The Department of Student Life, through the Student Life Programs Unit, plans and facilitates Orientation Week programming and events that are aimed at providing fun, inclusive, impactful, and meaningful Orientation Week experiences for incoming Ryerson students. Our guiding mission in Student Life is “To empower so that people realize their infinite potential.” We use this statement as a foundation to create our Orientation offerings with the outcome of empowering incoming students to reach their infinite potential throughout their time at Ryerson. We encourage them to embrace the opportunities provided to them to connect with the Ryerson community during Orientation Week and beyond.
This manual was created through the Orientation Week Advisory Committee (OWAC), Chaired by Student Life Programs, under the supervision of the Director, Student Life, with the goal of unifying all Orientation planners and facilitators through a common document that outlines important information, documents, and checklists pertaining to Orientation Week at Ryerson University. Our hope is that all orientation planners at Ryerson will use this manual to ensure their events are inclusive, accessible, and are aligned with the values of Ryerson University.
Along with documents prepared by OWAC, the manual also includes contributions from collaborators across Ryerson including: The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, The Office of Sexual Violence Support and Education, The Student Affairs Department of Special Projects and The Department of Student Health and Wellness.