The OneCard is the official identification card for the Ryerson University community. As well as being the single most important piece of ID students possess during their time here at Ryerson, it also serves as a convenience card for many of the services available on campus, including the library, printing and photocopying, food purchases, discounts, savings and more.
First Time Ryerson Students
The OneCard is issued free of charge by the OneCard Office at first admission/enrolment, and must be picked up within one academic year from term of approval.
Students must provide their Ryerson student number and two pieces of valid government issued identification, at least one piece of identification must feature a current photo. Cards are not mailed and must be picked up in person. The OneCard is designed to last throughout the duration of study at Ryerson. There is an "Early Online Application Process Program" for the OneCard, please our web page for details.
In addition to the "Early Online Application Process Program" The OneCard office sets up special facilities for students to get their OneCard during Fall Orientation so that the card can be set-up properly for use.
Based on a student's continued enrolment with Ryerson University, the OneCard will remain active for accessing University services. This does not include access to buildings or labs.
Specifics of the Ryerson OneCard
The OneCard is used for identification purposes within the University. The front of the card shows the student photo, name, student number and library bar code. The back of the card has the magnetic black stripe. Within the card is Smart Card technology.
The Library bar code is used by the Library to keep track of student accounts. For more information on this please contact the Library.
The magnetic black stripe is used to make purchases on campus. This is called the Ryerson OneCard's 'stored value' prepaid service which effectively allows students to carry money on their Ryerson OneCard. If students lose their card they do not lose money. Load money onto the OneCard account at 15 add cash machines on campus (three are in the Library) and at the OneCard office. The OneCard office is the only place that accepts debit and credit cards.
Use the 'stored value' funds for: all Ryerson Food Services for meals (for example - the Hub Market Servery, Tim Horton's and Starbucks kiosks, ILLC Mutual Street Eatery, Oakham House Cafe, Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) and Ram in the Rye); Bookstore; student photocopiers; student laser printers; drink and snack vending machines (approximately 100 on campus), Image Arts, Interior Design, Architecture, Rogers Post Production and the Ryerson Image Centre. Services are expanding all the time please visit our website for exciting details and specifics.
The OneCard is also used for door access if granted. The card contains Smart Card technology. Activation of this security feature is controlled by the student's school/department.
Care of The Ryerson OneCard
The initial Ryerson OneCard is free, however, students will be required to pay $35 (subject to change) for replacement cards due to damaged or loss cards. Students should carry their OneCard with them at all times when on campus. Failure to produce a OneCard upon request by Security Officers, may lead to removal from Ryerson Property.
DO NOT PUNCH a hole in the OneCard. Replacement cards cost $35 (subject to change). The Ryerson OneCard should be treated with care. Holes, creases, and cuts will render the card inoperable. Please do not leave the card in direct sunlight, near heat sources or in contact with magnetic fields.
Lost or Stolen Cards
It is important that lost or stolen cards are reported immediately. before notifying us, students are responsible for unauthorized transactions resulting from the theft or loss of their card. Students must also notify the Library to ensure their card is not used to remove books.
Accounts can be immediately frozen to protect funds. Notification occurs once the student has reported the lost/stolen card to the OneCard Office.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU. WE WELCOME YOUR QUESTIONS.
Visit us at ryerson.ca/university-business-services/onecard/
Telephone: (416) 979-5000 ext. 7565
This provides 24 hour availability to put a hold on the student's account which will be done during office hours.
The OneCard office, JOR-02 hours are (subject to change):
|Monday - Thursday
||8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
||9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The OneCard Office is open year round (excluding public holidays and mid-year/Christmas break). Special hours during September and January and shortened summer hours will be posted outside the OneCard Office and the OneCard website.