TCard Services provides students, staff and faculty with new or replacement
U of T identity cards, and other services such as identity and legal status verification, and physical card troubleshooting. For new students we also provide UTORids & access to online photo (MyPhoto) submission website. 

Due to COVID related restrictions we are operating a little differently. Please see below for general information on services and direction on how you can best navigate our services.


On This Website, You’ll Learn About:

TCard Operations during COVID – How the TCard office is operating during COVID.
Getting Your First TCard / UTORid – How to get your first TCard or UTORid if you are a student, faculty/staff, or visitor.
Using Your TCard– How you can use and load money on your TCard.
Lost or Replacement TCard – How to get a replacement TCard and what to do if you find a lost TCard.
MyPhoto – A new online photo submission system for new students.

What is a TCard? 

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 portal, printing services, and more. 

For information on how to get your TCard, visit How to get your First TCard/UTORid. 

What is a UTORid and How do I get one? 

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 in order to activate your UTORid. This Secret Activation Key is provided to you during your appointment with a TCard staff member, or by another authorized U of T staff member. Once you activate your UTORid and set up your email, all future emails will go to your UTmail+ email address.  

  • Please continue to use your JOINid to access ACORN, StarRez and other online services, until you activate your UTORid.  
  • For information on how to get your UTORid, visit How to get your First TCard/UTORid. 

For new faculty and staff, your UTORid and Secret Activation Key can be found on the online services letter provided to you by Human Resources.  

When can I get my TCard / UTORid? 

If you are registered for the Fall and/or Winter term, then you are eligible to get your UTORid now. 
Students that are registered in a course for the Summer term you can get a UTORid starting on April 1, 2021. 
If you are an incoming Fall 2021 student, you will be able to get your UTORid as of June 1, 2021. 

For information, visit How to get your First TCard / UTORid. 

TCard Services Offices 

TCard Services Offices are located on all three Campuses:
Downtown Toronto (St. George) Campus
Mississauga Campus
Scarborough Campus
Our Contact us page contains information on how to reach each office.