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Your University of Toronto TCard is a photo ID smartcard which provides identification for academic purposes, student activities and services, and 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?
Instructions for obtaining your TCard are outlined on the TCard website.  Students are asked to submit a photo and appropriate documentation online. Once the submission is approved, a confirmation email will be sent to the email address that appears in ACORN. Students will then receive a second email, with a Secret Activation Key that will be used to convert their JOINid to their UTORid.

Students will book an appointment, using CLNx, to visit the TCard office in person to pick up their TCard. Documentation to validate your legal status in Canada may need to be provided.

Students with TCards from previous program registration do not need to obtain a new one.  The original card should be usable once their UTORid is reactivated.  For assistance, please contact the TCard Office.

800 Bay Street, 5th floor

UTORid and Email

The next step is to activate your UTORid and create University-issued email account.
Visit and follow the instructions.

Be sure to set up the password reset function at under the Password and Account Management menu.

NEW: The University of Toronto now requires a multi-factor identification process to log into university systems. Information on creating your multi-factor access is available here.  New students must complete this process within 2 weeks after converting their JOINid to UTORid. After this period, students will not be able to log in to any services until they have completed the UTORMFA enrolment process.

Once you create your UTmail+ account, it will replace the current email address you have in the U of T record system so that university communications can be sent to your new U of T email address. However, the staff in the PHS Graduate Office maybe continue to communicate to new students using the email address entered into their online application profile, until the departmental student listserv is updated in September.

The ‘Policy on Official Correspondence with Students’ states that students are responsible for maintaining a valid University-issued electronic mail account, and that failure to do so may result in a student missing important information and will not be considered an acceptable rationale for failing to receive official correspondence from the University.

Graduate Department of Public Health Sciences correspondences will be sent only to a University-issued email account. Students may have their University-issued 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.

If you are unable to obtain your TCard and UTORid until September, you may activate your JOINid to gain early access to a number of U of T services.

If you already have a UTORid and U of T email account, you can confirm the status of these credentials on the UTORid Account Management site, under Get Information. For further assistance reactivating your UTORid or email, please contact

U of T portal – Quercus

Students must activate their UTORid in order to access the services and course information hosted on the University’s Learning Management System, Quercus.  Login to Quercus at


Students are expected to register (defer or pay fees) prior to the commencement of their program and at the beginning of each subsequent academic year 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 2023 session is Friday, September 15, 2023. 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 10 business days prior to the registration deadline (September 1, 2023) to allow time for the payment to be received and processed by the university.

Students receiving major scholarships and/or OSAP may register without payment in ACORN (see Tuition Fees and Registration menu).