Orientation 2020


York University offers a wide variety of Orientation programming, all online in 2020, 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.

Find out where you should be on York Orientation Day



2020 York Orientation Day Welcome Ceremony

Join in the fun on social media using #YOD2020 and watch for your posts on our social media wall!

Fall Virtual Orientation 2020
Orientation Week will run from September 5-13 and will be hosted by the various Colleges and Faculties online at York.  For more information about the various Orientation programs as well as how to register please see the link below:



Note: Please see the College Finder tool  to determine which Orientation Week to sign up for as you should be attending the week affiliated with your academic program.

Other Important Dates:

September 7 - LABOUR DAY

September 8, 10:45 - 11:45am - 2020 YORK ORIENTATION DAY WELCOME CEREMONY
Find out where you should be for York Orientation Day

September 8, 1 - 4pm - FALL 2020 VIRTUAL SERVICE FAIR
Join us for an exciting day showcasing community partners, resources, and supports on campus.
Register and get complete event details

September 9 - CLASSES START

Orientation Resource Guide

Starting classes at York University in September? Check out these essential academic and financial supports as well as information about getting involved on campus and accessing student services.

Orientation Resource Guide

Academic Advising

Academic Advisors provide academic support and assist you with making informed and thoughtful decisions about your academic pathway as you progress towards your degree.

Learning Skills Services

Learning Skills offers a variety of drop-in workshops and one-on-one coaching opportunities, designed to support your academic success.

Library Services

Books, journal articles and other resources can be searched and accessed on the library's home page.

Receive guidance with writing, citations, learning skills, time management, english language communication support, and career skills.

View modules on academic skills, research strategies, and writing support with SPARK.

Writing Centre

Book an appointment with an instructor who can provide support with research strategies, organizing notes, improving grammar, and citation support.


Learn how to navigate Moodle, access course information, and communicate with other students.

Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Explore the different awards, scholarships, and bursaries available to York students and learn how you can apply for the financial support that is right for you.

Ontario Student Assistance Program

Discover the different types of funding the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) offers and whether this financial aid program is suited for you.

Student Clubs & Organizations

YU Connect is York's online system for community involvement. Connect with student clubs and organizations, sign-up to participate in events and programs, and document your involvement through a Co-Curricular Record.
EMAIL: yuclubs@yorku.ca

YU Intramural Sports

Intramural sports offer organized recreation sports for York students to
stay active and find community on campus. Join a team and learn the different ways you can get involved.

Student Accessibility Services

Learn how Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides support for all students with temporary or permanent disabilities. Students may request an attendant. notetaking, and interpreting services to aid them during the school year.
EMAIL: sasinfo@yorku.ca

Student Counselling & Development

Student Counselling & Development (SCD) provides confidential individual counselling, group counselling, and workshops for York students.
PHONE: 416-736-5297

The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education

The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education responds to reports, offers professional support and referrals, and educates the community about sexual violence.
PHONE: 416-736-5211
EMAIL: thecentre@yorku.ca

York International

York International (YI) supports international students upon their arrival to York, Immigration, Work, Finances and Health Care. Domestic & International students who wish to study aborad may also connect with YI.
PHONE: 416-736-5177
EMAIL: yiinfo@yorku.ca