Frequently Asked Questions

 

What does “SLC” stand for?

Where is the SLC located?

When is the SLC open?

What are the guidelines for campaigning in the SLC?

Can I access the SLC through Gould Street after the doors have locked?

How big is the SLC?

How can I use the SLC?

What is Sandbox by DMZ?

What is the Digital Media Experience (DME)?

Can I book spaces for group work?

Can I walk indoors from the SLC to other buildings on campus?

Is there a dedicated space for graduate students?

I hear that there will be retail space in the SLC. Is this true?

Is the SLC accessible?

Are there staff offices in the SLC?

Where is the SLC Building Staff Office?

How is the Student Campus Centre (SCC) different from the SLC?

What A/V is in the Collaborative & Group Work Rooms?

Can I film in the SLC?

Is the SLC wi-fi friendly?

If I am not a Ryerson student or community member, can I use the wi-fi in the SLC?

Are there outlets for charging digital devices in the SLC?

Are there computers or computer labs in the SLC?

Where can I refill my water bottle in the SLC?

Are there printers in the SLC?

Are there microwaves in the SLC?

Are there vending machines in the SLC?

How can I report a problem?

Can I buy food in the SLC?

Where can I find academic support?

Can I host an event in the SLC?

Can I go on a tour of the SLC?

Do I need to register for a tour?

What if I’m running late for a tour?

Can I take a tour of the green roof?

Is the SLC connected to the TTC or the PATH?

Who can utilize the space at the SLC?

I have an event coming up on campus. Can I put up posters in the SLC to promote it?

Something we missed?


Q: What does “SLC” stand for?

A: SLC stands for Student Learning Centre.

Q: Where is the SLC located?

A: The SLC is located at 341 Yonge Street, on the north-east corner of Yonge and Gould Streets.

Q: When is the SLC open?

A: The Hours of Operation of the SLC will be updated regularly and can be found here, or on our home page.

Q: What are the guidelines for campaigning in the SLC? 

A: Everyone campaigning in the SLC is required to get a campaign badge from either the Welcome Desk or the SLC Headquarters (LIB 272B). Campaigning is welcome in the SLC but is restricted to the 1st and 6th floors.

More information pertaining to campaigning in the SLC can be found here.

Q: Can I access the SLC through Gould Street after the doors have locked?

A: As of September 14, 2015, all active undergraduate and graduate students at Ryerson – who have activated their OneCard by September 11, 2015 – will be able to access the SLC Gould Street doors during Operating Hours.

If the SLC is open and the Gould Street doors are locked (after 8:30pm Monday-Friday and on weekends), students can use their OneCard to swipe the card reader to unlock the doors and gain access. Students can also access the SLC through the Library bridge during operating hours.

Q: How big is the SLC?

A: The gross floor area is 155,464 square feet and has a total of 8 floors.

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Q: How can I use the SLC?

A: There are a variety of individual, group study and collaborative spaces in the SLC where you will find quiet and open study spaces, casual seating, and Collaborative & Group Work Rooms. There are tabling opportunities, seminar rooms, and amphitheatre bookings available as well. The SLC is also home to the Digital Media Experience (DME), Sandbox by DMZ, and Student Learning Support (SLS).

Q: What is Sandbox by DMZ?

A: Sandbox by DMZ is a space for student-run Ryerson businesses to grow, and where entrepreneurs can build their businesses and gain the skills they need to succeed. Learn more about what Sandbox offers here.

Q: What is the Digital Media Experience (DME)?

A: The Library’s DME supports teaching innovation and experiential learning while allowing students to get their hands on state-of-the-art and new technologies. Learn more about what you can find in the DME here.

Q: Can I book spaces for group work?

A: Yes. There are 61 bookable spaces in the SLC for collaborative group work. These rooms can be booked online using your Ryerson login credentials.

Q: Can I walk indoors from the SLC to other buildings on campus?

A: Yes. The SLC is connected to the Library (LIB) through the bridge on floor 2. LIB is then connected to the Podium (POD), Jorgensen Hall (JOR), Kerr Hall, and the Rogers Communication Centre (RCC).

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Q: Is there a dedicated space for graduate students?

A: Yes. The space is on floor 7, accessible by OneCard.

 

Q: Is the SLC accessible?

A: Yes. The SLC was designed to be accessible in accordance with Ryerson’s accessibility commitment, which aims to exceed the requirements of Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). There is an elevator dedicated for use during operating hours by those who require an accessible entrance into the SLC from street level.

Q: Are there staff offices in the SLC?

A: As the SLC is a space for students to learn and collaborate, there is minimal office space in the building. The only office space in the SLC is on the fourth floor and is used by Student Learning Support for the services they provide to students.

Q: Where is the SLC Building Staff Office?

A: The Student Engagement and Leadership (SEAL) Team can be found in LIB272B, just across the bridge on the second floor of the SLC.

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Q: How is the Student Campus Centre (SCC) different from the SLC?

A: The SLC is an academic building which will provide a new collaborative learning space for developing synergies between students and faculty from all disciplines. It is the library of the 21st Century. It stretches traditional learning environments and embraces the profound impact the digital revolution has had on the way students learn and are engaged. The SCC located at 55 Gould Street is a student-owned and student-run building. It is home to Ryerson’s two students’ unions, their affiliated groups and course unions.

Q: What A/V is in the Collaborative & Group Work Rooms?

A: Each Collaborative & Group Work Room supports the connection of either a VGA or HDMI cable for playback on a wall mounted LCD.

Q: Can I film in the SLC?

A: Yes. If you are in compliance with the purpose, principles and requirements of the SLC, you may photograph and film within the building. Please visit our Filming and Photography page for all of the information you will need.

Q: Is the SLC wi-fi friendly?

A: Yes. The SLC includes an extensive and robust wireless network ensuring students can connect from anywhere within the building.

Q: If I am not a Ryerson student or community member, can I use the wi-fi in the SLC?

A: If your home institution supports Eduroam, you can connect here on campus. Eduroam is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the internal research and education community. It allows students, staff and faculty to access the wireless network at a visiting educational institution simply by using the same connection information (for instance, username and password) as if they were at their home institution. Prior to travelling, users must first configure the wireless Eduroam connection.

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Q: Are there outlets for charging digital devices in the SLC?

A: Yes. Every workstation has an outlet. There are also phone charging stations located in the main entrance of the SLC and on floors 4-8 by the vending machines. They can charge any type of device. Please stay with your device(s) at all times.

Q: Are there computers or computer labs in the SLC?

A: The SLC is BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop)! There is also a great Laptop Loan Program in the Library if you don’t have one with you.

Q: Where can I refill my water bottle in the SLC?

A: Water bottle refill stations are located at the entrance of the washrooms on each floor. Currently, all water fountains in the SLC require the use of a bottle or container.

Q: Are there printers in the SLC?

A: No. However, there are printing stations available in the Library on floors 2 and 5.

Q: Are there microwaves in the SLC?

A: There are currently no microwaves in the SLC. There are three microwaves located in the new Service Hub on the first floor of the Podium (POD) building.

Q: Are there vending machines in the SLC?

A: Yes. There are vending machines on most floors, each payable by OneCard. Drink vending machines also accept cash. Here’s the breakdown:

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Q: How can I report a problem?

A: 

  • If something is broken, please contact slchelp@ryerson.ca.
  • If you’ve lost something, visit the SEAL Team in LIB272B.
  • To contact Campus Security, dial 416-979-5040.

Q: Can I buy food in the SLC?

A: Yes. The Starbucks Cafe on Floor 1, and vending machines on Floors 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 all offer light refreshments for purchase.

Q: Where can I find academic support?

A: Academic support can be found on the fourth floor at Student Learning Support.

Q: Can I host an event in the SLC?

A: Yes! The Amphitheatre space on Floor 1 of the SLC is available for event bookings. Check out our amphitheatre booking information for more details.

Q: Can I go on a tour of the SLC?

A: Yes. There are weekday tours of the SLC at 12:00 p.m., and are approximately 45 minutes in length. All tours begin at the SLC Welcome Desk where you will be met by your tour guide(s).

Q: Do I need to register for a tour?

A: Yes. You can register for an SLC tour through this form.

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Q: What if I’m running late for a tour?

A: If you are late for a tour, please see an SLC Specialist at the Welcome Desk. They will do their best to accommodate late arrivals.

Q: Can I take a tour of the green roof?

A: In order to access the green roofs in the SLC, one must have adequate training, supervision, and harnessing, which unfortunately cannot be offered to our visitors. If you would like more information about the other green roofs at Ryerson, check out this site for more information.

Q: Is the SLC connected to the TTC or the PATH?

A: No, but there are a number of ways to get to campus if you are coming by public transit:

  • TTC – The nearest subway stations are College station and Dundas station
  • GO Transit – The nearest stop is Union Station. From there it is a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute subway ride to Dundas Station.
  • Greyhound bus – The Bay Street bus station is a block west of campus.

Q: Who can utilize the space at the SLC?

A: The SLC is a place for students to learn, study and collaborate. In addition to being a part of Ryerson’s 21st Century Library, the SLC is a community building. It was opened on the basis of five principles, including respecting the needs of students and maximizing the use of the space.

Q: I have an event coming up on campus. Can I put up posters in the SLC to promote it?

A: As part of the 21st Century Library, the SLC uses digital signage as well as information kiosks to promote initiatives within the building. In the SLC, traditional postering is only used by Facilities and building maintenance crews to indicate temporary issues (i.e. out of order bathroom stalls, hazards, etc.). To put up posters on other areas of campus, click here for more information.

Q: Something we missed?

A: Let us know at slchelp@ryerson.ca.

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