Departmental Resources for Graduate Students

The department maintains several email listservs that are the primary method of communicating with students and faculty. All students will have their U of T email address subscribed to all lists at the start of each academic year.

Listserv addresses and information will be shared with students by email in September.

Computer Accounts and Printing

Students will be assigned a username and password for use on departmental computers at St. George campus during orientation.

Printing in student labs is administered through the Graduate Geography and Planning Student Society (GGAPSS). Students will receive a free printing credit at the start of the year and additional credit can be added during the year by contacting a GGAPSS representative.

Office and Shared Space

All students in the Department are allocated shared office space at the St. George campus at the beginning of each academic year. Office assignments will be communicated by email to students during orientation in September. Please visit the GGAPSS website for further information about graduate student space at St. George campus. A refundable key fob deposit of $20 is required.

Students with supervisors at UTM or UTSC campuses may also have access to office space through their supervisor’s home department.

The department also has several shared spaces that graduate students are welcome to use for studying and socializing.

  • Student Lounge Spaces, SS5026 and SS619 – Furnished with sofas/chairs/tables for students to meet/study.
  • Graduate Seminar Rooms, SS590 and 590A – Work/meeting rooms for graduate students with computer/AV tools to facilitate collaborative activities.
  • Graduate Computer Labs, SS613 and SS616 – A list of software installed in the lab is available on the department’s website.

Additional shared space may also be available at UTM and UTSC for student use.

Urban Design Lab

On the St. George Campus, the Graduate Student Computer and Urban Design Lab in room SS6030 is available exclusively for graduate Geography and Planning courses and student research. A list of software installed in the lab is available on the department’s website. This is a combination room that may be used by graduate students at any time when not booked for courses.

Mail Room

Graduate students have dedicated mail folders for internal mail/return of assignments, etc. in the departmental mail room (SS5043). Mail folders are for internal drop off of items only – external mail should not be sent to the department.

Weekly Digest

At the start of each week, a Weekly Digest email is sent to all members of the department which includes announcements, newsworthy items and links to events of interest. Items for inclusion in the Weekly Digest can be sent to the Communications Coordinator by email at