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Student Checklist

1. Set up your Ryerson online identity

To use Ryerson’s online tools, including email and D2L Brightspace learning system, you must first activate your Ryerson online identity. Without this, you will not be able to access any student systems, including RAMSS to enroll in classes. Visit the Undergraduate Student Guide website for more information.

2. Get your Student OneCard

Your Student OneCard is one of the most important tools you’ll need while at Ryerson. Not only is it your official student identification, but it also grants you access to campus services and discounts.


You can use your OneCard to take out materials from the Library, access buildings and labs, use photocopiers and equipment, and much more. Visit the OneCard website to learn more and get your card.

3. Ask for help if you need it

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. For general inquiries about your curriculum or financial aid, please visit the Registrar’s website. For inquiries related to your academic success, please contact a member of the RASS team and we’ll try and point you in the right direction.

4. Pay your tuition fees

Don’t forget to pay for your Ryerson fees! If you forget to pay them, Ryerson can withhold course marks, health care services and add late fees. Visit the Registrar’s Office website for more information. If you need help with this system, contact a member of the RASS team.

5. Apply for bursaries and scholarships

There are several bursaries and scholarships available for Indigenous students at Ryerson. First, learn more about the opportunities and deadlines. Second, create an AwardSpring account to access all the awards you may be eligible for.

6. Check out RASS’s services and programs

RASS programs and services can help support your journey at Ryerson. We offer academic and social programming as well as admission advocacy, financial planning, and so much more, all geared towards Aboriginal students. Visit the RASS website to learn more.

7. Register with Academic Accommodations Support

If you need academic accommodations for any disability, contact Academic Accommodation Support as soon as you can! The sooner you can get your personalized accommodations set up, the better you will learn

8. Know the rules

To be successful at the university level, you must understand Ryerson’s Academic Integrity policies. The Academic Integrity Office is a neutral space and information resource that seeks to promote a culture of integrity and educational excellence. Visit the Academic Integrity Office website to learn more.

9. Know your rights

From enjoying all rights and freedoms recognized by law to be able to appeal grades and your academic standing, you have rights at Ryerson. Visit the Student Care website to learn more.


If you need help to respond to a human rights concern, including filing a complaint, Human Rights Services as part of the OVPECI is available to you. Visit the Human Rights Services website for more information about their services and what to expect.