We provide accommodation for undergraduate New College students from the Faculty of Arts & Science, students from the International Foundation Program (IFP), and a small number from Professional Faculties, which include Applied Science and Engineering, Architecture, Music, and Kinesiology and Physical Education. We reserve 70% of our spaces for first-year undergraduate students, with the remaining places going to returning residents and upper-year students.
The application process for residence at New College does vary depending on factors such as your year and residence history, so please make sure to select the applicable instructions from the menu to guide you through the correct steps.
Residence Application Instructions
First-Year 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 they have:
- indicated their interest in residence by completing the University of Toronto’s Residence Guarantee application on StarRez, the University of Toronto housing portal, by March 31st
- have received and accepted an offer of admission by the OUAC deadline (usually in early June)
Students must respond to all deadlines and meet all deposit requirements in order to maintain their guaranteed status. If space is no longer available at New College, applicants will be offered accommodation in a residence where places are still available.
First-year students who do not qualify for the housing guarantee should contact Housing Services to inquire about alternate housing and the central residence waiting list.
Please note that ranking New College as your first choice does not guarantee you a spot in our Residence.
New College Arts & Science Students
Official offers of residence will be emailed to eligible students in weekly rounds starting in early June and must be completed by the deadline provided. All information pertaining to accepting and confirming one’s residence offer will be provided in this email. Please see below for more details regarding email correspondence with New College.
Professional Faculty Students
Our priority is to house New College Arts & Science students with the residence guarantee. Depending on space available come mid-July, a formal offer of accommodation will then be e-mailed to a select few Professional Faculty students.
Returning residents are a key part of our community; they provide mentorship and leadership to new students and help build the character and identity of each House.
All current residents will be invited to submit a residence application in mid-March. This application will be for residence during Fall-Winter 2023-24. Conditional offers of residence will be sent out between late-May and August. Both sections have firm deadlines.
Demand for residence space continues to exceed capacity. As such, we must once again limit the number of spaces we reserve for returner students to approximately 30% for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Offers of re-admission will be conditional on the following criteria being met:
- Contributed positively and was actively involved in house and residence life
- A minimum AGPA of 2.0 achieved for 2022-2023
- Confirmed registration as a full-time student for 2023-2024 (unless otherwise approved by our office)
- No outstanding balance on ACORN as of May 15, 2023
- Adhered to the residence code of conduct in 2022-2023
If for some reason you do not meet these criteria but would like to be readmitted to residence, please contact the Office of Residence and Student Life and we will be happy to discuss your options with you.
International Foundation Program Students
Students accepted into the International Foundation Program (IFP) stream are eligible for residence at New College.
The first step in the application process is to complete the IFP residence application on StarRez, the University of Toronto housing portal. This process must be completed by June 1 to qualify for residence at New College.
First, you must enable your UTORid/JOINid that was included in your acknowledgement letter. Once enabled, you can use your UTORid to log on to StarRez.
New College residence offers are sent by email to eligible students and must be completed by the deadline provided. All information pertaining to accepting and confirming one’s residence offer will be provided in this email.
Undergraduate students (other than incoming first years with guarantees, IFP students, and returning residents) are invited to apply to the Common Waitlist on StarRez, the University of Toronto housing portal.
Offers will be made starting in late July based on availability and our goal is to maintain a balanced gender ratio in our gender-inclusive houses. We will continue to make offers throughout the summer and as space becomes available throughout the academic year.
To be considered, students must be enrolled as a full-time student and have no outstanding fees.
For more information about applying to the waiting list, please visit Housing Service’s website. Completing an application does not guarantee a space in residence.
Important Application Information
If you are a student with a disability and require disability-related accommodations, please register with Accessibility Services as soon as possible. The qualified staff at Accessibility Services will work with you to assess your needs and forward their recommendations to our office.
If after accepting an offer of residence a student (new or returning) decides that they no longer wish to live in residence they are encouraged to notify us immediately. The following schedule applies for cancellation prior to move-in:
|Notice of Cancellation||Refund Amount|
|Up to July 15||$1,000|
|July 16 to September 3||$0|
All cancellations should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full name and UofT applicant/student number. Telephone cancellations will not be accepted.
Please review the New College Residence Occupancy Agreement for more information about cancellations.
The Office of Residence and Student Life (ORSL) corresponds with students via email (to the address indicated on the student’s OUAC application). Please follow these guidelines to ensure that admission correspondence is received:
- Check your email regularly
- Ensure that folders where messages may be diverted to are checked (i.e. junk or trash)
- Set email filters to accept all messages from ‘utoronto.ca’ accounts
- Notify ORSL immediately if you will not have email access for any period
- If your email address should change, please update it on your OUAC application (pre-admission) or https://join.utoronto.ca/ (post-admission) immediately
- Once you create your UTmail+ account, it will replace the current email address you have in the U of T record system, and all new university communications will automatically be sent to your new U of T email address.
All correspondence will be sent to the email address you have registered on ACORN. Ensure that emails from email@example.com are replied to promptly as offers have a strict deadline.