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ON CAMPUS ACCESS

Updated: September 14, 2021.

 

This information is subject to change, and will be kept up-to-date based on communications from the University. Please review continuously to have the most relevant information. 

 

During the fall 2021 semester, exterior entrances to campus buildings will be locked and will require you to tap your OneCard against the card reader to gain entry. 

An overview of changes to building access at Ryerson, including instructions for what to do if you’ve forgotten your card or if you’ve invited an external guest to campus, is available on the building access during COVID-19 page on the Community Safety and Security website

Find a full overview/updated list of campus status here
 

Campus Store

The Ryerson University Campus Store’s physical location will reopen as of August 23, 2021. Students, faculty and staff are still strongly recommended to submit orders online for textbooks, course books, e-books and access codes for fall 2021. 

In-person shopping at the Campus Store is available beginning August 23 by appointment only. Instructions for scheduling an appointment with the Campus Store are available on the FAQs page of the Campus Store website.

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

Food Services

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. 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 and the Library Kiosk will remain temporarily closed during the fall 2021 semester.

Catering

Catering is available for student groups and employees approved to host on-campus events, meetings and gatherings during the fall 2021 semester. 

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

 

Housing and Residence 

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.

Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC)

Students who wish to use MAC facilities must reserve workout slots and follow health and safety measures that have been in place since November, in addition to the following important measures:

  • Masks are always required, including while exercising. Like other fitness centres in the city, the MAC opted to exceed the current Toronto Public Health regulations in an effort to increase the safety, comfort and confidence of students and staff.
  • A health screening is required to be completed via the RyersonSafe app or web browser within 24 hours prior to arrival.

Ryerson Library 

Beginning September 8, the Ryerson Library will provide community members access to their wifi network, computers, study spaces and in-person research appointments for specialized spaces and services, including the Library Collaboratory, Archives and Special Collections and the Isaac Olowolafe Digital Media Experience (DME) Lab. The Library is also providing a contactless print pickup service for community members who need access to print-only materials, as well as laptop and wifi hotspot loans. In-person Library services are available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and must be booked online through the Ryerson Library website

Virtual services are available through the Library Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Virtual services available at the Library include:

Onsite services available throughout the fall include:

Student Campus Centre (SCC)

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.

Student Learning Centre (SLC)

The SLC will re-open with limited occupancy and reduced operations for students who require access to study space or a reliable internet connection on September 8. The SLC will be open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Entry is by OneCard and reservation only.

There are no tours or events during this time.

Hours: Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. beginning September 8. Closed on weekends. 

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

As the University continues to have opportunities for in-person events and engagements for students, these will be shared with you! Please ensure to review all health and safety guidelines before returning to campus. Stay tuned for in-person events. 

 

Fall 2021 Access

In addition to a health screening, anyone coming inside campus buildings requires a OneCard.

The OneCard office will be open by appointment only and community members may schedule an appointment using the QLess appointment management system, external link, external link, external link. Appointments are available Monday to Friday, from August 23 to September 10. After scheduling an appointment, students can pick up their OneCard between August 23 and September 10 from POD-52A during specific time slots: 

  • Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

All new undergraduate, graduate or continuing education students who have never had a OneCard must apply online by November 30. Second-year students who have applied for their OneCard but have not received it due to COVID-19 restrictions to campus are not required to complete another application.

Students, faculty and staff will need to use their OneCard to enter Ryerson buildings and the following campus services:

For more instructions about how to pick up your OneCard and access POD-52A, visit the Get Your Card page.

During the fall 2021 semester, exterior entrances to campus buildings will be locked and will require you to tap your OneCard against the card reader to gain entry. 

An overview of changes to building access at Ryerson, including instructions for what to do if you’ve forgotten your card or if you’ve invited an external guest to campus, is available on the building access during COVID-19 page on the Community Safety and Security website.

If you do not already have a OneCard,  please follow the appropriate link below to learn how to obtain one: 

 

How to Set-Up your OneCard for Fashion:

Email Technician, Olena Vivcharyuk with the following information to get your OneCard set-up:

  1. What is your Year of Study?
  2. What is your Student Number?
  3. What is your Start Term Program Number?
  4. What is your OneCard Hotstamp Number?

Please refer to the image below for OneCard information locations.

 

OneCard infographic

 

Visit OneCard for information on how to Get you Student OneCard, Applying Online, Discounts & Free Admission, and more.

Accessing a Classroom:

If you are trying to access a classroom for a course that is not in the same year you are enrolled in, see instructions below:

Email Cira Nickel with the following information:

  1. What Year of Study is the classroom you’re trying to enter?
  2. What is the Course Code for the class you are taking in that classroom?

What you need to access campus in Fall 2021. 

1. Submit Proof of Vaccination

2. OneCard

3. Health Screening 

4. Mask

5. Physical Distancing

6. Check department specific protocols 

 

FROM RYERSON UNIVERSITY:

As announced on August 27, all students, faculty, staff, contractors and visitors accessing campus or in-person university activities off campus must be fully vaccinated. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated yet or who will be seeking an exemption for reasons recognized under Ontario’s Human Rights Code are required to participate in the Rapid Antigen Testing Program, subject to the conditions and processes outlined here.

Only those who anticipate accessing campus or in-person activities during the fall semester are required to submit their vaccination status at this time.

 

Timelines to submit proof of vaccination

Community members accessing campus or in-person university activities off campus are required to submit proof of vaccination status or apply for an exemption by September 20.

As of October 18, 2021 individuals who are not fully vaccinated or who have not received an approved exemption from the university related to medical, creed, or other protected grounds under Ontario’s Human Rights Code will no longer be able to access campus or in-person university activities off campus by participating in the Rapid Antigen Testing Program. Individuals who have received an approved exemption from the university will continue to be required to participate in the Rapid Antigen Testing Program after October 18, 2021.

Submit proof using RyersonSafe mobile app

  1. Download the RyersonSafe App if you do not already have it.
  2. Open the RyersonSafe app on your mobile device.
    • If you already have the RyersonSafe app downloaded, you may need to update your settings to view the new option. To update your settings, tap the Ryerson logo at the top of your screen.
  3. Select “COVID-19” > “Submit Proof of Vaccination”
    • Students, faculty and staff will be required to enter their Ryerson credentials.
  4. Complete the vaccine disclosure process by submitting your vaccine dose administration receipt or equivalent document.
  5. Once complete, you will receive a badge which will reflect your vaccination status and a confirmation email.

Faculty, staff and visitors are required to forward proof of completion to their direct supervisor/Ryerson contact.

Submit proof via desktop

If you do not wish to download the app, you can also access the required vaccine disclosure via desktop.

  1. Visit the RyersonSafe COVID-19 Submit Proof of Vaccination webpage, external link.
  2. Complete the vaccine disclosure process by following the prompts and submitting your vaccine dose administration receipt or equivalent document.
  3. Once complete, you will receive a badge which will reflect your vaccination status and a confirmation email.

Faculty, staff and visitors are required to forward proof of completion to their direct supervisor/Ryerson contact.

Requirements to access campus if you are not fully vaccinated

Individuals who are not fully vaccinated yet or who are seeking an exemption/have been approved for an exemption for reasons recognized under Ontario’s Human Rights Code are required to participate in the Rapid Antigen Testing Program, in order to access campus.

You will also be required to complete testing twice per week on Mondays and Thursdays, regardless of when you are planning to access campus or in-person university activities off campus. To learn more, including how to complete testing and submit your results, visit the Rapid Antigen Testing Program webpage.

How to apply for an exemption

If applicable, individuals may apply for an exemption related to medical, creed or other protected grounds recognized by Ontario's Human Rights Code.

The deadline to submit an exemption request is September 20, 2021. If an exemption is not submitted by this date, there is a greater chance that your request will not be reviewed by the October 18, 2021 deadline and your access to campus or in-person university activities may be impacted. Learn how to apply for an exemption.

COVID-19 return to campus eLearning available

The university has developed comprehensive COVID-19 training which outlines COVID-19 risks, how to prevent transmission and vaccination information.

Ryerson University encourages those who will be working and studying on campus to complete the training, particularly those who are not fully vaccinated. Access the google slideCOVID-19 eLearning online, external link.

We are currently developing a protocol and procedure for access to labs and studios. We hope to offer access by the end of September or early October.