Identification Galore!

There are 4 pieces of university identification that a Faculty of Arts & Science student requires:

1.     a U of T student number or letter of Admission or UTOR/JOIN ID

2.     a UTORid

3.     a TCard

4.     a UTmail+ email account

U of T Student Number (you already have this!)
When you applied to U of T, you were given a UofT applicant number. This 10-digit number is your permanent U of T student number. You can learn more about how to find your letter of admission or UTOR/JOIN ID with this video:

UTORid (you have this, too!)
Your UTORid includes some or all of your last name, maybe part of the letters of your first name, and maybe a few random numbers at the end. Your UTORid (and your password) is your key to a number of services at U of T. You’ve already used it to enter the JoinUofT Portal (for applicants to U of T). You also use UTORid to access:

·         the U of T Portal (course webpages and other UofT web tools)

·         UTmail+ (required by all A&S students)

·         UTORweb (personal webpages)

You can learn more about activiating your UTORid here


Every student must have a TCard and a UTmail+ email account. You need the TCard to set up your UTmail+ email.The TCard is a photo ID smart card. It’s . . .

  • your library card
  • your access to activity centres like Hart House, Athletic Centre, Goldring Centre
  • your access to use student services like Health and Wellness Centre, Career Centre, Housing Centre
  • money for stuff like printing and photocopying on campus and for loading flex dollars for food almost anywhere on campus
  • used for discounts e.g. on the TTC and Go Transit
  • what you show to write exams

Check out the video for information on how you can get your T Card:

UTmail+ account

This is the University’s official way of contacting you. It’s the only email that the FAS will use to contact students. UTmail+ gives you an impressive email account with 50 gigs of memory for inbox and file storage. You activate your UTmail+ online using your UTORid and the Secret Activation Key you got with your TCard. Activate it here.

You can also watch this video to learn more about your UTmail:

Final note:

If you’re not in Toronto until September, don’t worry. You can easily get your TCard and your UTmail+ email when you arrive. But if you’re in the area, you can get your TCard (and then sign up for UTmail+) starting June 5, 2017.