Your guide to the March Virtual Open House 2021

Attention all future Rams, March Virtual Open House is coming up on March 15-20 and 22-26! We are currently living under these weird circumstances, and I don’t think it will ever feel totally normal. I am just as eager as you all to be on campus. I wish I could be out exploring the coffee scene in Toronto as I take pride in calling myself a coffee enthusiast, but that will have to wait. Until then we will all have to sit tight, and enjoy learning about Ryerson from the comfort of our homes. So what exactly is happening? Virtual Open House will provide you with opportunities to understand the Ryerson culture, faculties and programs while connecting you with current students, staff and faculty. Here is your guide to prepare and make the most of your virtual experience. 

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Sign up and attend 

Be sure to sign up for the events that peak your interest or will equip you with more information about Ryerson and the program you’re currently thinking about enrolling in. 

The first week of Virtual Open House will focus on faculties and select programs. Additionally, you will have access to information admissions and scholarships, general campus tours and opportunities to discover the services and supports available to you as a future Ryerson student. 

The second week will be all about exploring campus!You can join in on even more virtual guided tours that will include a focus on the faculty you are interested in. Not only that, you will also be able to connect with current students into breakout sessions and ask any questions you may have, as well as learn about various equity-deserving groups on campus. 

Keep checking the March Virtual Open House page to keep up to date with important information and to access the calendar of events and sessions. 

If you are debating on whether or not you should tune in, I would recommend you do! I was in the position of having to attend a March Virtual Open House last year. The reality is that it can help you understand more about the program of your interest, and give you a clearer understanding of if Ryerson aligns with what you’re looking for. I was debating between two programs, and tuning in helped me understand what to expect from each one as a student. Needless to say, you won’t lose out if you attend, you will only gain more information and might learn something new! 

Three students holding Ryerson admissions handbooks.Other virtual opportunities

Can’t make it to March Virtual Open House? Check out these other opportunities to connect with us online to learn more about Ryerson!

Meet a student 

Did you know that you can sign up for a meeting with a Ryerson student? Whether you are a Canadian or international applicant, you have the chance to hear from current students. You will find this opportunity at the Ryerson at Home page, and can look through a list of Ryerson students you can speak to. If there is someone in a program you’re considering or you simply want to learn more about student life at our university, this is your chance to connect with someone and ask all the questions you have. International applicants can connect with students from all over the world including the United States, the Middle East and Caribbean, to name a few. 

Shot of Student Ambassador Andrew. Photo reads:I’m in my second year of Creative Industries, in FCAD. Everyday I’m inspired by the city, as being both a creative and an analytical thinker. I love Creative Industries because it is a perfect balance between business and the creative arts. With my program I engage in the city through experiential learning. As part of my classes I’ve been able to participate in field trips around the city, as a newcomer to Toronto, it’s great that I can learn about the city while studying what I love!

Meet a Recruitment Officer 

This is your chance to connect with a Recruitment Officer who can assist students from both Canada or international countries. What is the point of this? Well, you will be able to learn about admissions, scholarships, programs, internships, residence, campus life and more. If you have any questions you can ask them. Canadian students can see which provinces and territories officers are the expert on. If you’re looking at the international officers, you can see the exact same thing for different areas such as South Asia and Europe, to name a few. 

WhyRyerson YouTube 

If you want to explore a specific program, there are recorded sessions posted on WhyRyerson’s YouTube from November’s Virtual Open House in 2020, which are sorted by faculty. While you’re at it, feel free to browse around some of the student made videos, giving you insight on programs and the university experience. 

Screenshot of WhyRyerson YouTube main page

 

At the end of the day, picking the right university is no easy decision. It was this time last year in March that I made the decision to accept my offer at Ryerson. I remember feeling nervous and scared, but the one thing that eased my decision was doing my research. These are resources for you that the Ryerson community wants you to take advantage of. If you know Ryerson is the school for you, sign up for these opportunities because you may learn something new. 

 

Good luck future Rams! 

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