Upper-Year Application Process

Upper-Year Housing. Photo of Roy Ivor Hall

Review our 2021 - 2022 Upper Year Application Guide

Before You Get Started


Applications open February 22, 2021 at 12:00 PM (Noon) EST!

There is some important information you should know before you get started. Please take the time to review and understand our eligibility criteria, dates & deadlines and residence guarantees.

Are you a current undergraduate student in residence? As long as you apply by the deadline and meet eligibility requirements, you will be guaranteed a space in residence! Check out the all of the NEW Upper Year Residence Guarantees available!

If you have any questions along the way, please feel free to reach out to us!


Application Process | Undergraduate Upper Year, Transfer, or Exchange Students


1. Complete the UTM Upper Year Returner Application on StarRez

  1. The application opens on February 22, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) EST
  2. Visit StarRez Application Portal
  3. Enter using your UTORid and password
  4. Select: "Upper-Year Returner" Application
  5. Ensure you hit 'Save and Continue' and/or 'Submit' at the bottom of each page
  6. Application Deadline: Friday, March 12, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. EST 

Please contact us if you are having issues. 

To be considered for housing in the upcoming academic year, the UTM Upper Year Returner Application on StarRez and the non-refundable application fee must be completed by 5:00 p.m. (EST), on Friday, March 12, 2021.

2.  Accepting your UY Offer at UTM

If your UTM housing application and application fee requirements have been received by the March 12 2021, deadline, UTM Student Housing & Residence Life will send housing confirmations to those who are eligible to the email address you have registered with ACORN on March 29, 2021. If you don’t receive a housing status update by April 5, 2021, please contact UTM Student Housing & Residence Life.

You will have until April 30, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. to accept your offer and submit your $1,650 non-refundable 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 deposit that will be applied to these charges, subject to the cancellation policy. All residence fees are subject to cancellation policy.

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.