Moving In

Welcome!

Moving into Graduate House?  Here is what you need to know:

September 1 Move-in Day:
Move-in Day is September 1, 2016 for all new residents with confirmed spaces for the 2016-17 Occupancy Year.  Key details:

  1. Move-in runs from 9:00am to 11:00pm on Thursday, September 1, 2016.  Unfortunately move-ins cannot be accommodated outside of these hours. 
  2. Graduate House is located at 60 Harbord Street (intersection with Spadina Ave.).
  3. Bring government-issued photo ID with you to collect your keys on arrival.  We also have wheeled carts that you can borrow for moving your belongings.
  4. Please do not park in front of the building to unload–you’ll block traffic as well as the bicycle lane, and the traffic tickets for either infraction are expensive.
  5. There is free 1-hour parking on Glen Morris Ave., along the back of the building, and Graduate House also has pay-and-display underground parking beneath the building.
  6. Be sure to meet the residence life team and members of the Graduate House Residents’ Council on move-in day–they’ll tell you all about our many programs and events!

Move-ins at other times of the year:
Move-ins take place Monday to Friday between 12:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. or Saturday or Sunday between 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Please refer to your original Offer of Residency email to confirm your actual move-in date.  New residents can pick up their keys and move-in package at the Graduate House main office between the times mentioned above.  Unfortunately move-ins cannot be accommodated outside of these hours.  Please ensure that when you are moving into Graduate House that you bring valid photo ID as you will need this to collect your keys.

What to Bring

While Graduate House suites are fully furnished, there are basic items that you should plan to bring with you or purchase upon your arrival.

For the bedroom:

  • Bedding, linens, and pillow (Our mattresses are standard twin-size)
  • Clothes hangers
  • Computer with installation disks & power bars
  • Ethernet cable
  • Hair drier, curling irons, flat irons
  • Towels, washcloths
  • Personal toiletries (including toilet paper)
  • OHIP or other health insurance information
  • School supplies
  • Laundry bag
  • HE (High Efficiency) Detergent (our washers only take this kind)
  • Bedding, linen, and pillow
  • Television, if desired
  • Telephone, if desired
  • Athletic or recreational equipment
  • Umbrella and rain gear
  • Plants
  • University documentation

For the kitchen/common area:

  • Dishes, cutlery, pots and pans, cooking utensils, dish towels and soap.
  • Shower curtain, bath mat

You may want to purchase some common items with your suitemates such as a kettle, toaster, bath mat, etc.   Should you need help in locating these items upon your arrival, the office staff and Residence Life Staff will be happy to assist you with directions and suggestions as to where to shop!

We have ample refrigerator space in each suite, but if you choose to bring a mini-fridge, please ensure that is less than three years old and is energy efficient.

Please do not bring:

  • Drapes or wall hangings
  • Halogen lamps
  • Space heaters
  • Toaster ovens
  • Pets (with the exception of fish)
  • Waterbeds
  • Mattresses
  • Other furniture (office chairs, cabinets, tables, etc.)
  • Water coolers