Residence Students

Visit the 2018 Residence Move-In Information page for complete details, things to bring and not bring checklists, and the YorkU Undergraduate Residence 2018-19 Facebook Group.

What is Residence Life?

Living in residence is an incredible opportunity to connect with other students, develop friendships, learn and get the most out of your university experience. Residence living fosters academic success, engagement and personal development. The residence experience is about community, learning about yourself and others, and growing from new experiences. Our Residence Life staff looks forward to getting to know you. They provide support, guidance, and various social and educational activities that contribute to a memorable and rewarding residence experience.

We encourage you to take an active role in shaping your experience. Get acquainted with your home away from home including the staff working within it and fellow residents sharing this journey with you. Participate, contribute positively to the community, respect others, and step outside of your comfort zone. Reach out if you need assistance. Become involved in one of the many residence leadership opportunities available to you.

We hope that residence will be the perfect place to start and end each day as you pursue your academic endeavors and that you’ll agree that residence is more than just a room!

To find out more about Residence Life at York, please go to our website at

What can a student expect from Residence Orientation?

Residence Orientation opens with residents having a House Meeting at 3:30pm with fellow students that will be living in their House and their Don. During this House Meeting residents will be introduced to the University and equally importantly to each other and some of the people that they will be living with during the school year.

Following the House Meetings, residents will then go to Tait MacKenzie to learn more about residence and meet other residents from across campus.  This portion of Residence Orientation really brings out the pride that a resident will have for their residence and for York.

We close with an outside BBQ and some music.

What are the benefits of attending Residence Orientation?

Residence Orientation is the very first opportunity that a resident will have to meet the people in their community that will be playing a key role in their university experience. Attending Residence Orientation allows walls of nervousness to be broken down and friendships to be made.  It is the opportunity to see who will be playing a key role in your residence experience and learning about what it means to be a resident, a student and a York Lion.

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