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 housing@ryerson.ca 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 http://ryerson.ca/offcampushousing/ 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 housing@ryerson.ca 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 housing@ryerson.ca.

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 housing@ryerson.ca