How to Get Your First TCard

A TCard is not required for students studying remotely. New, registered students will be able to obtain their UTORids and activation instructions over a video conference call with a TCard staff member.

  • Students attending a remote appointment will be required to present unexpired Canadian government-issued photo identification or a passport (required for international students) in order to validate identity*. 
  • Students attending an in-office appointment to obtain a TCard, will be required to present documentation to validate legal status* in Canada. 

*Visit Documentation Required for more information on what documents are required.

If you are a Student

  1. Check the Announcements or Home Page for dates of when you are eligible to obtain your UTORid and U of T Email, and for up to date information on COVID-related TCard operating procedures.
  2. Submit your photo online using the MyPhoto system (open to Newly admitted students only)
  3. Once you receive an email stating your photo has been approved, schedule an appointment with a TCard staff through the CLNx (Career & Co-Curricular Learning) using the JOINid/UTORid and password provided to you at application/registration.
  4. Have your Student Number and Documentation prepared before your scheduled meeting. For a list of accepted Government identification, visit the Documentation Required page.
  5. Activate your UTORid. To learn more about activating your UTORid, visit the Activate Your UTORid page.

There is no charge for your first TCard. Replacement TCards are subject to a replacement fee. Learn more about replacement cards.

Note: School of Continuing Studies (SCS) Students are not required to get a TCard, as you will already have access to U of T’s online services (email, Wi Fi, library resources) after you activate your UTORid.  SCS Students do not need to set up an online or in-office appointment with a TCard staff member. 

If you are Faculty/Staff

  1. Identify/locate your UTORid provided to you on the online services letter by Human Resources.
  2. Activate your UTORid. To learn more about activating your UTORid, visit the Activate Your UTORid page.

Faculty/Staff do not need to set up an online appointment with a TCard staff member.  If you are on-campus and require a TCard you will be able to book an in-person appointment via CLNx.

There is no charge for your first TCard. Replacement TCards are subject to a replacement fee. Learn more about replacement cards.

If you are a Visitor

Visitors, if you do not have a personnel number OR your UTORid and are not entered through the University of Toronto’s Human Resources systems but you are required to have access to U of T services, including Library services, you will need to provide a letter from a University of Toronto sponsor.

Visit Long Term and Short Term UTORids for more information.