September Residence Arrival

Incoming New College residents who have received and accepted an offer of residence will receive emails about the move-in process in August. You can also find details about move in, preparing for residence, and travel information below.

Move-In Details

New College’s 2024-25 Move-in Day for first year students is scheduled for Sunday, August 25th, 2024, beginning at 9am. Upper year students are asked to move in on August 30, 2024.

During Move-In Day, staff and student leaders will be at New College to help residents check in to residence, get their room keys, and get settled in their rooms.

Residents must be present in order to complete the check-in process. The Move-In Day check-in location will be sent to incoming residents in August.

For residents who are not able to arrive during Move-In Day hours, information about early and late move-ins can be found below.

Late Move-In

You can still check in after Move-In Day ends! The last day to check in to residence is Sunday, September 8th, 2024.

To check in after Move-In Day, bring a piece of current photo identification (e.g. passport, driver’s license) to the Wilson Hall Front Desk, located just inside the entrance at 40 Willcocks Street. The Front Desk is open 23 hours a day—it closes from 3:00am to 4:00am.

If you are concerned that you will not be able to check in to residence by September 8th, please contact the Office of Residence and Student Life immediately at new.residence@utoronto.ca.

Early Move-In

Due to the quick turnaround between the summer residence term and Move-In Day, New College is not able to accommodate general early move ins (i.e. for early travel dates).

For residents requesting early move-in due to Varsity athletics or academic requirements, please contact the Office of Residence and Student Life at new.residence@utoronto.ca with supporting documentation.

Travel Directions to New College

Planning your journey to New College? You can find driving instructions below, as well as information about other transit options and Welcome Booths at Pearson International Airport.

Driving Instructions

On Move-In Day, unloading zones will be set up along the streets in front of the three residence buildings. You can find maps of the drop-off routes below. Please respect others’ needs and move your car as soon as your belongings are unloaded.

Unfortunately, New College does not have parking spaces. You can find a parking map here (link). The closest lot is Grad House – 17 Glen Morris Street, Toronto, ON.

Drop-Off Route – Wilson Hall & 45 Willcocks Residence

Wilson Hall is located at 40 Willcocks Street. 45 Willcocks is located directly across the street at 45 Willcocks Street.

To assist with keeping traffic flowing in one direction, we ask that drivers proceed north on Spadina Avenue, turn right (east) on Harbord Street, turn right (south) on Huron Street, and then turn right (west) on Willcocks Street. See the map below for reference.

Once you are on Willcocks Street, pull up to the curb, unload your belongings, and then immediately park at a nearby parking lot (such as Grad House – 17 Glen Morris Street, Toronto, ON). You can find a parking map here (link).

Do not leave your vehicle unattended. NO PARKING is permitted on Willcocks Street.

Wilson Hall & 45 Willcocks Residence Drop-Off Route

Drop-Off Route – Wetmore Hall

Wetmore Hall is located at 21 Classic Avenue.

To assist with keeping traffic flowing in one direction, we ask that drivers proceed north on Spadina Avenue and turn right on Classic Avenue (between New College and the Athletic Centre).

Once you are on Classic Avenue, you must pull up to the curb, unload belongings, and then immediately park at the nearest parking lot (such as Grad House – 17 Glen Morris Street, Toronto, ON). You can find a parking map here (link).

Do not leave your vehicle unattended. NO PARKING on Classic Avenue is permitted.

Wetmore Hall Drop-Off Route

Pearson Airport Arrival Information

Pearson Airport Welcome Booths

The University of Toronto does not offer airport pick-up service. However, the university does have Airport Welcome Booths at Pearson International Airport. For more information about the Welcome Booths, see the Centre for International Experience’s website, which is linked here.

Travel Routes from Pearson Airport to New College

There are a variety of methods for travelling from Pearson International Airport to New College (40 Willcocks Street):

  • Many students use Uber (link) or taxis. You can find information about locating taxis at Pearson Airport through this link.
  • Students also use the UP Express (link), which is an express train that runs from Pearson Airport to Union Station every 15 minutes. If students take the Express to Bloor Station, they can then switch to the Bloor-Danforth subway line 2 and travel east to Spadina Station, which is just north of New College.
  • The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) runs buses, subway trains, and streetcars that can be used to travel from Pearson Airport to New College. You can plan your TTC trip using their Trip Planner (link).

Preparing for Residence

Wondering what you need for residence? You can find our packing guide below, as well as information about room furnishings and relevant vendors. You can find further details about New College residence rooms, including a virtual tour, through this link.

Packing Checklist and Prohibited Items

Packing Checklist

On Move-In Day, residents are asked to label their moving boxes and luggage with their name, room number, and a phone number. This helps our staff ensure that belongings are moved to the correct rooms and will be important if belongings are left unattended and we need to contact the owner. Where possible, use medium-sized boxes and duffle bags, as they are easier to carry and stack on carts.

Page 1 of the New College residence move-in checklist

Page 2 of the New College residence move-in checklist

Residence Room Furnishings

New College residence rooms are fully furnished, meaning that you only need to supply the items that will make your room feel like home. You can find a list of supplied furniture listed below:

BedGarbage and Recycling bin
Mattress and pad (36″ x 76″, fits twin-sized sheets)Curtains or blinds
Desk, desk drawers and desk chairSmoke detector and battery
Bulletin boardBookshelf (where applicable)
Closet or wardrobeInternet connection
Dresser (where applicable)

Please note, New College furnishings cannot be stored, replaced, or removed from the residence rooms.

Recognized Residence Vendors (Linens, Mini Fridges)

Campus Fridge
Campus Fridge Rentals is the exclusive supplier to New College Residence. Staff will be on hand during the move-in period in September and will deliver the fridge to your room and arrange to pick it up in April. Pre-orders are advised and made via email at: rlpsales@rogers.com

Linen Sales
Residence Linens (link) provides incoming residents with optional bedding packages to make their move-in process as easy and worry-free as possible. Your order will be delivered directly to residence before your arrival! For more information or to subscribe to this service, please contact Residence Linens directly through their website or 1-800-352-3404.

FindStorageFast
FindStorageFast (findstoragefast.com) helps compare different storage services around the city to find one that works for your needs and budget. 



Residence Winter Break

New College closes for the December Winter Break. The residence will close at 12pm (noon) on December 23rd, 2024 and will reopen at 8am on Saturday, January 4th, 2025.

Check Out Time

Residents are required to leave residence by whichever date is earlier:

  • within 48 hours of their final 2024 Fall assessment date;
  • by 12pm (noon) on December 23rd, 2024.

Residents whose final Fall assessment occurs before December 21st are scheduled to depart residence 48 hours after that assessment date. Residents whose final Fall assessment occurs on December 21st or 22nd are scheduled to depart residence by December 23rd at 12pm (noon).

These check-out dates are set in order to maintain an environment that is conducive to academic success during the exam period,

Extended Stays and Winter Break Stays

New College residents who need to extend their stay during the exam period will have an opportunity to apply for an extended stay. Residents will also have an opportunity to apply for a partial or full Winter Break stay in residence.

Extended Stay Applications (Dec. 6 – 23, 2024)

If you need to extend your stay to a date that is no later than December 23rd at 12pm (noon), you can apply for an extended stay for no extra charge. Extended stay requests require a documented need to stay past your original departure deadline, such as a flight ticket.

Applications for extended stays will be available in mid-November and will be due by November 30th, 2024.

All applications will be reviewed by the Office of Residence and Student Life and confirmations will be sent out in early December. Permission to remain in the residences during this time period is not automatic and is subject to the Dean’s approval.

Winter Break Stay Applications (Dec. 23, 2024 – Jan. 4, 2025)

Current New College residents can apply to stay in residence for the full Winter Break period for an additional per-night cost. Residents can also request to stay for part of the Winter Break, if needed for their flights to/from home, for a per-night cost.

Applications for Winter Break residency will be available in mid-November and the submission deadline is November 30, 2024.

All applications will be reviewed by the Office of Residence and Student Life and confirmations will be sent out in early December. Permission to remain in the residences during this time period is not automatic and is subject to the Dean’s approval.

During the Winter Break, the university is closed, services are limited, and there are minimal staff on-site. The New College dining hall is closed, as are the Office of Residence and Student Life, the Registrar’s Office, and IT support. Front Desk services are also limited.



April Residence Departure

The 2024-25 Fall-Winter residence term ends at 12pm (noon) on Thursday, May 1st, 2025.

Check Out Time

Residents are required to leave residence by whichever date is earlier:

  • within 48 hours of their final 2025 Winter assessment;
  • by 12pm (noon) on May 1st, 2025.

Residents whose final Winter assessment occurs before April 29th are scheduled to depart residence 48 hours after that assessment date. Residents whose final Winter assessment occurs on April 29th or 30th are scheduled to depart residence by May 1st at 12pm (noon).

These check-out dates are set in order to maintain an environment that is conducive to academic success during the exam period,

Extended Stays

New College residents who need to extend their stay during the exam period will have an opportunity to apply for an extended stay. Residents who are looking to stay after the end of term will have an opportunity to make a summer residence booking at New College.

Extended Stay Applications (Apr. 9 – May 1, 2025)

If you need to extend your stay to a date that is no later than May 1st, 2025 at 12pm (noon), you can apply for an extended stay for no extra charge. Extended stay requests require a documented need to stay past your original departure deadline, such as a flight ticket.

Extended Stay request forms will be made available to residents in March and will be due in late March.

Summer Residence

Students needing accommodation after 12pm (noon) on May 1st, 2025 will have an opportunity to make bookings for summer residence at New College. Information about summer residence bookings will be sent to residents in March.

Move Out Checklist

As you prepare to leave residence for the summer, make sure to complete the following steps!

1-2 Weeks Before Departure

Change Address

Change your mailing address (including on online shopping accounts) to avoid mail and parcels arriving after you leave. Canada Post offers a temporary mail-forwarding service.

Make sure to check your mailbox for mail and parcels before you leave! After you check-out, any remaining mail will likely be returned to the sender.

If you are concerned that something important may arrive after your departure, contact the Office of Residence and Student Life at new.residence@utoronto.ca well before the estimated arrival date.

Pack

Start packing at least a week or two in advance so you don’t have to do it all on the last day. Make sure to remove all personal belongings (including checking under your bed, on top of your closet, inside all your drawers, and in the laundry room).

Consider ordering packing materials, such as boxes, ahead of your move out.

Make sure that you have all your important items with you when you leave, such as personal identification and immigration-related documents.

Arrange Storage

Make your travel and storage arrangements ahead of time. New College does not provide summer storage, so you will need to explore external options.

Store Your Dorm (link) is a recognized residence vendor. They provide affordable storage for students. They deliver the packing materials to your room, you pack and they pick them up and redeliver them once the storage period is over.

If you rented a fridge, contact the relevant company to arrange for removal. Before you leave, make sure to de-ice your freezer (scrape the ice out and dispose of in a sink) and unplug your fridge.

Days Before/Day of Departure

Clean Room

Before leaving, please ensure that your room is tidy. Make sure to remove any food, garbage, and other remaining items from your space and clean any dirt or markings. If any furniture has been rearranged, make sure to return it to its original position.

Please note, you may be subject to a cleaning fee if your room requires extra work to clean.

Say Goodbye!

Make sure to exchange contact information with anyone that you want to keep in touch with over the summer and in future years. Say goodbye to friends on the floor and in the buildings, and don’t forget to connect with your don!

Return Keys

Before you leave, return all your keys to the Wilson Hall Front Desk. You must be present in-person to complete the check-out process at the Front Desk—a friend or roommate cannot complete the process on your behalf. The Front Desk is open Monday – Sunday, 23 hours a day (closed: 3am-4am).

Expect delays during peak move out times, so make sure to give yourself some extra time.

Please note, you may be subject to an improper check-out fee and/or key replacement fee if you do not return your keys and complete the check-out process properly.



Withdrawing From Residence

For information about withdrawing from New College residence and changes to full-time academic status during your occupancy, please see below.

Withdrawal Policies

For the most comprehensive information about withdrawing from residence, please see section 10 of the New College Residence Occupancy Agreement.

Withdrawal Process

Once you have carefully reviewed the withdrawal policy, you must contact the Office of Residence and Student Life (ORSL) at new.residence@utoronto.ca to inform them of your intention to withdraw. You will be asked to submit a Withdrawal Notice Form, which will be provided to you by ORSL. If you choose to withdraw from residence during the academic year, you are asked to provide a minimum of 2 weeks written notice to the Office of Residence and Student Life. Failure to do so may result in an administrative fee.

Withdrawal Policies

Students are admitted to residence on the understanding that they will remain in residence for the full Occupancy Period.

Students who withdraw from residence on or after Move-In Day (August 25, 2023) will have their Occupancy Fee reassessed as follows:

  • Refunds of the Room portion of the Occupancy Fee are as indicated in Occupancy Fee Rates and Payment Schedule (Schedule “B”);
  • Refunds of the Meal Plan portion of the Occupancy Fee are as indicated in the Residence Meal Plan Agreement (Schedule “D”);

Schedule “B” and Schedule “D” can be found in the New College Residence Policies.

No withdrawals are permitted during the Winter Break (December 24, 2024 to January 4, 2025);

Changes to Academic Status

Students who withdraw from the University are required to vacate the premises within 48 hours of the date upon which they cease to hold full-time academic status unless alternate arrangements are approved by the Director of Residence and Student Life.

Please contact the Office of Residence and Student Life at new.residence@utoronto.ca to inform them of any changes to your full-time academic status.

For questions about residence at New College, contact:

Office of Residence and Student Life
40 Willcocks Street, second floor
Phone: 416-978-8875
Email: new.residence@utoronto.ca