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Undergraduate Residence Move-In - Saturday, August 31, 2019

Move-in timeslots are 30 minutes between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., and assigned based on the community you will live in. You would have received your designated timeslot via utoronto email. If you have not received an email that indicates your timeslot, please contact

It is important that you arrive within your 30-minute window to ease congestion and traffic flow. If you arrive outside of your designated time, staff will not be available to provide assistance moving your belongings.

Undergraduate Move-In Guide

Check out our move-in guide for directions, maps, and information on what to expect throughout the day!            

Frequently Asked Questions

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). At the Information Tent, let our staff know that you have arrived via taxi. They will direct you to a nearby stop so that you can unload your belongings. We don't want you to have to pay the taxi fare while waiting in move-in lines! Our staff will help move you and your belongings to your designated areas.

My move-in time is at 1:00 but I am flying in from another country. Can I arrive before or after my designated time?

Move-in day is broken down by community to minimize the overwhelming amount of traffic that we see. We ask that you try to aim to arrive within your designated window of time. However, you are more than welcome to arrive outside of your designated time - we just ask that you let us know at Please note if you are arriving after 4:00 p.m. on August 31, assistance in moving belongings will not be available 

Can I move in early?

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate early move-ins. Our units are occupied during the summer and there is a very small timeframe for us to clean the units after the summer residents have left.

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.

What do I do if I arrive after move-in day?

If you cannot be here on move-in day, you can move in any time after that by picking up your keys from the Residence Services Desk in Oscar Peterson Hall during business hours. Please complete the Late Move-in Tracker if you need to move in past your move-in date. Students who do not arrive or contact us by September 6, 2019, will be cancelled from residence.

What do I do after I've moved my stuff in?

We have lots of amazing things planned for you, as well as your family! Students are welcome to join in on the move-in day fun in front of the RAWC. Orientation starts at 4:30 p.m. For more info on orientation, visit here.

Family members are invited to an information session.

Can my parents stay overnight?

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 ask that parents say their goodbyes before their child's 1st community meeting at 4:30 p.m. on move-in day.

Do I need to bring my own trolley/dolly?

We will provide dollies and trolleys however if you have your own you may want to bring it to help the flow of traffic.

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. However, it is recommended that you have two people with you - one to help you move and one to stay with your car.

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

No, there is no extra storage in the residences. We encourage that you only bring what you need because there is nowhere to put anything extra.

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, you are not able to bring your own furniture. The furniture provided must remain in the room.

When will I get my T-Card?

During check-in on move-in day!

When will the cafeteria open?

The cafeteria will be open starting on Saturday, August 31st. A light dinner is provided during your first community meeting on move-in day.

What happens during Orientation after I move in? 

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