Reopening FAQs

The Basics

The SLC will be opening January 17th, 2022.

Monday – Friday: 8AM-11PM
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

Last Entry: 10PM

You no longer need to book a desk before arrival. Desks will be first come first serve. CGWRs will continue to be bookable spaces at half capacity.

Everyone entering the SLC will need:

You can stay up to date on the SLC’s Instagram @ryersonslc where we will be providing new information as we have it!

Updated CGWR Information!

Some of you may not be familiar with the SLC pre-pandemic! CGWRs (Collaborative Group Work Rooms) were designed as bookable spaces while the individual desks were designed as open space used on a first-come-first-serve basis. We are moving back to this model as we enter the Winter semester of 2022. Ryerson students are welcome to visit the SLC without a reservation. CGWR reservations will not be checked at the door and CGWRs are open for use if empty until someone with a booking arrives. If a student arrives more than 30 minutes after the start of their CGWR booking, the booking is void and if the room is occupied it can no longer be claimed.

Here is an overview of what you need to know:

  • 5 hour maximum booking time for a CGWR per session
  • CGWR capacity will continue to be reduced to 50% occupancy
  • Students will no longer need to show a CGWR reservation at the check-in desk
  • All students will have a standard 40 hours per week for CGWR bookings
  • CGWR bookings will be available to be booked up to 14 days in advance
  • Students will have 30 minute to arrive for their CGWR booking. If you are more than 30 minutes late you forfeit your CGWR reservation
  • Students may study in empty CGWRs until someone with a booking arrives

To book a CGWR head to our Book a CGWR page!

Entering The SLC

What’s staying the same? 

  • The main entrance will be through the Gould St doors
  • You will need a OneCard to access the building
  • The building will only be open to Ryerson students, staff or faculty
  • You will need to show your Daily Health Screening via the RyersonSafe App
  • The Bridge Door to the Library will remain closed

What’s changing? 

  • Upon entering, you will need to tap your OneCard at a reader located in the Amphitheatre this will allow us provide contact tracing
  • You will no longer be required to book a desk to enter the SLC 
  • SLC hours: Monday to Friday: 8am to 11pm | Sunday and Saturday: Closed
  • Last entry is at 10PM
  • At check-in, we will validate My Vaccination Status as well Health Screening Status through the RyersonSafe app

Using The Space

What’s staying the same? 

  • Study carrels will be spaced with gaps in-between, with chairs available every other carrel
  • There will be 2 chairs arranged at circular study tables
  • Maximum booking time for a CGWR per session will be 5 hours
  • Limited half occupancy of CGWR’s will continue to be enforced

What’s changing? 

  • Study carrels and tables will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. They no longer need to be be booked and you do not need a reservation to enter the SLC
  • Casual seating will be reopened and available
  • Tables will be removed from the 6th floor (The Beach) and relocated to the 8th floor (The Sky)
  • Students will no longer need to show a CGWR reservation at the check-in desk
  • All students will have a standard 40 hour per week quota for CGWR bookings
  • CGWR bookings will be available to be booked up to 14 days in advance

Got A Question?

Check out our Instagram @ryersonslc for all the latest information or email slchelp@ryerson.ca and a staff member will be in touch. While at the SLC you can find our staff located at the 1st floor check in desk as well as in our Head Quarters on the 5th floor in room 516.