Thank you for your interest in applying to be a Don at Chestnut Residence.

Applications are NOW OPEN for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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  • Must have completed at least 2 years of full-time post-secondary study (10 full course equivalents) as of September 2021.
  • Must be enrolled in a full-time program at the University of Toronto in the 2021-2022 sessions and be in good academic standing.
  • Must be able to attend all of August Don Training & Student Move-In without exception. There are two additional mandatory training dates; one in the fall term and one in the winter term.

Please complete the online application by February 1st, 2021 by 9:00 AM. Due to volume of applications, late and incomplete applications will not be accepted.


  • December 21st, 2020 – Application Opens
  • February 1st, 2021 at 9:00 AM – Application Closes
  • February 8th, 2021 – Round 1 interview videos due from all candidates
  • February 12th, 2021 – Invitation to Round 2
  • February 19th – Monday February 22nd, 2021 – Group Process (Round 2)
  • March 1st, 2021 – First Round of offers sent
  • March 19th, 2021 – Response deadline for offers*

August Training & Residence Move In

Saturday August 21st, 2021 – Monday September 6th, 2021

Candidates unable to commit to this time period (days, evenings, and possibly weekends) will not be accepted and may have their contracts terminated. Please ensure you are available during this time when applying.

*All residences hiring in the winter semester have common offer and response dates. This is to ensure that candidates applying to multiple residences receive their offers at the same time (March 19th, 2021) and do not have to compete with deadlines to accept their offers.


Join us to learn about the Residence, what it’s like to be a Don, our application process, and the hiring timeline.

Sessions will take place on:

  • January 14th 2:00 -3:00 PM
  • January 20th 8:00 – 9:00 PM

The sessions will be conducted on Zoom.

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