First-Year Placement Process

All first-year residence applicants will have the opportunity to rank their preferences for style of housing, but will not be able to indicate building or roommate preferences. Housing style preferences are not guaranteed

** Please note: Step 2 of the StarRez application (with a deadline of June 8, 2023) is where you will be given the option to rank your preference of housing style indicated below**

Moreover, to support your transition, your Don will live nearby to help answer questions, lead social events and create a sense of community. Additionally, applicants will be assigned a REF (Residence Education Facilitator) who will run seminars and facilitated study groups with students of the same program Our first-year communities make it easy to walk to class, review notes and study for exams with your neighbours and roommates!

Students entering their first year will have the opportunity to rank their preference for the following styles of housing:

  • UTM Single - Traditional

  • UTM Single - Townhouse

  • UTM Single - Premium Townhouse

  • UTM Single - Suite Style 

  • UTM Super Single - Premium Townhouse

  • UTM Super Single - Suite Style
  • UTM Double - Suite Style

More information about each housing style, including floor plans, can be found here.

The following is taken into consideration when placing First Year students:

  • Reasonable accommodation requests for documented medical needs

  • Preferences

  • Mixed-gender housing requests

  • Program of study

  • Gender identity or gender expression

During the application process, first-year applicants will not be able to indicate building or roommate preferences, but will have the opportunity to indicate housing style preferences. Applicants will have the opportunity to indicate if they are interested in living in a mixed gender unit as well as submit any medical accommodation requests while completing the application.

Student Housing & Residence Life reserves the right to convert Super Single bedrooms (single occupancy) into double occupancy rooms if necessary due to the number of applications, the provincial housing crisis, or other contributing factors.