Fall Move-In Information #WelcomeHome

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All students moving into residence will be required to have the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines and at least one booster dose at least 14 days prior to moving into residence. Students who are unable to obtain all required COVID-19 vaccine doses (including a booster) prior to move-in day should contact If you are seeking an exemption, please see below. For more information on vaccines that meet the University requirement, please see the chart below. Students in Ontario, including international students, wishing to book a vaccination appointment can start here. 

UTM Undergraduate Residence Move-In Dates: September 3 2022

Please be aware that you will be assigned an exact move-in date & time. Move-in information will be released in early August!



Undergraduate Move-In Guides & Maps

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Check out our Move-In Guides for directions, maps, and information on what to expect throughout the day! Make sure to open the Move-In Guide that corresponds to your correct Move-In date!

Move-In Guide | Move-In Map

You can also check out our Move-In videos below to learn more. Please make sure to watch the video that corresponds to your move-in date & time slot. 




What to Expect

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When you arrive for your Move-In Day, you can expect the following:

1. Key Pick Up - All residents will be required to pick up their key at their designated area of move-in. Traffic will be one-way so students should follow the recommended route found in the move-in maps.

2. Guest Limit - To assist in limiting the number of people on campus, we are limiting the number of guests to assist with your move-in to 2 people. If possible, we encourage guests to say goodbye to students at their vehicle and avoid entering our buildings. Guests will not be permitted after your move-in. 

3. Parking - If you need to park, parking will be available in P4/P8/P5 as indicated on the Move-In Maps. Please note that parking will be free only on September 3, 2022.



Fall Frequently Asked Questions

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What do I do if I am arriving by taxi?

Please direct your taxi to enter the campus through the south entrance (see move-in map). The taxi will need to follow the map to the designated taxi/uber drop-off. Once you reach the drop off area, please wait until a Student Housing & Residence Life representative approaches your car to give you further instructions. 

What should I pack or bring to residence?

If you are unsure what to pack, we have a helpful Preparation Checklist that you can check out to help guide you!

Can I move in early?

Unfortunately we will not be accomodating early move-ins at this time. We have arranged preferred rates with hotels for family accommodations should you be in the area before your designated move-in date and time.

Can I send some of my belongings to residence before move-in day?

We understand that travelling with all of your essential items may be difficult. If you need to send your belongings to the university before you arrive, please contact our Residence Services Desk to discuss.

I can't be there for move-in day. Can my parent pick up my keys?

Releasing keys to anyone other than the Resident is prohibited. When picking up keys, Residents must have a piece of government-issued I.D.

Can my parents stay overnight?

At this time, we have a no guest policy in residence; this is to ensure the safety of our residence community. Additionally, overnight guests are not permitted during move-in day and the first two weeks of September. We have plenty of fun things planned for you during that time to keep you occupied! We recommend that parents say their goodbyes to students at their car after check-in. 


Do I need to bring my own trolley/dolly? 

Each student will have access to a move-in cart while they are moving their belongings from their car to their unit.

Is anyone going to help us move in our things?

Yes, all of our staff and volunteers are here to assist you to move in your belongings. 

Is there somewhere to store my suitcases/trunks/extra furniture/etc?

Townhouses and apartment style units have common area closets. However, we encourage that you only bring what you need.

Can I bring my own mattress or other furniture to my room?

There is no extra storage space in the residences so we cannot store any of the current furniture that is in your room. For this reason, the furniture provided must remain in the unit. If you choose to bring extra furniture for the common area in your unit, you can do so pending space available.

When will I get my T-Card?

You will be able to get you Tcard on move-in day if you complete the necessary steps indicated here:!

Important documentation is required for you to be able to receive your TCard. Visit the website  for details, but most students will generally need:

  1. Valid Government-issued Photo Identification* or passport to establish your identity

  2. Citizenship documents such as passport or birth certificate to establish your tuition eligibility*

  3. Valid study permit, if you are not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, to establish your eligibility to study in Canada 

Important: If your study permit is expiring in 3 months or less, we are requesting that you provide proof that you have applied to extend your study permit prior to receiving your TCard
*The names on this documentation must match the names in your University student records. All documents must be original. Copies (paper or electronic) will not be accepted.
If you have any questions regarding the documents required for your TCard, please visit

When will the cafeteria open?

More information to come

What happens during Orientation after I move in? 

For more information about Orientation, stay tuned to our Orientation page. 



Winter Move-In Information

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More information coming in January 2023!