YU Belong

Calling on all faculty and staff to be part of our Welcome to York Campaign!

Five YU Belong Ambassadors posing with their YU Belong buttons and lanyards in Vari Hall

Just a few of our friendly, neighbourhood YU Belong Ambassadors

Why Be a YU Belong Ambassador?

Orientation at York University serves to facilitate the transition of new students into our vibrant and diverse community. Our programming initiates their integration into the intellectual, cultural and social climate of the university. While a few dedicated groups are directly responsible for planning our orientation efforts, it is vitally important that everyone plays a role in welcoming new students, no matter how big or small.

A new student's first weeks on campus are transformative and will set the course for their years ahead. By simply being a friendly face who points out a building or helps to identify a course code, you'll be making a huge difference.  This is why we are asking faculty, staff and upper-year students to sign up to be a YU Belong Ambassador and help us welcome the incoming class.

FACULTY & STAFF - Get your YU Belong welcome package!

If you are a faculty or staff member, click on the button below and complete the form to get your YU Belong button and welcome lanyard. Please apply to be a YU Belong Ambassador when details become available. You will receive an email when your welcome package is available for pick up at the RED Zone kiosk in Vari Hall. We ask that you wear your button and lanyard throughout orientation so that you'll be easily recognizable as a YU Belong Ambassador.

Don’t forget:

  • download the orientation app so you have easy access to dates, times and locations for all orientation activities
  • get prepared to assist students by reviewing our FAQs [coming soon]

UPPER-YEAR STUDENTS, FACULTY & STAFF - Volunteer for York Orientation Day!

This opportunity is open to upper-year students, faculty and staff. Come and participate in the biggest event on campus! York Orientation Day is a full day event for all our new undergraduate students. This event will take place from [coming soon]. Students will receive an orientation to their academic program, their home Faculty,  and their college. The day will be capped off with a large Welcome Ceremony for all students in the new Lion’s Stadium!

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • helping students with wayfinding
  • serving as an usher at the Welcome Ceremony (dinner provided)