Orientation Week at Ryerson University

Ryerson Orientation Week spans 9 days, with over 100 events and 200+ volunteers and staff supporting the offerings. We run programming and events starting with Residence Move-In Day on Sunday, August 28, 2016 through to Labour Day Monday, September 5, 2016. Events range from high intensity music concerts, street festivals and team building initiatives to low intensity “Do It Yourself” ornament and t-shirt making activities and lecture series style events. Our aim at Orientation is to welcome students to campus, introduce them to key resources, help them build a strong foundation to their start at Ryerson and, to have fun! 

New at Vibrant 2016

A new addition to the offerings at Vibrant 2016 was the first event Orientation 4-day Concert Series featuring local, national and international artists, with music from multiple genres, playing on 3 stages on campus and at Yonge-Dundas Square. Music is a means of connection and through this concert series, students were able to make a connection to campus as we fostered a sense of community at Ryerson through the love of music. Attendance at the 3 on-campus evening concerts totalled approximately 4900 people.

Vibrant 2016 would like to thank all Incoming Students, Returning Students, Staff, Faculty, Ryerson Senior Administration and Community Members for their individual and collective support of Orientation Week at Ryerson.

Fun Facts


The first day we registered 1139 students, which is a 4% increase from 2015. There is typically a large drop-off in registration numbers after Monday as 5 Society-planned Orientations as well as mandatory Academic Orientation events begin. Included are a select number of event attendances that are more reflective of ongoing attendance at Orientation.

Attendance at Selected Events



Event Title



Residence Move-In Day

862 students moved in

Residence Opening Ceremony



Vibrant Launch & Invocation


Tri-Mentoring Program (TMP) Blue and Gold Games


Make Your Own Orientation Tshirt


Rams Basketball Game



Boris The Hypnotist

~400 +

Sports in the 6


Nuit Vibrant

14 exhibits, 150 attended

Vibrant Concert Series: Beneath City Light



Guinness World Record & Class Photo


RU Therapy Dogs


Vibrant Concert Series: Fiesta Del Fuego



RU Leadership’s 6 Ideas in 60 Minutes


International Student Support (ISS)  Welcome Party


Vibrant Concert Series: Rhythm N Flow





Yonge and Dundas Square Soca Concert

6000 including Toronto community members


Drake Night


Stay Connected !

To stay connected post-orientation, visit RU Student Life’s online digital community for students, by students and ConnectRU to find out about events and opportunities to engage with the Ryerson community throughout the year!