Residence Rooms

New College is a dormitory-style residence with three different room types: single rooms, double rooms, and economy double rooms.

The majority of first-year residents at New College will be housed in a double or economy double room. Some single rooms may become available to a limited number of first-year students. When students receive a residence offer, they have an opportunity to indicate their room-type preferences and relevant information. We work to accommodate these requests, but room-type preferences are not guaranteed.

See the summary document below for information about New College rooms, communities, and fees:

Room Types

New College residence has single rooms, double rooms, and economy double rooms. The majority of first-year residents at New College will be housed in a double or economy double room.

Single Rooms

New College has single rooms in Wilson Hall, Wetmore Hall, and 45 Willcocks. These are traditional residence single rooms that house an individual student in a room with their own single bed, desk, desk chair and closet.

Double Rooms

New College has double rooms in Wilson Hall, Wetmore Hall, and 45 Willcocks. These are traditional residence double rooms that house two students in a spacious room. Each student in the room has their own desk, desk chair, single bed and closet.

Economy Double Rooms

Economy double rooms are only located in Wilson Hall. These double rooms maximize space in a smaller double room by placing the bed over the desk, making the best use of space and creating unique individual study spaces. The bed-over-desk is set up like a traditional bunk bed, except the lower bunk is removed and a desk is placed in this space. Each student in the room is provided with their own closet, bed, desk and desk chair.

Economy double rooms either have two bed-over-desks with single mattresses, or one bed-over-desk and one standard bed both with single mattresses and a desk

Residence Fees

New College residence is comprehensive, with fees including a meal plan, utilities, and internet. Fees are based on residents’ room type and which meal plan they select. Information about residence fees can be found below:



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:

  • Bed
  • Mattress and pad
  • Desk, desk drawers and desk chair
  • Bulletin board
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Dresser (where applicable)
  • Garbage and Recycling bin
  • Curtains or blinds
  • Smoke detector and battery
  • Bookshelf (where applicable)

All rooms have windows, wireless internet, and air conditioning/heating.

Accessibility 

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. 


Residence Facilities

At New College, residence rooms are located on secured, dormitory-style residence floors in Wilson Hall, Wetmore Hall and 45 Willcocks. Residence floors also have common rooms, kitchens, washrooms, and more.

Common Rooms and Kitchens

Every residence floor has common rooms. Each common room has a living room (with a sofa, chairs, and a TV), a kitchen (with a refrigerator, microwave, and stove), and a small eating area.

Washrooms

Each residence floor has 2 to 3 shared washrooms. Washrooms have multiple shower and toilet stalls, so there is no waiting. Individual showers and toilet stalls are private and can be locked.

Gender-inclusive floors have gender-inclusive washrooms, while single gender floors have single gender washrooms. New College residence does not have ensuite or private bathrooms.

Laundry Facilities and Cleaning

Each New College building has complimentary laundry facilities with dryers and washing machines.

Caretaking staff clean the common areas, such as the washrooms and common rooms, daily. Residents are responsible for cleaning their own rooms—cleaning supplies are provided on each floor.

Internet

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.

For more information about internet access at New College, see the Residence Services page (link).

Security

Residence floors are individually secured and can only be accessed using residence key-fobs. After 10pm, the New College buildings are locked externally and can only be accessed using residence key-fobs.

Smoking

New College is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the buildings, including individual student rooms.


Residence Communities

New College’s residence floors are divided into 20 “houses” of 40-50 students. Each residence house has a Residence Don, who is either an upper-year undergraduate or graduate student. Dons are responsible for offering support, leadership and guidance to students, and are an active participant in the residence and college community. More information about Residence Dons can be found here (link).

Gender-Inclusive & Single-Gender Communities

New College has a variety of living environments available, including single-gender and gender-inclusive communities.

Our Gender-Inclusive Communities (which includes our 3 LLCs) are located in all three of our buildings. They bring together first-year and upper-year students from all programs and areas of interest. These communities have shared gender-inclusive washrooms with individually lockable showers and toilet stalls.

Our Single-Gender Communities bring together first-year and upper-year students from all programs and areas of interest, but in an exclusively single-gender environment. There is one men-identifying floor, located in 45 Willcocks, and two women-identifying floors, located in Wilson Hall and Wetmore Hall.

Living Learning Communities

New College has three living learning communities based around specific areas of study or interest.

What is a Living Learning Community (LLC)?

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are residential houses that bring together like-minded students to engage in a specific educational focus outside of the classroom. By applying to an LLC, you are committing to the values and ideals of that community. Residents in an LLC will be encouraged to engage with the community’s events and discussions, drawing connections to the wider New College and University of Toronto Culture, as well as life beyond.

Life (+) Sciences

Located in Wilson Hall, our Life (+) Sciences LLC brings together students in Life Sciences programs, or those who have an interest in life sciences, health, or becoming a healthcare professional. This residence community strives for balance where residents are not only able to engage with college life, but also gain academic and social support tailored for students studying or interested in Life Sciences. This community is supported by a specifically selected LLC Residence Don with an academic background in either Life Science or Healthcare studies, and features programming tailored to the needs of Life Science students.

Activities you’ll experience in this LLC include:

  • Indigenous Histories of Toronto Teaching
  • Coffee with a Prof
  • Study Sessions with Midterm Tips from the Learning Strategist
  • Trip to the U of T Indigenous Medicine Garden
  • Trip with Faculty to the Ontario Science Centre or U of T Greenhouses
  • Career Development workshop with the New College Career Educator
Sustainability, Access & Equity (SAE)

Located in 45 Willcocks, the Sustainability, Access, and Equity (SAE) Learning Community members will have the opportunity to be a part of a truly unique community and engage in thought provoking programming opportunities. This community is designed for students who are interested in issues of equity as it relates to social identities such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, socioeconomic class, national origin, education, citizenship, (dis)ability, etc. and who wish to develop their knowledge of these issues within a broader perspective of justice, sustainability, and community development. Programming in this community promotes participation in the New College Community and the wider University and Toronto communities and practical experiences in a variety of settings.

Activities you’ll experience in this LLC include:

  • Indigenous Histories of Toronto Teaching
  • Coffee with a Prof
  • Swap Shop
  • Guided tour at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) – Women and Art
  • Study sessions with Midterm Tips from the Learning Strategist
  • Career Development workshop with the New College Career Educator
Innovation & Technology (iTech)

Located in Wetmore Hall, the Innovation & Technology (iTECH) Learning Community brings together those first-year and upper-year students committed to innovation and technology in their academic programs. This LLC is designed to attract those students who simply have a passion for technological innovation. This community is supported by a specially selected residence don with such a background, and who understand the pressures associated with a degree in the STEM fields. 

Activities you’ll experience in this LLC include:

  • Indigenous Histories of Toronto Teaching
  • Tour of the SciNet Supercomputer @ U of T
  • Study Session with Midterm Tips from the Learning Strategist
  • Coffee with a Prof
  • Career Development workshop with the New College Career Educator

Residence Tours

In-Person Tours

New College is not currently running in-person residence tours. Visitors are welcome to visit the main floors of Wilson Hall, Wetmore Hall, and 45 Willcocks on their own schedule, where they will be able to view the lounges, library, and more, but will not be able to access the residence floors.

Information about general University of Toronto campus tours is available through the Nona MacDonald Visitors Centre at 25 King’s College Circle and by calling 416-978-5000.

Virtual Tours

New College offers two virtual tours:

The first tour is an interactive virtual tour showing key locations around New College, including:

  • Audrey Taylor Dining Hall
  • Donald G. Ivey Library
  • Wilson and Wetmore Lounges
  • William Doo Auditorium

This tour is an interactive virtual tour of New College Residence showing sample residence rooms and common room spaces. Follow the arrows for more rooms!

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