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Support Services

Fashion at Ryerson fosters a safe space for students. We encourage students to meet new people, network, embrace the diversity and inclusion on and off-campus.

The 2020-21 Undergraduate Calendar, opens in new window outlines Program Curriculums, Courses, Significant Dates and Deadlines for students.

Visit Forms for Students, opens in new window to access important forms and applications.

Use the PDF fileStudent Health Certificate, opens in new window, if a request for academic consideration or an appeal requires that you provide documentation from a doctor.

Use the PDF fileReligious, Aboriginal and Spiritual Observance Form, opens in new window, if you are requesting academic consideration for work that you are missing due to a religious, Aboriginal or spiritual observance.

Visit PDF fileFashion Undergraduate Student Guide to get information on administrative procedures & services, transfer credits, course intention & enrolment, academic considerations, policies, technical matters and more. This is a helpful resource for School of Fashion specific information, tools and resources.

Visit Ryerson Undergraduate Student Guide, opens in new window to get information on academic, appeals, enrolment (adding, dropping and swapping classes, course intentions, and more), examinations, financial assistance, graduation and more. This is a helpful resource to refer to throughout your academic journey at Ryerson University.

Visit Senate Office, opens in new window for more information on academic policies for students, significant dates and resources.

Current students can find all relevant and up-to-date information about internships and other opportunities in the “Internship and Opportunities Hub” course shell on D2L. If you have not been automatically enrolled in this shell, please contact Brittany Paty


Important Note for Fall 2020:

Students are required to complete all their internships remotely for the Fall 2020 semester. If an internship requires even occasional in-person work, students must apply for an exemption from the Associate Dean of FCAD, and this exception may be granted on a case-by-case basis. 

In-person work will be indicated on the FITS application, and approval will be pending. Once students have indicated placement has in-person components, they are to email to begin the process of an exception. Until the exception has been granted, students are not to complete and in-person work at their internship. Please inform your employer of this as soon as possible.

If you are an international student living outside of Canada, any internship you complete MUST be remote for Fall 2020. There will be no exceptions granted for international internships. 



Internships should involve educational experiences in the workplace that equip the student with technical and interpersonal skills required to work effectively in both the public and private sectors. After the completion of the internship, students will be able to reflect positively on their experience taking away key transferable skills required in the current Canadian and global labour market(s).

Visit WSIB, external link and familiarize yourself with the legal right you have at work and safety regulations in Ontario., external link Please also read the Internship & Placement Well-Being Handbook, external link before beginning your internship position, to learn more about your rights at work, and how Ryerson supports diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 

Visit Ryerson University's Student Code of Conduct, PDF filePolicy 61, to understand your responsibilities while representing Ryerson University at an external position.



Students who entered the program Fall 2019 or before are required to enrol into FSN 402 Internship in their final year of study. They academic requirements for internships are as follows:

  • Total 400 hours are required
  • A minimum of 250 hours of work experience is required.
  • The remaining 150 hours can be made up of any combination of work experience and University-led workshops.

Students entering the program Fall 2020 or later are not required to enrol in FSN 402. The academic requirements for internships are as follows:

  • Total 400 hours are required
  • A minimum of 250 hours of work experience is required.
  • The remaining 150 hours is to be made up of University-led workshops.

Prior to beginning an internship, students must ensure that their profile on the FITS portal is complete:


FITS portal link:


Students can then begin an application for their internship position. Complete your application within two weeks of starting at your position. 

Students must complete, sign, and submit the following forms: 

  • Student Liability Waiver and Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB) Forms 
  • Student Declaration of Understanding 
  • Letter to Placement Employers 

Forms for unpaid placements can be found here, external link. To be classified as a paid internship, students must be paid at least the provincial minimum wageInternships that provide allowances, honorariums, reimbursements of expenses and/or stipends are all classified as unpaid internships

Forms for paid placements can be found here, external link

For more detailed information on uploading your internship, and to consult a list of frequently asked questions, please see this document, external link

For information about uploading a Career Centre workshop onto the FITS portal, please see this document. , external link


Finding an Opportunity

Fashion at Ryerson facilitates students’ employment search by providing a number of opportunities that employers submit to the Internship and Outreach Coordinator at the School of Fashion: (Brittany Paty)

Visit the Career Centre for careers & job search guide, student employment sources, job matching technology, networking events and more.

Visit Tri-Mentoring for Career Mentoring, Community Outreach & Programming, Group Mentoring, Summer Internship Program and more.

If you have an opportunity to submit, please contact Brittany Paty



The School of Fashion's photo studio is now available for student bookings at the following times:


Mondays, 2pm - 5pm

Tuesdays, 6pm - 9pm

Wednesdays, 6pm - 9pm

Thursdays, 6pm - 9pm

Fridays, 2pm - 5pm

Saturdays, 10am - 4pm


To book the photo studio, please email the School's Technician, Fashion Communication, Olena Vivcharyuk


*Please review the School of Fashion's photo studio policies and procedures , external linkbefore accessing the studio.

Exchange Students (Outbound)

FCAD’s International Exchange Program recognizes the importance of encouraging students to expand their global perspective. Ryerson outbound exchange students submit their FCAD exchange application in the Winter semester of their second year and students go on exchange in the Winter semester of their third year. Visit FCAD Outbound Student Exchange for more information on: Exchange Partners, FAQs, How to Apply, Important Dates and Deadlines, Tools and Resources.

Students who successfully complete a full course load on exchange will receive credit for everything they would normally have taken at Ryerson during their exchange semester. Please refer to the PDF fileFashion Undergraduate Student Guide for more information on receiving credits and course intention while on Exchange.

Global Campus Studio

The Global Campus Studio (GCS) is a virtual hub for creative international collaboration and co-creation, offering a wide range of interdisciplinary learning opportunities for students. Visit FCAD Global Campus Studio, opens in new window for more information on: GCS Courses, Student Specific Information, GCS Experience and Who to Contact.

Short-Term Intensive Courses

Students have an opportunity to explore their interests through short-term not-for-credit courses organized by our institutional partners. Visit FCAD Short-Term Intensive Offerings, opens in new window for more information on the courses offered in 2019.

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?

This information is coming soon, we appreciate your patience.

RAMSS is a one-stop-shop for academic-related matters like Advisement Report, Enrolment, Transfer Credits and more.

Visit Fashion Undergraduate Student Guide for administrative procedures and services related to RAMSS specific topics (mentioned above).

What is Student Learning Support?

Visit the Student Learning Support for free workshops, Writing Support, English Language Support, Academic Accommodation Support and more. The Student Learning Support has an abundance of support services available for students for their academic success at Ryerson University.

Visit the Student Health & Wellness, opens in new window (SHaW) for information on the Medical Centre, Health Information, Counsellor Services, Sexual Violence support and more.

Centre for Student Development and Counselling (CSDC)

The CSDC offers free and confidential professional counselling for all full and part-time Ryerson students. When you book an appointment at the counselling centre, you will meet one-on-one with a counsellor who will listen to your concerns, provide immediate support and strategies, and work with you to plan next steps. The CSDC offers individual therapy, group therapy and crisis support.

Please refer to the CSDC website for additional information on available services and operating hours.

The following are additional resources for mental health support:

  • You can speak with a trained counsellor by phone at any time, by calling the Good2Talk line for post-secondary students at 1-866-925-5454
  • If you are experiencing an emotional crisis, please contact the Gerstein Centre Distress Line at 416-929-5000
  • You may also text 741741 to reach the Ontario Online and Text Crisis Services
  • If you need emergency support please contact 911 or if on campus, contact campus security at 416-979-5040

Visit ThriveRU, opens in new window to develop skills that will build your resilience and sense of well-being and empower you to thrive in both your academic and personal life. ThriveRU supports students on campus to realize the connections between academic success and healthy lifestyle practices.

If you have any questions related to the Support Services mentioned above, please contact: