Apply for the Mississauga Waitlist 2023-24 Application on StarRez. Click Apply to Residence and proceed through application.

2. 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 2023-24

  • 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 8, 2023, in addition to completing the Step 1 by March 31, 2023. Step 2 can be found on:

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 a 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 uncertainties 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 3, 2023 you will also be held financially responsible for your unit as referenced in the 2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Occupancy 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 (, phone (905-828-5286), and LiveChat ( 

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