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New students are encouraged to visit the Information for Incoming Students page on the DLSPH website. his site provides information about registration and fees, TCard, ACORN, campus maps, and the mandatory first course for incoming students:
Master’s students – CHL5004H: Introduction to Public Health Sciences
PhD students – CHL5005H: Public Health Research


All students must obtain a TCard, which serves as a student photo ID and library card. TCards are issued at Koffler Student Services Building, 214 College Street. 1st Floor. If you are a new student or returning student who lost your card, please visit the TCard office website for information on how to obtain and/or activate your TCard and your UTORid.


Your UTORid gives you access to the online systems such as email, library, Quercus, ACORN, and other services. The TCard office will also provide your UTORid and an ‘Activation Key’.  Visit to activate your UTORid and then complete the UTORid Account Recovery Service.  This will allow you to reset forgotten passwords.  Finally, create your University-issued email (UTmail+) account with your UTORid and new password.  The University will only deliver official correspondence to you via your University-issued email address.


Your UTORid is required to access the University’s student Learning Management Engine, Quercus. Here you can retrieve your course information, syllabus, readings, and other materials for your currently enrolled courses. Quercus instructions and information can be found here:  

ACORN – Accessible Campus Online Network

ACORN contains data relating to your personal and academic information at the University of Toronto.  Students are required to keep their personal information up-to-date and to report any anomalies in the academic record to the Graduate Office. Since this is an automated, university-wide system, adherence to the instructions and deadlines is critical. Take some time to explore and get acquainted.

Using ACORN you can do the following:

  • View/Change address, telephone number, e-mail address
  • View financial account information
  • View/Print Fee Invoice
  • Pay tuition and fees by credit card
  • Request to ‘Register without Payment’ (OSAP recipients, award holders and PhD funded cohort)
  • Enter bank information for direct deposit of award funds
  • Request/Drop courses and view course status
  • View academic history and final grades
  • Print ‘Educational Credit’ tax forms (T2202A)
  • Life section: Highlights important student services and programs
  • Order transcripts and graduation tickets

We strongly recommend that students check their profile, financial account, and academic information on ACORN regularly. Please remember to update your new U of T email address, and other contact information.