Student Life

At university, you can explore your interests, inside and outside of the classroom.

You will have opportunities to attend social events or join a student club. You might also like to play extracurricular sports or, if you live on campus, become involved in your residence community.

Learn more about student life at Toronto Metropolitan University.


Orientation Week

Orientation Week is a fantastic opportunity for you to meet your classmates, discover your campus and explore the vibrant city of Toronto. Whether you are a new student, a transfer student or a mature student, Campus-Wide Orientation has something for you.

Academic Program Orientation – where you will learn more about your program, professors and program-specific facilities – also takes place during Orientation Week.

Leadership Programs

Through RU Leadership, use your experiences on campus and in your community to educate and inform. Programs focus on helping you build your leadership skills. There are many opportunities to get involved in leadership development and education and to volunteer in the larger Toronto community.

Tri-Mentoring Program

The Tri-Mentoring Program is a centralized model that offers mentorship opportunities to students of all identities and across all faculties.

The program matches first-year students with upper-year students in the same program or with similar interests to help incoming students successfully transition into their first year at Toronto Met.

Mentors then have the opportunity to be matched with an industry professional, and will gain guidance and encourage students to progress toward their goals. We facilitate students’ learning, leadership and employment through mentoring, getting students involved and having them meet other people.

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Clubs and Societies

General Clubs

Student clubs are a great way to become involved and to promote events and programs at Toronto Met. You can meet friends, have fun and explore similar interests with fellow students. Clubs at Toronto Met include the Game Makers Union, Journalists for Human Rights and more.

View a list of student clubs at Ryerson.

Student Union

At Toronto Met, you are represented by the Ryerson Students’ Union. Part-time program students are represented by the Continuing Education Students Association of Toronto Met.

Your student union plays an important role at university. The union advocates on behalf of students on campus and in the community. Members may also organize your Orientation Week and student clubs.

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Athletics

Varsity Athletics

Toronto Met is home to the Rams varsity sports that range from badminton to wrestling. The Ryerson Rams participate in both Ontario University Athletics and Canadian Interuniversity Sport.

Read more about Toronto Met’s varsity athletics.

Recreation and Intramurals

Toronto Met offers recreational sports and leagues that you can participate in, regardless of your skill level. Recreational sports include basketball, volleyball and dodgeball.

Joining an intramural team is a great way to meet other people and stay active, whether you are continuing to play a sport or starting a new one.

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Student Services

Academic Accommodation Support

If you have a disability that requires academic accommodation and support, Academic Accommodation Support is available to help. Contact the office as soon as possible to ensure the appropriate supports are in place for you at the beginning of the school year.

Visit Academic Accommodation Support for more information about the supports you can access.

Positive Spaces (LGBTQ)

Positive Space is a coalition of people who work together to create and maintain safe, welcoming, affirming and inclusive work, study and living environments for all members of the Toronto Met community, regardless of sexual orientation.

It also offers an Ally Program that includes:

  • training and tools
  • educational resources related to sexual orientation and gender identity
  • a Peer Trainer Program
  • outreach and promotional materials

Child Care

You can access information about, and referrals to, child care through the Gerrard Resource Centre.

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Security

Integrated Risk Management works with the Toronto Met community to support personal safety through a network of safety programs that encourage awareness building, prevention, infrastructure, intervention and response, and through investigation services on campus.

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