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Campus Status

You must be vaccinated to access campus

Effective Monday, October 18, individuals accessing campus or in-person university activities off-campus must be fully vaccinated or have received an approved exemption from the university. Individuals who have approved exemptions are still required to participate in the Rapid Antigen Testing Program.

The university has implemented a number of health and safety protocols and requirements to protect the health and safety of our community. If you’re planning to visit campus, please review what you need to access campus.

Continuity of services

Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services (RASS) remains available to First Nations, Inuit, Metis, Canadian Indigenous students (or those who identify by your nation or community) at Ryerson. 

Reach out for support:
Email: bnorton@ryerson.ca
Leave a voicemail: 416-979-5000, ext. 3327

For more information, visit the News and Articles page on the RASS website.

Academic Accommodation Support and the Test Centre are open and providing services remotely, eg. phone, email. For general inquiries, please email aasadmin@ryerson.ca or call 416-979-5094.

For accommodation specific questions, contact your Student Accommodation Facilitator directly.

Undergraduate Admissions in-person services are unavailable until further notice, but support remains available online. Support for students and applicants with inquiries remains our top priority, and every effort will continue to be made to ensure that our business processes support our applicants during this unprecedented time. Information regarding Winter 2022 operations will be made available shortly.

Access information, updates and contact details through the COVID-19 Updates for Undergraduate Applicants FAQ page.

The Mattamy Athletics Centre (MAC) and the Recreation Athletic Centre (RAC) are both open to students, staff and faculty. Due to capacity restrictions, all visitors must book a time slot to visit the MAC or the RAC.

Students and members can expect an increase in in-person opportunities in January 2022, including easing capacity and time limits on fitness centre use and a fuller range of programs, including drop-in, club and intramural sport options, group fitness and aquatics classes to choose from across the term. Virtual group fitness and other online opportunities will continue to be offered as well.

More detail about Athletics & Recreation health and safety procedures can be found at ryersonrams.ca, external link

The Ryerson University Campus Store’s physical location is open and in-person shopping is available by appointment only.

Instructions for scheduling an appointment with the Campus Store are available on the FAQs page of the Campus Store website. More detail regarding Winter 2022 operations will be made available shortly.

Learn about in-store operating hours, delivery and curbside pick-up options, and more by visiting the Campus Store’s website.

Fall 2021

Career & Co-op Centre (RCCC) services are available online, including employer events, workshops and 1:1 advising. Students can register for events and workshops and book 1:1 appointments online. The RCCC is also offering a limited number of available in person drop-in advising appointments in POD 60 covering any of the following topics: resume, cover letter, job search and interviewing.

Winter 2022

The RCCC is making plans for a larger presence on campus for the Winter 2022 academic term. Hours of operation will be 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday. We are planning on increasing our in person programming, while also continuing to offer virtual options for students and alumni.

Visit the Career & Co-op Centre website for more information about Co-op programs, Career Boost work opportunities and our Magnet job board.

The Centre for Student Development and Counselling (CSDC) is physically closed, but has moved to a virtual support system. Students can still contact the CSDC at 416-979-5195 or csdc@ryerson.ca, as messages are being monitored regularly during business hours, and a receptionist will respond as soon as possible. Information regarding Winter 2022 operations and hours will be available in the coming weeks.

Current clients of the CSDC will receive a message from their counsellor about services and resource options, or they can contact their counsellor directly by email.

The Computing and Communications Services Help Desk remains available to students, faculty and staff by both phone and email. CCS has temporarily closed its physical office and staff are either working remotely or on campus only to maintain essential services. For areas that are running on-campus, such as research labs, support staff may be able to provide help onsite the next day or later. Information regarding Winter 2022 service will be made available shortly.

The DMZ is open with limited occupancy and reduced operations for DMZ members who require access to a working space. The DMZ is open Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entry is by OneCard and room booking only. There are no tours or events during this time. The DMZ is planning for a full return to the office in 2022, should health conditions permit.

Please contact dmz@ryerson.ca for any inquiries.

Hours: Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed on weekends.

Mask or face covering and distancing is required inside the building.

Ryerson Early Learning Centre and EarlyON program is open and is operating Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Event & Space Reservations are available to assist student groups, faculty and staff who have been approved to host an on-campus event during the fall 2021 semester with the planning and execution of on-campus events.

You can learn more about our services by visiting the events at Ryerson, external link website.

Dining halls

Dine-in and take-out service is available at both the Pitman Dining Hall and ILC Dining Hall during the Fall 2021 semester and will remain available during the Winter 2022 semester. Drop-in dining service for non-meal plan holders is currently unavailable. 

In response to COVID-19, Food Services has implemented a number of changes to their 2021/2022 dining model and operations to ensure the safety of guests and staff.

Retail locations

Food Services will be operating the following retail locations during the Fall 2021 semester:

Stations at our retail locations that were previously self-serve will now be staffed by a Food Services attendant.

The Hub Café, Kinetic Café, Library Kiosk and Ted’s Coffee will remain temporarily closed during the Fall 2021 semester. Information about Winter 2022 operations will be available shortly.

Catering

Catering is available for student groups and employees approved to host on-campus events, meetings and gatherings during the Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 semesters. 

Information about Catering Services and our new COVID-19 friendly menu is available on the catering page of our website.

Graduate student research continues to the extent possible. Students should discuss any questions, concerns or potential alternative arrangements with their faculty supervisors. Meetings with supervisors, supervisory committees and research-related examinations (e.g., defences, candidacy examinations, etc.) are continuing. As indicated in the PDF fileYSGS guidelines on online meetings these have been moved online. The latest information on access to research laboratories is available on the Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation (OVPRI)’s COVID-19 webpage.

YSGS administrative offices are also scheduled to open in the Winter 2022 term and be staffed Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., under the new hybrid workforce model adopted by YSGS.

Housing & Residence Life has reopened the Daphne Cockwell Complex (DCC), International Living/Learning Centre (ILC) and Pitman Hall (PIT) with reduced capacity for students choosing to live on campus. Residence buildings may only be accessed by residents and Housing & Residence Life staff.

Ryerson Human Rights Services offers support, coaching and can provide you with information so you understand what options are available to you as it relates to human rights concerns. If you choose to file a complaint, they can guide you through the process.

The team is also available to support and consult with leaders working through human rights and employment equity issues. 

Please email humanrights@ryerson.ca or leave a voicemail at 416-979-5349. If necessary, virtual appointments can be arranged.

HRS will offer both in-person and remote services in the Winter term, subject to public health directives.

Learn more about Ryerson's Human Rights Services.

The Ryerson Medical Centre is open in a limited capacity for in-person appointments. Virtual appointments and mental health assessments remain available through telephone and video-conferencing. In November, the Medical Centre will be increasing the amount of in-person appointments available. Information regarding Winter 2022 operations will be available shortly.

Students can contact the Medical Centre at 416-979-5070 or at medicalct@ryerson.ca, as messages are being monitored regularly during business hours, and a receptionist will respond as soon as possible.

Your OneCard is one of the most important tools you’ll need while at Ryerson. A OneCard is required to gain entry to campus buildings during the Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 semester and also grants you access to campus services and discounts. You can also use it as a payment card to purchase products and services

Instructions for scheduling an appointment to pick-up your OneCard from POD-52A are available on the Get Your Card (Students) and Get Your Card (Faculty & Staff) pages on the OneCard website.

Students who have not applied for a OneCard are encouraged to complete an application by following the instructions on the apply online page of the OneCard website.

Permit parking and daily public parking continues to be available at Ryerson. Students, faculty and staff may apply for a 2021/2022 parking permit by visiting the permit parking page on the Parking Services website.

Fall 2021 

All writing, math, English language, study skills, and graduate support appointments are available online or by phone. Students can book their sessions online

Winter 2022 

Student Life & Learning Support will increase it's offerings of on-campus, in-person programming available, along with providing hybrid and online opportunities for students to access throughout the Winter semester. Programming offered will include:

Study Skills & Transition Support

  • Academic Edge
  • Supported Learning Groups (SLG's)
  • Academic Skills Workshops
  • Fresh Start
  • Get Clear
  • Peer Academic Coaches

Math Support

  • One-on-one and group tutoring sessions for Math and Computer Science
  • Midterm and final review sessions

Writing & Language Support

  • English Speaking & Writing
  • Grammar/Supported Self-Editing
  • One-on-one academic writing appointments with Writing Consultants
  • Weekly group sessions including:
    • English Language Conversation Groups
    • English Communication Support Classes
    • Shut Up & Write!
    • Social Justice Writing Group
    • 25 Writing Strategies
  • Conversational Connections

The Ryerson Image Centre's galleries are open for the fall season and will remain open based on public health directives. Please visit the RIC website at ryersonimagecentre.ca, external link for the most current information on COVID-19 protocol and hours of operation when planning your visit.

ServiceHub is currently offering limited in-person services. All other services will continue to be available via self-service (such as through RAMSS or online form submissions). You can connect with ServiceHub by phone or online through AskRyerson, email, live chat, and our webinars. Please visit the ServiceHub Contact page for more information and confirm what you need to access campus to prepare for your visit.

The Student Campus Centre (SCC) is open Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to students, staff, and faculty via OneCard at 55 Gould Street. Email info@ryersonstudentcentre.ca for more information.

The SLC is open with limited occupancy and reduced operations for students who require access to study space or a reliable internet connection. Entry is by OneCard and reservation only.

There are no tours or events during this time.

Fall 2021 Hours: Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Closed on weekends. 

January 2022 Hours: Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Starting the week of January 10, 2022, the SLC will be open to students on weekends from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Mask or face covering and distancing is required inside the building.

The University Library will continue to provide virtual and some onsite services for students, instructors and researchers. This fall, the Library will offer onsite access to academic supports and bookable study spaces, including computers, and interdisciplinary research and specialized experiential learning labs and collections by appointment.

Onsite services available in the fall by appointment, include:

Students, researchers and instructors can enter the Library at the lower ground entrance of the Library Building (350 Victoria St. at the corner of Gould and Nelson Mandela Walkway). Anyone entering the Library will require a mask, their health screening pass through the RyersonSafe App or webpage, and their OneCard.

Virtual workshops on research and digital skills are available. Students can learn to navigate the Library’s electronic resources,  how to conduct literature and systematic reviews, and how to search for patents. They can also learn to use Photoshop, Illustrator and other Adobe Creative Suite products. To find out more information including dates and times, visit: library.ryerson.ca/workshops.

Virtual research help including the Library’s live chat service and one-on-one research appointments will continue throughout the fall.

University Library services will return to pre-covid hours and operations providing both virtual and onsite services and programming. Drop-in and computer station/study space bookings will be available to OneCard holders with proof of vaccine and health screening. Please continue to check the Library website for updates.  The Library will remain unavailable to general public access at this time.

Closed services

The Chang School building at 297 Victoria Street (Heaslip House) is closed until further notice. Client Services remains accessible by email (ce@ryerson.ca) or at 416-979-5035. Information about Winter 2022 operations will be available shortly.

The Hub Café (JOR), Kinetic Café (ENG), Library Kiosk (LIB) and Ted’s Coffee (TRS) are temporarily closed during the Fall 2021 semester.

For more information, visit the 2021/2022 dining model and operations page on the Food Services website.

Ryerson University's 10 learning zones are closed until further notice. Some of the Zones will be reopening for members at a limited capacity and with reduced hours in Winter 2022. Information about Winter 2022 operations will be available shortly.