There are a variety of campus services and supports ready for you as an incoming student. Whether you’re looking for ways to connect with other students, looking for writing support, are a First Generation student seeking a mentor, wanting to register for academic accommodations, or want to learn about safety and security on campus, we can’t wait to meet you and help you on your path. And that's not all - be sure to look at Ryerson Student Affairs for a full spread of the support services available and opportunities to get involved.
Parents and Families
Welcome to the Ryerson University community! As your family member prepares for a new and exciting chapter of their life, you too may experience some changes.
The first year of university is a big transition for many students and their families. Whether your family member is going to live on their own, on campus, or commute from home, this sudden change of expectations and environment can be the source of anxiety or trepidation as well as excitement.
To ensure inclusion of all who would like to attend, we are providing childcare and are prepared to accommodate for any accessibility needs on an as needed basis. Should you require childcare or accessibility accommodations, please email email@example.com by August 17th, 2020.
There are separate information sessions only for parents of students who will be living in residence on Move-In Day.
Saturday August 29th, 2020 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM
As a part of Ryerson’s new Get Ryerson Ready Program we are hosting a number of Family, Friends and Supporters to address any questions you may have had and to provide knowledge that may be important for your students first year! All families, friends, and supporters of students are invited to view a recording of these sessions if they’ve already taken place or complete the form below to be invited to upcoming sessions!
The dates for upcoming sessions are:
- Tuesday July 14th, 2020 (view the recording, external link)
- Tuesday July 28th, 2020 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM
- Tuesday August 11th from 3:00 - 5:00 PM
- Tuesday August 25th from 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Want to sign up to participate? Complete this form, external link to let us know
We think we’ve got all the basics covered in these sessions, but if there’s anything we missed, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d be apply to help!
Download a resource just for parents and supporters created by counsellors and other support professionals at Ryerson University. View or download the handbook here - PDF fileSo They're Off to University: A handbook for parents and other supporters of first-year students at Ryerson University.
Welcome to Ryerson University! The information below is for all incoming mature students. We are here to make your experiences at Ryerson great. Below, we have a list of pathways and involvement opportunities that are available to you during your time at Ryerson.
- You are 21 years of age or older in the year which you will begin studies
We welcome all students that fit the description above and encourage you to join us at #RoadToRyerson 2020, Ryerson’s Central Orientation Week! There are a number of organizations who work to promote and achieve success of mature students, including:
- Student Life and Campus Engagement – Central Orientation
- Tri Mentoring Program
- International Student Support
- Mature Students Association, external link
Along with these organizations, we have Orientation events for all mature students. See below!
If you are 21 or over, or are making the transition from college to university, these events are just for you!
Mature Students Mixer on Friday September 4th, 2020 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM
A chance to meet, network, and socialize with other individuals who are in the same boat as you, with free refreshments and snacks! Please RSVP via google form, external link this form opens in new window.
Resources for Orientation Planners
The Orientation Advisory Committee and collaborators at Ryerson have created a PDF fileguide for orientation planners to create and facilitate Orientation Week programming and events, available to view or download here.