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Welcome to Ryerson Engineering

two students working in a lab

As a Ryerson engineering student, you are part of a community of future engineers who are driven to continuously improve themselves, their profession and the world. Ryerson engineers are always forging ahead with open minds, always pushing the boundaries of innovation, and never ceasing to develop as well-rounded professionals and people.

Your First 30 Days To-Do List

There’s lots to do and lots of resources to help you do it! (Be sure to check out the campus map for directions to applicable locations listed on this table.)

What Where Why

Get your OneCard if you haven't already.

Jorgenson Hall (JOR-02)

This is your identification and your key to accessing services at Ryerson.

Pay your tuition.

Online with RAMSS

By paying your tuition on time, you avoid paying late fees of 1.25% per month on the unpaid amount.

If you are a commuter, get your GO Transit Student ID Discount Card.

Jorgenson Hall (JOR-02)

This card gives you a student rate on GO Transit.

Connect with a First-Year Ambassador (FYA).

First-Year Engineering website

FYAs can answer any questions that you may have, or direct you to someone who can help.

Find a method to stay organized and plan your time.

Your agenda, online calendar, etc. Whatever works for you!

Course work and extracurriculars will pick up soon, but it is also important to schedule time for yourself.

What Where Why

Labs/tutorials begin. Be sure to complete your safety quiz!

D2L/In class

These quizzes ensure that you are safe in the lab and are part of your grade. There can be pre-labs or assessments during lab; refer to your course outline for info.

Attend the meet and greet.

Sears Atrium (3rd Floor ENG)

Learn about all engineering design teams and meet your professors in an informal setting.

Purchase iClicker.

Campus Store

You will need this clicker to respond to multiple choice questions which will account for a part of your final grade.

Download free software.

Online through Ryerson’s Computing and Communications Services (CCS)

It’s included in your tuition and required for several of your engineering courses.

Last day to add a course to your fall semester falls during this week. Meet with an academic advisor if you have any questions.

Online with RAMSS

All courses must be added by this week.

What Where Why

Download monthly First-Year Engineering Office workload calendar.

First-Year Engineering website

Time management improvement is key to your success in first year.

Load Ryerson OneCard with meal plan or funds.

OneCard PHIL machines on campus

OneCard is sometimes the only method of payment for services.

Look into joining student groups and design teams that interest you.

Visit the Student Experience page for a list of all of the groups and teams you can join, and how you can sign up.

Joining a student group can add to your experience at Ryerson; it’s a great way to learn and to meet new people.

What Where Why

Attend Student Learning Groups (SLGs).

Student Learning Centre (SLC) (room TBD)

These small group sessions with TAs, GAs and profs can help you with particularly challenging courses.

Participate in your first Ryerson Engineering Student Society (RESS, external link) Nooner (held on the last Thursday of every month).

Ram in the Rye restaurant , external link

It’s a great way to meet your peers and relax.

Attend the First-Year Engineering Office’s MTH 140 study hall.

To be determined

The study hall will help you prepare for the MTH 140 midterm.

Prepare for and take your first midterm by attending study halls, meeting your instructor during office hours and taking advantage of SLC tutoring.

Student Learning Centre (SLC), etc.

You can never be too prepared, and we offer so many resources to help.

Orientation and Transition Events

The First-Year Engineering Office hosts transition and PDF fileorientation initiatives throughout the summer to help you make your journey from high school to Ryerson successful. To be in-the-know about our online and on-campus events, sign up for the mailing list.