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! 

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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

Attendance

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

 

Day

Event Title

Attendance

Sunday

Residence Move-In Day

862 students moved in

Residence Opening Ceremony

~800

Monday

Vibrant Launch & Invocation

~1800

Tri-Mentoring Program (TMP) Blue and Gold Games

~1200

Make Your Own Orientation Tshirt

130

Rams Basketball Game

1165

Tuesday

Boris The Hypnotist

~400 +

Sports in the 6

~1500

Nuit Vibrant

14 exhibits, 150 attended

Vibrant Concert Series: Beneath City Light

~700

Wednesday

Guinness World Record & Class Photo

1203

RU Therapy Dogs

256

Vibrant Concert Series: Fiesta Del Fuego

~3000

Thursday

RU Leadership’s 6 Ideas in 60 Minutes

135

International Student Support (ISS)  Welcome Party

450

Vibrant Concert Series: Rhythm N Flow

~1200

Friday

Shinerama

~1000

Yonge and Dundas Square Soca Concert

6000 including Toronto community members

Saturday

Drake Night

~600+

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!