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Orientation 2021

In addition to campus wide resources such as RU4U, opens in new window and Get Ryerson Ready, opens in new window, The First-Year Engineering Office (FYEO) hosts transition and orientation initiatives throughout the summer to help you make your journey from high school to Ryerson successful. To learn more about the virtual events planned for this summer, sign up for our mailing list and follow the First-Year Engineering Office on social media (@firstyeareng).

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Engineer Student

Engineering POP

The Pre-Orientation, Orientation, and Post-Orientation (Engineering POP) programs are an opportunity to learn more about the social and academic aspects of university, get involved on campus early, meet upper-year leaders and ambassadors, gain valuable leadership skills, network and meet other students with similar interests before orientation week. You can register for these events by clicking on the links in our calendar.  As well, recordings of virtual events will be posted to the First-Year Engineering Office YouTube channel, external link.

Are you a new incoming student? Sign up for our mailing list to stay connected. We look forward to meeting you!

Begin your Ryerson experience by participating in one of three pre-orientation programs! Each program introduces students to Ryerson in highly engaged environments through interaction with upper-year students (First-Year Ambassadors), faculty and staff.

The Pre-Orientation Program sign up is open. New incoming engineering students are encouraged to sign up 1 week before the start of program. If you have any questions, direct message us through our social media @firstyeareng or email us at

On top of joining the Pre-Orientation program, be sure to also sign up for the Engineering Boost program!


Select 1 out of 3 groups! 

Group RU_TOR: August 3 - 6, Virtual, 6:00 PM EST [FULL]

Group RU_RAM : August 9 - 12, Virtual, 6:00 PM EST [FULL]

Group RU_HAT: August 16 - 19, Virtual, 6:00 PM EST start time each day [FULL]

*For this virtual Pre-Orientation, we ask that all participants have a Discord, external link account.


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Orientation Week is a critical component to easing your transition to Ryerson. Academic Orientation occurs on the first day of Frosh Week and is mandatory for all first-year engineering students. All incoming students will be emailed closer to the date of the Orientation Week schedule.


August 30th: Academic Orientation Day
August 31st - September 3rd: Frosh Week


10:00 AM: Academic Orientation
12:00 PM: Engineering Expo
3:00 PM: Writing Skills Test


No registration for Academic Orientation is required for all confirmed incoming students. The link to the session will be emailed to by August 25th and a reminder email on the morning of August 30th.

For rest of Frosh Week, please refer to this schedule:, external link

After Pre-Orientation and Orientation Week during the summer months, Post-Orientation are events during your academic year from September until April. The First-Year Engineering Office offer a wide variety of free events for students to stay connected and be informed. Sign up for various post-orientation events listed on our calendar starting in September to get the most out of your university experience.

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Summer Checklist

 1. Explore the First-Year Engineering Office website. 

 2. Sign up for one of our Pre-Orientation programs (optional).

 3. Send in your final transcript and check
your application status.

 4.  Apply for government student loans/OSAP (optional).

 5.  Get your OneCard (student ID)

 6.  Register for Engineering Boost Program (optional).

 7. Create your online identity.

 8.  Check your fall schedule and enroll in your Liberal Studies course (optional).

 9.  Get google formconnected, external link, opens in new window to Frosh Week and attend Orientation.

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