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.

York U Orientation will take place September 2 - 10. Faculties and colleges/student councils will be hosting various events throughout the week.

September 2 - First Year Residence Move In, Parent & Family Orientation and Residence Orientation

September 6 - York Orientation Day: Meet new and senior students from your major program. Get to know peer mentors and professors. Explore the campus. Then, attend the official York's Welcome Ceremony! 

September 7 - FIRST DAY OF CLASS

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Why not check out our YORK 101 content? Learn everything you need to know to own your first day with new information and advice added weekly throughout the summer.


Students will receive an email inviting them to register for 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.

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