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Orientation 2022

Welcome new engineering students! The First-Year Engineering Office (FYEO) hosts transition and orientation initiatives throughout the summer to help you make your journey from high school to Toronto Metropolitan University successful.

If you have accepted your Offer of Admission, follow the First-Year Engineering Office on social media (@firstyeareng) to get ready with us during the summer before you start your first fall semester!

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Engineer Student

Engineering POP

The Pre-Orientation, Orientation, and Post-Orientation (Engineering POP) programs are an opportunity to learn more about the social and academic aspects of university, get involved on campus early, meet upper-year leaders and ambassadors, gain valuable leadership skills, network and meet other students with similar interests before orientation week. 

Pre-Orientation

Begin your Toronto Metropolitan University experience by participating in our pre-orientation programs! Each program introduces students to TMU in highly engaged environments through interaction with upper-year students (First-Year Ambassadors), faculty and staff.

Check out below the upcoming pre-orientation events and sign up now to save your spot. You will get a confirmation email and calendar invite closer to the event date. 

If you have any questions, direct message us through our social media @firstyeareng or email us at orientationlead@ryerson.ca.

Date: July 07, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
In-Person: 288 Church Street

Are you nervous about getting lost on campus or just curious about what we have here at Toronto Metropolitan University? Get used to finding your way around campus before the start of the school year by attending Better than a GPS! 

The First-Year Engineering Office and the Metropolitan Undergraduate Engineering Society have organized a fun-packed day with guided tours to learn about the best places on campus, a scavenger hunt to make new friends and discover your own places, and a pizza and ice cream luncheon to socialize with upper-year engineering students! The event is scheduled to run from 1-4 PM in person in Toronto on Thursday, July 7th.

Make sure you sign-up NOW because there are limited spots!

Join the First-Year Engineering Office (FYEO) and your peers for one or all of the optional boost courses in math, physics, and programming.

Each online course will help you improve and reinforce fundamental topics and concepts you’ll encounter in your first-year engineering subjects. 

The Engineering Boost Program is taught by Toronto Metropolitan University faculty, is free of charge, and available to all incoming engineering students who have already accepted their offer of admission. These courses are not for credit, and are not graded.

Date: August 03, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM EDT - 9:00 AM EDT
Virtual

If you are an international student who accepted their offer into a Toronto Metropolitan Engineering Program, this event is for you! Learn about all the support services offered by Toronto Metropolitan University, gain some wisdom from our upper-year international students who are First-Year Ambassadors (FYAs), and meet your future peers.

This event will equip you with the knowledge on how to find support services offered to students in the TMU Campus, how to transport home after arriving at the airport, significant dates to keep in mind, and what bank providers, shopping places, and cell phone providers are available. 

Date: August 09, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM EDT - 5:00 PM EDT
Location: 245 Church St., George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre (3rd floor)

Want to meet fellow incoming engineering students for some friendly competitive sports? Join us for EngSports, a pre-orientation event made just for new engineering students!

EngSports is an opportunity to play with new friends in an environment that celebrates teamwork, mutual respect, and - most of all - fun! Our mission is to help you connect with future engineering peers before you start your classes this fall. This pre-orientation program also offers new engineering students the opportunity to connect with First-Year Ambassadors (upper-year engineering students) as they will go over student survival tips! The First-Year Ambassadors will be going over how to prepare for university, time management and study tips, joining student clubs, course advice and much more.

Who can participate?

This event is for incoming 2022 engineering students who have accepted their offer of admission at TMU. EngSports welcomes participants at any skill level.

Date: August 9 - 11th
Time: Various Times (check the form)
In-Person: George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, 3rd Floor

Don't know how to enrol in your courses? Enrolment support will take place from August 9th-11th and will be offered in person! Drop by the Sear’s Atrium (George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, 3rd Floor) for a chance to talk to your First-Year Ambassadors (upper-year engineering students) and get help with adding, swapping, and dropping courses!

Date: August 16, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM EDT - 5:00 PM EDT
Location: 245 Church St., George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre (3rd floor)

Journey into the world of innovation with your fellow incoming TMU students. Join us for EngTech, a pre-orientation event prepared just for new engineering students!

EngTech is an opportunity for students to engage in design thinking. Participants will be placed into groups to compete in building challenges that will put your designing and building skills to the test with your fellow teammates. Our mission is to help you connect with future engineering peers before you start your classes this fall. This pre-orientation program also offers new engineering students the opportunity to connect with First-Year Ambassadors (upper-year engineering students) as they will go over student survival tips! The First-Year Ambassadors will be going over how to prepare for university, time management and study tips, joining student clubs, course advice and much more.

Who can participate?

This event is for incoming 2022 engineering students who have accepted their offer of admission at TMU. No prior skills or experience necessary.

Date: August 23, 2022
Time: 2:00 PM EDT - 5:00 PM EDT
Location: 245 Church St., George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre (3rd floor)

Are you a creative individual that would like to meet fellow incoming engineering students who also like to envision, design and create? Join us for EngArts, a pre-orientation event made just for new engineering students!

Painting, dancing, poetry and more, EngArts will be an opportunity for self-exploration and self-expression in a community that welcomes creativity. Through our various art activities, you and your fellow classmates will get a chance to connect and create! Our mission is to help you connect with future engineering peers before you start your classes this fall. This pre-orientation program also offers new engineering students the opportunity to connect with First-Year Ambassadors (upper-year engineering students) as they will go over student survival tips! The First-Year Ambassadors will be going over how to prepare for university, time management and study tips, joining student clubs, course advice and much more.

Who can participate?

This event is for incoming 2022 engineering students who have accepted their offer of admission at TMU. EngArts welcomes participants at any skill level.

Date: August 31, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM EDT - 8:00 PM EDT
Location: Virtual (Zoom) OR In-Person (George Vari Engineering Building, 3rd floor)

Parents will hear from FYEO's program director, Dr. Lamya Amleh, about the first-year experience and ways parents can best support their child during their first-year of university. There will be discussions about student support services, counselling, and will also be hearing from an Academic Advisor. The night will end off with a Q&A period in which you can ask all your burning questions about your child’s program.

If you are able to join us in-person, there will be campus tours tailored for parents happening from 5-6 PM. Students are welcome to attend. Each family is limited to 4 guests as there is limited space. 

Academic Orientation

Orientation Week is a critical component to easing your transition to Toronto Metropolitan University. Academic Orientation occurs on the first day of Frosh Week and is mandatory for all first-year engineering students. All incoming students will be emailed closer to the date of the Orientation Week schedule.

Dates

August 29th: Academic Orientation Day (Mandatory)
August 30th - September 2nd: Frosh Week

Agenda

TBD

Registration

No registration for Academic Orientation is required for all confirmed incoming students. 

For rest of Frosh Week, please refer to this schedule: www.ryengsoc.ca, external link

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Summer Checklist

 1. Explore the First-Year Engineering Office website. 

 2. Sign up for one of our Pre-Orientation programs (optional).

 3. Send in your final transcript and check
your application status.

 4.  Apply for government student loans/OSAP (optional).

 5.  Get your OneCard (student ID)

 6.  Register for Engineering Boost Program (optional).


 7. Create your online identity.

 8.  Check your fall schedule and enroll in your Liberal Studies course (optional).

 9.  Get google formconnected, external link, opens in new window to Frosh Week and attend Orientation.

frosh leader at orientation