Campus Life

A Day In The Life of a Student at Ryerson University

As a first year student at Ryerson University, everyday is a typical day. It all feels the same, the clock just keeps going around and around and nothing changes. Depressing I KNOW. But, here is a day in the life of a student at Ryerson University.

There’s the beginning of the day and the ride on the subway from the top of the subway line to Yonge and Dundas. The subway, nothing typical about the subway smell, but I know that anyone who takes the subway will agree with me on that. Getting off, you are always on the wrong end , so you have to walk all the way done to platform to leave.

The typical stop at Tim Hortons, to get that large coffee and that muffin to get you through the next 3 hours. But before going to class you have to wait for the elevators in the SLC to open, and we all know that takes forever. You just stand there waiting for the ding and hoping you’re in front of the right elevator.


These next three hours will feel like the death of you, especially those morning or night classes. It’s just not fair. So you go to class, after fighting your way around those people who refuse to move their feet and stop in the middle of the walk way and talk to each other. I mean its great they have friends but we all have places to be.

These three hours, consumed with typing notes that you aren’t really paying attention to, and trying to focus on that the professor is saying. Your mind is constantly bouncing from thought to thought, like planning out your week, the assignments you have, the amount of money you have left in your bank account and if you can really afford to get something to each with Laura after class. And then you find yourself missing something important and you ask what it was, and never get the answer so you sit for another 2 hours. Its fun, isn’t.

Once class is over, going back on the subway home, and this time its packed and you just stand there, whole body pushed in between other people and you have this annoying feeling inside and you wondering ” am I the only one who doesn’t want to be here right now”.

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Going home feels like such a struggle and you walk through the door and dinner is already and you eat and talk about how great your class was just so your parents will stop nagging you. Go to your room and you do those assignments you were thinking about during the lecture and you realized that so late and you have to get up in the morning. So you go to bed waiting to get up to do it all over again. 

For the most part being a university student is great. The freedom is nothing like it was in high school, but university is different. People don’t really care, but it is nice to be in a different world, a different environment.

What does your day look like compared to the day in the life of a student at Ryerson University? Share in the comments below!
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I am a first year student at Ryerson University. I am majoring in Child and Youth Care and minoring in Social Innovation. I love kids, and animals. I am my own person, and I have had a lot of life experiences that has shaped me to be the person I am today. I still live at home with my parents and my cat, which I love. I love cheese lol, and I'm not an active person, physical activity and I are not friends lol. I have 3 really close friends who are my everything and I am a very bubbly person.

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