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Residence Agreement


Updated April 3, 2023

In consideration of the mutual covenants contained herein, TRINITY COLLEGE (the “College”) and the undersigned (the “Resident”) agree as follows:


  1. The College grants to the Resident a license to use and occupy a room (the “Room”) in the Residences located at 6 Hoskin Avenue or 44 Devonshire Place, and respectively known as Trinity College Residence or St. Hilda’s College Residence (the “Residences”) for a period (the “Occupancy Period”) commencing on the official move-in date (Sunday, September 3, 2023 for newly admitted first-year students and Monday, September 4, 2024 for returning students) and ending forty-eight (48) hours after the Resident’s final spring examination/assessment or at 12:00 pm (noon) on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 whichever is the earlier date (the “Vacating Date”), unless terminated earlier pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement.
  2. Residents may request to stay in residence beyond 48 hours after their final exam; however, approval is subject to availability and circumstances. Additional charges may apply.
  3. The Residences are closed for the December Winter Break. All residents are expected to vacate their room no later than 48 hours after their final fall exam or by 12:00 pm (noon) on Thursday, December 21, 2023, whichever date is earlier. The residences will reopen on Sunday January 7, 2024 at 8:00 am, EST. During this time, the residences will not be open and as such, students will not be permitted to stay in residence for any reason. Staff in the Office of the Dean of Students are available to advise students about alternative housing options for the winter break, however, the responsibility for all aspects of deciding upon, securing and payment for accommodations during this time are the responsibility of the individual student.

2.  The Room and room type shall be assigned to the Resident by the Dean of Students (the “Dean”), or the Dean’s designate.

3.  It is understood by the Resident that the residence facilities of the College are intended to promote a harassment-free environment and to enhance the academic and intellectual development of its students, their personal growth and their involvement in campus life and that, accordingly, the atmosphere, environment and behaviour in the Residences shall be conducive to, and consistent with, the achievement of these purposes.

  1. If a Newly Admitted Student Resident, defined as a student who did not attend Trinity College the previous year, does not take possession of, and occupy, the Room by 12:00 am (midnight) Monday, September 4, 2023, the Room license is automatically forfeited and cancelled and the student will be liable for both residence deposits #1 ($1000) and #2 ($1000). The College may then license the Room to another resident forthwith, without notice to the Resident.
  2. If a Returning Student Resident, defined as a student who was admitted to and attended Trinity College in any year prior to the current year, does not take possession of, and occupy, the Room by 12:00 am (midnight) Tuesday, September 5, 2023, the Room license is automatically forfeited and cancelled and the student will be liable for both residence deposits #1 ($1000) and #2 ($1000). The College may then license the Room to another resident forthwith, without notice to the Resident.
  3. If after accepting an offer of residence a student (newly admitted or returning) decides that they no longer wish to live in residence they are encouraged to notify us immediately. Please refer to section 10.b. for more information regarding penalties for early residence withdrawal.

4.  The College will:

  1. provide the Resident with the furnishings listed in Schedule “A” until the Vacating Date; and
  2. maintain the Room and the Residences in a reasonable state of repair and fit for habitation.

5.  The Resident will:

  1. comply fully with the Trinity College Community Standards, the University of Toronto Code of Student Conduct, the University of Toronto Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment, the Trinity College Dining Hall Policy, the Trinity College Alcohol Policy, the University of Toronto Alcohol Policy, the University of Toronto Smoke-Free Policy (PDF), the Trinity College Residence Admission Policy, and the Trinity College Episkopon Policy.
  2. receive one key for the Room and one key for admission to the Residences and one mailbox key (herein referred to as “keys”). The keys shall be returned by the Resident to the College on or before the Vacating Date. The Resident will not lend, nor duplicate, nor permit duplication of, nor be in possession of a duplicate of, any of the keys. If the Resident loses their keys, or fails to return them on the Vacating Date, the cost of replacing the keys will be billed to the Resident.
  3. maintain the Room in a clean and hygienic condition and will not allow any refuse, garbage or other objectionable material to accumulate in or about the Room or the Residences;
  4. comply with the Trinity College Residence Network (ResNet) Rules and Policy.

6.  The Resident will not:

  1. assign this agreement or sub-license (e.g. Airbnb) the Room or any part thereof to any other person or otherwise part with the possession or occupation of the Room;
  2. paint or decorate the Room or Room Door or any wall, ceiling or surface of the Residences without the consent of the Dean;
  3. deface any wall, ceiling or surface of the Residences, including the windows, or damage the Residences or its furnishings or permit their guests or invitees to do so;
  4. under any circumstances tamper with or change the lock, or add a lock, locks or other security devices to the door of the Room;
  5. make any alterations to the structure of the Room or affix anything to the walls or ceiling thereof without the prior consent of the Dean;
  6. bring any external furniture into the Room, or remove original furniture from the Room;
  7. keep any devices in the Room that are not Ontario Electrical Safety Code approved. Such items can be removed from any Room as a potential fire hazard;
  8. keep or use a waterbed, open element (such as a hot plate, toaster etc.) or heating equipment (such as a space heater) in the Room, or use any device that might overload the electrical circuits (more information is available on the Frequently Asked Questions page of our website) ;
  9. tamper with or in any way interfere with the operation of any fire detecting or smoke detecting equipment for any reason;
  10. store, prepare, or consume “self-heating instant hot pot” meals in the Residences;
  11. keep any firearms, ammunition, air guns/rifles, fireworks, prohibited weapons, offensive weapons, slingshots, explosives, illicit narcotics and drugs, animals, reptiles, birds, fish or insect in the Room or in the Residences.
  12. behave in a manner that will unreasonably disturb, annoy or interfere with, the use or enjoyment of the Residences by the other residents, or permit anything to be done or kept in the Residences which will obstruct or interfere with the enjoyment or rights of the other residents; or
  13. commit or permit an illegal act to be committed in the Residences.

7. The Residence Staff, which include, but are not limited to the Dean or the Dean’s designate, Dons and Facilities staff shall be permitted to enter the Room at any time, and without notice, in the event of an emergency or perceived emergency, or a disturbance or breach or suspected breach of the Trinity College Community Standards or other College policy, or in order to examine the state of the Room, including the state of sanitation, safety and repair thereof, and to make such repairs, changes or improvements to the Room and its furnishings as the College may deem necessary or desirable.

8.  Only full-time University of Toronto students who are enrolled in a minimum of 3.0 FCEs, with a minimum of 3 courses in each of the Fall and Winter semesters, or comparable course load in a professional faculty or Faculty of Divinity, in good academic standing (minimum annual grade point average of 1.50+) and demonstrate progression in their academic program are eligible to reside in Trinity College Residences unless alternate arrangements have been approved in writing by the Dean. Residents who withdraw from the University or drop below full-time status in either the Fall or Winter semesters, are required to inform the Office of the Dean of Students immediately. The College reserves the right to check the academic status of students to confirm their eligibility for residence as required.


  1. The College may at its option terminate this license upon the happening of any of the following events:
    1. non-payment by the Resident of any amount due to the College or University;
    2. breach by the Resident of any other provision of this agreement or the Rules and Regulations as published from time to time; or
    3. any event whereby the Resident ceases to be a registered student with a full-time enrollment status at the University of Toronto, including but not limited to the suspension or expulsion of the Resident from studies during the academic session.
    4. in accordance with section 20.
  2. In the event that the College exercises its option to terminate this license, the College or its designated official shall give written notice of such termination to the Resident, which shall specify the effective date of the termination, which shall not be less than three (3) days following the giving of the notice (the “Effective Date of Termination”). The notice may be hand delivered to the Room or affixed to the door of the Room, addressed to the Resident.
  3. Notwithstanding paragraph (b), under exceptional circumstances, including the occurrence of an “Emergency” as defined in Section 20, the College reserves the right, to be exercised by the Dean acting reasonably, to give written notice of termination of this license not less than 24 hours before the Effective Date of Termination.
  4. Notwithstanding the early termination of this license, the Resident shall at the option of the College be liable for payment of the full amount of the occupancy fee, whether or not the room is re-occupied or the Residences are filled.

10. Students are admitted to residence on the understanding that they will remain in residence for the full Occupancy Period, which is the entire Fall and Winter Academic semesters. In the event that the Resident elects to withdraw from the Residences or from their program of study during the Occupancy Period, he/she will be required to submit a written Notice of Residence Withdrawal prior to the move-out date.

  1. Students who cancel their application or withdraw from residence will be subject to the following:
    Notice Date Vacating Date Fee
    On or before July 25, 2023 N/A 50% of Deposit #1 ($500)
    July 26, 2023 – Scheduled move-in day N/A Deposits #1 and #2 ($2000)
    Scheduled move-in day – September 30, 2023 Move-in day – September 30, 2023 Pro-rate to the day moved out + deposits #1 and #2 ($2000)
    October 1, 2023 – November 30, 2023 October 1, 2023 – Day residences close for winter break 2023 Pro-rate to the day moved out + $2500 early move-out fee
    After December 1, 2023 After December 1, 2023 Full residence fee – residence fees will not be pro-rated and the student is not eligible for a refund
    • The “notice date” is the date upon which the request to cancel and/or withdraw is received.
    • The “vacating date” is the date upon which the resident moves out of residence and returns keys.
  2. Students who withdraw from the University will vacate the premises within 48 hours of the date upon which they cease to hold full-time academic status unless alternate arrangements are approved by the Dean of Students.
  3. Students who vacate their residence space without following proper procedures, including submitting the Notice of Residence Withdrawal and returning keys, will continue to be billed until such time as a proper check-out has taken place.
  4. All students, including those who withdraw from residence for academic reasons, are subject to the withdrawal penalties as outlined above.
  5. For students who must fulfill the requirements of Mandatory Quarantine as per the Government of Canada, contract dates and residence fees will not be adjusted.
  6. The above schedule of fees and amounts due will remain the same in the event that the University of Toronto makes changes to the mode of class delivery (i.e. in-person class delivery to online class delivery).

11.  The College reserves the right, to be exercised by the Dean or their designate acting reasonably, to substitute another room in the Residences for the Room at any time after room assignment and or during the Occupancy Period, in which event the substituted room shall be deemed to be the Room for all purposes hereunder and the Resident shall forthwith move to that other Room.

12.  Residential buildings are occasionally subject to pest outbreaks, including but not limited to, bedbugs. If a pest outbreak is suspected, residents are required to immediately contact the Welcome Desk or the Office of the Dean of Students, so an inspection can be arranged. If the presence of pests is confirmed, residents will be required to actively participate in the treatment by following the directives of the College and/or professional Pest Control workers. To reduce the likelihood of spreading pests to unaffected areas, residents will not be relocated to a new room. No refund or reduction of fees will be issued to those who are inconvenienced by pest inspection or remediation processes.

13. Trinity College is engaged in the construction of the Lawson Centre for Sustainability and renovation projects across residence buildings. Although the College will take measures to minimize the impact on the community, there may be noise, dust, and disruption to services while these are underway. Efforts will be made to minimize any disruption caused; however, the College shall not be held liable for the above and there will be no reduction in fees, compensation, or remediation that will be offered for any direct or indirect loss, inconvenience, or discomfort experienced throughout the occupancy.

14. The College shall not be liable to the Resident for any damage to, loss, or theft of personal property or for personal injury, including death, on the Residences property save where the same is caused by the willful or negligent act or omission of the College or those for whom the College is in law responsible. The Resident will indemnify the College and save it harmless from any and all liability in respect of any injury, loss or damage occasioned by any act or omission of the Resident, their guests, agents or invitees.

15.  Please note that a number of provisions of the Residential Tenancies Act do not apply to residents of the College in regards to their occupation at the College.

16.  All residence students are assigned a mailbox and provided a mailbox key at the beginning of the year. Mailboxes are located in the Trinity College building at 6 Hoskin Ave.

17.  The Resident is required to have adequate insurance to cover any deliberate or accidental damage that they might cause to the Residences or other residents belongings. The College reserves the right to seek restitution for any damages caused by the Resident.

18.  It is agreed that there be no reduction of occupancy fees or any other compensation for, or on account of, any loss, damage, inconvenience or discomfort arising from the interruption or curtailment, however caused, of any accommodation, facility or service agreed to be furnished by the College.

19.  The Resident will pay an occupancy fee for the assigned room type and the choice of meal plan. All residents are required to purchase a meal plan as outlined on the Trinity College Residence Fees webpage. The website also represents the portions due on the stated dates. The amount due will be the stated amounts minus any credits that may have already been applied. Any balance due must be received in full by the College or University by the dates stated in order to avoid the accrual of service charges on outstanding fees.

Please note that if Deposit #2 is not received by the deadline communicated to students, it will be recognized as a forfeiture of the Residence Room and of Deposit #1, and the Room will be reallocated to the next eligible student on the waiting list.

  • Email notices will be sent to those with outstanding account balances using the University’s UTmail+ email service; please ensure that you activate your UTmail+ email address.

20.  Emergencies and other unavoidable events

  • An “Emergency” means a health emergency or other unavoidable event which is beyond the reasonable control of the College, which results in a situation in which the College determines in its sole discretion, based on advice from a medical professional, or a directive, bulletin, notice or other form of communication, order or legislation from a public health authority or other authority having jurisdiction, or other information or advice deemed relevant by the University (“Directives”), that a Resident, employees of the College or other persons or invitees, are or may be exposed to imminent danger from a dangerous condition or situation, damage to the Residences, disease, virus or other biological or physical agents that may be detrimental to human health, while in the Residences.
  • If an Emergency exists, the College may amend, supplement or otherwise enforce any rules or regulations in existence, may impose additional rules and regulations, and may impose restrictions to mitigate or minimize the effects of the Emergency.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing:
    • during an Emergency, the College shall be entitled to restrict or limit access to Residences to employees of the College only, and/or to prohibit entry by a Resident, visitors or invitees for a reasonable period of time during such an event;
    • notwithstanding that the College may have entered into an Occupancy Agreement with a Resident, the University shall have the right during an Emergency, to terminate such agreements prior to the commencement of the Occupancy Period, in order to comply with Directives or where the College determines that it will not be safe to operate Residences for a Fall and/or Winter semester, and the College shall have no liability to a Resident as a result of such termination;
    • the College shall be entitled during an Emergency to close all or any part of the Residences if it determines that it is not safe to continue to operate the Residences or certain parts thereof, in which case a Resident shall vacate the Room they occupy in accordance with the reasonable requirements of the College;
    •  the College shall be entitled, during such time as there is an Emergency to require all Residents to comply with reasonable measures imposed in respect thereof by the College, including health screening, the use of hand washing and other sanitation products directly related to the management of the health threat, attendance at mandatory training sessions, and the use of additional protective clothing by all Residents such as protective barriers, gloves and masks; and
    • during an Emergency, the College shall also be entitled to specify specific modes of entry and exit from and to the Residences for Residents generally or Residents who may have a heightened risk of either exposure to a health threat or a heightened risk of transfer of unhealthy condition to other Residents, invitees or visitors in the Residences.
  • Where an Emergency or any other restrictive governmental laws or regulations, fire, damage, or other unavoidable event which is beyond the control of the College, results in the closure of the Residences during the Occupancy Period, the College, in its sole and absolute discretion shall determine what, if any, fees shall be refunded to the Resident, having regard to the length of the closure, the nature of the event causing the closure and such other factors as the College deems appropriate in the circumstances.

21.  It is understood by indicating agreement with these terms and conditions as part of the residence application process, the Resident is subject to all the terms and conditions herein.


The College will supply the resident with the following furnishings until the Vacating Date:


  • Desk and Desk Chair
  • Bulletin Board (where applicable)
  • Dresser (where applicable)
  • Bed Frame and Mattress
  • Curtains or Blinds
  • Bookshelf or Shelving (where applicable)
  • Lamp/Light Fixture
  • Garbage and Recycling Cans
  • Internet Connection
  • Closet or Wardrobe
  • Smoke Detector and Battery
  • Note: Some, but not all, rooms are equipped with local phone service.



Students are responsible for keeping their residence rooms clean and tidy. Trinity has resources available to you to help you to maintain a clean room!

Why should I keep my space clean?

  • Clean and tidy residence rooms mean that pests that can be more common in shared living spaces like apartment buildings and university residences don’t have any reason to make a home in your space.
  • Any smells or issues that can come from an untidy or unclean space are often disruptive for a residence community like the one you’re living in. If your room becomes a community issue, further steps to address the unclean space will need to be taken such as cleaning charges or follow up with College staff.
  • Distractions to students such as an untidy space have been shown to disrupt projects like academic work.

Trinity will provide you with a vacuum cleaner and some basic cleaning supplies, although you are encouraged to bring your own preferred cleaning supplies and materials. See the Welcome Desk for details on how to access vacuums and cleaning supplies.

Please see the list below for a suggested cleaning schedule:

Task Suggested Frequency
Ensure no food is left out or containers are left open in your room Daily
Make your bed Daily
Wash your reusable dishes Daily
Take out garbage to garbage disposal areas Weekly or as needed
Organize your desk Weekly
Do laundry Weekly
Wipe down and disinfect surfaces Weekly or as needed
Clean out mini fridge in room or kitchen fridge of your old food Weekly or as needed
Vacuum your room Weekly or as needed
Sweep your room Weekly or as needed

Safety tips for cleaning your space:

  • Do not mix store-bought cleaning products together! Mixing products can create toxic gas and cause harm.
  • Using the wrong cleaner on a delicate surface – Many of today’s counter-tops, floors, and appliances require specialty cleaners. Even plain old soap and water is a problem on some surfaces. Be sure to read the labels on your products to ensure against damage!
  • Abrasive cleaners or scrubbers – There are plenty of products specially designed for heavy duty tasks. Use of abrasive cleaners (e.g. powder cleaners) and metal scouring pads will only damage the surfaces leading to future maintenance and cleaning problems.



The Government of Ontario declared a province-wide state of emergency under The Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act on March 17, 2020 to protect the health and safety of all Ontarians and to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (or COVID-19).  COVID-19 is easily spread by contact with droplets produced by people who have the virus.

Trinity College (the College) has put in place measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however the College cannot guarantee that any individual attending the College Campus, using the College’s facilities, or participating in activities organized by the College, whether on-campus or off-campus (including student internships and placements) (collectively, the College Activities) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, notwithstanding the safety measures taken by the College, attending the College Campus and participating in the College Activities could increase the risk of contracting COVID-19.

All participants in the College Activities are being asked to carefully review, confirm, and agree to the statements made below.

I have informed myself of the risks of COVID-19.  I knowingly, willingly, and voluntarily do participate in my College Activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, even though my participation could heighten the chances that I become infected with COVID-19.

I understand:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

1. That COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization and that COVID-19 is extremely contagious and can spread by person-to-person contact.
2. That by participating in my College Activities I may become infected with COVID-19, which could result in the following: extended quarantine/self-isolation, additional tests, hospitalization that may require medical therapy/intervention, intensive care treatment, possible need for intubation/ventilator support, short-term or long-term intubation, other potential complications (including lung and heart complications) and the risk of death.
3. That COVID-19 might cause additional risks, some of which may not currently be known at this time.
4. These risks could cause me to incur medical and other expenses.

I certify that:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

1. Neither I, nor anyone in my household, has travelled internationally in the past fourteen (14) days.
2. Neither I, nor anyone in my household, believes that they have been exposed to a person with a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19
3. Neither I, nor anyone in my household, has been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 2 months and/or is being directed by a health care provider to self-isolate.
4. Both I and the individuals in my household are following and will continue to follow recommended guidelines as much as possible including, but not limited to practicing social distancing by maintaining a separation of at least six (6) feet or two (2) metres from others who are not part of the household(s), engaging in proper handwashing, respecting inter-provincial travel recommendations, and otherwise limiting our exposure to COVID-19.
5. If my answers to any of the above statements change prior to me commencing my College Activities or during my College Activities, I will withdraw myself from the College Activities and inform the College by emailing welcome@trinity.utoronto.ca

I further certify:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

1. No one in my household(s) is experiencing any symptoms of illness, including symptoms that resemble a cold. Symptoms include, but are not limited to cough, fever, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, runny nose, stuffy nose, sore throat, painful swallowing, headache, chills, muscle or joint aches, feeling unwell in general, new fatigue or severe exhaustion, gastrointestinal symptoms (such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or unexplained loss of appetite), loss of sense of smell or taste, or pink eye.
2. I understand that the list of symptoms noted above is constantly evolving, and I will make best efforts to monitor the most current information from the Government of Ontario at the following link before Using University Facilities or Participating in University Activities: https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-stop-spread#section-0

3. I will not Use College Facilities or Participate in College Activities if anyone in my household(s) is sick, even if the symptoms resemble a mild cold. If anyone in my household(s) is sick or symptomatic, I agree to not Use College Facilities or Participate in College Activities and will inform the College by emailing welcome@trinity.utoronto.ca

4. I commit to follow health and safety protocols implemented by the College, including any measures referenced in the Residence Agreement and College policies as may be periodically amended in response to the pandemic or public health directives.

5. I have read and understand the risks of not conforming with the safety and hygiene protocols that have been adopted by the College,   and   are   posted   on   the   Government   of   Ontario’s   website   (https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-stop-spread#section-0) in advance of Using College Facilities or Participating in College Activities. I also understand that I must follow these safety and hygiene protocols

Signed this _____ day of _____________________, 2022

Student Signature



Printed Name

Parent / Guardian Signature (if student is

under 18 years of age)



Printed Name



Purpose:  The University is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its community members.  As part of this commitment and in response to COVID-19, the purpose of this document is to ensure that existing University and government directives are applied to, and understood in the context of, student residence environments.  This document aligns with public health directives and guidelines but is subject to change as public health guidance and understanding about COVID-19 evolve.  These rules will apply until further notice.

This document does not replace any published community standards specific to a particular University residence; however, if there is a conflict between the terms of this document and any existing published community standards, the terms of this document will prevail, particularly with respect to guests/visitors, use of common spaces and facility access.  This document is not intended to conflict with or replace the University’s Code of Student Conduct: https://governingcouncil.utoronto.ca/secretariat/policies/code-student-conduct-december-13-2019 or the Policy on Non-Medical Masks or Face Coverings.  This document is subject to the duty to accommodate persons in accordance with the Human Rights Code of Ontario.



 Rule: Residents must practice physical distancing in residence by maintaining a minimum of 2 metres between themselves and others.

 Note:  Physical distancing should be followed wherever possible, even in spaces where there is no posted signage.


 Rule:  Use of common spaces in a residence must adhere to all posted signage and all implemented safety measures.

Note:  Common spaces in the residences (and throughout Trinity College) will either be closed or will be open but with a number of restrictions and safety measures in place, such as strict physical distancing and maximum occupancy requirements.  Student residents must follow all directives around use of common spaces.  For example, if a resident enters a space that is at maximum capacity, that resident should not remain in the space.  If common spaces are open, a system will be in place to ensure equal access to those common spaces.


Rule:  Residents must follow all posted signage and floor markings.

Note:  There will be health and safety posted signage throughout the residence.  Some examples include signage respecting elevator occupancy limits, space closures, requirements to wear face coverings or masks, physical distancing and to instructions to yield and follow directional markings.


 Rule: If a student is feeling ill or experiences any symptoms of illness, they should remain in their bedroom and immediately notify residence staff.  In the case of emergency, they should call 9-1-1 immediately.

 Note:  In addition to notifying residence staff, students may also contact Toronto Public Health or Telehealth Ontario as listed below for assistance.


Rule:  In accordance with all government requirements, all members of the community must self-isolate if they:

  • have COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19; OR
  • may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or someone with symptoms of COVID-19; OR
  • have returned from anywhere outside of Canada within the past 14 days.

 Students shall inform Trinity College if they are self-isolating.

 Note:  Residents who are self-isolating and/or quarantined in their residence room should adhere to the City of Toronto’s public health directives as stated on the COVID-19: What to Do If You Have COVID-19 page, under Stay at Home & Self-Isolate tab. Specifically, residents self-isolating or quarantining in their residence rooms are prohibited from accessing or using shared residence facilities, such as laundry rooms, fitness rooms, study spaces and cafeterias and must remain in their room at all times.  Residents who need to open the door of their self-isolation accommodation (e.g., to retrieve groceries or meals) must wash their hands immediately before doing so and wear a face covering when the door is open.


Non-compliance with these rules may pose a health and safety threat to the community and will be treated as a serious matter. The University will make every effort to resolve these issues informally when possible and appropriate but may also impose sanctions where individuals or groups of students are not in compliance with these rules.  These sanctions will depend on the nature of the non-compliance, the place in which it occurred, and the impact on others.  Sanctions include but are not limited to fines, restricted access to spaces, and expulsion from the residence. Enforcement, sanctions and appeals to sanctions will be carried out in accordance with existing residence policy.  The University reserves the right to report non-compliance to Public Health officials or to any other official, within or outside the University, who need to know about the non-compliance in order to protect the health and safety of the University community or the public.


  • Handwashing and hygiene are critical to reducing the spread of COVID-19. Hands should be washed frequently and with soap and water for 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol. Touching one’s eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands should be avoided.
  • The University has implemented changes to cleaning protocol that include increased frequency of cleaning of shared public spaces and additional hand sanitizer stations and wipe dispensers in many high-traffic, high-use areas.
  • Recognizing that student residents may require additional support during COVID-19, the University has made available a number of supports available to you. These supports include the Health and Wellness Office and a special program called U of T My Student Support Program that provides students with immediate and/or ongoing confidential, 24-hour support for any school, health, or general life concern at no cost to students.

Staff in Trinity’s Office of the Dean of Students and Office of the Registrar are also available to help connect students with applicable services and supports. We encourage students to reach out to any of these mentioned resources should they have questions or need help:

  • Office of the Dean of Students: deanofstudents@trinity.utoronto.ca
  • Ramata Tarawally, Associate Director, Community Wellness: 416-946-4044 or rtarawally@trinity.utoronto.ca
  • On-site Counsellor from U of T Health and Wellness: by appointment or by referral. Referrals can be requested by contacting the Office of the Registrar, Office of the Dean of Students, or the U of T Health & Wellness Centre
  • Office of the Registrar: registrar@trinity.utoronto.ca
  • Duty Don: reached through the Welcome Desk at 416-978-2522
  • Academic Dons and Community Advisors living within the residences. See contact info for your Academic Don or Community Advisor.
  • All students who test positive for COVID-19 should immediately take the following actions:
  • report this result directly to U of T’s Occupational Health Nurse by email at occhealth@utoronto.ca
  • report their diagnosis to the Office of the Dean of Students at their residence
  • complete the self-declaration form through ACORN
  • For more general information:
  • Toronto Public Health Hotline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 from 8:30 a.m. –8 p.m. Translation will be available in multiple languages.

Phone: 416-388-7600; TTY: 416-392-0658; Email: PublicHealth@toronto.ca

  • Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential service available to get health advice or information (including but not limited to COVID).  Calls are answered by Registered Nurses who respond 24 hours per day, seven days per week.  Phone: 1-866-797-0000 or TTY: 1-866-797-0007
  • https://www.utoronto.ca/utogetherprovides helpful resources for students.

For further information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at Trinity College.