Graduate House serves Graduate and Second-Entry students at the University of Toronto. However, sometimes understanding if you are eligible to live at Graduate House can be difficult. Below is a comprehensive chart outlining our eligibility policy.
(September to December)
For Fall Term residency, Graduate House only accepts UofT students enrolled in a full-time UofT degree program in either in The School of Graduate Studies or one of the second-entry professional faculties. Residents defending and submitting their corrected thesis by September 15th are not eligible to live in Graduate House during the Fall Term. International visiting graduate students require their host academic department to designate a recruitment space for them to be eligible.
(January to April)
For Winter Term residency, Graduate House only accepts UofT students enrolled in a full-time UofT degree program in either in The School of Graduate Studies or one of the second-entry professional faculties. Residents defending and submitting their corrected thesis by January 15th are not eligible to live in Graduate House during the Winter Term. International visiting graduate students, non-degree UofT students, part-time students, students from other institutions, and UofT alumni require special permission from the Dean in order to be eligible.
Verification of Fall-Winter Eligibility
Because many academic departments do not upload their registration data to ACORN until late summer, Graduate House confirms resident eligibility in mid-August. At that time, applicants found to be ineligible will be advised that their Fall term residence space is revoked. In the event that an ineligible Fall applicant is a summer resident, that applicant will be required to vacate their suite by the summer term move-out date. In both cases, application and confirmation deposits remain non-refundable in accordance with Graduate House's refund policy.
If you do not meet the above requirements, you should not apply for Fall/Winter admission as you would be deemed ineligible. If you choose to apply for Fall-Winter residency, you acknowledge that it is your responsibility to ensure you meet Graduate House's eligibility requirements. Graduate House assumes no responsibility for inconvenience resulting from revocation of a residence offer based on ineligibility to live in the building.
(May to August)
During the summer term Graduate House expands its eligibility policy to admit current students of other post-secondary institutions (both graduate and undergraduate) as well as alumni of the University of Toronto. All non-U of T summer applicants who are given an offer of residence will be asked to prove their affiliation with a post-secondary institution. The following is a list of acceptable form of proof which can be submitted electronically (via email) after an offer of residence is made to the applicant.
> A copy of the applicant's unofficial transcript from the post-secondary institution
> A letter from the post-secondary institution on letter head
Summer applicants who meet Graduate House's eligibility requirements and submit the required application and deposit will be contacted with a residence offer when a space becomes available. At the time of residence offer, successful applicants will be asked to log back into the Application Portal to complete the remaining steps in the Application and pay the Confirmation Deposit. To minimize high summer turnover which would be disruptive to Graduate House’s academically-focused community environment, summer residents must commit to a minimum 6 week stay at Graduate House.