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Orientation at FCS

Mascot Eggy surrounded by crowd during orientation celebration
The 2020 Orientation is now complete. Thank you everyone for participating! Be sure to check back here in the summer of 2021 for updated information on orientation 2021 news and events!

We are thrilled to welcome new students to our programs and the Faculty of Community Services this fall. Although this year has presented many challenges, there is so much excitement and energy as we prepare for you to join us for a memorable orientation and impactful academic year.

As a student in the Faculty of Community Services (FCS), you are part of a vibrant and dynamic community of nine outstanding schools with 6,500+ undergraduate students and 450+ graduate students. Our faculty is dedicated to collaborating with communities to enable meaningful social change: a commitment that uniquely positions you to have an impact on campus, in our city and beyond.

With a new school year beginning, the question becomes: What will you make happen this year?

We encourage you to make the most of your time at FCS and join our exciting two weeks FCS Orientation happening via Zoom from August 24 to September 4, 2020 where you will be able to connect with the FCS community and learn everything you need to know to have a great year ahead.

Hear from some of our newest alumni as they welcome new students to Ryerson's Faculty of Community Services.

Other orientation info

Helpful links

Student group events

FCS Frosh Zone events

Week One

Monday, August 24

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Get Moving with Athletics and Recreation
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - FCS Hang Out
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Fireside Chat: Tools for a Successful Year
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - FCS Hang Out
5:00 - 6:00 p.m - RCSS Presents: Backstage Pass
9:00 p.m. - RCSS @ Night: RCSS Sunset Blvd. Cooking

 

Tuesday, August 25

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Meet & Greet for Indigenous Students
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - FCS Hang Out
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - FCS Hang Out
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - RCSS Presents: Escaping The Big Sur Challenge
9:00 p.m. - RCSS @ Night: West Coast Carnival

Wednesday, August 26

Thursday, August 27

Friday, August 28

Week Two

Monday, August 31

Tuesday, September 1

Wednesday, September 2

Thursday, September 3

Friday, September 4

Program Orientation Sessions

In your program orientation session you will be able to meet key contacts in your program like your academic advisor and instructors, learn about your curriculum, and meet other students in your program. All incoming students are strongly encouraged to attend.

Date: Tuesday, August 25
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Who: All new students in the Child and Youth Care program
Where: Zoom links to come

Date: Tuesday, September 1
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Who: All new students in the Disability Studies program
Where: Zoom links to come

Date: Wednesday, August 26
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Who: New students in 4-year program
Where: Zoom links to come

Date: Thursday, August 27
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Who: Direct entry - Full-time, Part-Time and George Brown students
Where: Zoom links to come

Part 1
Date: Wednesday, Aug 12
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Who: All new students in the Midwifery program
Where: Zoom links to come

Part 2
Date: Wednesday, Aug 19
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Who: All new students in the Midwifery program
Where: Zoom links to come   

Note: students are expected to attend both sessions.

Title: Program Orientation Session (Collaborative Program)
Date: Tues. Aug 25
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Who: All new students in the Collaborative Nursing program.
Where: Zoom links to be sent to registrants. 

Title: Program Orientation Session (Full-Time Post-Diploma Program)
Date: Wed. Aug 26
Time: 10:00 -11:30 a.m.
Who: All new full-time students in the Post Diploma Nursing program.
Where: Zoom links to be sent to registrants.  

Title: Program Orientation Session (Part-Time Post Diploma Program)
Date: Thurs. Sept 3
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Who: All new part-time students in the Post Diploma Nursing program.
Where: Zoom links to be sent to registrants.

Date: Wednesday, September 2
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Who: All new students in the Nutrition and Food program 
Where: Zoom links to be sent to registrants

Date: Wednesday, August 26
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Who: All new students in the Public Health and Occupational Health program
Where: Zoom links to be sent to registrants

 

Date: Wednesday, August 26
Time: 9:15 - 11:30 a.m.
Who: All new students in the Social Work program
Where: Zoom links to be sent to registrants

 

Urban and Regional Planning students are encouraged to attend the events below organized by the Ryerson Association of Planning Students:

Title: Ask Me Anything (AMA)
Date:
Monday, August 31st
Time:
11am-12pm
Location:
Online (Link will be provided to registrants)
Where:
All new students in the Urban Planning program.
Registration:
https://forms.gle/MwqzDK1FZawQNu4X8
Description:
We know you have a lot of questions about first year. What are the classes going to be like? How do you make friends? What’s commuting like? Come and ask the RAPS team any questions you may have for the upcoming year.

Title: Planner Speed Friending
Date:
Wednesday, September 2nd
Time:
11am-12pm
Location:
Online (Link will be provided to registrants)
Where:
All new students in the Urban Planning program.
Registration:
https://forms.gle/WvUBn4okjj6ZYCBE7, external link
Description:
Coming into a program without knowing anyone can be hard, come and meet other incoming students and find out what you have in common.

Title: Mini Case Competition
Date:
Friday, September 4th
Time:
11am-12pm
Where:
Online (Link will be provided to registrants)
Who:
All new students in the Urban Planning program.
Registration:
https://forms.gle/2MNGostJVc3Kowcc6
Description:
Oh no! The city has a problem that only a planner can fix. Come to this event to work with your team to solve a city crisis for the chance to win a prize.