Residences and Meal Plans

Residence Price(s)

Single Traditional – $10,857
Single Suite – $11,407
Double Suite – $7,269
Single Townhouse – $10,286
Single Premium Townhouse – $11,172
Double Premium Townhouse – $7,269

Includes wireless internet, laundry, Residence Council fee and Residence Experience Program (REP) fee.

*These are prices for the 2020–2021 academic year. They will increase for 2021–2022 academic year.

Room Types

Students entering their first year will be placed in one of the following first-year communities. Many of the first-year students reside in our traditional-style residence or townhomes, and others live in apartment-style residence. Our first-year communities are placed based on a ranked preference. However, your room style is not guaranteed.

  • Single bedroom in traditional-style residence: Oscar Peterson Hall
  • Single bedroom in townhouse-style residences: McLuhan Court, and Schreiberwood
  • Single bedroom in suite-style residences: Roy Ivor Hall
  • Single bedroom in premium townhouse-style residence: MaGrath Valley
  • Double room in premium townhouse-style residence: MaGrath Valley
  • Double room in suite-style residence: Erindale Hall

A virtual view of Residence is available on our website.


Residence provides you with a furnished bedroom, semi-private bathroom, common lounge space, wireless internet service and $100 prepaid laundry card.

Our first-year communities:

  • are equipped with rezNET high-speed internet service,
  • have controlled entry for security and
  • are smoke-free.

Some residence areas offer different amenities. View the differences between each residence area.

To support your transition, your Peer Academic Leader (PAL) and Don live nearby to help answer questions and lead seminars, social events and study sessions. Our first-year communities make it easy to walk to class, review notes and study for exams with your neighbours and roommates!

Residence Guarantee

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 meet the conditions listed on our Residence Guarantees page.

Deposit Required

Application fee: $350, subject to change.

Find more details about the residence application fee, or email

Meal Plans

$2,400 – $4,500

First-year students in residence are required to purchase a meal plan.

Other Information

Acceptance Fee

Once you receive your residence confirmation, you will need to accept your offer into residence and pay the $1,150 acceptance fee by the deadline. The $1,150 can be paid through the application and will be applied towards the total cost of living in residence.  

Residence Orientation

Residence Orientation is your chance to get to know your new home, neighbours and residence community, including the Residence Student Staff who are here to support you throughout the year. Learn what it means to be a successful residence student, meet new people, and, most importantly, have fun! The friends you make during this first week on residence may last you the year, for your entire stay at UTM or even a lifetime.

For more information, visit our Residence Orientation page.