Living on Campus

The Housing Guarantee

Residence is guaranteed for all new full-time students entering their first year of university in an undergraduate program for the first time, provided that they have indicated their interest in residence by completing the University’s common residence application by March 31, and have received and accepted an offer of admission by June 1st.


On-Campus Residence Options Student reading in her residence room

All Faculty of Arts & Science students belong to one of seven colleges.  All of the colleges offer residence accommodation.  In most cases, if you choose to live on campus, you will live in one of their colleges' residence buildings.

More information about residence can be found on the Housing Services website, including the residence listings with information on all the housing options, including fees and amenities for each residence, for incoming students.


Apartment-Style Residences

Apartment-style residences are grouped together into self-contained 4 or 5 bedroom suites. Each suite has 1 to 2 washrooms, a full kitchen (which includes a refrigerator, self-cleaning stove and microwave oven – you need to supply cookware, dishes and utensils), and a furnished living room.

The bedrooms are all single, private rooms with their own lock. Each bedroom includes a bed (with storage drawers), desk, desk chair, filing cabinet and ample closet space. All rooms are pre-wired with jacks for phone, cable TV and Internet services.

Apartment suites are always shared among same-sex residents.

Three colleges have apartment-style residences:


Dorm-Style Residences

If you live in dormitory-style residences, you will have a single or double (shared) room in a large residence hall.  In your room you'll have a bed, desk, desk chair, a closet, and a study lamp. 

Most dorm-style residences have common washroom facilities, which may be single-sex or co-ed.

Meal plans are required.

Dorm-style accommodation is provided by five colleges and Chestnut Residence:


Residence Tours

Visiting a residence in person is the best way to get a feel for the accommodation style and living environment; to see when tours are available, look at the residence tour schedule or call the residence office of the college you are interested in visiting.


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, placing students 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.