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COVID-19 INFORMATION

The health, safety and well-being of our community members is a top priority. We will continue to work closely with the University of Toronto to monitor the development of the COVID-19 pandemic and follow directives from government and public health authorities.The University of Toronto provides regular updates on it’s COVID-19 Information website. For information regarding quarantine programming, students and vaccines, on-campus services, and more, please click the link below.

Cleaning Services at ߲Ƶ: Trinity Facilities Services do not enter individual residence rooms for cleaning, and students are asked to bring their own bagged garbage to central locations for collection, and to attend to the basic cleaning requirements of their own residence spaces. Vacuum cleaners are available for students to borrow for short periods of time if desired, and students are encouraged to bring their own preferred additional cleaning supplies.

Update on residence gym facilities: The ߲Ƶ residence gym facility is subject to close at any time, dependent on public health guidance. If a closure is necessary, we will inform residents via email of its closure and subsequent reopening. Students may be able to access other gym facilities on the University of Toronto campus, such as the and the – please see their websites for up-to-date operations information.



߲Ƶ is located in the heart of the downtown Toronto campus (St. George campus). ߲Ƶ has two traditional-style residence buildings (߲Ƶ Residence and St. Hilda’s College Residence) with a combination of single, double, and triple rooms. There are approximately 470 first-year and upper-year student residence beds, split between both buildings.

Both buildings are co-ed, with students living in either all-gender or gender-specific areas, and with shared washroom facilities on each floor. St. Hilda’s also has full kitchens or kitchenettes on every floor for shared use.

Living in residence is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people from all over the globe with a range of interests and pursuits. Living on campus provides students with the opportunity to more easily combine academic excellence with the extra-curricular activities that form a well-rounded university experience and to create friendships that will last for years.

At ߲Ƶ, upper-years play an important role in supporting the transition of incoming first-year students into an established community. This is a unique feature of the residence experience at the College in comparison to many Canadian universities, where the residence experience is limited to first-year students and a small handful of returning student leaders. This mix of upper-year and first-year residence students at Trinity results in a very cohesive and invested community, which is a hallmark of the Trinity experience.

As a resident student and member of the ߲Ƶ community, you will agree to the Residence Agreementand the ߲Ƶ Community Standards.


ADMISSION TO RESIDENCE

Newly-Admitted Students

Residence at the University of Toronto is guaranteed for all new full-time students entering their first year of university in an undergraduate program for the first time, provided that they have indicated their interest in residence by completing the University’s common residence application (through ) byMarch 31st, and have received and accepted an offer of admission byJune 1st..

Note: in order to apply for residence at ߲Ƶ, you need to apply for admission to the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto.Newly-admitted students: learn how to apply for residence at ߲Ƶ. Students must meet all deadlines and deposit requirements in order to maintain their eligibility.

Places at ߲Ƶ are limited. Priority is given to incoming and returning ߲Ƶ students. Students requiring specific accommodations based on an accessibility need should contact the Office of the Dean of Students directly by emailing deanofstudents@trinity.utoronto.ca.

Upper-Year Students

All upper-year students re-applying to residence or transferring from another college or university are subject to the ߲Ƶ Residence Admission Policy.

Waiting List

Usually students who are offered a space on the waiting list are newly admitted students who do not have the or are upper-year students who have not been offered a space in the first round of residence admissions, due to space restrictions in our residences, or are applicants who are applying after the application deadline. If you are offered a place on the waiting list, no deposit payment will be required until the time at which you are offered a residence space. If you are offered a residence space from the waiting list, you will be required to pay a deposit of up to $2,000 by the deadline set by the Office of the Dean of Students in your offer letter in order to confirm your space in residence. If you are offered a space and decline the offer, you will be removed from the waiting list. If you would like to remove yourself from the waiting list for any reason prior to receiving an offer of a space in residence, you must email the Dean of Students to notify them of your intention.

 

TRINITY COLLEGE RESIDENCES

Facilities & Amenities

There are many student lounges and common spaces available for socializing, studying (quiet study spaces and rooms for group study), and music practice. Some common rooms are also equipped with TVs and games (video game systems, billiards, etc.). Trinity has its own outdoor playing field, a picturesque Quad (Trinity) and a beautiful green roof (St. Hilda’s). There is an exercise gym facility in the Trinity building and laundry facilities (pay-per-use) and WiFi in both buildings. Just steps away from both residences, Trinity’s John W. Graham Library (part of U of T’s library system) offers technological resources and cozy study spaces. There is a Welcome Desk located in the lobby of the main ߲Ƶ building at 6 Hoskin Avenue that is open 24 hours a day. Students can access the Welcome Desk for maintenance concerns, safety concerns, and other general inquiries.

The Rooms

We have beautiful, historic buildings and the rooms in both Trinity and St. Hilda’s come in different shapes and sizes (there are no standard sizes). Each student living in residence is provided: a single bed, desk and chair; lamp, garbage can and recycling bin; closet or wardrobe and mirror; and high-speed cable internet connection and smoke detector.

Residence Move-In 2023

NEWLY ADMITTED STUDENTS – Begins Sunday, September 3, 2023

RETURNING STUDENTS – Begins Monday, September 4, 2023

Please note that early move-ins are not permitted. If you cannot move into residence on your designated move-in date above, you MUST make arrangements with the Office of the Dean of Students to defer your move-in date so that we still know you are coming to live at the College. Failure to move into residence on your designated move-in date, without a prior arrangement with the Office of the Dean of Students, willresult in forfeiture of your residence room and forfeiture of both Deposit #1 and Deposit #2.

U of T Winter Break Housing

The ߲Ƶ residences are open from the time of your designated move-in date listed above until 12:00 p.m. on December 21, 2023. Students are required to vacate their residence room within 48 hours of their last exam in December, or by 12:00 p.m. on December 21, 2023, whichever comes first.

Residents are not permitted to remain at ߲Ƶ residence over the winter break period (i.e., between academic terms) for the 2023/2024 winter break. Students will be required to turn in their keys to the ߲Ƶ Welcome Desk at 6 Hoskin Ave when they leave residence – either to move to the Winter break housing accommodations, or to return home.

Any student requesting accommodation for all or part of the Winter Break Closure is required to submit an application for consideration to the Office of the Dean of Students and will be charged a fee for their approved stay. During the closure period the College and University of Toronto are closed and services will be limited; the Dining Hall is closed, there is no IT service, Welcome Desk services are limited, and there are minimal staff on-site. An application for winter break housing is required and must be approved by the administrators of winter break residence. We will endeavor to find students housing during this time, but winter break housing may not be hosted by ߲Ƶ, as was the case during the 2022/2023 winter break. Further information will be available in the Fall of 2023.

Meal service for the fall term at ߲Ƶ will end with dinner, the evening of December 20, 2022 and will begin for the winter term with dinner, the evening of Sunday, January 7, 2024.

NOTE: Following winter break, residences will reopen on Sunday January 8, at 8:00 am, EST. No early move ins before this date will be permitted.

Move-Out Dates 2023-24

All students must move out of residence within 48 hours of their last exam, or by 12:00 p.m. on May 1, 2024, whichever comes first,unless arrangements have been made with the Office of the Dean of Students. Approval to stay beyond this time will only be granted if exceptional circumstances are demonstrated in a meeting with a staff member from the Office of the Dean of Students.

Keys

Your full set of keys must be handed in when you leave residence. Failure to do so will result in a $250 charge to your U of T fees (ACORN) account.

 

DINING AT TRINITY COLLEGE

The Food

All students living in the ߲Ƶ residences are required to purchase a meal plan. Our food services team can cater to vegetarian, halal, and vegan options, and can generally accommodate other dietary needs. You can find more information on our pages for dining facilitiesand the dining hall policy.

Meal Plan Selection 2023-24

Meal plan selection opens in July, and can be accessed through your residence application. Meal plan selection is due in August, 2023 through . If you would like to increase your meal plan after food services begin for the year, you may do so between September 8 and September 30, 2023. To increase your meal plan during this period, log into and go to the “Change My Meal Plan” link. Please keep in mind that this option is only available up until September 30, 2023, at which point you can no longer make changes to your meal plan. Please also be reminded that occupation in residence at ߲Ƶ comes with a meal plan, and unfortunately students are not able to opt out of a meal plan.

 

RESIDENCE FEES & AGREEMENTS

For more information please visit the residence fees page.

Payments

Please use your University of Toronto fees invoice to pay your Trinity residence fees at any major Canadian financial institution. See the University’s for payment details. Allow 10 days for processing. Note special instructions for payments from outside Canada.

Note: U of T does NOT send paper invoices. You MUST monitor your balance online. Regular reminders are sent to your mail.utoronto.ca e-mail address.

Please note that your residence deposits must be paid through your application on , and all subsequent payments are made through ACORN.

Overdue Payments

INTEREST IS CHARGED ON ALL OUTSTANDING ACCOUNTS, EVEN IF A PAYMENT PLAN HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED.Interest is calculated at 1.5% per month compounded monthly (19.56% per year) and first charged in mid-October. To avoid interest charges, payments must be made by the end of the previous month.

Early Residence Withdrawals

Residence contracts are for the full academic year, i.e. both fall and winter terms.

Please see theResidence Agreementfor more information about early withdrawals from residence.

 

QUESTIONS?

Make sure to check out the Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the residence admission process, rooms, food and facilities, and daily living in residence. If you have any questions about residence at ߲Ƶ, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students:deanofstudents@trinity.utoronto.ca.

 

OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING

is the primary resource for students seeking off-campus housing. The has moved to 800 Bay Street due to the Koffler Student Services Centre renovation,but also has a very accessible web presence with many tools, such as the .

 

Meet Samantha: she takes you on a tour of the Trinity campus and talks about student and residence life!

 

 

Living at U of T’s downtown St. George campus
Questions? Contact:

Office of the Dean of Students
deanofstudents@trinity.utoronto.ca