Services and Amenities

Residence services help make living in residence comfortable and easy. New College services include maintenance, IT support, and friendly Front Desk staff.

Wilson Hall Front Desk

Address: Wilson Hall’s main entrance, 40 Willcocks Street
Phone Number: 416-978-8877
Hours: Monday – Sunday, 23 hours a day (closed: 3am-4am)

The Front Desk is your first stop for assistance with everything from maintenance issues to mail and more.

If you encounter issues in residence, notify the helpful staff at the Front Desk and they will refer you to the appropriate resources. You can find more information about services provided by the Front Desk below.

Maintenance Requests

If you require maintenance in your room or notice an issue in a common space, you can report it at the Front Desk. You will be asked to fill out a Service Request Form to notify the maintenance staff that your room requires service.

Lost Keys and Room Lock-Outs

If you lock yourself out of your room or lose your keys, visit the Front Desk to sign out the backup key. The Front Desk is open 23 hours a day (it closes from 3am-4am daily).

Mail and Parcels

The Front Desk receives mail and parcels for residents in all three New College buildings. See below for mail, package, and food delivery policies.

Residence Mail Policies

Please note, the Front Desk will not hold mail for students before they arrive at residence or after they check-out. If you have questions about mail before or after your residence stay, contact the Office of Residence and Student Life at

Delivery Policies

  • Packages must be labelled with your full name, your building address, and your mailbox number.
  • The Front Desk does not accept packages weighing over 10kg (22lbs).
    • This policy is in place to protect the health of Front Desk staff. For heavy packages, please arrange to have them delivered to a parcel depot for pickup or arrange to meet the delivery outside the building.
  • The Front Desk does not accept federally or provincially controlled substances requiring proof of age and signature upon delivery, such as alcohol and cannabis.
  • The Front Desk does not accept packages requiring cash on delivery (e.g. duties owing).

Residents are expected to regularly check your assigned mailbox throughout the year. Please follow the package pickup hours, which are listed at the Front Desk.

Food Deliveries

The Front Desk does not accept perishable items such as grocery or food deliveries (e.g. UberEats). Residents are responsible for meeting delivery drivers outside their building.

Building Addresses

Wilson Hall
40 Willcocks Street
Toronto, ON, Canada
M5S 1C6

Wetmore Hall
21 Classic Ave
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 2Z3

New College III (45 Willcocks)
45 Willcocks Street
Toronto, ON, Canada
M5S 1C7

New College Amenities

New College offers a variety of amenities and programs that are available to New College students and Fall-Winter residents.

Bike Room

New College has a secure bike room where bicycles can be stored. Spaces are limited and available on a first-come first-serve basis.

Who can use the bike room?
The room is available to Fall-Winter New College residents and can be used between early September and the end of the Winter term.

How do I apply for the bike room?
To request bike room access, complete the application below. Make sure to have the following information at hand when you’re ready to submit:

  • Bicycle Make, Model and Colour
  • Bicycle Serial Number

If you have any questions, contact the Office of Residence and Student Life at

Body Works Studio

New College has a Body Works Studio in the basement of 45 Willcocks that can be used for dancing and other exercises.

Who can use the Studio?
The Studio is available to current New College students and Fall-Winter residents. Non-New College students (including summer residents) are not eligible to book the space.

How do I book the Studio?
To request a booking, complete the form below. If you have questions, contact the Office of Residence and Student Life at

If you are booking on behalf of a U of T student group that wants to run an event or program, do not complete this form. Instead, please contact the Student Life team at at least 10 business days before the requested booking.

IMPORTANT: ORSL will not be processing bookings from July 20th – July 28th. During this period, you may still submit bookings, but the office won’t begin to process them until July 29th. This means that we won’t be able to approve requests to access the room between July 20-28th. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Music Rooms

New College has music practice rooms in 45 Willcocks and Wilson Hall. The rooms contain pianos; other instruments are also welcome.

Who can use the practice rooms?
The rooms are available to current New College students and Fall-Winter residents. Non-New College students (including summer residents) are not eligible for a music card.

How do I apply for the practice rooms?
To request music room access, complete the application below. If you have any questions, contact the Office of Residence and Student Life at

*If you were approved for a 2023-24 music card, you can gain summer access to the rooms by bringing your music card to the Office of Residence and Student Life to be updated.

Study Spaces and Supports

Academic Supports

New College Arts & Science Students can access a variety of academic supports at the College. These include:

Lounge Spaces

Wilson Hall and Wetmore Hall both have 24-hour lounge spaces furnished with tables, chairs, and lounge seating. 45 Willcocks has a study room on each residence floor, as well as lounge spaces in the first floor Atrium, Gnu lounge in the basement, and the William Doo Auditorium steps.

The Donald G. Ivey Library

The Donald G. Ivey Library in Wilson Hall provides an excellent study space and a wheelchair-accessible computer lab. Services include:

  • 24-hour study space available to all New College students during exam periods;
  • 20 computer workstations that are open to all university members;
  • 2 New College Student Computer Labs, including 44 computer workstations reserved for New College students;
  • Bookable group study rooms;
  • Technology for loan at the circulation desk, including laptops, chargers, and microphones;
  • Black & white and colour printing;
  • Computers feature assistive technology Kurzweil 3000, JAWS text to speech, and ZoomText magnifier

Information about these services can be found on the Ivey Library website.

Ivey Library also houses the Women’s Studies collection, which is of international significance.

Student Life

New College offers extracurricular and co-curricular programming, experiential learning, community engagement and leadership development for residents and commuting students. This includes orientation, mentorship opportunities, and social experiences.

Residence Life

New College offers a variety of social, recreational, and educational events for residents. This includes programming by the Office of Residence and Student Life, the residence dons, and New College Residence Council.

Internet Access

Full wireless internet access is available on all residence floors in all three buildings. Access is also available in the public areas of New College, including the Wilson and Wetmore Lounges and the D.G. Ivey Library in Wilson Hall.

Getting Connected in Your Room

All rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi and most have a ResNet connection for each resident which allows complimentary access to the University’s computing network and, through the University network, to the Internet.

For information about the wireless networks supported by U of T and how to create an account please follow this link to the U of T Information Commons Help Desk.

Please note that wireless routers are not permitted in residence.

New College IT Support

If you encounter issues with the internet in your residence room, it is recommended that you contact the New College IT team. The IT team has a reporting form for issues on their website, under “Students and Guests in Residence.” You can access their website through this link.

College IT Services

The College’s local IT group provides basic troubleshooting support to get you connected and computing. The IT Office is located in Wetmore Hall, Room 77 (in the basement) and can be contacted at 416-946-8368.  An on-duty IT specialist will be able to assist you.

Please visit their webpage for the latest updates and procedures on getting support for your devices.

Copyright Infringement

Our internet usage policy strictly prohibits students from downloading copyrighted material. The policy is outlined in the New College Residence Policies under “Schedule C – New College Network Usage Agreement.”

If a student violates this agreement they will be locked out of their internet access for a period of time. If they continue to violate the agreement, they may be prevented from accessing the internet indefinitely. Note that all violations are treated in compound to wired and wireless access. Blocks may not be immediate, the University may block your access to both connection services at any time if an offence has been detected.

For questions about residence at New College, contact:

Office of Residence and Student Life
40 Willcocks Street, second floor
Phone: 416-978-8875