Parents and Families

Welcome to the Ryerson University community! As your family member prepares for a new and exciting chapter of their life, you too may experience some changes.

The first year of university is a big transition for many students and their families. Whether your family member is going to live on their own, on campus, or commute from home, this sudden change of expectations and environment can be the source of anxiety or trepidation as well as excitement.

To ensure inclusion of all who would like to attend, we are providing childcare and are prepared to accommodate for any accessibility needs on an as needed basis. Should you require childcare or accessibility accommodations, please email abisnaut@ryerson.ca by August 18th, 2017.

Parents and Supporters Guide: A Handbook for Parents and Other Supporters of First-Year Students at Ryerson University [PDF]

For parents of students living in residence:

There are separate information sessions only for parents of students who will be living in residence on Move-In Day.

Sunday, August 27th at 11:00am in RCC 204.
Sunday, August 27th at 4:00pm in RCC 204.

No registration is required for these sessions.


For parents of students not living in residence: 

Tuesday, August 29th at 6:00pm – 9:00pm in POD 250.
Thursday, September 31st at 6:00pm – 9:00pm in POD 250.

Family, Friends and Supporters Orientation Information Form

The location of the Family, Friends and Supporters’ Orientation will be in POD-250, which can easily be accessed through Jorgenson Hall. Jorgenson Hall is located East of Yonge Street on Gerrard Street (380 Victoria Street if you are using a GPS). Once you are in the main lobby, there will be a set of large stairs in the centre of the lobby, please go up, through the doors, and turn right. POD-250 will be in the hallway to your right. There will be signage, as well as our volunteers on the day to guide you to the room.