“Your Little Guide to…” is a series – for students, by students – to help you navigate our SLC and make the most of all that it has to offer.
If you ask me, starting university was nothing short of exhilarating, inspiring and some days, simply overwhelming. It’s important to remember that there are countless resources to support you, including this short guide to help you out! Discover how the Student Learning Centre can best serve you with my floor-by-floor breakdown of the building. Welcome to: SLC 101.
The first floor is the perfect spot for anyone looking to meet up with some friends. Grab a coffee from Starbucks before class or check out any of the events happening in the Amphitheatre throughout the school year.
The second floor is known as the bridge and it’s the SLC’s link to the Library and the rest of campus. It connects to Ryerson University Library & Archives (RULA), Kerr Hall, the Podium Building (POD), Jorgenson Hall and the Rogers Communications Centre (RCC). Insider’s tip: use it to avoid the cold Toronto weather this winter by getting around campus indoors!
The third floor of the SLC is the innovation hub. Broaden your horizons and learn some news skills at RULA’s Digital Media Experience Lab (DME). If you have a business idea, stop by Sandbox by DMZ to see how you can bring it to fruition. No previous experience is required, everyone is welcome!
The fourth floor is home to Student Learning Support (SLS) which offers a range of services to help students improve their academic skill set. Don’t hesitate to use the support services – they’re here to help you! I really wish I’d started going sooner as they are super helpful when writing essays. Check out everything they have to offer and book an appointment today!
The fifth floor is the perfect spot for getting work done! Book a Collaborative & Group Work Room (CGWR) online and study with your friends, or use the open work space for some solo study time. The seminar rooms located on this floor are meant to encourage out-of-class learning and can be booked by Ryerson students, staff and faculty for this purpose. Keep an eye on the digital signage above the elevators for information on what’s scheduled.
The sixth floor is known as “The Beach” because of its casual vibes and open concept. It’s the perfect spot to hang out with some friends or as a place to pass time until your next class. Dying to watch the next episode in the series you’re binging on Netflix? Curl up on one of the beanbags for an hour and get cozy.
The seventh floor is the SLC’s designated quiet floor. Stay focused in this calming environment or take advantage of the silent study space for maximum focus. This is perfect place to go to tackle any assignment!
The eighth floor is the highest floor in the building. It is perfect for collaborative and
individual study, with 20 CGWRs available to book. The natural lighting and amazing panoramic view of the city definitely makes this my favourite floor of the SLC.
Congratulations, you’ve just completed SLC 101.
Written by student blogger Danielle Howson