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Move-In FAQ

When is move in day?

Move in day is Sunday August 28th, 2016 - 8 am to 2:30 pm.


What time can I start to move in?

Housing & Residence Life will open at 8 am and you will be able to get your keys from us at that time.


Are there specific times to move in depending on what building you live in or what floor you live on?

Yes, you will receive an email from Housing & Residence Life with your specific move-in period.  If you have not received this email by August 10, 2016 please contact Housing & Residence Life.


Do I need to bring my own trolley/dolly?

We will provide dollies and trolleys however if you have your own you may want to bring it to help the flow of traffic.


Is anyone going to help us move in our things?

Yes, we have volunteers from all over campus to help you move in your belongings.


Can I know who my roommate is ahead of time?

No, Ryerson University is bound by strict privacy laws that make it impossible for us to give out any information about you or your roommates. You will be able to meet them when you move in.


Can I bring a fridge?

Yes, you can bring a mini-fridge (3.2 cubic feet) for your room.


Can I bring a microwave/toaster/kettle/coffee maker or any other appliances?

You can bring these appliances to residence however you are not allowed to use them in your room. If you would like to use the toaster or kettle you can do so in the lounge kitchen on your floor. All lounges already have microwaves.


Am I allowed to have guests?

You are allowed to have guests stay in residence. However, during certain times of the year (orientation week, exam time, etc) there are no over-night guests permitted. If you are having guests in residence they have to bring photo ID and be signed in.


Can my parents/friends/family members move my stuff in for me if I am not around on move in day?

You, the student, have to be present in order to receive your keys for your room. Your parents or other family members are not able to move your things in for you. If you are not able to move in on the 28th of August you can move in later that week.


What happens after I move in all of my things?

Once you move everything in you will have a chance to meet everyone on your floor. At 4 pm on the 28th you will have your mandatory first floor meeting. From there you will be taken to a residence BBQ, opening ceremonies and many other fun orientation activities, check out for more details!


Can I bring a bike to residence?

You can bring a bike to residence however you are not allowed to keep it in your bedroom. There is a bike locker in Pitman Hall that you can leave your bike in after you give us a $20 key deposit. There are a limited number of spaces.


Is there somewhere to store my suitcases/trunks/extra furniture/etc?


No, there is no extra storage in the residences. We encourage that you only bring what you need because there is nowhere to put anything extra.


Can I bring my own mattress or other furniture for my room?

There is no extra storage space in the residences so we cannot store any of the current furniture that is in your room. For this reason you are not able to bring your own furniture. The furniture provided must remain in the room.


What do I need to bring for the internet/Will the internet work as soon as I move in?

In order to have internet in your room you need to bring an Ethernet cable. There is also wi-fi but is is not as reliable in all areas of the residence. The internet is included in your residence fees and should work once you move in as long as you have already set up your online identity/RAMSS account.


What do I need to be able to get my keys?

You will need to bring a piece of photo ID with you.


When will I get my OneCard?

Providing you have submitted a proper photo to the OneCard office by August 12, 2016 your OneCard will be available for pick-up with your keys on Move-in Day.


When will the cafeteria open?

The cafeteria will be open on Sunday August 28th. We will have a BBQ on the evening of Sunday August 28th.


What happens if I am unable to move in on August 28th?

If you are unable to move in on Sunday August 28th you can move in any time after that by picking up your keys from the Housing & Residence Life Office (Room 100, Pitman Hall, Monday-Friday 10am-5pm) or from the residence services desk of Pitman Hall (160 Mutual St., non business hours). Please complete the Late Move-in Tracker, if you need to move in past your move-in date.