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 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 Super Smash Frosh! 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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Ryerson Communication & Design Society

The Ryerson Communication and Design Society is a student-led society that represents all full-time undergraduate students within the Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD). We’re a tight-knit community of artists, problem-solvers, and most importantly, storytellers. We’re very excited to have you join our community. In conjunction with FCAD and your course unions, the RCDS has worked tirelessly to present 2016’s #FCADFROSH. Follow us @RCDSonline as we reveal this year’s theme and activities.


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Ryerson Commerce Society

The RCS 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: RCS Frosh Week, Ted Rogers Management Conference (TRMC), Week of Welcome, Frost Week and much more! The RCS 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 in the Faculty of Science at Ryerson University.

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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.