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T-Card and UTORid

TCard (ID/Access Card)

Student identification
In-person library privileges
Student activities and services
Facility access
Memory chip provides ‘cash value’ for  photocopies, computer printing and meal plan
Off-campus housing information


Get your TCard starting in the spring of your program start year!

The TCard, the U of T student card, is our official university identification and is issued to all U of T students. You will need a TCard to get access to resources like the campus libraries, the Athletic Centre and your UTORid account. In addition, if you are looking for off-campus housing, have your TCard ready before you visit Student Housing.

To get your TCard, go to the TCard Office located in Room 2054A on the second floor of Robarts Library (corner of St. George St. and Harbord St.).  Go early to avoid the long September line-ups. For TCard office hours and required identification documentation, visit the TCard Office website.

UTORid (Computer/Login Account)

UTmail+, your address
Online library privileges
UofT Blackboard Learning Portal, the online home for your classes and groups
Computer access to OISE computer labs and all UofT Libraries
Wireless Internet access on campus

Get Your UTORid account after you have your TCard.

To setup your UTORid account browse to the UTORid main website and have your TCard available. New students will “activate” their account using the secret activation key they received with their TCard.  As part of the UTORid set-up process, you will be asked to set up a UTmail+ address (

The University of Toronto has many technology-related services that are supported centrally and require a UTORid account. A UTORid account gives you access to services such as the wireless network, computer access within UofT libraries. You will need a UTORid to access the UofT Blackboard student portal and your UTmail+ email account.

Your UTORid will also be required for access to the Libraries’ licensed digital resources from off-campus through my.access.

The UofT Policy on Official Correspondence with Students mandates that all students have a university-issued e-mail address that is recorded in ACORN. Activating your UTmail+ is essential.