Admission to Residence at Trinity College

Admission to residence at Trinity College is goverened by the Admission to Residence Policy, outlined below, and administered by the Office of the Dean of Students. 

Admission for Newly Admitted Students

In order to maintain their space while living in residence, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 3.0 FCEs, with a minimum of 3 courses in each of the Fall and Winter semesters, or a comparable course load in the Faculty of Divinity.

Students who believe that they have additional information regarding their personal circumstance which may warrant an exemption from the course load requirement may apply for an exemption by completing the appropriate section of the residence application or if circumstances change post-application, by contacting the Office of the Dean of Students. 

1. Newly Admitted First Year – Arts and Science

Trinity College aims to house, within its residences, as many Trinity students in the Faculty of Arts and Science who are eligible for the University of Toronto First Year Housing Guarantee as possible, and will allocate approximately half of its initial residence spaces to students in this category.  

2. Newly Admitted – Faculty of Divinity

Newly admitted students in the Trinity College Faculty of Divinity who have never before lived in the Trinity College residences are guaranteed a space in residence at the College, provided that they complete the residence application and all requirements by the residence application deadline for newly admitted students. All other Divinity students must apply for residence under the Divinity categories listed below.

3. Newly Admitted First-Entry Professional Faculties

Trinity reserves a limited number of spaces for students within First-Entry Professional Faculties who are eligible for the University of Toronto First Year Housing Guarantee. Interested and eligible First- Entry Professional Faculty students should contact the Office of the Dean of Students for more information regarding the application procedure.

4. Newly Admitted Upper Year Students - CEGEP or University/College Transfer

Trinity students within this category are generally not eligible for the University of Toronto First Year Housing Guarantee. Nevertheless, Trinity will strive to offer residence to as many of these students as possible. Students within this category should contact the Office of the Dean of Students for more information regarding the application procedure.

 

Admission for Upper Year Students

Trinity College values the contribution of upper year students to the residence community, and as such, approximately half of initial residence spaces will be allocated to Trinity upper year students in the Arts and Sciences and Divinity. Students may apply for residence as an upper year student after first-year, and will be allowed up to a maximum of five total years in the Trinity College residences.

In order to be eligible for residence in any year following first year, students must be in good standing, as defined by the University, and have a minimum CGPA of 1.50+, as recorded on their transcript, on a minimum of 3.0 FCEs.

In order to maintain their space while living in residence, students must be enrolled in a minimum of 3.0 FCEs, with a minimum of 3 courses in each of the Fall and Winter semesters, or a comparable course load in the Faculty of Divinity.

Students who believe that they have additional information regarding their personal circumstance which may warrant an exemption from the GPA or course load requirements may apply for an exemption by completing the appropriate section of the residence application or if circumstances change post-application, by contacting the Office of the Dean of Students .

How to Re-Apply to Residence as an Upper Year Student - Quick Facts Page

1. Trinity Arts and Science/Divinity Students Both Currently and Not Currently in Residence

Trinity College believes that community involvement and academic achievements are both important, and therefore, a student’s application will be assessed on either of these two areas, or on a combination of both.

All students must complete both the community involvement and academic achievements sections of the residence application, regardless of their academic average. These sections will allow students to detail their involvement at Trinity, within the University of Toronto or throughout the wider city community, and describe their positive academic achievements in the past year. These sections will be reviewed by a committee comprised of student leaders, members of the Community Affairs Committee and staff within the Office of the Dean of Students.

Students who have applied for residence and who have not been admitted based on their involvement in the community or academic achievements will be automatically entered into the residence lottery. 

2. First-Entry Professional Faculty Students Currently in Residence

Upper year, First-Entry Professional Faculty Students who are currently living in residence are eligible to apply for readmission, and their applications will be considered based upon both their involvement in the community and academic achievements.

Students in this category must complete both the community involvement and academic achievements sections of the residence application, regardless of their academic average. These sections will allow students to detail their involvement in the Trinity or University of Toronto communities, and describe their positive academic achievements in the past year. These sections will be reviewed by a committee comprised of student leaders, members of the Community Affairs Committee and staff within the Office of the Dean of Students.

Students in this category are not eligible for the residence lottery.

3. First-Entry Professional Faculty Students Not Currently in Residence

Upper year, First-Entry Professional Faculty Students, who do not currently live in residence, but who have lived in a Trinity College residence previously, are eligible to apply for readmission, and their applications will be considered based upon both their involvement in the community and academic achievements.

Students in this category must complete both the community involvement and academic achievements sections of the residence application, regardless of their academic average. These sections will allow students to detail their involvement in the Trinity or University of Toronto communities, and describe their positive academic achievements in the past year. These sections will be reviewed by a committee comprised of student leaders, members of the Community Affairs Committee and staff within the Office of the Dean of Students.

Students in this category are not eligible for the residence lottery.

 

Dean’s Discretionary Category

Trinity College understands that some students who may require residence may not meet the minimum requirements, or be admissible under any of the above noted categories. Such students should submit a written Dean’s Discretionary Appeal, which will be reviewed by the Dean of Students and a space in residence may be offered at the discretion of the Dean.

 

Adopted by Senate April 2016