Welcome! The below is preliminary information to help you get started. Be sure to refer primarily to the information provided by your college. Your college registrar is your point of contact if you have questions about TCards, UTORids, ROSI/SWS, UHIP, fees, etc.
Information for international students can be found below.
T-Card: Your student ID card and library card.
UTORid: An eight-digit username that will allow you to access the U of T Portal.
Portal: The Portal is how you access all online services at U of T, including ROSI, email, your financial account, your courses via Blackboard, and more.
UTORmail: U of T email system. You must activate and use your U of T email address. UTORmail is accessible through the Portal.
ROSI/SWS: Repository of Student Information (ROSI) or Student Web Services (SWS). The registration system through which you register for courses, see your grades, communicate your address to your college/TST, etc.
Blackboard: Online course software, accessible via the Portal.
Fees: Invoices are available through Student Web Services (ROSI) and payment can be made online or at any major Canadian bank.
Your TCard is your student card and official university identification. You will use it as a library card, athletic facilities membership card, and general identification card (for example, when you write your exams, or pick up official documents). You can get your TCard at the TCard Office in Room 2054A of Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1A5; 416-978-8047. Make sure to bring your offer letter and photo identification. TCard information.
Your UTORid is your key to accessing the Portal (see below). When you get your TCard, you will be provided with your UTORid and SAK (Secret Activation Key), which is a one-time password to set up your UTORmail account.
The Portal is where you will find everything: your email, ROSI, your student account, Blackboard, etc. You can login from the U of T home page, on each page of the TST website, or directly at Portal.
It is TST and U of T policy that each student must communicate via his or her U of T email address. It is your responsibility to check your email regularly. Activate your account here. You will be asked to enter your UTORid (on the lower left hand of your TCard) and SAK (Secret Activation Key).
In order to receive emails through Blackboard from your instructor, your U of T email address must be on ROSI. You are responsible for entering your email address on ROSI (accessible via the Portal, see below).
You can forward your emails from your U of T email account to an outside account, but be aware that there are some issues with delays and emails that are filtered by outside accounts.
Students at TST are fortunate that virtually all aspects of course enrolment may be conducted in real time on ROSI (Repository of Student Information), the University of Toronto's automated student records system. ROSI may be accessed at Student Web Services (SWS).
You use ROSI to enrol in courses, change your mailing address, keep track of academic information and view your fees account. Once you log on to ROSI, your User ID is your U of T student number. The first time you log on, your PIN is your birth date; you will be prompted to select a new PIN during your first session. You will also be asked to complete a questionnaire that helps you reset your PIN in case you forget it. Registration instructions and information are provided to you by your home college registrar’s office.
If you want to update your address, telephone number or email, click on “Personal Information”.
After registration for a session opens, TST students enrol themselves in courses via ROSI. This applies to all courses except for Reading & Research courses, comprehensives or theses. Students are responsible to note the published deadlines for adding and dropping courses.
Blackboard is the software used across U of T and TST for online courses. All of your core courses and some of your other courses will be on Blackboard. When you enter the Portal, you will see your courses in the "My Courses" section. If a course you are taking is not there, ensure that you are enroled in the course on ROSI. Remember to put your U of T email address on ROSI so you receive emails via Blackboard.
Fees are paid at a major Canadian bank or via telephone or online banking. You are expected to check your invoice on the Student Web Services (ROSI). See the U of T Student Accounts website for information about fee payment and check your college’s fee schedule for information about incidental fees. TST tuition fees are available here. Your personal account can be viewed in the Portal. Pay your fees as soon as possible. In each session, U of T sets a date on which students’ registrations are financially cancelled for non-payment. Also, please check the U of T Student Accounts website for interest charged on outstanding accounts.
If you have any questions about your Study Permit, please see your college registrar. For international students who are not planning on living in Canada during their studies, a Study Permit is still recommended to simplify travel and to make it possible to stay in Toronto for a session or two.
Students are eligible to apply for an Off-Campus Work Permit six months after the beginning of their full-time studies, as long as they have maintained satisfactory academic standing and have been full-time for at least six out of the past twelve months. Please see the Government of Canada's Application to Apply for a Work Permit - Student Guide for more information. When completing the online application, please select "UT - School of Theology" as your institution. If you have questions about the work permit, contact the TST Registrar and Manager of Academic Services.
University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP)
The University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) is compulsory for all international students. If you are not living in Canada, please see the UHIP office to see if you may arrange coverage only for the times that you are in Canada (please note that this may not be possible). If you have alternative coverage that you believe is as good or better than UHIP, go to the UHIP office with documentation to see if yo may be exempted from UHIP. Note that UHIP is compulsory and it is a student’s responsibility to visit the UHIP office if you think there is a reason that you do not require UHIP.
Centre for International Experience (CIE)
We encourage you to visit the Centre for International Experience (CIE) website or visit the Centre at Cumberland House, 33 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2E3; 416-978-2564