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Get Your Card

Learn how to get a Student OneCard.

How to apply for and pick up your card

To apply for a card, start by choosing the section below that suits you.

For new undergraduate or graduate students who have never had a OneCard before and those planning to attend in the fall 2019 semester, there are three options to apply for your card, all starting May 31, 2019.

Option 1: Apply online starting May 31 to August 18, 2019

Step 1: Apply online

First year students to Ryerson, be they undergraduate or graduate students, full time or part time, planning to attend school at Ryerson in the fall semester must apply online for their OneCard starting May 31

Online applications open May 31 to August 18, 2019. In the meantime, learn about the requirements to apply and submit your application.

Step 2: Gather the appropriate documents and pick up your card in person

Within 3-5 days of your submission, after your application is reviewed and if it has been approved, you will receive an approval confirmation by email.*

Once you receive this email, gather the appropriate accepted documents and your 9-digit Ryerson student number.

*if your application is rejected for whatever reason (i.e., an unsuitable photo), you will receive an email and will be asked to resubmit your application.

Step 3: Pick up your card in person

If your online application was approved with an acceptable photo, you may pick up your card in person in the Kerr Hall West Lower Gym, KHW-73.

Orientation pick up  

August 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 and September 3, 4, and 5, 2019.

Pick up after orientation

If you do not pick up your OneCard during the times posted above, you can get your card at the OneCard Office, starting September 6, 2019 onward.

OneCard Office
Jorgenson Hall
380 Victoria Street
JOR-02 (lower ground level)
OneCard Office business hours

Option 2: Apply in person at the Lower Gym during orientation from August 26 to September 5, 2019

If you miss the online application period, you may apply in person from August 26 to September 5, 2019 in the Lower Gym.

Step 1: Gather the appropriate documents and your Ryerson student number

Visit the OneCard Office with the appropriate accepted documents and your 9-digit Ryerson student number.

Step 2: Visit the Lower Gym in person to apply and pick up your card

Lower Gym
Kerr Hall West
379 Victoria Street
KHW-73

Once you arrive, photos will be taken on site. Due to high volumes during this period, you may experience longer wait times for cards to be processed. You will be directed as to when to pick up your card.

Option 3: Apply in person at the OneCard Office starting September 6, 2019

Step 1: Gather the appropriate documents and your Ryerson student number

Visit the OneCard Office with the appropriate accepted documents and your 9-digit Ryerson student number.

Step 2: Visit the OneCard Office in person to apply and pick up your card

Once you arrive, photos will be taken on site and your card will be issued within minutes.

OneCard Office
Jorgenson Hall
380 Victoria Street
JOR-02 (lower ground level)
OneCard Office business hours

Apply in person at the OneCard Office anytime

Current students can apply for a OneCard in person at anytime.

Eligibility

In order to apply for a OneCard, students must be enrolled for courses in the current semester or, if during the summer semester, must have course intentions in RAMSS.

Step 1: Gather the appropriate documents and your Ryerson student number

Visit the OneCard Office with

Step 2: Visit the OneCard Office in person to apply and pick up your card

Once you arrive, photos will be taken on site and your card will be issued within minutes.

OneCard Office
Jorgenson Hall
380 Victoria Street
JOR-02 (lower ground level)
OneCard Office business hours

While not mandatory for Chang School of Continuing Education (CE) students, CE students are encouraged to apply for their free CE OneCard.

To be eligible for a CE OneCard you must be registered and enrolled for a course in the current semester.

Why get a CE OneCard

  • Your OneCard serves as official Ryerson student identification.
  • You may access resources through the library like borrowing books, equipment and more.
  • You can load money onto the card to easily purchase food while on campus, to make purchases at the Campus Store and to use photocopiers or printers.

Getting by without a CE OneCard

Getting a OneCard is optional for Continuing Education students. If you choose not to get one, there are alternatives to access services on campus:

  • To verify your identity at exams, you may present government-issued photo ID instead of your OneCard. For more details, see the PDF fileRyerson University Final Examinations Policy, policy section 8 and procedures section 3. 
  • To access library resources, you may apply for a free library card.
  • To make purchases on campus, including at food outlets and at printers, you can purchase a CashCard. You may purchase these at PHIL Machines located across the campus or at the OneCard Office for $5 ($1 for the card with a minimum $4 load).
  • To purchase a discounted transit passes, visit the Student Campus Centre (55 Gould Street), with your Ryerson student number and a government-issued photo ID.

Applicable dates

Students are eligible to apply for a CE OneCard a few weeks prior to the start of the semester.

Semester

Start date to apply for your CE OneCard

Spring and summer 2019

April 22, 2019

Fall 2019

August 26, 2019

Winter 2020

December 9, 2019

Apply in person

Step 1: Gather the appropriate documents and your Ryerson student number

Visit the OneCard Office with

Step 2: Visit the OneCard Office in person to apply and pick up your card

Once you arrive, photos will be taken on site and your card will be issued within minutes.

OneCard Office
Jorgenson Hall
380 Victoria Street
JOR-02 (lower ground level)
OneCard Office business hours

First and second year students are eligible for a Ryerson/George Brown OneCard.

Step 1: Obtain your Ryerson/George Brown Photo I.D. Authorization Form

If you did not receive this by mail, you may obtain this form by visiting the Early Childhood Education Office on the 5th Floor of the Sally Horsfall-Eaton Centre, Room 597. Complete this form by hand.

Step 2: Gather the appropriate documents and your completed Authorization Form

Visit the OneCard Office with

  • one of the appropriate accepted documents and
  • your completed Ryerson/George Brown Photo I.D. Authorization Form.

For more information visit, GBC Student Photo ID Special Sessions, external link.

Step 3: Visit the OneCard Office in person to apply and pick up your card

Once you arrive, photos will be taken on site and your card will be issued within minutes.

OneCard Office
Jorgenson Hall
380 Victoria Street
JOR-02 (lower ground level)
OneCard Office business hours

First and second year students are not eligible and are expected to use their student ID from their home institution.

Third year students are eligible to apply for a OneCard as a new Ryerson student. Please see above for instructions for new students.

Accommodations for students wearing face coverings

OneCard photos require your full face to be clearly visible in your photo as this the university's official method of identification. However, in line with our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, we are happy to accommodate community members who wear face coverings (e.g., a veil, niqab or burqa).

If you wear a face covering, you will be asked to remove it for your photo and for identification purposes when you pick up your card. Please call or email ahead so that we can arrange for this to be done in the presence of women only.

Accommodations for trans students

If you are a student who is transitioning and would like to know more about this process, please visit Office of the Registrar (RO): Transitioning at Ryerson - FAQ.

Because OneCard records are fed directly from the university's student records, we can only issue OneCards that accurately match these records. Once your name change has been completed by Student Records staff, can you request a replacement OneCard. Please visit Replacement Costs and Instructions.

Have you lost your OneCard?

If you have lost your OneCard, the first step is to report it to the OneCard Office as soon as possible. Visit the Replace Your Card page and follow the instructions.