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Prospective Students

Admission Information

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Looking for a summer stay?

Stay in Chestnut Residence over the summer!

Why Chestnut Residence

Spacious rooms, high quality meals, and a vibrant residence life program. Located right in the heart of downtown Toronto, Chestnut Residence is a great place to call home!

Themed Floors & Communities

Amazing
Amenities

On-Location Dining Hall

24/7
Security

Weekly
Housekeeping

Hotel-Style Rooms

Admission FAQs

Spaces will be offered to students in the applicant pool based on the following criteria:

  • Returning Students:  will start to receive offers starting in April, until spots are full
  • First Year Students:  with the housing guarantee will be sent offers on a rolling basis until all students have received an offer at one of the residences; this process will begin in June 
  • New Upper Year Students: offers will start to go out when final grades are released* (*and will continue on a rolling basis throughout the Spring/Summer as space permits)

Offer letters are sent to the email address on ACORN . Please make sure this address is up to date.

For those who are experiencing circumstances that are unavoidable and are requesting to arrive early, please email the Residence Life Office at: chestnut.residence@utoronto.ca to discuss available options. Be sure to include your full name and student number.

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 students must submit a Winter Break application (which will be made available on StarPortal in October) to the Residence Life Office for consideration. You will receive an email if your application has been approved.

The submission deadline for the Winter Break application is December 1Applications received after this date will be subject to a late fee of $50

Fee: $400 (charged to your ACORN account)

This fee is not pro-rated, and is a flat rate regardless of how many days you will need to stay during this time.

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 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.

If after accepting an offer of residence you decide that you no longer wish to move into residence and would like to cancel, you can cancel your application on StarRez ,under ‘My Applications’.

Following move in, if you would like to withdraw from residence, please fill out the Withdrawal Form on StarRez, under ‘Manage My Housing.’

For both cancellations and withdrawals, a fee schedule applies. For full details, please review your Occupancy Agreement and/or the cancellation and withdrawal fee schedule.

Need help with cancelling or withdrawing? Please contact the Residence Life Office at: chestnut.residence@utoronto.ca.