Application & Fees

Innis Residence houses full-time undergraduate Innis College, Arts & Science students, and a small number of Applied Science & Engineering students. The majority of residents are first-year students; the remainder are in their upper years. You’ll find application instructions here for both first-year and returning students, as well as fees.

I’m a new student

Residence is guaranteed for all new full-time U of T students entering first year in an undergraduate program for the first time, as long as you have indicated your interest in residence by completing the U of T Housing Application and received and accepted an offer of admission from U of T by the deadlines.

Although we make every effort to accommodate you at your preferred residence, you should also know that your residence guarantee may not mean that you receive your first choice of residence placement.

If you require accessible accommodations, please make an appointment with U of T Accessibility Supports at the same time as your application.

Please note that you must complete the U of T housing application by the deadline listed on your offer letter, regardless of your decision to accept your offer to the University.

How to apply

Visit the StarRez site and log in using your UTORid/JOINid, which you received upon completing your application to U of T. Follow the instructions provided to you by the Housing Services Team. This step must be completed by the deadline listed on your offer letter.

Please note: indicating your interest does not mean you have to live in residence. If you indicated your interest but change your mind, you can withdraw your application, or choose not to accept an offer when you receive one.

After receiving a residence offer via email, follow the instructions by visiting StarRez, and pay your first residence deposit by the stated deadline to secure your spot.

We will email you your room and suite assignments in late August, doing our best to accommodate your preferences.

Important dates for new students

March 31, 2021 – Application deadline

Early June, 2021 – Offers sent out; first deposit of residence fees due same time as your designated offer deadline

July 15, 2021  – Second deposit due

September 1 -5, 2021 – New student move-in days

September 30, 2021 – First residence fees instalment due

November 30, 2021 – Second instalment due

Please note that late and incomplete applications will not be considered.

I’m a returning student

Every year we allocate 20 to 25 per cent of our spots to returning residents. We count on upper-year residents to be leaders within the residence community, helping to engage and support first-year students, and taking a real interest in life at Innis. Check out the eligibility requirements below to see if this is you; please note that because of limited space we cannot guarantee acceptance.

Eligibility requirements

  • Be a current resident at Innis Residence, or a previous resident returning from a PEY or Exchange opportunity
  • Be currently actively involved in activities, events, meetings, and volunteering in Innis Residence, or the College, and/or the broader U of T community
  • Be approachable, helpful, mature, and responsible, ready to dive into the next level in residence life
  • Have a minimum CGPA of 1.5
  • Be in good financial standing with the residence and university
  • Intend to enrol in a minimum of 3.0 FCEs throughout the 2021-22 academic year and no less than three courses in each of the fall and winter terms
  • Not been found responsible for a violation of residence policy
  • Undertake an Application Assessment, which takes into account the above qualifications and your residence involvement, as well as feedback from residence staff

How to apply

In order to complete this step, you will need to wait until you receive an email invitation from us (sent to the email address you listed on ACORN) to submit a returning student application.

Follow the instructions in the email. You will need to log in to StarRez where you should select “Upper-Year Returner” from the menu. All available applications will be visible to you. Complete the application in full (incomplete and/or late applications will not be accepted) and submit.

Check your email throughout June and July (including your junk folder) to see if you have received an offer. You can also check your application status on StarRez

If you have received an offer, log in to StarRez to accept it, and pay your non-refundable $600.00 deposit by the stated date. Payment options include VISA credit, Mastercard, and American Express. VISA debit payments cannot be accepted.

Important dates for returning students

March 9, 2021 – Application deadline

April 1, 2021 — Offers sent out; first deposit of residence fees due same time as your designated offer deadline

July 15, 2021 – Second deposit due

September 1 – 5, 2021 – Upper- year student move-in days

September 4, 2021 – Student Leader Day

September 30, 2021 – First residence fees instalment due

November 30, 2021 – Second instalment due

Please note that late and incomplete applications will not be considered.


The residence fee for the 2021/22 academic year is $11,016.00. This includes your housing, utilities, and internet.  Additionally, a non-refundable fee of $61.14 is collected on behalf of the Innis Residence Council (IRC). Please note that you will pay a service charge on any overdue payments. As you’ll have access to a full kitchen in your suite, fees do not include a meal plan. Further information about meal plans is available at U of T Food Services.

You are accepted into residence with the understanding that you will remain a full-time undergraduate student and live in residence for the entire eight-month period. Should you decide to cancel and withdraw from residence you must do so in writing by e-mailing residence.innis@utoronto.ca.

For more details on fees, cancellations, and your obligations, it’s important that you read your Occupancy Agreement all the way through. You’ll find specific fees information in Schedule A of the agreement.

Payment Occupancy Fee IRC Fee Deadline
Deposit #1$1,000.00At point of offer
Deposit #2$1,000.00July 15, 2021
First Instalment$5,200.00$30.57September 30, 2021
Second Instalment$3,816.00$30.57November 30, 2021