Life on Campus

U of T is an amazing place to live and learn, right in the heart of Toronto.

The central location means your education reaches beyond the campus into surrounding neighbourhoods. Toronto's Discovery District, with some of the world's leading hospitals, and Canada's largest financial district are a short walk away.

In your free time, you can explore Toronto’s beaches and parks, visit Chinatown, Little Italy, Greektown or one of the other nearby cultural communities, or take in the theatre.

There’s so much here for you to discover.



Residence Guarantee for Fall 2022

Residence is guaranteed for all full-time undergraduates who are entering university for the first time and accept an offer of admission before June 1, 2022 (pending provincial health regulations). To secure the guarantee, you must complete the StarRez application by March 31, 2022 and follow the required steps outlined in your offer of admission.

The health and safety of the U of T community is our top priority. The University is looking toward fall 2022 with optimism, and we are hopeful that public health conditions will allow us to house all eligible first-year students. However, provincial health regulations continue to guide our work and will determine the total number of spaces in residence, as well as our ability to honour the first-year residence guarantee.

Please be assured that we will continue to update students on residence accommodations as information becomes available. For more information, please visit the Vice-Provost, Students website.


Student reading in her residence room

Every Faculty of Arts & Science student belongs to one of seven colleges. All colleges offer residence accommodation. In most cases, if you choose to live on campus, you will live in one of your college's residence buildings.

Residences have adapted their rooms, dining services and social activities to provide a safe space for students to live, study and connect.

If you are planning to live on campus, you will be living in either apartment-style or dorm-style residences. 

Apartment-style residences are grouped into self-contained four- or five-bedroom suites (bedrooms are all single, private rooms with their own lock). Each suite has one to two washrooms, a full kitchen (including a refrigerator, self-cleaning stove and microwave oven you need to supply cookware, dishes and utensils), and a furnished living room. Apartment suites are always shared among same-sex residents.

Three colleges have apartment-style residences:

Dormitory-style residences offer students a single or double (shared) room in a large residence hall. Most dorm-style residences have common washroom facilities; these may be single-sex or co-ed. You will be required to choose a meal plan. Dorm-style accommodation is provided by five colleges and Chestnut Residence:

More information about residence can be found on the Housing Services website, including residence listings with information on all the housing options, as well as fees and amenities for each residence. For information on tours, consult the residence tour schedule or call the college's residence office.

Off-Campus Housing Options

Housing Services' off-campus housing and roommate finder is the main source of rental housing information at the University of Toronto.


Living in Toronto

The St. George campus of the University of Toronto is located in the heart of downtown, putting you within a 10-minute walk of exceptional shopping, restaurants, museums, galleries, clubs and nightlife. Visit the Centre for International Experience website for information on living in Toronto.

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