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Orientation Week at Ryerson University

Ryerson’s Orientation Week takes place the week before classes begin and gives incoming students the chance to connect with other new students, get familiar with their academic program, and get to know their way around campus. Our Orientation Week is designed to meet the needs of all new students.

We invited two incoming students to meet for the first time and talk about transitioning to university. What would you have talked about?


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Thinking about O-Week and want to know what to expect? Feeling excited but nervous to start this new journey? Watch last year's recap to get a taste!




As part of the "Campus Core Revitalization 2019" project, our campus is currently experiencing some construction. During this time, alternate routes to key campus locations are in effect - take a look here on Facilities Management and Development's website for more information and we'll be sharing our best tips to get around campus on @RUStudentLife, too.

Share Your #RoadToRyerson

Coming to Ryerson in the fall? Tell your story. Every year, we've featured five storytellers. This year, we want more. We're releasing videos weekly featuring incoming first-years and we want to hear from you about everything you're thinking and feeling.

Online Pre-Orientation: Ryerson 101 Lessons on D2L

Ryerson 101 is your first stop to learn everything you need to know for your first few days, weeks, and years at Ryerson. The lessons are hosted on (the same place you'll be finding your course information) and will guide you through four lessons in the four weeks leading up to your first day in class! Head on over to see how you could win a chance to win 1 of 2 $250 gift cards to the Ryerson Bookstore.

google formSign up for Ryerson 101 access on your D2L by pre-registering for Orientation Week - fill in this form. , external link, opens in new window

In-Person Pre-Orientation: Summer Jumpstart

Meet incoming students, talk to current staff and students, and get tips on how to succeed at Ryerson! This event is open to all incoming students to Ryerson University.

Register today by filling in the following form, external link - choose one of three dates:

  • Monday, August 12 10:30am to 4:00pm
  • Thursday, August 15 10:30am to 4:00pm
  • Thursday, August 22 3:00pm to 8:00pm **Parents and supporters welcome on this date!

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Transition Support Beyond OWeek: The First Six Weeks

During the first six weeks, Student Life offers an array of events and programs designed to support the transition into post-secondary. Find the list of First Six Weeks programming at: