Starting university is a huge milestone. It is filled with excitement as much as it is with nervousness. At many colleges and universities, there are supports in place for first-year students to help them adjust to their new life as a post-secondary student. As someone who has been at Ryerson for quite some time, I remember how daunting it was to start university. Having a 1-hour commute and also be even more responsible for my successes was overwhelming. We at SLN have compiled a list of services at Ryerson that will help you start on the right foot this September.
Located at POD 150, the Service Hub is your go-to place for any enrolment, financial or administrative inquiries. They are where OSAP applications are taken care of and where admissions take place. Go to POD 150, use the kiosk to choose what query you have, type in your student number, and you will be called in. Note: It tends to be extremely busy at the beginning of each semester, so, plan your time.
Trimentoring is an incredible part of the Student Affairs at Ryerson. It is the [free] service in which you can get paired with an upper-year student in your program or faculty that can help you with any questions you may have. It is a great way to seek advice on matters, especially when it comes from someone who has been in your shoes.
Run by the Ryerson Students’ Union, the seven equity service centres are there for individuals who belong to marginalized communities. As centres run by students, for students, you get to meet with folks who may belong to a similar or same community as you and can understand your lived experiences
Located on the 4th floor of the Student Learning Centre, Student Learning Support (SLS) is where you will be able to receive academic support. It is where tutorials are held, as well as tutoring sessions. If you require accommodations for exams or assignments, this is the place to go to inquire about how to receive them. A lot of the tutorial sessions are run by students who have excelled in that course.
There are so many services for students at Ryerson. The list above is [some of] the ones that are available to all students. If you require support that is particular to your program, each department/school has a student affairs/program coordinator that is available to meet with you to discuss your needs. We wish you all a fabulous 2019/2020 year.