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The Best Ways To Meet New People

Adapting to a new environment always involves getting to know new people that will soon become your friends for life. It can be tough to put yourself out there, but once you do, I promise you’ll find amazing people that have the exact same interests as you! Here’s some essential ways to meet your future BFFs.

Rams Games

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Our sporting events get great turnouts and are a perfect way to meet other Ryerson students and really feel like you’re a part of the community! There’s even student nights at the hockey games where beer is 5$ and pop is 3$ (I go for this deal alone). Also, if you haven’t seen the beautiful Mattamy Athletic Centre, it’s definitely worth checking out. Even if you’re not really into sports, the lively environment is fun no matter what! Browse the Rams varsity sports schedule here!

Orientation Week 

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There’s plenty of fun events happening during the first week of school, many of which are program specific and will allow you to get to know the people you’ll be spending the next four years with! There’s tons of stuff going on on Gould street everyday, like various student group booths and free food! Just get out there and mingle and you’ll be sure to bond with people who are just as new to campus as you. Click here for all the highlights from this years O-week!

Student Groups 

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Once you’ve followed my advice and checked out the booths during orientation week, you’ll be set to sign up for groups that really interest you! There’s tons of opportunities to volunteer, form discussions, or simply enjoy an activity with peers! For a complete list of all student groups at Ryerson, click here!

Intramurals 

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I played intramural volleyball my first year at Ryerson, and it was definitely one of the best experiences I’ve had so far. It was a great way to take a break from homework and get moving. Participating in a sport is a super quick way to get to know other people. Check out all intramural teams you can join here!

RU Student Life Events 

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RU Student Life organizes several events throughout the year that allow students to socialize and bond as a community. Some of my favourites include movie nights under the stars where students gather to enjoy some great films! Click here for more info about events and contests put on by RU Student Life!

There’s tons going on around campus all the time, and you’ll surely be aware of many other opportunities to meet new people. You just have to put yourself out there and see what happens!