Residence is guaranteed for all new full-time students entering their first year of university in an undergraduate program for the first time, provided they have indicated their interest in residence on their application, and have received an offer of admission by May 31.
For more information regarding the Housing Guarantee, please refer to the University of Toronto Admissions and Awards website.
Approximately 60% of the spaces at Innis Residence are filled with first-year Innis College Students and students from the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering. Due to the limited number of spaces available at the Innis Residence, applicants will be admitted on the basis of academic achievement.
Minimum grades for admission to the Innis Residence vary by admission category (e.g., A&S, Engineering, Computer Science, Commerce, etc.) and our residence acceptance decision is based on the same grades used to determine your admission to Innis College. If you have specific questions regarding residence admissions please contact us.
If you require disability-related accommodations, it is important that you register and make an appointment with Accessibility Services as soon as possible.
Admissions to the Innis Residence for the Fall/Winter academic session are assessed according to different admissions categories. Please select the most appropriate admissions category from the left menu.
Agreeing to live in a university residence is a big decision. Your level of comfort and happiness can have dramatic effects on your academic career. University residences offer a very unique living experience that is not for everyone. We would like you to think very carefully about your desire to live in the Innis Residence or any University residence.
A University Residence can be loosely defined as an assembly of students who wish to live in close proximity and cooperation with each other. This does not mean that you are renting an apartment or leasing a hotel room or that you will live in absolute privacy.
What this means for those who wish to live in the Innis Residence is that you will be sharing a suite with 3 or 4 other suitemates. You will share common rooms like a kitchen, living room, bathrooms and storage rooms. You will have your own private bedroom which is for an individual person.
From a practical standpoint, this means that you may need to adjust your schedule in terms of showering, housekeeping and quiet hours; you may need to limit the number of guests who visit at certain times of the day; and you will be expected to prepare and sign a “suite contract” with your suitemates to codify how you plan to live together.
In addition to being a part of a suite, you will also be part of the greater community of the Innis Residence. Each resident will be a part of a House of approximately 60 students. Within this community, Residents are expected to attend house meetings which are held regularly where they receive important information, attend events (both social and academic) as much as you can and contribute back to the Residence Community by organizing events and enhancing the positive atmosphere of the residence.
Before applying to the Residence, it is important that you understand what will be expected of you. First and foremost is the Innis Residence Occupancy Agreement, which outlines the “rules” of the building. Be sure to read over the Rights & Responsibilities page if you have any concerns.