New College’s Move-in Day is scheduled for Saturday, September 2, 2023. Check-in will begin at 9am.
Residents have until September 10, 2023 to check in to residence. After Move-In Day, students can check in by going to the Wilson Hall front desk to complete the check-in process. They will need a piece of photo ID (e.g. passport, driver’s license). The Wilson Hall Front Desk is located at 40 Willcocks Street and is open 23 hours a day.
All incoming residents will receive detailed emails about the move-in process.
What Do I Need to Bring?
New College residence rooms are fully furnished, so all you need to supply are the things that will make your room feel more like home. You can find a packing checklist below:
You can find further details about New College residence rooms, including a virtual tour, through this link.
As per the New College’s Occupancy Agreement, the following items are prohibited in residence:
- Large refrigerators (Over 5 cubic feet)
- Hot plates, indoor grills, toaster ovens, microwave
- Pets of any kind (cats, dogs, reptiles, birds, fish, etc.)
- Heating equipment (such as a space heater) or any device that might overload the electric circuits (anything exceeding 12 amps)
- Cooking appliances (i.e. kettle, coffee maker, blender, rice cooker, popcorn maker, toaster)—these may be used but in the Common Kitchen space ONLY
- Candles, incense, and smoking materials (we are smoke-free)
- Any firearms, ammunition, air guns/rifles, fireworks, prohibited weapons, offensive weapons, slingshots, explosives, illicit drugs and narcotics
On Move-In Day, unloading zones will be set up along the streets in front of the three buildings. Please respect others’ needs and move your car as soon as your belongings are unloaded.
There is some metered parking in the area, and when you arrive you will be given a map with University lots highlighted. Parking in downtown Toronto is always a challenge, but we will do our best to direct you to possible locations.
Recognized Residence Vendors (Linens, Mini Fridges, Storage)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Residence Linens 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.
Store Your Dorm provides 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.
New College closes for the December Winter Break. As per the Occupancy Agreement, and to maintain a quiet environment that is conducive to academic success, we ask that all residents leave residence within 48 hours of their final Fall assessment or by 12pm (noon) on December 21st, 2023, whichever date is earlier.
The residence will close at 12pm (noon) on December 21st, 2023 and will reopen at 8am on Saturday, January 6th, 2024.
Extended Stay Applications
Current New College residents can submit a request for an extended stay if they need to leave more than 48 hours after their final assignment but prior to 12pm (noon) on December 21st.
Applications for extended stays will be available in mid-November and will be due by November 30th, 2023. 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
Current New College residents who are unable to go home and who need to stay for the Winter Break OR New College residents whose flights to/from home occur between December 21-24 or January 2-8 can apply to stay for part or all of the Winter Break for an additional per night cost.
Applications for Winter Break residency will be available by mid-November and the submission deadline is November 30, 2023. 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.
Residents are asked to move out within 48 hours of their final Spring assessment or by 12pm (noon) on Wednesday, May 1st, 2024, whichever date is earlier.
The residence term ends at 12pm (noon) on Wednesday, May 1st, 2024.
Extended Stay Applications
Extended Stay request forms will be made available in March for students who may need extra time to move out (up until 12pm on May 1st).
Students needing accommodation after 12pm (noon) on May 1st, 2024 will be able to apply for Summer Residence.
Withdrawing From Residence
For the most comprehensive information about withdrawing from residence, please see section 10 of the New College Residence Occupancy Agreement.
Students are admitted to residence on the understanding that they will remain in residence for the full Occupancy Period.
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.
Once you have carefully reviewed the withdrawal policy, you must submit a Withdrawal Notice Form (please contact the Office of Residence and Student Life). All submissions are final.
Students who withdraw from residence on or after Move-In Day (September 2, 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”);
- Absolutely no withdrawals are permitted during the Winter Break (December 21, 2023 to January 5, 2024);
Schedule “B” and Schedule “D” can be found in the New College Residence Policies.
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.