TCard

Your University of Toronto TCard is a photo ID smartcard which provides identification for academic purposes, student activities and services, facility and a Library access. The TCard also provides users the option to carry cash value in the computer chip, allowing the card to be used to purchase photocopies, computer printing, laundry services, and vending services at select locations on the University of Toronto campuses.

Where and When to Get It?
Starting June 5th, 2017, TCards will be issued to new students who are admitted to the Fall 2017 session. (http://tcard.utoronto.ca/)

214 College Street, First floor
416-946-8047
tcard.office@utoronto.ca

Office hours are:
Monday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday and statutory holidays

To obtain your TCard, you will need:
University Identification:
To establish yourself as a U of T student you will need to provide your Letter of Offer, or you must know your Student Number or your UTOR/JOIN ID.

Proof of citizenship & identity:
Proof of citizenship and identity is required in order to begin your studies at the University of Toronto. Your citizenship will also determine your fees.  Students whose citizenship documentation does not match their status in the University’s records system will not be issued a TCard and will instead be directed to their registrar’s office.

If you are a Canadian Citizen

you will need to provide both proof of your citizenship and identity through one of the following options:

Option 1: Valid Canadian passport*
Option 2: Your Canadian birth certificate AND one (1) piece of Canadian government-issued photo identification*
Option 3: Your Canadian citizenship certificate or card AND one (1) piece of Canadian government-issued photo identification*

*All documents must be original. Copies will not be accepted. The government-issued photo identification card must be no more than 5 years old. The name on your documentation must be the same as your name as it appears in the University’s records systems.  If there has been a name change, a marriage certificate or other documentation supporting the name change must be provided.

If you are a Permanent Resident of Canada

you will need to provide both proof of your permanent resident status in Canada and identity through one of the following options:

Option 1: Valid permanent Resident Card*
Option 2: Record of landing (IMM1000) AND one (1) piece of Canadian government-issued photo identification*
Option 3: Confirmation of permanent residence (IMM 5292 or IMM 5688) AND one (1) piece of Canadian government-issued photo identification*

*All documents must be original. Copies will not be accepted. The government-issued photo identification card must be no more than 5 years old. The name on your documentation must be the same as your name as it appears in the University’s records systems.  If there has been a name change, a marriage certificate or other documentation supporting the name change must be provided.

If you are an individual recognized by the federal government as being registered under the Indian Act

both the existing Canadian Certificate of Indian Status as well as the new Secure Certificate of Indian Status card (SCIS) will be accepted. The existing cards will still be valid until the expiry date has lapsed.

If you are an International Student

you must have immigration permission to remain in Canada for the length of your studies:

You must show your Passport (non-Canadian), including valid Post-Secondary study permit*.

*All documents must be original. Copies will not be accepted. The name on your documentation must be the same as your name as it appears in the University’s records systems.  If there has been a name change, a marriage certificate or other documentation supporting the name change must be provided.

UTORid and Email

The next step is to activate your UTORid and create University-issued email account.  Visit www.utorid.utoronto.ca and click the “activate your UTORid” link under the First Time Users menu. Additional information and instructions will be provided by the TCard office when your TCard is issued.

You will need to record your new UTORmail+ email address on ACORN (www.acorn.utoronto.ca).

The ‘Policy on Official Correspondence with Students’ states that official university correspondence will be sent only to the University-issued email account.  Students may have their University-issued electronic email account forwarded to another address, but remain responsible for ensuring that all messages sent to the official University-issued account are received and read.  It is important to inform the GDPHS of a change to your email and mailing address and update the information on ACORN.

U of T Portal

Students must activate their UTORid in order to access the services and course information hosted on the University’s student portal Blackboard Learning Management System.  Check out the ‘Log-in to the Portal’ at the DLSPH website (www.dlsph.utoronto.ca).

Note: the Department of Family and Community Medicine also operates a separate Blackboard system for their own courses.

Registration

Students are expected to register, that is pay fees, prior to the commencement of their program and at the beginning of each subsequent academic year (in September) until all program requirements are completed.  It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that they are registered by the registration deadline.

The deadline to register for the Fall 2017 session is Friday, September 15th.  Logon to ACORN to review and print your invoice.  Fee payments are made at your financial institution.  Your payment should amount to at least the ‘Minimum Payment to Register’ as indicated on your invoice.  We recommend that you make your payment at least 10 days prior to the registration deadline to allow time for the payment to be received and processed by the university.