COVID-19 Ryerson Update

Ryerson Student Relief Fund 

    1. Application is now closed with 4000 applicants, totalling $3 million in University relief funding
      1. Applied to the Student Relief Fund? Check your email for next steps on receiving the electronic transfer
      2. Missed the application? The University is in the process of securing philanthropic donations from alumni, friends, faculty, and staff in attempts to replenish the fund and reopen applications

Laptop Loan Program and Wi-Fi Support

    1. The Library laptop loan program has serviced approximately 100 students with laptops, and the Library has since purchased an additional 110 laptops to further assist students during the University closure 
    2. The Library has loaned approximately 100 wi-fi hotspot sticks to students to complete their winter courses (service will be cut off on April 30)
    3. Approximately 160 students accessed the Rogers communication (including Fido) unlimited data plan free upgrade before the deadline application in March 
      • The University is hopeful this partnership will continue into Spring/Summer, and is currently trying to source other large cell phone providers

Need a hotspot stick or laptop rental in Spring/Summer? Fill out this request form by April 30th at 12pm).

No laptops available through the Library Loan program? Check in with your faculty to see if they are operating an independent laptop loan system that you can access

Have a hotspot stick or laptop on loan? Request a prepaid return shipping label to return the item to the Library by emailing, or contact Ryerson Security at 416-979-5040 if access to courier shipping is not available

Residence Closure

    1. Currently 85 students who have expressed extenuating circumstances (initially 104, but the number is slowly decreasing with changes in personal circumstances) are still living in residence
        • The University is inquiring if these students need to stay throughout Spring/Summer
    2. Students who left residence were asked to complete a withdrawal form in order to receive a partial rebate for their residence stay and meal plan 
        • Need to submit the Withdrawal Form? Find it here.
    3. Residence students in the International Living and Learning Centre (ILC) have been relocated to Pitman Hall and given a partial refund due to the difference in cost 
        • ILC has been prepped to serve as a temporary stay for option for nearby hospital staff