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University Freedom: What It Means And What To Do About It

As a seasoned residence advisor I have seen my fair share of move-in days. All over campus you can feel the excitement, the nervousness and the overwhelming feeling of uncertainty. You can see the hugs of nervous parents or supportive friends reluctant to say goodbye. Or perhaps you’ll see the students who have started this terrifying […]

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Living On or Off Campus?

Now in my fourth year at Ryerson, I’ve had the chance to live both on and off campus. Deciding where to live is not always easy, as there are numerous factors including costs, accessibility, convenience, and safety. Not everyone can afford to live downtown, but not everyone has the energy to commute for three hours […]

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Five Reasons Why I Loved Living on Campus

Ryerson may have a reputation as a commuter school, but its three on-campus residences are full of spirit and some of my best university memories. In my first year at Ryerson, I lived in O’Keefe House, a former mansion converted into a student residence right in the heart of campus. O’Keefe House completely changed the […]

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Cookbooks for Undergrads

The frosh fifteen is no myth. Now that the fall semester is wrapping up, you’re probably just as concerned with the numbers on your bathroom scale as you are your GPA. Being the campus in the heart of downtown Toronto unfortunately also makes Ryerson the campus within striking distance of tantalizing Big Macs, Whoppers, taquitos, […]

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Residence Move In Essentials

Fall semester is fast approaching here at Ryerson which means it’s almost time for our new students to move into residence! Move-in day is a very exciting time for all students, but there’s definitely a lot going on. To make things a little easier, we’ve found some pretty helpful tips from our upper year students! Meet Mikael M. […]

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Snapchat Housing Tour!

Earlier this week on our Snapchat, we took a peak inside of our Residence options here on campus! Take a look as we tour through Pitman Hall, the International Living and Learning Centre (ILLC), as well as our O’Keefe House. Ryerson Housing and Residence Life staff member, Lauren, also tells you some pretty important info along […]

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6 Places You’ll Find Ryerson Students On Campus

Earlier last week, Victoria and Shay took to our Snapchat to show you the 6 best places where students like to hangout on campus. In case you missed it, here’s the recap!   1. The Ryerson Quad! With all the nature your heart desires, the Quad is the ideal place to be all year round. Grab […]

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Moving Up, On, and Out!

WHOA. It feels like the semester just started yesterday. I remember feeling the same way around this time in first year – it’s as if life was literally flying by. Fall semester always feels way too long, and winter goes by way too fast. In order to keep up with the fast pace, I’ve already had to start […]

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Top 5 Classic Toronto Winter Activities

On my way home to Pitman Hall Residence, I noticed that one of the Residence Service Desk (RSD) staff members had put up a new whiteboard post. This is a common thing for all residents in Pitman or the ILLC to see, however this one stuck out to me… (Probably because of the time of year… […]

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5 New Uses for your Ryerson OneCard!

‘Wait a second.. Isn’t a OneCard just the ID you get once you’re accepted to Ryerson? I heard you use it like twice a year at exams..” WRONG!  Your OneCard is arguably one of the most important things you’ll own as a Ryerson student. In fact, here’s 5 unique uses you’ve probably never heard of: 1. Laundry […]

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