Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Rez Heros

Here are some photos from last weeks Rez Hero reception.

A Rez Hero is someone who promotes a positive community in residence. Students were nominated by staff and other fellow students for various contributions such as organizing floor dinners, supporting other floor mates and showing leadership in the residence community.

Let's give a large round of applause for the Fall 2009 Residence Hero recipients!

Student Housing Services

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Residence Council Referendum Results

Thanks to everyone who voted in the referendum. I am happy to
announce that the referendum passed overwhelmingly in favor with YES
votes at approximately 85% of total votes cast.

Here are the official results:


ILLC: 72%



YES: 362 (85%)

NO: 63 (15%)

Thank you all for your support of Residence Council and enhancing the
residence experience for future residence students!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

SHS Flu Update: November 3, 2009

A Possible Case
-Recently there have been 3 assumed cases of H1N1 Flu within the Residence Community
-The signs and symptoms of the H1N1 flu virus are similar to seasonal influenza.
-As with seasonal flu, most people who catch H1N1 flu do not get seriously ill.
-The current recommendations by the WHO, Health Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and Toronto Public Health are to treat H1N1 flu as if it were the seasonal flu.

What do I do if I’m suffering Flu-like Symptoms
-Communicate it to your RA, and the Student Housing Services Office ( and a contact in your Academic Program
-Isolate yourself from the Residence and Ryerson community – do not attend classes, events, social gatherings or visit the cafeteria or common lounges.
-If you are unable to go home - stay in your room until 24 hours after your fever has stopped and once you are feeling 100% well
-Get a Flu Buddy to bring you meals, fluids, etc. If you are unable to identify a friend to perform such duties please communicate this to your RA.

How can I stop the transmission of the flu?
-Get vaccinated at the Residence Flu Clinic on Wed Nov 11 from 5-7pm in PH200
-Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for 30 seconds or clean your hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
-Cough or sneeze into a tissue and wash or sanitize your hands afterwards
-Don’t share objects that might transmit flu such as utensils and drinking cups, water bottles etc.
-Watch for flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches and possibly vomiting or diarrhea and stay home if these appear
-Stay well rested, be physically active, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food

More H1N1 Information

For Ryerson University H1N1 Updates please visit:

Friday, October 30, 2009

Safety alert: Church St. construction to Nov. 9

Members of the community are urged to be extra careful when crossing any part of Church St. during the ongoing streetcar track construction. The work is causing a major disruption to pedestrian and traffic flow.

The construction along Church St. north of Dundas St. began Monday, Oct. 26, 2009. Only the southbound curb lane on Church St. will be open to traffic.

The intersection of Church and Gould Sts. will be closed for 96 hours starting at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28 until 7 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1. During the closure, police officers will be stationed on both sides of Church St. to maintain pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Crowd-control barriers and construction signs are posted accordingly.

All pedestrians should use extra caution when entering this intersection during this time.

The intersection of Church and Gerrard Sts. will be closed from Friday, Nov. 6 until 7 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 9.

Every effort will be taken to limit noise associated with the track construction.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Student Housing Services is looking for a Residence Photographer

Do you love taking photos? Looking to increase your professional portfolio? Interested in working with Student Housing Services?

Well then, have we got the job for you! Student Housing Services is looking for a Residence Photographer.

Major job duties include:
>> Organizing & taking official floor photos
>> Taking official Residence events photos
>> Organizing & taking marketing photos for Student Housing Services publications
>> Maintaining an online directory of photos

More information & the job posting can be found online at:

Deadline for applications is Friday October 23rd, 2009!

If you have any questions please contact Jenny Owens,

Thursday, October 1, 2009

2nd Installment

As you may have noticed the Residence 2nd installments have been posted incorrectly. Please note that we have fixed this error and the 2nd installments will be posted as Nov 10, 2009 due date.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

SHS Statement on the Interim Appeal Policy

The following is an update and statement of clarification on the Appeals Process Section of the Residence Community Standards. On page 8 of the posted Residence Community Standards ( indicates that the new appeals process will be posted online in August 2009.

Summer is predictably a busy time in Student Housing Services as we process over 1200 applications and prepare for the arrival of almost 900 students in 3 residence facilities. During this time we did experience some delay in the review of the Appeals Process and thus it was not posted online prior to Residence Move‐In Day.

However a draft appeals policy has been completed and will be circulated to some key campus partners for consultation. The new policy will be posted on the Student Housing Services website once the consultations are complete and the community will be notified.

In the interim Student Housing Services will retain the Appeals policy that was used last year. If you wish to enter an appeal please see the posted "Interim Appeal Policy."

If you have any questions about this policy or any other policy related to the Student Housing Services operation – please contact the Student Housing Services office at 416‐979‐5284 or

Chad Nuttall
Manager, Student Housing Services

Monday, September 28, 2009

Academic Link Lounge Open for Business

Be sure to check out the Academic Link Lounge to help with your studies in Pitman hall rm 101.

The official opening last week brought in up to 200 students to celebrate the beginning of a new school year.

Come down and say hi!

Check out some pictures from the night!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Move-in Day

Only 5 more days until Move-in Day! Do you have everything packed and ready to go, check out some tips and information for move-in day on our site:

See you soon!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

eRez Down

eRez is currently down and we have contacted the software company to fix the problem as soon as possible, if you have any questions about fees or accepting your recent offer, please contact us at the Student Housing Services Office at 416-979-5284 or We will have eRez back online as soon as possible.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Housing Office Closed Friday & Monday

Please note the Ryerson Student Housing Services Office will be closed Friday, July 31st for Special University Day. We will also be closed Monday, August 3rd for the Civic Holiday. We will be back to regular office hours on Tuesday, August 4th.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Second Round of Offers

This Friday July 24th, the Second Round of Offers will be updated. Please be sure to check your eRez account for an update on your status.

The wait list will also be updated, so be sure to check eRez to see your updated number on the list.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Rez Day @ Rye and Orientation Form Deadline Extended

We have decided to extend the deadlines for Rez Day @ Rye as well as Orientation.

Rez Day @ Rye forms are now due Friday July 24th, 2009 at 10am.

Orientation forms are now due Friday 24th, 2009 at 5pm.

Get your forms in to the Housing Office now to not miss out on these great offers!

Friday, July 3, 2009

eRez Link

In order to access your eRez account to track your Residence Application status, please use the following link.

If you are still having trouble accessing your account, please contact the Student Housing Office via email at or call us during our business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm EST.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

High Volume of Inquiries

We are currently dealing with a higher than usual volume of inquiries. The best way to make sure that your concern is adressed and time stamped is to e-mail us at outlining in detail the nature of your concern.

All e-mails will be responded to as soon as possible. Please allow for a 72 hour response time during this high volume period.

If you wish to call us, you can reach the Student Housing Office at 416.979.5284. When prompted to leave a message, please provide as much detail as possible (Name, Student Number, Detailed message of your concern/inquiry). All inquiries will be dealt with within an extended 48 hour period in light of the high volume of inquiries.

Our offices are closed on Canada Day, Wednesday, July 1st and will reopen on Thursday, July 2nd at 9:00am for our regular hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Thank you for you understanding and patience.

Student Housing Services

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Pitman Hall Renovations

Ryerson Student Housing is getting ready to welcome the residents for the Fall 2009 semester and is doing so in style.

Not only are we busy processing your applications, planning out the Orientation Week, programming, student staff training and various other behind the scenes tasks, but we are also giving Pitman Hall a makeover.

The scattered scaffolding that can be seen from the outside tell only half the story - the inside of the building tells a story on its own. From brand new carpets, to colour-coded floor patterns and a fresh new paint job, Pitman Hall is looking better than ever and is eagerly awaiting the arrival of its students.

See you in the Fall; enjoy your summer.


NB: sneak peak

Monday, June 22, 2009

Off-Campus Housing

By following the link bellow, you will find the Rental Market Report completed by the Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation.

The report covers the whole of Ontario, but provides some valuable insight into the Toronto housing and rental market. Some of the highlights of the report will cover the average market rates by region, vacancy rates as well as availability options.

For more information about Off-Campus Housing, please visit our website at where you will be able to use our online services and resources such as:

Services Offered
- Find out more about the Housing Registry

Housing Listings
- Look for current listings available to Ryerson students

Post a Listing
- Advertise your accommodations for rent

Roommate Registry
- Look for a roommate to share accommodations with

- Online information on accommodations, costs, neighbourhood guide, legalities, maps, and more

Summer Accommodations at Ryerson
- Look for places to stay in the summer

Other Online Rental Listings

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Some dates to be aware of

Offer/Waitlist Dates and Deadlines

June 26th, 2009
First round of Offers of Accommodation & Waiting List Offers emailed.

Check-in/Check-out Dates and Deadlines

August 30th, 2009
Move-in Day

December 19th, 2009
Pitman Hall and the ILLC close for the Mid-year break at 12 noon

January 4th, 2010
Pitman Hall and the ILLC open after the Mid-year break at 12 noon

April 30th, 2010
All residences close at 12 noon

Fees Dates and Deadlines

June 3rd, 2009
Initial payment of $400 is required for application to be processed.

June 3rd, 2009
Last day to withdraw residence application and be eligible to receive $350 back

June 19th, 2009
Last day to withdraw residence application and be eligible to receive $200 back

July 15th, 2009
First installment of residence fees and signed Residence Contract due

August 30th, 2009
Last day to withdraw residence application and not become financially responsible for the space in residence.

November 10th, 2009
Second installment of residence fees due.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Application Back On-Line

Please note that the issue with the application has been fixed. You can apply by following the link ONLINE APPLICATION.

Thank you for your patience.

Temporary Application Outage

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our Online Application. We hope to have the issue resolved by tomorrow, June 2nd. Please check back to our NEWS site for any more updates.

If you haven't yet applied, please send us your Name, Student Number to to ensure that you will be included into the On-Time Applicants.

You must make the deposit of $400 by the deadline of June 3rd to be considered On-Time. For more information, please visit the Payment Options portion of our site.

Also, please refer to the Paying Close to Deadline portion of our site to ensure that your application is considered On-Time.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

System Software Update

In order to improve service to our students, Student Housing is currently implementing and operating under a new system for all housing applications for the 2009-2010 academic year.

This software is integrated with the rest of the student information registered with Ryerson and will be the main hub of information exchange between the student and the Student Housing department throughout the year.

As the system is in its early integration stages at this point, it is not unusual for temporary developmental service outages. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask for your patience.

We are also asking for your feedback – you can enter it directly bellow in the “Comment” section or send as an email at

For any other questions or information regarding, you can contact our offices Monday to Friday, between 9am-5pm, at 416.979.5284 or email us at

Friday, May 22, 2009

Pitman Hall Closed for Tours Due to Construction

Please note that Pitman Hall will be closed for tours due to ongoing construction.

During the months of May and June, Pitman Hall will be closed because of restorative construction including regular maintenance as well as aesthetic restoration including installation of new carpets, painting and plastering, furniture restoration, and more.

The ILLC building, as well as the O'Keefe House will remain open for tours.

Full tour schedule, including all the buildings will commence in July. Our news blog will be updated as more detailed dates become available.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Online Application Now Available

Please note that the 2009/2010 application is now available on our website at

You can also click HERE to be taken directly to the online application.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Online Application

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our online application. We hope to resolve the issue by the end of the week.

Reminder that as long as the application is completed by June 3rd, 2009, it will be considered on time. There is no priority given to those that apply early - so long the application is completed by June 3rd.

Please check back on our News Blog for more updates.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Swine Flu Effect on Student Housing

Many of you are well aware of the current spread of the Swine Flu throughout the globe. Student Housing Services has a Flu Pandemic Plan that we have been preparing for years. It is not known yet if the Swine Flu will become a Pandemic - but we are monitoring the situation quite closely. Yesterday the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care raised the Provincial Status Indicator from “Green - Routine” to “Yellow - Enhanced.”

At the “Yellow - Enhanced” level it is important for a high risk area like a student residence to be particularly diligent in the prevention and surveillance of Flu cases.

§ We are unable to accept any further Applications for Residence Extension

§ We are unable to accept any further Exceptions for Overnight Guests

§ Individuals passing into the secure area of our Residence Buildings are being asked to Sanitize with the provided Hand Sanitizer

§ The Residence Life Team will be distributing Self-Diagnosis and Flu Information Cards throughout the Residence. For Tracking purposes please e-mail to let us know if you contract the flu

§ We ask day-time guests that have traveled to affected areas in the past 21 days or are exhibiting Cold and Flu-like symptoms to refrain from entering the Residence.

For more information on the Ministry of Health’s Provincial Status Indicators please visit

If you would like more information about swine flu, its symptoms and how to help protect yourself against transmission, please visit the Ryerson Health Centre website at

If you have a question or concern regarding these guidelines please feel free to contact Student Housing Services reception at x5284 or

Student Housing Services

Friday, April 24, 2009

Temperature Changes

Daytime high temperatures are forecasted to be in the mid 20's for the next few days, with overnight lows dropping only to the mid-teens. In response to these warm temperatures, and since there will be little if any need for heat, we turned off the heat, and turned on the air conditioning in Pitman Hall. Please adjust the thermostat in your room accordingly - as the unit in your room will no longer provide warm air, but will now provide cool air. The system will take a few hours to fully cool down - but you should notice full air conditioning by Saturday morning.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Housing Services office by at, or 416.979.5284.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Move Out Procedure Reminder

With the end of the year approaching, please note some quick reminders of what you are responsible for when vacating your room:

Lock Your Room

Please ensure that your door is closed and locked when you leave, as you are responsible for the room until we have completed your room inspection. You are NOT permitted to allow anyone to stay in your room after you move-out.

Garbage Removal

Your room must be returned to the condition it was in when you arrived. All belongings should be removed - garbage and recycling must be properly disposed of and NOT left in your room. If extra cleaning or garbage removal is required, you may be assessed an extra fee - please refer to the Repair and Replacement Charges Guide for more information.

During the move-out period, there is increased demand on the garbage systems in all 3 buildings. Your cooperation is appreciated, in order to ensure the buildings remain clean right throughout the exam and move-out period. All garbage and recycling must be bagged and disposed of in accordance with the directions posted. Further information on garbage and recycling will be emailed and posted on your floor in the coming weeks.


If you rearranged your furniture please return all items to their proper position, and ensure there are no extra furniture items in your room or in the common areas of your suite. There is a fine for each extra and/or missing piece of furniture in your room - please refer to the Repair and Replacement Charges Guide for more information.

Room Inspections

A thorough room inspection will be completed after you have moved out. If you would like the room inspection to be completed while you are present you can make an appointment with Student Housing Services for the day of your move out. Please book your appointment before April 10th, 2009.


You are responsible for the condition of your room. If your room is not left in a satisfactory condition you may be assessed damage or replacement charges - please see the Repair and Replacement Charges Guide for more information. If damage charges are necessary, you will be informed via letter in May, along with more details regarding the condition of your room.

ILLC Modems

The modem in your room will be used by students next year, so please leave it in the room along with the telephone cable and power adapter. If any of these three pieces are missing during your room inspection you may be assessed a fee for replacement - please see the Repair and Replacement Charges Guide for more information.

Moving Carts

To ease your move, you will want to ask family and friends to bring carts and dollies with them in possible. We have a very limited number of carts that will be in high demand.

For more information, visit our website under the Move Out tab.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Residence Application Period Opens May 1st, 2009

The Application Period for the 2009/2010 academic year opens May 1st, 2009.

* May 1st, 2009 - Residence application process opens.
* June 5th, 2009 - ON-TIME APPLICATION DEADLINE; last day to submit residence application and initial payment of $400 in order to be considered in first round of Offers of Accommodation.

To apply, please visit our website at where you will be able to fill out the Online Application starting May 1, 2009.

Monday, April 13, 2009

ILLC Construction

Please note that there will be construction at the ILLC that will continue throughout the day today.

The drilling is scheduled to stop at 1pm with the work continued throughout the day.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Award Banquet - Congratulations to all Student Housing Staff

With another year end banquet celebration behind us, it would be appropriate to take a moment and congratulate all Student Staff that has made this past/current year a success.

Some congratulations will come from the residents themselves, some from the full time housing staff, some from the parents, professors, etc. - the list goes on.

Whether the congratulations is spoken or unspoken, the impact has certainly been felt by all those that this particular group of young people have come in contact with.

A big congratulations goes out to all of them by the whole Student Housing Community!

Some of the notable winners of this year banquet are as follow:

Julia Louie Award
Valerie Bruce

Ted Brock Award
Mary Kelly

Brian Muscat First Year Student Leader Award
Kyra Whale & William Phipps

Liza Nassim Returning Student Leader of the Year Award
Michelle Barker

Marion Creery Residence & Campus Life Award
Sean Carson

Program of the Year - Section
Kate Archer - Helping Hands

Program of the Year - Residence Wide
Bachelor / Bachelorette Auction

Residence Advisor Partner of the Year
Kwame Bloomfield

Academic Link Partner of the Year
Chris Beninger & CLA Program

Residence Council Partner of the Year
Toby Whitfield

Residence Service Desk Partner of the Year
Paul McGrath

Residence Advisor Team Player of the Year
Kirstyn Moore

Academic Link Team Player of the Year
Gwen Elliot

Residence Council Team Player of the Year
Kyra Whale

Residence Service Desk Team Player of the Year
Nicole Wolfe

Congratulations, once again, to all Student Housing Student Staff of 08-09.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Residence Extension of Stay Request Forms - Due April 7th by 5pm

The Request Forms are available for pick-up at the Student Housing Office Pit-100.

The form is simply a request for permission to stay in the residence past the day of your last exam. SHS staff will review your request and respond within 5 business days of the submission of the form.

All Requests are due by 5pm on Tuesday, April 7th, 2009.

Good Luck with your studies!

Scheduled Fire Alarm Tests - Monday April 06

Please note that Classic Fire Protection Inc. will be testing the fire alarm system on Monday, April 6th, 2009, between the hours of 8am and 4pm.

This is to advise you that during this test, the fire alarm bell/speaker will be ringing intermittently.

In case of a real alarm during the test, the bell/speaker will ring continuously. In this scenario, please follow the occupant procedures as noted in building safety plan.

Thank you.


Maintenance Requests

Reminder to all residents!

With the year end approaching fast, so is your move out date. It is important that you leave your room in the same condition as you have found it to avoid any damages charges.

If you have any concerns about the condition of your room, please fill out the maintenance requests which can be found at the Front Desk of your building.

For more information on the move out process, refer to the Residence Contract.


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Survey Reminder - Residents, Check Your Ryerson Email!


Submit your form by the end of today, Thursday, April 2 and you'll have a chance to win a $100 gift certificate!

Two $25 gift certificates will be drawn from everyone that has submitted a completion form by these dates as well:

April 2
April 6
April 9

Complete the survey early for more chances to win!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Cancer Research Benefit Event- Mr. Ryerson 2009

WHO WILL BE Mr. Ryerson 2009?

Come out, watch a great show and vote for your Favorite pick!


WHEN: The event is happening on April 4th, 2009, at the Ram.
Wrist Band Policy in effect!

COST: $5 dollars in advance and include 1 free raffle

**TICKETS ON SALE NOW*** - get them in the RCC and HUB 11-3pm ALL WEEK LONG


-Tickets are: $2 for 1 & $3 for 2

Draw prizes include:
- Electronic photo frame
- Motorola bluetooth headset
- Ipod nano
- tons of gift certificates
- cash

Raptors tickets!!! (2 Courtside tickets worth 600$ each; free parking passes & food combo coupons)

-Bachelors will compete for the vote of Mr. Ryerson 2009 (the winner will be chosen by you!)...They will compete in 4 categories: Q&A, Evening Wear, Pick up and Talent!


Or e-mail: - RA Floor 9, ILLC

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Online Survey - Chance to let us know about your experience and win some gift certificates

You paid a lot of money to live in residence at Ryerson and we want to know about your experience. Your opinion of our residence services and performance is extremely valuable. In order to understand your perspective we have elected to use a survey that has been used at various residences around the world for more than a decade. You should have received the link to the survey at your email account:

*Those that complete the survey and submit the survey completion form will have a chance to win gift certificates that can be used anywhere in the Eaton Centre.

Submit your form no later than Thursday, April 2 and you'll have a chance to win a $100 gift certificate!

Two $25 gift certificates will be drawn from everyone that has submitted a completion form by these dates as well:

April 2
April 6
April 9

Complete the survey early for more chances to win!

We will be sending out email reminders to all residents using the same subject line. Once you have completed the survey or decided to not share your opinion feel free to delete the emails as the message is the same.

Good luck on your final exams, papers and projects. Enjoy your summer.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Residence Extension of Stay Request Forms Now Available

The Request Forms are available for pick-up at the Student Housing Office Pit-100.

The form is simply a request for permission to stay in the residence past the day of your last exam. SHS staff will review your request and respond within 5 business days of the submission of the form.

All Requests are due by 5pm on Tuesday, April 7th, 2009.

Good Luck with your studies!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Off-Campus Housing Resources

Do you have questions or would like some direction on how to find Off-Campus Housing?

Talk to your RA or come and visit us in the Student Housing Office during our office hours. There are a lot of resources to help you look for housing in Toronto and we can help point you in the right direction.

For starters, visit our Off-Campus Housing website at

If you would like to stay connected to the greater Ryerson Community while living off-campus, please check out our Ryerson Off-Campus Living Links (ROLLs)

If you have any other questions or would just like to get educated on what is available to you, please call our office at 416.979.5284 or send us an email at

Happy home hunting!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Casino Night - March 28th

The Ryerson Rez-Wide Programming Committee will be running "Casino Night" on Saturday, March 28 from 7-10pm in the Pitman Cafeteria.

The event will feature casino games, Rock Band, mocktails, music, comedy, magic tricks, and lots of prizes to be won! Residents get "casino bucks" at the door which they spend on games, raffles, and mocktails. The more casino bucks you win, the better your chances of winning some great prizes!

Bring your game face!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Property Tax Credit for Residence

As a residence student you may claim a property tax credit of $25 when you file your income tax return; this does not require a receipt. This is the only claim you may make for residence expenses. Your residence fees are not deductible; therefore, the University does not issue tax receipts for them. For more information about Ontario Tax Credits please visit this website:

If you file your taxes in another province or country then we recommend you review your local government (state, provincial or country) tax information for details.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Meal Plan dollars - Purchase towards a good cause

Do you have money left on your One Card and no way to spend it all; would you like to spend it for a good cause?

Use your leftover meal plan dollars to help support the Fred Victor Centre by purchasing a meal for the hungry. The centre provides meals for men and women who live in extreme poverty or are homeless.

It's located at Queen and Jarvis in Toronto and has been serving the community since 1894. Spend your extra meal money on feeding someone who really is hungry! Talk to your R.A. or ask any O'Keefer.

(Cash donations are also welcome!)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Rez Event a Success

Who says money can't get a date?

On Saturday, February 28, the Rez-Wide Programming Committee hosted a Bachelor-Bachelorette Auction in the Pitman Cafeteria with the goal of raising money for SOS Children's Villages, a non-profit charity organization that helps support underprivileged children from around the world.

A total of 26 brave volunteers put themselves on the auction block in front of a crowd of over 100 residents. Successful bidders won the opportunity to snatch a gift card from a variety of sponsors (including the CN Tower, Grill Time, Starbucks, etc.) to use on their "date". The event raised over $1200 dollars for SOS Children's Villages!

The organizers hope this will become a new tradition for Ryerson Residence.

March Break Tours - Plan Extra Time for Travel

This is just a quick reminder about March Break tours happening all this week. Between the hours of 11:00 am - 1:00 pm & 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm there will tours of the residences.

On Thursday March 19th from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm one elevator in each building will be dedicated to moving tour groups through the building.

During these times the elevators will be heavily used. If you have a class or routinely leave the buildings around these times, it is recommended that you add some extra travel time to get to your destination on time.

Thank you for your consideration in this matter.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Ryerson Residence Formal

The Ryerson Residence Formal is being held at the Marriott Hotel on Friday, March 27th.

Tickets are $40 which includes dinner (three course meal) and two
printed photographs. Tickets can be purchased this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (March 16 - 18th) in the Pitman Hall lobby from 4pm - 7pm.

PLEASE DO NOT BRING CASH. The $40 ticket will be billed to your RAMMS account.


The Residence Formal Committee

Friday, March 6, 2009

Discover Ryerson - March Breaks Tours

Notice all Residents,

We are offering you an opportunity to be a part of Discover Ryerson activities where you will be able to earn a gift certificate, for any store in the Eaton’s Center, of $15 to $30 for only a few hours of volunteering.

We are looking for Tour Guides as well as Residence Ambassadors for March Break, March 16th - March 20th. We will be running 45 minute tours at 11 am & 2 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday.

Thursday is the larger Discover Ryerson event that in previous years has brought approximately 1500 prospective students & parents to campus. 45 minute tours run throughout the morning beginning at 9 am until 12:30 pm. There is also a shorter round of tours at 2 pm in the afternoon.

The Tour Guides would give tours of the residences during the hours above, while the Residence Ambassadors would provide their rooms to be viewed.

For more details please see the volunteer descriptions attached.

Please note these positions are on first come first serve basis, so please complete the attached application and submit it to the Student Housing Services office (PIT-100). If you have any questions please contact Jenny Owens at; ext.6661. We will contact the successful applicants no later than Wednesday, March 11, 2009 with more details.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Ted Brock Memorial Award - Application Deadline March 16, 2009

The Ted Brock Memorial Award was established to honour Ted's contribution and dedication to Bond House/O'Keefe House. Each year, this award will recognize an outstanding O'Keefe House resident at the year end formal who has made great contributions to the House during his or her time there.

The Deadline to apply for this award is March 16, 2009.

For more information and details on how to apply, please visit the Student Financial Assistance webisite at

Get all of your news here...

Welcome to the blog spot for all the News from Ryerson Student Housing.

Here is where you will be able to get the official news concerning our Residence as well as the Ryerson community at large. The blog will be monitored daily and the news will be posted as they arrive fresh from their sources. You will be the second to know...the Official Student Housing blogger will be the first.

For any questions regarding the blog or any questions pertaining to the Student Housing Services, please feel free to email us at or call us at 416-979-5284.

- SHS Team