Information for New Students  

Filled with fun activities that introduce new students to the Ryerson Campus, various programs, facilities and student groups Orientation week takes place the week before the start of classes. During Orientation week, this year Sunday August 25th to Sunday September 2nd , students have the opportunity to make new friends and learn about everything Ryerson has to offer so that they may have a successful Ryerson experience both inside and out of the classroom.

It is important to note that there are various orientations occurring during the above mentioned orientation week. Depending on a students program not all orientations will be available: some events are mandatory, others are not; some are free, and some you have to pay for. Below is an explanation of the various orientation programming that takes place during Orientation Week at Ryerson, and is available to different groups of students coming in fall 2013: 

Academic Orientations (Possibly mandatory – varies by program)

Most new Ryerson students will have an academic orientation session planned for them that includes an introduction to faculty & staff in the academic department, information about program requirements, and general information about how to be successful in your program. If your program does not have an academic orientation, it just means that they plan to give you that information during your first week of classes.

Some of these sessions are mandatory. Please check back in June for updates about your program’s academic orientation plans.

Non-academic Orientations (Not mandatory)

Ryerson Central Orientation

Dates: Monday August 26th – Friday August 30th

Who can attend? ALL first year Ryerson Students.

Cost: FREE!!!

What to expect: Organized by the O-Team and hosted by RU Student Life, this is a week of fun, free and exciting events to help connect first year students to one another and the Ryerson community. Events this year include: the Guinness World Record Challenge, a Rams Hockey Game, a Hypnotist, the Welcome Gala, a Battle of the Bands, Street Festival, Flashmob and more!

For more information: Keep updated with the RU Student Life website and blog, as well as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram where we will be releasing more info about the week!

Residence Orientation

Dates: Sunday August 25th – Sunday September 2nd

Who can attend? Students living in residence (Pitman, International Living and Learning Centre or O’Keefe House).

Cost: Most events are free, but some do cost money. Check out their All Access Pass for the week which can be purchased for $150. For more information on the pass, click here.

What to expect: Residence orientation starts on August 25th, when you move into your new home and end Monday September 2nd! Student Housing Services spends the week introducing you to life on your floor, life in the city, and most importantly, life as a member of the Ryerson community. From our traditional events such as Water Olympics and Fiesta Del Fuego to our All Access Pass events, we guarantee that by the end of residence orientation, you’ll feel right at home. For more information check out our website here!

For more information: Check out housing’s blogFacebook and Twitter for updates!

Ryerson Commerce Frosh

Dates: Tuesday August 27th – Friday August 30th

Who can attend: Students enrolled in the Ted Rogers School of Management (those in Business Management, Hospitality and Tourism, Information Technology Management, Retail Management or Accounting and Finance).

Cost: $95

What to expect: Hosted by the Ryerson Commerce Society, RCS Frosh is four days of fun and exciting events for new students in the Ted Rogers School of Management. There are limited spots so be quick to register!

For more information: Check out the RCS Frosh website, Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Engineering Frosh 

Dates: Monday August 26th – Friday August 30th

Who can attend: Students enrolled in Engineering.

Cost: FREE with optional purchase of a Orientation week Kit

What to expect:  Hosted by the Ryerson Engineering Students Society (RESS), Engineering Frosh is a week of event and activities that introduce students to engineering life at Ryerson. Students will have the opportunity to meet people and make friends doing all sorts of crazy and fun activities that this years orientation committee have lined up. From purpling to Shinerama to the Nooner, you will not want frosh week to end.

For more information: Visit www.ryeng.ca/frosh2013/. If you have any questions, email frosh@ress.ca

International Students Orientation 2013

Dates: Monday August 26th – Friday August 30th plus Friday September 6th

Who can attend? All first year students coming to Ryerson from outside Canada.

Cost: FREE

What to expect: Hosted by International Student Services (ISS), these events are open to new international students and include a series of fun, free events. All events are tailored to the unique needs of international students at Ryerson and Canada. It’s crucial that all new international students attend these events, which include an International Welcome Booth, Welcome Party, Community Fair, as well as undergraduate and graduate workshops.

For more information: Check out the International Student Services’ websiteFacebook page and Twitter for updates. You can also call them at 416-979-5000 ext. 6655 or visit them in POD 50A.


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