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International Students

Fall 2020 Orientation Events

Set yourself up for success! We have a number of events and programs to support your transition to Ryerson.

Questions or concerns? Contact the International Student Support team at


ISS Smart Start, our pre-orientation online modules that will introduce you to Ryerson's values, expectations, and services, as well as provide a sense of what your first year as a university student might look like. We have broken down the online modules into 4 different modules. You can do them one at a time, at your own pace, leading up to the beginning of the semester. 

Join us every Thursday for the online virtual meet-ups to meet other new students and chat with us about any questions you may have about the module you completed or just general concerns about the upcoming semester! There will be lots of time for fun activities, interactive games, and time to ask questions! Each meet-up will have a different theme with different activities and games.

Meet-ups will be hosted weekly, from Thursday, August 6, 2020 to Thursday, August 27, 2020

Join us for an interactive event where you will hear from current international students' experiences and learn about the services that ISS provides to support you in your academic journey! We provide virtual Orientation events to help you get ready, meet other new students, connect with important services, and transition smoothly into life in Canada.

Choose one session to register for and attend:

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | 11 am - 12 pm
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | 3 pm - 4 pm

Live, explore, and connect across differences with Cultural Connections. In this session, you will be guided to reflect on your own cultural values to enhance self-awareness. Enjoy this opportunity to share and listen to students’ experiences, to build on your intercultural understanding and enhance your global citizenship. 

Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 11 am - 12:30 pm

Are you eager to meet other international students in Masters and PhD programs? Connect with someone in your time zone or chat with students from different faculties? This event will introduce you to others studying in the Yeates School of Graduate Studies, as well as provide you with information on key campus partners who can support your personal, academic and professional success at Ryerson.

Monday, August 31, 2020 | 10 am - 11 am

Join us for our Virtual Welcome Party for the Ryerson International Community!

We are so excited to meet you as you begin your university life no matter where you are in the world! The Virtual Welcome Party is a great way to start your first semester and prepare yourself for university life. Although we aren't together in person, we can still come together virtually! The Virtual Welcome Party will still be a great way to connect with other international communities.

Thursday, September 3, 2020 | 12 pm - 3 pm