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TCard | UTORid

Your first few days of the academic year are going to be hectic: registration, fees, courses, textbooks, accommodations. It may seem a little daunting. If you choose to come to OISE, we’d like to give you a head start by getting some things out of the way before the September crunch.  The two most important things a student will need are: TCard and UTORid.

TCard (ID/Access Card)

  • Student identification
  • In-person library privileges
  • Student activities and services
  • Athletics facilities
  • Memory chip provides 'cash value' for  photocopies, computer printing and meal plan

UTORid (Computer/Login Account)

  • UTmail+, your @mail.utoronto.ca address
  • Online library privileges
  • UofT Blackboard Learning Portal, the online home for your classes and groups
  • OISE computer labs and UofT Library computers
  • Wireless Internet access on campus
  • Housing information

1. TCard

Get your TCard starting on these dates...
Summer Session students: March
Fall Session students: June

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. 

To get your TCard, go to the TCard Office located in 214 College Street, first floor.  Go early to avoid the long September line-ups. For TCard office hours and required identification documentation, visit the TCard Office website.


2. UTORid

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 (firstname.lastname@mail.utoronto.ca).

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 and OISE computer labs. You will need a UTORid to access the UofT Blackboard student portal and your UTmail+ email account.  If you are looking for Student Housing, you will need a UTORid or JOINid ready.

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


If you need assistance, come and see us at the Education Commons Help Desk (3rd floor, 3-320, OISE).

OISE students also have access to Internet and computer access in the Education Commons Labs.

Having trouble? Contact the EC Client Care Portal:
portal@oise.utoronto.ca or 416-978-1802