Summer Residence

Summer 2023 residence admissions are now closed and we are no longer accepting applications. Should you be in need of housing, we encourage you to view the listings and resources on the University of Toronto's Off-Campus Housing website.


Summer residence is available from May to August. Stay for the full session or for a shorter-term of at least 4 weeks. 

Summer residents enjoy the convenience of living a short walk from classes and other amenities during the beautiful summer months on campus. Residence life activities provide opportunities for residents to engage with their peers and help them feel at home in a safe, fun, and inclusive community.
Students living in summer residence will be placed in single bedrooms in either the Joan Foley Hall apartments or townhouses. Suites are shared with four to six students.


  • Individual Upper Year and Graduate student University of Toronto students enrolled in a full-time degree program.
  • For the Summer session only, there is no minimum course load requirement. However, students must be in good standing with the University and cannot be on academic suspension.
  • Previous residents must have demonstrated good conduct in residence to be readmitted, and all residence fees from the previous session must be paid.
  • Students from a visiting post-secondary institution enrolled in a full-time degree program that are studying, completing research, or working on a co-op term in Scarborough.
  • Students enrolled in the Academic English program


Important dates

Full Session stays - Applications closed for 2023

Applications go live on the StarRez Portal February 15, 2023
Application deadline  March 31, 2023
Deadline to submit housemate requests March 31, 2023
Deadline to submit Transition Period request (Current Winter students only) March 31, 2023
Move in date May 7, 2023 by appointment
Move out date August 25 by 12:00pm, 2023


Partial Session stays (minimum 4 weeks) - Applications closed for 2023

Applications go live on the StarRez Portal February 15, 2023
Application deadline for stays beginning in May March 31, 2023
Application deadline for stays beginning in June or July                                                Four weeks prior to move in date up to July 7
Last day to move in for a Partial stay July 24
Move in date May 7 to July 24, as indicated in your application, by appointment
Move out date June 3 to August 25 by 12:00pm, as indicated in your application


Summer Residence fees are found on the Fees webpage.

A $250.00 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, paid through the Summer application in the StarRez Portal, is required to accept your residence offer and secure your space. The deposit is applied as a credit towards the balance of your residence fees.


Next steps after accepting your residence offer

  • Room assignments are emailed by the last week in April for full summer stays or shorter-term stays beginning in early May.
  • Room assignments are emailed within 5 business days of your deposit submission for shorter-term stays beginning after early May. 
  • Changes to applications for full summer stays can be made until March 31, 2023. To make changes to your application for shorter-term stays, email Student Housing & Residence Life. All changes must be requested in writing with at least 2 weeks' notice.


Transition Period for Current Winter 2023 residents

Students living in residence for the Winter 2023 session are eligible to request to stay for the transition period between the Winter and Summer sessions from April 28 to May 7 for an additional cost of $500. Only students registered for both sessions are eligible, and their Summer session must have a move in date of May 7. The request form becomes available within the StarRez Portal Summer application after your offer is emailed to you and your summer deposit has been paid. 

Students who do not stay for the Transition Period between sessions must move out of their Winter residence space 24 hours after their last exam or by April 28 at 12pm, whichever comes first. They must take all their belongings with them,

Storage between sessions is not available.

Deadline to apply in StarRez: March 31


Summer residence cancellations and early withdrawal

Cancellations: Email your name, student number, and brief reason for cancellation to at least 2 weeks before your scheduled move in day. The $250.00 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferrable to other fees on the ACORN account.

Withdrawals: After May 7, or, after your partial-session stay move in day, the Summer Residence Withdrawal Policy applies. In room students who wish to withdraw early from their contract dates will be subject to a withdrawal fee, and a late notice fee if at least two weeks' notice are not provided. To request an early withdrawal from Summer Residence, complete the Withdrawal form under the "Manage My Housing" tab in the StarRez Portal.


Summer Application Instructions

  1. Log in to the StarRez Portal.
  2. Select the Applications tab and submit the "UTSC - Summer 2023" 
  3. Complete the application, which includes e-signing the Summer Residence Agreement.
  4. Upon receiving an offer in the StarRez Portal, submit the non-refundable, non-transferable $250.00 deposit by credit card.


  1. Email with your name, post-secondary institution, and copy of your current student ID card. We will provide you instructions for accessing the Portal to submit your application.
  2. Log in to the StarRez Portal.
  3. Select the Applications tab and submit the "UTSC - Summer 2023" 
  4. Complete the application, which includes e-signing the Summer Residence Agreement.
  5. Upon receiving an offer in the StarRez Portal submit the non-refundable, non-transferable $250.00 deposit by credit card.