Frequently Asked Questions
I'm confused about how to apply for residence... where do I start?
INCOMING FIRST YEAR
Starting in 2012-2013, all residence applications will be directed through MyRes, which is operated by the University of Toronto Housing Services. You must confirm your interest in residence on MyRes by March 31st to qualify for the first year housing guarantee; MyRes is then a gateway to the Trinity Online Residence Application. More information is found on the Housing Services website. First priority in Trinity buildings is given to those admitted to Trinity College.
Transfer students are not covered by the guarantee and must apply through the Re-Admission process.
PROFESSIONAL FACULTY (PROFAC)
Trinity only accepts a few incoming first year PROFAC students into residence each year, and will only consider those applicants who rank Trinity residences first. Upper year PROFACS who have lived in Trinity residences may apply for readmission through the Re-Admission process. Please contact the Office of the Dean of Students directly for more information.
Upper years (residence students and non-residents) must apply directly, through the Trinity College Admission and Re-Admission process, using Trinity's Online Application. Information is sent to registered students early in the Winter term (January/February).
Trinity is an undergraduate college and does not accept applications from graduate students.
How do I get an internet connection?
All residence rooms have a Resnet jack with high-speed internet access. Instructions can be found here. The Graham Library and the Larkin Building, including the Buttery (our cafeteria) have wireless internet capability for students who have activated their University of Toronto e-mail address.
Is the College equipped with services for persons with disabilities?
The St. Hilda's residence, the academic building, the new Library, the George Ignatieff Theatre, the Chapel, and the ground floor of the main building (where the administrative offices are located) are all wheelchair accessible.
I would like to get a single room. What are my chances?
Your chances are approximately 50:50 in first year.
My best-friend from high school is coming to Trinity as well. Is it possible for us to room together?
Please indicate on your residence application form whether there is anyone in particular you would like to room with or live near. We will do our best to accommodate your request.
I would like to bring my computer with me. Is this okay?
Certainly. Most of our students have their own computer and find it very useful to own one.
I get hungry a lot. May I bring a fridge and kettle with me?
Yes. Many of our students prefer to rent or purchase small bar fridges for late night snacks. Please ensure that your kettle has the automatic shut-off option.
Can I smoke in residence?
Trinity College residences are strictly non-smoking buildings. This is for both health and safety reasons
Is it possible for me to visit the College before I arrive in September?
Yes. Please contact the Office of the Dean of Students. We are happy to arrange a tour for you. Please allow us at least three business days notice. Tours of the College can be arranged by telephone. Contact the Dean of Students' Office at 416-978-3612 or email@example.com to arrange for a tour of Trinity College.