Undergraduate

You are required to attend the mandatory orientation session scheduled for Tuesday, August 29th at 8:30 a.m. Orientation will start in the Venn (RCC103) which is located in the Rogers Communication Centre (RCC). The orientation session will last the entire day. You will receive a schedule of events when you arrive.

You should bring a lock, your timetable, and money. The Journalism Course Union (JCU) will be selling frosh tickets (if not sold out). You should bring your personal laptop as you will have the opportunity to set up and connect to the School of Journalism’s network and printers.

We suggest you look at the Student Handbook http://rsj.journalism.ryerson.ca/item/rsj-guidelines/.

In order to cover events, you will need to identify yourself as a journalism student.  Therefore, you will be required to take a press pass photo.  You need to have your Ryerson OneCard with you to get your press pass card. The press pass card will only be made in the name appearing on your OneCard.  If you do not have a OneCard you will be instructed to go to the OneCard office.  This press pass photo will be used every year you are registered in the School of Journalism. There is a $10.00 fee for replacement cards.

You will also be required to sign a Photograph/Image Consent Form.

 

Graduate

You are required to attend the mandatory orientation session scheduled for Thursday, August 31, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Orientation will start in the Venn (RCC103) which is located in the Rogers Communication Centre (RCC). You will receive a schedule of events when you arrive.

You should bring a lock, your timetable, and money. You should bring your personal laptop as you will have the opportunity to set up and connect to the School of Journalism’s network and printers.  Network set up (RCC213) and press pass photos (RCC207B) will be done from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

We suggest you look at the Student Handbook http://rsj.journalism.ryerson.ca/item/rsj-guidelines/.

You will be required to take a press pass photo. In order to cover events, you will need to identify yourself as a journalism student. This press pass photo will be used every year you are registered in the School of Journalism. There is a $10.00 fee for replacement cards.

You will also be required to sign a Photograph/Image Consent Form.

 

Exchange

If you need any help or have any concerns, you can contact Bev Petrovic or Kamal Al-Solaylee.

You should bring your personal laptop with you as you will have the opportunity to set up and connect to the School of Journalism’s network and printers. If you experience difficulties with this, please set up an appointment with Lesley Salvadori.

We suggest you look at the Student Handbook http://rsj.journalism.ryerson.ca/item/rsj-guidelines/.

You may take a press pass photo in order to cover events. This press pass photo card will identify you as a journalism student. There is a $10.00 fee for replacement cards. Contact Lesley Salvadori to set up an appointment.

You will also be required to sign a Photograph/Image Consent Form.

 

Tips For Great Photos
– Bring a brush or comb for your hair. Hairspray or even water is helpful for flyaway hair.
– Wear solid colours. Avoid complex patterns and black or white clothing. Mid tone colours are best. We suggest mid tone red, greens or blues if you have them. The camera loves strong colours.
– A coloured tie or a scarf is fine. This is not a formal photograph and we want you looking yourself.
– Shirts with collars are nice because they help frame your face with colour. Again, avoid dark colours/clothing. This is especially important if you have long dark hair.
– Try to avoid shirts made of thin or shiny material. The light is a soft light but it is intense and will bleed through the thinner material and reflect off shiny clothing.
– We want to avoid you looking shiny so please bring powder if you have it.
– Cover up and concealer is helpful if you have them.
– Typically, hair down looks better in photos than hair up but again wear your hair how you are comfortable with it.

These are just suggestions but do try to avoid dark, white or black clothing. Ultimately be comfortable.