Frosh leaders holding purple banners that read Robot House

Closing Ceremonies

Closing Ceremonies will wrap up this year’s online Frosh with everyone getting together, looking back on the fun times in the week. People that won events and houses that won the most points will be announced and the raffle/auction winners from Shinerama will be revealed. With Frosh coming to a close, it means classes are…

Students in coveralls jumping in mid air

Shinerama

It’s our time of the week to give back to the community. Shinerama is an annual fundraiser hosted by post-secondary schools across the country in the hopes of raising funds and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis. This year, Shinerama will be virtual and packed with fun events where you can donate to see your leaders do very cold but spicy challenges?? Grab a phone, computer, laptop or IBM PC and come watch some fun challenges. This is a great way to meet your fellow froshies, become best friends with your leaders and most importantly raise money for charity.

Marina in New Zealand

n00n3r!? in New Zealand

n00n3r!? In New Zealand is the second round of n00n3r!? activities for the week and will be taking all the submitted solutions to the challenge given from Monday to the stage (stream) to be judged by everyone. Like with the n00n3r!? In Alaska, we had to play around with the time-zones for it to still make sense. This time frosh and frosh leaders can both submit entries to try and get their house some points. Like the last n00n3r!?, the most complex, creative and astounding entries will get the most points but any submission will get you something so put yourself out there and give it a try!

Blue and red dye mixing in water

Bob RESS

Bob Ross loved to share The Joy of Painting with people and we want to do the same. Except we can’t give you a canvas… Or paints… Or any brushes… But we can give you a computer drawing program for you and all of your house-mates to draw on and 10 minutes to recreate some artistic masterpieces together. Of course, you’ll be judged on many criteria for points against the other houses but now would be a good time to go watch some Bob Ross techniques if you want to score big.

Group of students sitting while one student stands with hands in air

Untalent Show

Are you talented? Are you untalented? So are we! At the Untalent Show, we’ll be showing off people’s talents as well as people’s lack thereof. Can you sing Wonderwall perfectly while hanging upside down? Can you juggle produce while reciting their barcode number backwards? No? Didn’t think so. But you can give that or many other things a try at the Untalent Show. Try things that other people are good at or show off something of your own for others to try (as long as they won’t hurt themselves). Talents AND untalents can win points for their house.

Frosh leaders in a circle

Rye Gouldberg Competition

A typical Rube Goldberg machine is a machine designed to perform a simple task in a very convoluted, complicated way. As you are all aspiring engineers, we figure it would be a fitting challenge to have you construct a Rye Gouldberg machine. Which is a Rube Goldberg machine that is made without physically interacting with the other people you’re building it with.

Frosh leader dropping an egg device

Jackbox / Movie Night

Mingle around with your fellow froshies and frosh leaders while you watch a movie or play some Jackbox games. The games are run entirely from your leaders so all you need to join is something that can access the internet. You’re already in online Frosh so that should be set. Use your phone, computer, laptop or whatever you prefer. Games can be casual or if you want to be a bit more competitive and challenge some other houses to games, you could earn your house some precious points early before some of the big competitive events happen.

Engineering students smiling under RESS tent

EngExpo

EngExpo is a showcase of the many student groups, design teams, course unions and more that are around Ryerson Engineering. Groups attending will have introduction videos to show you what they’re all about, members to ask questions and resources to look at if you’re interested in the team. If you want to get a look at everything ryEng has to offer throughout your years here, this is the best place for it. Many teams will have sign ups available so you could even get involved in one (or more) before your first official class.

Lots of students playing on drums in the quad

Opening Ceremonies

With Academic Orientation and the Writing Skills Test completed, Opening Ceremonies will introduce what the rest of Engineering Frosh is going to be. Learn about the events to come, how to navigate the online platform being used (Discord) and get introduced to your house-mates for the rest of the week.