Student Societies

Along with Central Orientation, some Faculties at Ryerson offer a Faculty-specific Orientation where students can opt-in to spend their Orientation Week with students from their own program. Students can choose to attend events from both Central Orientation and their Faculty-specific Orientation based on their own interests.

Here are the different Academic Societies that are responsible for Faculty-specific Orientation. Please note, the Faculty-specific Orientation is voluntary and is separate from the Academic Orientation which is mandatory and is hosted by your Program Office.


Ryerson Communication & Design Society

The Ryerson Communication and Design Society is a student-led society that represents over 5000 undergraduate students within the 9 schools of the Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD). You are joining an creative tight-knit community of artists, problem solvers, and storytellers! From all of FCAD, your course unions, and student groups, we welcome you to Ryerson, and orientation.

We cannot wait to meet you. Follow us on social (@RCDSonline).

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Ryerson Engineering Student Society

RESS is the oldest Student Society on campus, and we’ve been running our own orientation week events for as long as we can remember. We have a week full of fantastic and inclusive events planned for this year’s orientation week with the theme of Star Frosh: The Frosh Awakens! From start to finish we promise you won’t be bored, and best of all everything is free and open to all!! If you’re coming into Ryerson Engineering, be sure to check us out. All events are all ages and free.

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Ted Rogers Students' Society

The TRSS annually hosts and supports various events and initiatives within the University community and around North America. Some of the more popular events planned for this year includes: TRSS Commerce Frosh Week, Ted Rogers Management Conference (TRMC), Week of Welcome, Frost Week and much more! The TRSS also provides the student body with handbooks, training sessions, and excellent networking opportunities in a wide variety of interests.  

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Ryerson Science Society

The Ryerson Science Society represents students that are enrolled in their full-time undergraduate degree in the Faculty of Science. We plan both social and professional events throughout the entire year to benefit students. To start the year we run Science Orientation (Frosh) to offer a specific time for incoming science students to meet other science students. We have been working on planning our Orientation for months and are super excited to share it with you, there will be social events and activities to . Check it out on our website, along with all of the other awesome ways to get involved in the community.

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Ryerson Arts Society (RAS)

The Ryerson Arts Society (RAS) represents over 4,000 Undergraduate students of the Faculty of Arts. Spanning 13 programs, RAS organizes events, programming and opportunities for its students, including this year’s Arts Orientation and carnival.