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New Students - Getting a UTORid

UTORid username and password, TCard and Email address


The three most important things a new student will need are a UTORid, a TCard, and an email address. 

TCard - ID/Access Card:

  • Student identification
  • Library privileges, media equipment rentals, both in-person and online
  • Student activities and services
  • Facility access
  • Memory chip provides 'cash value' for photocopies, computer printing, vending services
  • Off-campus housing information

UTORid - Computer/Login Account:

  • UTmail+ - your '@utoronto.ca' email address
  • Computer access - OISE computer labs & UofT Libraries
  • Wireless Internet access on campus
  • Free antivirus software

UTmail+ - @mail.utoronto.ca Email Account:

  • Your email account is automatically created when you activate your UTORid account.


Getting your TCard - Visit the TCard office at Robarts Library

OISE students who attend classes on campus will first need to obtain a TCard before getting their UTORid. Your TCard is a photo ID smartcard which provides identification for academic purposes, student activities and services, facility access and also acts as your Library Card.

To get your TCard, go to the TCard Office located in Room 2054A on the second floor of Robarts Library at the corner of St. George and Harbord. For TCard Office hours and required identification documentation, visit the TCard web site.

OISE Students who have previously attended UofT but do not have a UTORid should visit the TCard office and bring their previous Library ID card or TCard. The TCard office will issue you a new TCard as well as a UTORid and Secret Activation Key.


Getting your UTORid setup with your Secret Activation Key

OISE students will receive your UTORid and a Secret Activation Key along with their TCard.

To activate your UTORid account:


Important Points to Remember About Your UTORid Account


Setting up a UTmail+ Account

When you are activating your UTORid, you will be asked to set up a UTmail+ e-mail address (@mail.utoronto.ca). It is important to setup this address.

Remember to record your UTORmail e-mail address in ROSI - the university will only send official communications to a university-issued e-mail address.

If you do not have your @utoronto.ca email address entered in your ROSI profile, please login to ROSI and click Edit in the Current Email Address section to update.


Insuring Against Forgotten Passwords

You will be prompted to set up the forgotten password utility, which entails providing answers to three memory-based questions. If you forget your password in the future, you can return to the UTORID Management page and reset your forgotten password.


Need Further Assistance?

Contact Education Commons.

For more detailed information about UTORids at UofT and related services, go to the Computing and Networking Services UTORID Management page.

New students can also check out our "Headstart" page for more helpful tips as a new OISE student.