Ryerson University

Learn about services for students at Ryerson University, including their accessibility services, peer and academic support programs, financial aid, campus accessibility, and more.

General Information

Ryerson University is located in Toronto, Ontario and serves over 45,000 students. Ryerson University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its seven faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Communication and Design
  • Faculty of Community Services
  • Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
  • Faculty of Science
  • Ted Rogers School of Management
  • Faculty of Law

 Students can learn more about the campus by viewing the virtual tour online

 The main address of Ryerson University is:

Ryerson University:
350 Victoria Street 
Toronto, Ontario  M5B 2K3
(416) 979-5000

www.ryerson.ca

Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services

Academic Accommodation Support (AAS) provides academic accommodation and related support to students with disabilities at Ryerson University. In partnership with students and faculty, AAS implements individualised accommodation plans to reduce disability-related barriers and ensure that students have equal access to education.

 

Transition Programs

SHIFT is Ryerson University’s summer program for students with disabilities who are heading into their first year of post-secondary studies. This one-day program provides information about registering with Academic Accommodation Support, as well as an opportunity to talk to current students with disabilities at Ryerson. We also offer an introduction to:

  • Assistive Technology
  • Learning strategies and self-advocacy 
  • The online and in-person university learning environment (including lectures)
  • Campus resources for student wellbeing and academic success

Webinars for parents are also available. 

For more information visit www.ryerson.ca/shift.

Documentation Requirements

Documentation is required in order to register with Academic Accommodation Support. The required documentation is specific to your disability/disabilities. 

 An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is not appropriate documentation for registration with our office. Your documentation must be completed by a healthcare practitioner who is qualified to make your diagnosis/diagnoses. Visit their website to access:

  • A documentation identification tool to help you find out which documents we need for your specific disability/disabilities.
  • Links to the appropriate forms to be completed. 

 

To learn about the specific documentation requirements for Ryerson University, please contact the Academic Accommodation Support directly.

Support Services Available

Health Services

The Medical Centre at Ryerson University offers a range of services from their team of health care practitioners, including appointments with a family physician.

 

Counselling Services

The Centre for Student Development and Counselling offers confidential counselling services in a professional and friendly environment for any student.

 

Academic Support

Student Learning Support at Ryerson University offers several resources for students, including math, writing and study skills support. The Math Centre supports Ryerson students in all programs with their math skills and math-related courses. Writing and Language Support at Ryerson University helps students to become better writers by engaging them in meaningful conversations about their writing. Study Skills and Transition Support offers workshops, individual and group help as well as peer tutoring to students to help them be successful. Other support areas include Graduate Student Support and the Test Centre

 

Academic Advising

Ryerson University has program advisors in each faculty and school to assist students with any questions or concerns related to their academic program of study.

 

Library Services

The Ryerson University Library offers various resources for students such as databases, journals, e-books and e-videos. The library also provides audio-visual services, borrowing services, borrowing from another library, instructional services, and research help. The Ronald D. Besse Information & Learning Commons, located in the Library, provides access to a wide variety of resources with advanced technology and provides assistance to students to help them integrate technology into their academic pursuit. 

 

Other Support Services

Financial Aid

Admission Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards

Ryerson University’s Awards and Scholarships office offers a range of financial assistance which consists of merit-based scholarships, need-based bursaries and awards based on academic achievement. Information regarding Ryerson University's financial aid is available on their website.

Residence and Housing

On-Campus Housing

Ryerson University accommodates students in three residence buildings and one partner building in traditional and apartment style rooms. Residence is not guaranteed for first-year students, and preference is given to students transitioning directly from high school and those who live farthest away from the university. All residence buildings at Ryerson University are co-ed and feature the following amenities: 

  • Common lounges
  • Common study rooms
  • Access to a front desk
  • Maintenance
  • Laundry facilities

All rooms come furnished and include Internet access, local phone service and cable television. Residence costs vary according to building and room selection. Mandatory meal plans are required and operate on a declining balance system.

Two of the residence buildings at Ryerson University are accessible to students with differing abilities, and have barrier-free design features. Students who require special accommodations in residence will need to complete the Residence Accessibility Accommodation Request form (which must be signed by one’s health care provider).

 

Off-Campus Housing

Ryerson University offers Places4Students which is an accommodation listing service where landlords can advertise rental properties available.

Getting Around

Campus Accessibility

Ryerson offers a Campus Map. Click on a building name or location to view a description, the accessibility of the location and driving instructions.

 

Toronto Transit

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is comprised of subways, buses, and streetcars. A discounted Post-Secondary Student Monthly Metro Pass is available for purchase for full-time students at Ryerson University. Schedules and maps are provided for each of the TTC transit options.

Accessibility

The TTC offers accessible services on both their buses and subways. Accessible services on buses include kneeling features, ramps, lifts, automated next stop announcements, wheel chair and scooter positions, and priority seating. The subways provide accessible services such as wheel chair positions and priority seating. There are elevators at half of the subway stations, with the goal of the remaining stations to be accessible by 2025.

The TTC offers the Support Person Assistance Card which allows users of the transit system who require a support person to have this person travel with them at no additional cost. Persons interested in the support program must fill out the application form.

Wheel-Trans is a service that provides door-to-door accessible transit service for persons with physical disabilities. The TTC has established eligibility guidelines for the use of Wheel-Trans. Persons seeking to use Wheel-Trans must participate in an in-person interview. 

Academic Programs

Ryerson University offers a wide range of programs in their seven faculties and schools. These include the:

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Communication and Design
  • Faculty of Community Services
  • Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science
  • Faculty of Science
  • Ted Roger School of Management
  • Faculty of Law
Contact Information

Academic Accommodation Support
(416) 979-5290
aasadmin@ryerson.ca

The Medical Centre
(416) 979-5070
medicalct@ryerson.ca
Located in Room W181 Kerr Hall West

Centre for Student Development Counselling
(416) 979-5195
csdc@ryerson.ca
Located in JOR-07C, Lower Ground Floor, Jorgenson Hall

Student Learning Support 
(416) 598-5978
sls@ryerson.ca
Located on the 4th floor, Student Learning Centre

Library & Archive
(416) 979-5055
refdesk@ryerson.ca

Scholarships and Awards
(416) 979-5036
finaid@ryerson.ca

Residence Life Office
(416) 979-5284
housing@ryerson.ca

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