2020-21 Residence Applications

 

Admission Information

New 1st Year StudentsNew Upper Year StudentsReturning Chestnut StudentsResidence OffersEarly ArrivalWinter Break ResidenceWinter Term OnlyStudent Summer Stays
Chestnut Residence houses first year students from many faculties and colleges. 75% of our spaces are occupied by first year students! First year students are only eligible for double rooms. Residence is guaranteed for all new full-time students entering their first year of university in an undergraduate program for the first time, provided that they have indicated their interest in residence by completing the University’s common residence applicationStudents must respond to all deadlines and meet all deposit requirements in order to maintain their eligibility.

  • Offers will be made on a rolling basis throughout the Summer, with a deadline to accept listed in the letter of offer.
  • Students are encouraged to apply early to increase their chances of admission to Chestnut Residence.
  • If Chestnut is your first choice, be sure indicate this in your application.

 


You are considered a new Chestnut upper year student if you have completed your first year of university but have not previously lived at Chestnut Residence. All upper year students are eligible for single rooms at Chestnut. Admission is based on date of application.

Please complete your application on the University of Toronto Housing Portal.

PLEASE NOTE: Once submitted, your application will be marked as “submitted.”  If your status is “pending,” please return to the application and ensure all areas have been completed.

Offers will be made on a rolling basis throughout the Spring & Summer depending on availability, with a deadline to accept listed in the letter of offer.

Please feel free to email the Residence Life Office directly for a more up-to-date status on current availability and the likelihood of securing a spot.

Students living at Chestnut Residence during the academic year will be invited to reapply to live at Chestnut for the following year. We have a limited number of upper year spaces, so students interested in living at Chestnut again are recommended to apply early.

The  application for the 2020-21 academic year is now open. 

PLEASE NOTE: Once submitted, your application will be marked as “submitted.” If your status is “pending,” please return to the application and ensure all areas have been completed.

Offers for returners for the 2020-21 academic year are currently scheduled to be sent out in LATE MARCH at the earliest.

  • Sent by email
  • Guaranteed 1st year students beginning in June 2020 and will continue on a rolling basis throughout the summer, with a deadline to accept listed in the letter of offer
  • Sent conditionally to returning students beginning in late March 2020
  • Sent to upper year students when final grades are released* (*on a rolling basis throughout the Spring/Summer as space permits)

Students may apply for early arrival to residence by filling in the following forms and sending them to chestnut.residence@utoronto.ca.

Please note, this is only for those who are experiencing circumstances that are unavoidable and are requesting special consideration to arrive early. Accommodations will be considered on a case by case basis.

Fees will be posted to your Acorn account once processed.


The University will be closed from Monday, December 23, 2019 to Friday, January 3, 2020 inclusive. The option to stay in Chestnut Residence over the Winter Break is available to current Chestnut students only.

To stay in residence over the Winter Break (Dec. 21 – Jan. 5) students must fill out a winter break application and submit it to the Residence Life Office for consideration. They will receive an email if their application has been approved.

The submission deadline is December 10, 2019.  

Fee: $400 (charged to your ACORN account)

Reduced Service:
Front desk will be closed – no mail delivery
The Dining Hall will be closed – no food services
The Residence Office will be closed

Security Procedures:
You will be required to show your key card and you must sign in and out at Security each time you enter and leave the building.
No Guests are permitted to be signed in over the break.
Security guards will be conducting foot patrols of residence floors.


We are still accepting applications for Winter term only (Jan- April 29, 2020). If you are interested, please email us at chestnut.residence@utoronto.ca.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING ANY NEW APPLICATIONS FROM EXTERNAL STUDENTS. FOR ANY EXTERNAL STUDENTS WHO HAVE ALREADY APPLIED, PLEASE NOTE YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE SUSPENDED.

Summer offers will begin to be sent out in late February/Early March. 

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Still have questions about summer admissions? Please review our Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions about admissions? Please review our Frequently Asked Questions