Winter Orientation 2019


York University offers a wide variety of Orientation programming for all new and incoming students. It is a great way to meet new people, discover campus resources, and learn all about your degree while providing you with a smooth transition into university.

Winter Orientation

Winter Orientation is for all new incoming students, including transfer and mature students, and will take place on Friday, January 4, 2019.

The winter landscape of York University's Keele Campus


Students will receive an email inviting them to RSVP for Winter Orientation via their College. A student's College is like their home away from home and serves to provide students with academic and social support throughout their time at York. Students who are unsure what College they are affiliated with can use our College Finder tool.

Schedule of Activities


College Orientation

During College Orientation, students will learn more about their program of study, specific academic services, social activities, recreational activities and facilities. Additionally, students will meet important members of their College such as the faculty, staff and the College Head.

Campus Services Fair & First Year Tour

Campus Services Fair: Students will be escorted from College Orientation to the Campus Services Fair taking place in Vari Hall from 11:30am to 2:30pm.  Here, students will have a chance to connect directly with key campus partners providing centralized services such as financial information, learning and library resources, security, transportation agencies, athletics, and health and wellness resources to name just a few.

First Year Tour: We will also be offering Keele campus tours throughout the Campus Services Fair starting at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm. These tours leave from the Vari Hall kiosk and are designed to help students get familiarized with key areas (where to eat, where to workout, where to get your YU-Card) and and to also teach students how to find classrooms, reading the campus map and understanding your course timetables.