New College Residence comprises three buildings: Wilson Hall, Wetmore Hall and 45 Willcocks. The three Halls accommodate a total of 880 students. They are divided into 20 houses of 40-50 residents.

Entrance to the residence floors is by key-fob only.

Residence Rooms

New College offers three different room options for residents: traditional single, double rooms and the more economical bed-over-desk double rooms.

Rooms are furnished with a bed, mattress (no bedding), desk, chair, closet, bulletin board, curtains or blinds, internet connection, and garbage and recycling bins. Items such as a mini-fridge (available for rent), small bookshelf, small rugs and bedding can be brought from home. All rooms have large windows, air-conditioning, and heating controls.

Room Types

Single Rooms

Houses an individual student in a room with their own single bed, desk, desk chair and closet.

Double Rooms

Traditional university residence double rooms, housing two students in a spacious room. Each student in the room has their own desk, desk chair, single bed and closet.

Bed-over-desk Double Rooms

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 a bed-over-desk double is provided with their own closet, bed, desk and desk chair. These rooms are only located in Wilson Hall.

Residence Floors

Common Rooms & Kitchens

There are common rooms and kitchens on every residence floor. Each common room comprises a living room (sofa, chairs, TV with basic cable and a DVD player), kitchen (refrigerator, microwave and stove) and small eating area.


Within each residence house, there is a Residence Don who is either an upper-year undergraduate or graduate student. Dons are trained to provide leadership and guidance to students in residence, facilitate programming, and provide opportunities for social engagement. The Assistant to the Dean, Residence Life (ADRL) supports the Don team and participates in a rotating 24-hour on-call schedule to provide support and assistance to residents when needed. The Don team works closely with the ADRL to create a supportive, caring, and fun environment that encourages growth, development, and learning.

Houses and Communities
Gender-Inclusive Communities

Our Gender‐Inclusive Communities 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 gender‐inclusive washrooms with individually lockable shower/bath cubicles and toilet stalls.

Men-Identifying & Women-Identifying Communities

These communities also bring together first‐year and upper‐year students from all programs and areas of interest, but in an exclusively single‐gender environment. The men-identifying floor is located in 45 Willcocks and the women-identifying floors are located in Wilson and Wetmore Hall.

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.

Laundry and Cleaning

We have complimentary laundry facilities in each building.

Our Caretaking staff looks after the common areas (washrooms, common rooms) on a daily basis. Student rooms are the responsibility of the residents, but supplies (vacuum, mop, broom and cleaning agents) are provided on each floor.


The residence and the college as a whole are smoke-free environments. This means that smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the buildings, including individual student rooms.


All washrooms are shared between the floor, including those on gender inclusive floors (single gender floors have single gender washrooms). Washrooms are large, so there is no waiting, and individual shower and toilet stalls are private and can be locked.

Residence Tours

Virtual New College Tours

Please view our virtual offerings here: 

Click here for an interactive virtual 360° tour of New College. This tour shows key locations around the college.

Click here for an interactive virtual 360° tour of New College residence. This tour shows sample residence rooms and common room spaces. Follow the arrows for more rooms!

In-Person New College Tours

New College tours remain on hold due to COVID-19.

We encourage visitors to consult the U of T’s community FAQ for regular updates, as well as the provincial Ministry of Health and Public Health Ontario for relevant regional advisories.

In the past, New College has offered scheduled tours for prospective students throughout the year, as well as during Campus Day, Welcome Events and March Break. Registration was highly recommended but drop-ins were also welcome.

University of Toronto Campus Tours

Information about 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.