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Ryerson moves spring and summer 2020 courses online

In-person summer courses to be reevaluated at a later date
Category:From the Provost and Vice-President, Academic
March 30, 2020
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Ryerson is working to adjust the offerings of spring and summer courses. Photo credit: Trust "Tru" Katsande on Unsplash.

As Ryerson continues to make academic adjustments in response to the global COVID-19 challenge, the university will, where possible, offer 2020 spring and summer session courses online. However, we recognize the value of the in-classroom experience and will reevaluate the decision regarding summer courses at a later date.

Increased online offerings at The Chang School

While all faculties are converting their spring and summer courses to a virtual format, The Chang School of Continuing Education already has a wide selection of online courses as part of its existing programming that will be offered as planned. It is also working with faculties to increase its offerings, including adding supplementary sections to its current courses and introducing additional online courses, so that students have more options to advance their studies. Information about these additional offerings will be made available soon.

Although The Chang School’s spring courses typically start the week of May 4, 2020 and summer courses the week of June 22, 2020, for this offering many have new start and end dates. For enrolment details, please review the course descriptions and important dates on The Chang School’s website.

Ryerson recognizes that it is not possible to hold all courses virtually. For those that require in-class work that cannot be moved online, such as laboratory or studio components, faculty members are evaluating alternative teaching options to avoid cancellations.

Resources for students

Students enrolled in online courses will be expected to provide their own laptop and wifi. The Ryerson Library has moved many services and most resources online, allowing students to continue their studies and to access the academic resources they require to complete their work. For the latest information about reference and research help, assistance accessing online resources, or questions regarding borrowing and lending, please visit Library Resources and Services update.

Where to learn more

To learn more about which spring and summer courses are currently available online, students are encouraged to visit individual faculty websites.

For continuing education updates, students should refer to The Chang School's website and keep checking for announcements as new course options become available. You may also sign up to have the announcements sent to you.

For more information on Ryerson’s response to COVID-19, including important information and resources available for students, faculty and staff, please visit

Michael Benarroch
Provost and Vice-President, Academic

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