Orientation, Fall 2013

We want you to have a smooth transition to university life and have planned this orientation to help you succeed at York. We will introduce you to the academic services, social activities, recreational activities and facilities available to you, both at your college and throughout the university. We want to help you make connections.

Academic Orientation is geared to your major and is offered by the college aligned to your faculty and major:

Faculty College
Environmental Studies Founders
Fine Arts Winters
Glendon Glendon
Health Calumet Psychology, Health Informatics, Heath Management, Health Policy
Stong Kinesiology & Health Science, Nursing
Lassonde Bethune
Liberal Arts &
Professional Studies
Bethune Science & Technology Studies
Calumet Cognitive Science
Founders Anthropology, Canadian Studies, East Asian Studies,European Studies, French Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Geography, German Studies, Health and Society, History, Human Rights & Equity Studies, International Development Studies, Italian Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Linguistics, Multicultural and Indigenous Studies, Portuguese Studies,  Sexuality Studies, Social Work, South Asian Studies, Spanish, Urban Studies
McLaughlin Criminology, Global Political Studies, Law & Society, Political Science, Public Administration, Social Science, Sociology, Work and Labour Studies
New Administrative Studies, Disaster and Emergency Management, Human Resources Management, Information Technology
Stong English, Creative Writing, Professional Writing
Vanier Business & Society, Business & Economics, Children's Studies, Classical Studies & Classics, Culture and Expression, Economics, Financial & Business Economics, Hellenic Studies, Humanities, Individualized Studies, Jewish Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Social & Political Thought, undecided LAPS majors
Winters Communications Studies
Schulich Calumet
Science Bethune

Social Orientation Along with Academic Orientation, each college, through their student council, offers Social Orientation to new students, to have fun, help students make connections with each other, and start growing into a community. More details will be available on your college's web site later in the summer.

Residence Students Most residence students live in the residence building associated with their academic college. For those students who live in a different residence, we recommend that you attend the Academic Orientation aligned with your major and the Social Orientation aligned with your residence.

Parent and Family Orientation

Please join us for the University Parent & Family Orientation Program on Monday September 2nd, starting at 9:30 am in the Lassonde Building Lecture Hall A (building 19 on the campus map). Learn how you and your son/daughter or family member can smoothly transition into university life. This comprehensive, half-day session will include a welcome from President Dr. Mamdouh Shoukri and provide relevant information about York's student services.

Following the central Parent & Family Orientation, we recommend that parents attend the orientation relating to your son/daughter's College. Lunch will be provided, and parents will receive information on academic services, social activities, recreational activities and facilities related to the College.

To register for both these parent orientations (central and college), click on the relevant college link below. (If you are unsure of which college, check the table above.)

Register Date Location
Central+Bethune Monday Sept 2, 12:30 pm Bethune 320
Central+Calumet Monday Sept 2, 12:30 pm Calumet College
Founders: Central only NA NA
Glendon Monday Sept 2, 10 am or 2 pm Manor/Glendon Hall
Central+McLaughlin Monday Sept 2, 12:30 pm McLaughlin 140
Central+New Monday Sept 2, 12:30 pm  Atkinson 109
Central+Stong Monday Sept 2, 12:30 pm Stong JCR
Central+Vanier Monday Sept 2, 12:30 pm Vanier 001
Central+Winters Monday Sept 2, 12:30 pm Winters 001