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Moving In

FALL 2024-25

Official Move-In Period

2024-25 dates to be confirmed, please check soon back for updates.

Everything you need to know to prepare for your move into residence is outlined below. Please review all information prior to arrival.  

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Planing to arrive after hours?

If you absolutely cannot arrive during the set move in hours on the official move-in days, please contact us in advance at so we may explore if arrangements can be made.

Checking in

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At your scheduled move-in time slot, visit the Service Desk during operational hours to pick up your keys and welcome package. During the check-in process, you will be asked to provide photo ID. If you’ll be arriving after your scheduled move-in date, please plan to pick up your keys during office hours. 

Please ensure that you bring photo identification with you as you will need this to collect your welcome package and keys.

Room Assignment

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Room assignments are final, and students cannot request changes, except for accessibility-related reasons. The University reserves the right to change your suite and/or room number assignment to facilitate unforeseen or exceptional circumstances. As a historic building, each room at Knox Residence is one of a kind, and there might be some variations in size among rooms of the same type.


Students with accessibility needs who require accommodations in residence should first register with Accessibility Services at the University of Toronto. Once registered, please email in advance of your move-in date with the appropriate documentation. A member of the Residence Office will work with you on your accommodations based on the letter provided by Accessibility Services.

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arrival checklist

Before arrival, make sure to review the checklist below:

  • Review your Occupancy Agreement. This document contains important details in the Agreement and Code that will support your residence experience.
  • Register for Orientation. Visit your Faculty and/or College’s Orientation website.
  • Pack your Belongings. Check what (and what not) to bring in our what to bring section below

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What is a T-Card?

Your TCard is your physical identification at UofT. It includes your photo, UTORid, student number, and a barcode. This card is your main way to access important services and facilities like meal plans, libraries, athletic facilities, exams, printing services and more. We encourage you to pick this up as soon as possible. Visit the TCard website for more information.

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What to Bring

While Knox Residence rooms are fully furnished, there are basic items that you should plan to bring with you or purchase upon your arrival. You can find a list of items you should bring, along with a list of items that are best left behind here:

What’s provided

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helpful items

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What’s provided

Knox Residence provides students with the following:

  • 1 double sized bed per student
  • 1 pillow per student
  • 1 desk and desk chair per student
  • 1 dresser per room
  • 1 armoire in double rooms
  • 1 closet per room
  • Curtains for the room
  • Waste and recycling bins
  • Smoke detector & battery

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Items you’ll need

  • Bedding* (each resident is provided a double/standard sized bed)
  • Pillow case
  • Hangers
  • Decorations – posters, pictures, plants, photos, etc.
  • Sticky-tack adhesive or poster tabs for decorations (no nails or tacks!)
  • Storage boxes for your room (there is no extra storage in the residence)
  • Laundry bag and HE (High Efficiency) washing machine detergent
  • Mattress Cover (optional)

Helpful items

What you might also want to bring

  • A small/mini fridge for your room (max. 1 metre in height); many students rent mini fridges from Store Your Dorm 
  • Ear plugs or eye masks for sleeping 
  • TV (Residence rooms are not equipped with cable) 
  • Winter clothing 

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What NOT to Bring

  • Items that promote unsafe alcohol consumption (e.g. drinking games or drinking game tables, funnels, kegs or any other drinking paraphernalia) 
  • Any illegal substances, non-prescribed substances/narcotics, or drug paraphernalia (including hookahs, bongs, pipes, e-cigarettes and vaporizers etc.) 
  • Candles, incense, potpourri etc. 
  • Large stereos, sub-woofers or DJ equipment 
  • Valuables (Knox Residence does not have storage safes so valuables are kept at one’s own risk) 
  • Extra furniture (Students are also not permitted to add or remove any furniture from rooms) 
  • Any cooking appliances including hot plates, rice cookers, toasters, toaster ovens, microwaves, kettles, coffee makers, etc.
  • Weapons are restricted. Items worn for religious purposes or used for extracurricular activities such as martial arts require advanced permission from the Residence Office 
  • Pets (dogs, cats, fish, lizards, hamsters, etc.) 

Should you need help in locating these items upon your arrival, the Service Desk and Residence Life Team will be happy to assist you with directions and suggestions as to where to shop!

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Knox Residence offers a limited number of indoor bicycle spaces within our dedicated bike room, located on the lower level of the residence. To secure a space for your bike, you may submit a request to rent a bike space at the Service Desk. Until your allocation in the bike room is confirmed, making alternative arrangements for storing your bicycle is recommended. While awaiting confirmation, residents are free to use the outdoor bike racks located outside the building. Bicycles are not permitted to be stored in rooms or common areas.

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occupancy fees

Information regarding occupancy fees is available on our website.

Once you move in, occupancy fees for all UofT students living in Knox Residence are billed via the Accessible Campus Online Resource Network (ACORN). Students moving into Knox Residence should expect to see their fees posted to their ACORN account within the first two weeks of moving in.

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Please note that there is no parking available at Knox Residence. There are public parking garages close to residence along with street parking. We advise residents to understand street parking regulations as it is not uncommon for individuals to receive parking tickets.

Got a question?

We’re available to offer support and resources to help plan for your arrival. Whether you have questions about what to bring with you, when to arrive, or where to park, we’re on hand to make your move-in a success.

Send us an email at

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