New Students: Winter 2022

Starting December 1, students who are studying remotely or in-person and require online access, please visit How to get your first TCard / UTORid for detailed instructions.

You can pick up your TCard (your campus identification) when you arrive on campus.

Learn more about converting your JOINid to a UTORid

Important Notice: TCard-COVID Operations

 For information on how the TCard office is operating during COVID, visit COVID-TCard Information.

Using your JOINid

Students can log into ACORN (by using your JOINid/UTORid) to access many services, prior to receiving your TCard or UTORid. If you were not previously issued a UTORid, you may reset or activate your JOINid to enable course enrollment. If you activated your UTORid but forgot your password, you may reset the password.

New Online System Lets Students Choose Their TCard Photo

Starting June 1st 2020, any new students who are planning to attend in the fall semester will be able to submit their own photo online for their TCard with the new MyPhoto system.

Changes to TCard

As of June 1st 2018, new and replacement TCards for staff, faculty and students will no longer have a contact chip on the front of the card, and the digital signature on the card will be replaced with a hand-written signature on the back.
The updated TCard will also have contactless chip technology, which may be utilized in the future by services and systems on campus that upgrade their technical infrastructure. The encoded magnetic stripe will remain on the card and continue to be used. Current TCards will not be replaced at this time, and the changes in new and replacement cards will not affect security practices regarding lock access.
Back of new T-Card

TCard Services is located at the Koffler Student Services Centre

Visit us at 214 College Street, first floor (behind Second Cup). Enter from St. George Street.

Staff and Faculty can also get a TCard at Robarts Reader Registration (first floor). For office hours, visit

Image of the back of a TCard Student ID cards are online!

Apply for your your GO Transit Student ID online! Once your online application is processed, you will be able to download your GO Student ID right to your phone, or print a copy to keep in your wallet.

(Eligibility and other info)

Say no to TCard graffiti!

Your TCard is a magical tool: it’s your access to the library, gym, food services, exams and more! It works hard for you, so please don’t change it in any way. No stickers or hole punching, please! If the card is damaged, you will have to pay for a replacement card.

For more info, check out our FAQs, or drop by or contact our office.