Creating Your Student Account
TCard (Physical Identification for U of T On-Campus Services)
Your TCard is your identification for academic purposes. It includes your photo, UTORid, student number (or personnel number, for staff and faculty) and a barcode. It provides access to services and facilities such as libraries, athletic facilities, exams, meal plans, online learning portals, printing services, and more.
UTORid (Your Login to U of T Online Services)
Getting Your UTORid
Your UTORid and password give you access to online services like email (UTmail+), ACORN, portal, library services, campus wireless network and others.
For new students, you require a Secret Activation Key to activate your UTORid. This Secret Activation Key is provided during your virtual appointment with a TCard staff member. Once you activate your UTORid, set up your email and add it to ACORN, all future emails will go to your UTmail+ email address.
Frequently Asked Questions (TCard / UTORid)
New students to U of T are automatically given a UTmail+ account. This email account is set up during UTORid activation. Once you receive your U of T email, update your SGS application so that you receive important information about your offer of admission.
It is also important that you update your ACORN account with your new UTmail+ address. U of T policy requires all official university correspondence to be sent only to a University-issued e-mail account. You may have your UTmail+ forwarded to another address, but you are responsible for ensuring that all messages sent to UTmail+ are received and read.
ACORN (Student Web Service)
ACORN (Accessible Campus Online Resources Network), also known as the Student Web Service (SWS) is the University of Toronto's web-based student information system that stores all your records – academic, personal and financial. It's the critical link between students and the university for most transactions.
You'll use ACORN to add and drop courses, view your personal timetable, update your address and contact information, check grades and other academic information, view and manage your financial account information, pay tuition and fees, request graduation, order transcripts, print tax forms, and more.
To access ACORN, you'll need a UTORid. Until you obtain your UTORid, you can use your JOINid to access ACORN for some limited services.
To enhance security, starting August 9, 2023, students who have already signed up for UTORMFA will be prompted to use multi-factor authentication when logging in to ACORN along with their UTORid.
New students who have not enrolled in UTORMFA within the 14-day period after setting up their UTORid, will be blocked from all U of T applications, including ACORN, until they complete their UTORMFA enrolment.
Alumni and new students who have not yet converted their JOINid to a UTORid may continue accessing ACORN using their JOINid without UTORMFA authentication.
Need help using ACORN? Check out this step by step guide to help you accomplish what you need to get done.