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Ryerson Faculty of Arts Students Orientation

Welcome to the Faculty of Arts

On behalf of our faculty and staff, it is our pleasure to welcome you to Toronto Metropolitan University and to the Faculty of Arts! We are pleased that you have decided to pursue your undergraduate degree studies with us and hope that you will find it a rewarding experience. We want to be sure that your transition to university is as smooth as possible.

As of May 1st, COVID-19 vaccination is no longer required in order to access campus. While vaccination is not a requirement to access campus, students are asked to keep their vaccination status in the RyersonSafe app up to date. Students should continue to monitor their health for any COVID-19 symptoms and not come to campus if they are feeling unwell. For more information, visit the Health Screening information online, opens in new window.  

All university buildings will continue to be OneCard access only.

As of June 1st, Toronto Metropolitan University suspended the face mask policy. Although masking will no longer be a requirement of attendance on campus, the university strongly recommends that all staff, students, faculty, and visitors continue to wear a mask or face covering while indoors to limit the transmission of COVID-19.

The university anticipates a full return to in-person learning for Fall 2022, please see the full article here, opens in new window.

 

accessibility

Accessibility

The Faculty of Arts is committed to ensuring that all events are accessible and inclusive. Please contact stulife@ryerson.ca at least two weeks prior to the event if you have any particular accommodation requirements.

The transition to university is an exciting time, but it can be a challenging time, too. There are a number of things you need to know and are able to do during the summer months, before classes formally begin in September, to make this transition as smooth as possible. Here are eight ways to prepare for the start of classes.

Your online ID gives you access to a variety of online resources including Gmail, RAMSS, D2L Brightspace, etc. You must activate your online identity 24 hours prior to adding and enrolling courses on RAMSS.  

Visit the CCS website, opens in new window for information on how to activate your online identity or watch the video under the Enrollment Videos tab.

Students will be prompted to set up their Two-Factor Authentication for security purposes. Please visit the CCS website, opens in new window on how to set up Two-Factor Authentication. Students should download the Google Authenticator app on their mobile phone or can purchase a U2F security key from the Campus Bookstore which can be plugged into your computer and provide authentication for two-factor logins.

 

Apply online for your OneCard. See OneCard website, opens in new window for more details. Incoming students are required to apply for their OneCard online and submit a photo for their card. The website will be updated as more information regarding their plans for Fall 2022 OneCard distribution becomes available.

 

 

 

 

View your program's enrollment information to find out what type of programming or activities they are hosting to assit you with enrollment on the first week of August. Click on the Program Enrollment Information Tab to find out more details.

View the videos under the Enrollment Videos tab to help understand how to navigate RAMSS when first-year enrollment opens up on August 9th, 2022. It is highly advised to watch the videos at least one-week in advance to avoid any issues the day or enrollment and will also provide ample time to ask any questions.

See the Events & Orientation tab to learn more about our events in August and follow the The Society of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (SASSH) on social media for more information and updates as they become available.

The Student Awards and Scholarships, opens in new window office aims to help Toronto Metropolitan University students and staff with the Scholarship and Awards application process. Be sure to complete your AwardSpring profile, external link, opens in new window in August (see website, opens in new window for key dates and details) to be automatically matched with awards and scholarships you might qualify for!

Follow us on Facebook, external link, opens in new window, Twitter, external link, opens in new window, LinkedIn, external link, opens in new window and Instagram, external link, opens in new window. They are great ways to keep in touch with us, to find out what’s going on, and to learn more about our Faculty and students.

It’s a good idea to tour the campus before the first week of classes so that you are familiar with the campus. The Undergraduate Admissions Office is now offering guided virtual campus tours. You should pre-register for a tour online through the Undergraduate Admissions Office, opens in new window.

Luckily post-secondary students are eligible for a discounted TTC Metropass and GO Presto Card! Please visit the TTC website, external link, opens in new window for information on Post-Secondary Monthly Metropasses. For GO transit discounted fare, please visit the following website, opens in new window.

Get involved in things that interest and inspire you! Discover the wealth of opportunities available to you both on campus and in the community. You’ll be able to meet new people, share your skills and develop new ones, add to your resume while giving back to the community all while playing an important, active role in the broader Toronto Metropolitan University community.

Visit Get Involved, opens in new window on the Student Experience Website for more details.

Toronto Metropolitan University offers a wide range of personal and academic support services such as:

On Tuesday, August 9th, 2022 you will have the opportunity to enroll in your courses on Ryerson's Administrative Management Self Service (RAMSS). You can find this by going to my.ryerson.ca and clicking on the RAMSS tab. It is important that you prepare for your enrollment appointment before August 9th to prevent any issues on the day of enrollment. Please ensure to view the videos under the Enrollment Videos tab and carefully read the detailed information found in your program's Enrollment Worksheet. Students may begin to add courses to their shopping cart starting on Thursday, August 4th, 2022

Please click on your program below to find out what type support is offered to assist you.  

The Arts and Contemporary Studies program will be available to answer any questions or concerns from students on Tuesday, August 10th onwards to assist with course enrollment. Please click on the enrollment worksheet below and view the enrollment videos under the Enrollment Videos tab. Students are encouraged to view the videos in advance. Please keep checking your email for the most up-to-date information. Students may contact Nicole Florecki-Jarwan, Program Coordinator (ACSCoordinator@ryerson.ca) if there are any further questions.

The ACS Program Director, Dr. Paul Moore (who is also instructor for 1st-year ACS 103 intro course) will have a special pre-enrollment workshop on Wednesday, August 3rd, 1:30PM to 3:00PM both on Zoom and in-person. Details will be sent by email as well.

The Criminology program will be available to assist with course registration and answer any questions from August 9th onwards. Please click on the enrollment worksheet below and view the enrollment videos under the Enrollment Videos tab. Students are encouraged to view the videos in advance. Please keep checking your email for up-to-date information. Students may also contact Nadia Aboul Hosn, Department Administrator (nadia.aboulhosn@ryerson.ca) if they have any questions.

The English Department will be available to answer any questions or concerns from students on August 9th (and beyond) to assist with enrollment. Please click on the enrollment worksheet below and view the enrollment videos under the Enrollment Videos tab. Students are encouraged to view the videos in advance. Please keep checking your TMU email for the most up-to-date information. Students may also contact Wendy Francis, Program Administrator (wfrancis@ryerson.ca) directly if they require any assistance or would like to set up a meeting.  

The Environment and Urban Sustainability program will be available to assist with course registration and answer any questions from August 9th onwards. Please click on the enrollment worksheet below and view the enrollment videos under the Enrollment Videos tab. Students are encouraged to view the videos in advance. Please keep checking your email for up-to-date information. Students may also contact Mindy Vuong, Program Administrator (mindy.vuong@ryerson.ca) directly if they require any assistance or wish to request an appointment.

The Geographic Analysis program will be available to assist with course registration and answer any questions from August 9th onwards. Please click on the enrollment worksheet below and view the enrollment videos under the Enrollment Videos tab.  Students are encouraged to view the videos in advance.Please keep check your email regularly for up-to-date information. Students may also contact sarah.carmichael@ryerson.ca if they require any assistance or wish to request an appointment.

The History Department will be hosting a Zoom webinar on August 8th at 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. There will be a presentation by the Department and an opportunity at the end of the session for students to ask questions pertaining to first-year enrollment or anything program-specific. The link to join the Zoom session will be made available via email. The History Department will also be available to answer any questions or concerns from students to assist in course registration. Please click on the enrollment worksheet below and view the enrollment videos under the Enrollment Videos tab. Students are encouraged to view the videos in advance. Please keep checking your email for the most up-to-date information. Students may also contact Anne-Marie Dawes, Program Administrator (adawes@ryerson.ca) directly if they require any assistance.

The Economics Department will be available to answer any questions or concerns from students on August 9th (and beyond) to assist with enrollment. Please click on the enrollment worksheet below and view the enrollment videos under the Enrollment Videos tab. Students are encouraged to view the videos in advance. Please keep checking your TMU email for the most up-to-date information. Students may also contact Neha Thakordas, Internship Placement Officer and Program Administrator (neha.narang@ryerson.ca)  directly if they require any assistance.

The Language and Intercultural Relations (LIR) program will be available to assist with course registration and answer any questions from August 9th onwards. Please click on the enrollment worksheet below and view the enrollment videos under the Enrollment Videos tab. Please check your email regularly for up-to-date information. Students may also contact Wendy Crolla, Program Administrator (wcrolla@ryerson.ca) directly if they require any assistance.

The Philosophy program will be hosting a one hour virtual Pre-Enrollment Webinar on Thursday, August 4th at 3pm. The link to join the Zoom session will be sent via email. During the session, a representative from the Philosophy program will be available to answer questions and assist students with course registration. Enrollment information including an enrollment worksheet and instructional videos are available online in the New Students Website. Please keep checking your email for the most up-to-date information. Students may also contact Ryan Walters, Program Administrator (r2walter@ryerson.ca) directly if they require any assistance.

The Politics and Governance program will be available to answer questions and provide assistance with course registration from August 9th and onwards. Enrollment information including links to instructional videos will be emailed to students. Please keep checking your email for the most up-to-date information. Students may also contact Alyssa Adams, Program Administrator (alyssa.adams@ryerson.ca) directly if they require any assistance.

The Psychology program will be available to answer any questions or concerns from students and to assist with course registration starting August 9th. Please click on the enrollment worksheet below and view the enrollment videos under the Enrollment Videos tab. Students are encouraged to view the videos in advance of the enrollment period in August. Please check your Toronto Metropolitan University email account regularly for the most up-to-date information. Students may also contact psychundergrad@ryerson.ca if any assistance is required.

The Sociology program will be hosting a one-hour Pre-Enrollment Zoom webinar on Thursday, August 4th at 12:00pm. The link to join the Zoom session will be made available via email. The Sociology program will also be available to answer any questions or concerns from students to assist in course registration. Please click on the enrollment worksheet below and view the enrollment videos under the Enrollment Videos tab. Students are encouraged to view the videos in advance. Please keep checking your email for the most up-to-date information. Students may also contact Elizabeth Johnson, Program Administrator (ejohnson@ryerson.ca) directly if they require any assistance.

The Undeclared Arts program will be hosting a one-hour Pre-Enrollment Zoom webinar on Thursday, August 4th at 11:00am. The link to join the Zoom webinar will be made available via email. The Undeclared Arts program will also be available to answer any questions or concerns from students to assist in course registration. Please click on the enrollment worksheet below and view the enrollment videos under the Enrollment Videos tab. Students are encouraged to view the videos in advance. Please keep checking your email for the most up-to-date information. Students may also contact Elisa Wreford, Program Coordinator (elisa.wreford@ryerson.ca) if they require any assistance.

Source: Office of the Registrar (RO), Ryerson University (Ryerson University YouTube Channel)

 

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The Faculty of Arts Orientation 2022 will take place in person, August 29th - September 2nd, 2022. Our mandatory academic orientation will take place on the morning of August 30th. The remaining days will be focused on meeting others and learning your way around campus (all while having a great time!). We highly encourage incoming students to attend as there will be many amazing social and academic events to take part in, from games, to concerts, to trips, and much much more.

Programming will be as follows:

  • Aug. Monday 29th: 9am to 11:30pm
  • Aug. Tuesday 30th: 9am to 12am
  • Aug. Wednesday 31st: 11am to 10pm
  • Sept. Thursday 1st: 10am to 10pm
  • Sept. Friday 2nd: 9am to 9pm

More information and a detailed schedule will be available here later in the summer months. Meanwhile, check SASSH’s instagram, external link for the most ongoing updates.

Incoming 1st year students can register for orientation by clicking here, external link

*This year only: 2nd and 3rd year students are also invited to take part in orientation events. Use google formthis link, external link to register!

If you are interested in joining our orientation team as a Team Leader sign up google formhere, external link.

We will be hosting a series of virtual workshops, August 3rd-9th, 2pm -3pm and an in-person Student Services Fair event on August 18th, 1pm-4pm for students, parents and guardians; hosted by the Faculty of Arts to support students in their transition to University.

Workshop Format Date/Time/Location Register
Top Ten Tips to Thrive Virtual August 3rd, 2pm to 3pm Click here to Register
Time Management and Procrastination Virtual August 4th, 2pm to 3pm Click here to Register
Financing Your Education - Awards, Scholarships and Bursaries session Virtual August 8th, 2pm to 3pm Click here to Register
Community and Connection at TMU Virtual August 9th, 2pm to 3pm Click here to Register
Special Presentation for Parents/Guardians of TMU Arts Students Virtual August 17th, 12pm to 1pm Click here to Register
What does is mean to be an Arts student? Virtual August 18th, 12pm to 1pm Click here to Register
Student Services Fair and Get Together In-Person August 18th, 1pm to 4pm @ Sheldon & Tracy Levy Student Learning Centre, external link, SLC Amphitheater (Main Floor); 341 Yonge St. Toronto, ON M5B 1S1 Click here to Register