Winter Orientation 2020


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 international and exchange students.

Winter Orientation activities:

  1. International and Exchange Student Orientation - Sunday, January 5 or Thursday, January 9
  2. Campus Services Fair and Tour - Tuesday, January 7, 2020
  3. College Orientation - Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The winter landscape of York University's Keele Campus

Campus Services Fair and Tour

The Campus Services Fair will take place in Vari Hall on Tuesday, January 7 from 1 - 3:30pm. Students will have a chance to connect directly with key campus partners who provide centralized services including:

  • Athletics & Recreation
  • Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education
  • Community Safety
  • Financial Services
  • Health Education & Promotion
  • Housing & Conference Services
  • Learning Commons
  • Learning Skills Services
  • Student Counselling & Development
  • The Writing Centre
  • York Federation of Students
  • York International


Additionally, guided tours will be available and departing from the RED Zone kiosk at the centre of Vari Hall. There is no need to book ahead for a tour, just be at the Vari Hall kiosk for one of the following start times:

  • 12:30pm
  • 1:30pm
  • 2:30pm

College Orientation and Registration

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.


College AffiliationDateTimeLocationDetails and Registration
BethuneTuesday, January 7, 20205:30 - 7:00PMBethune College, Room 320 (BC 320)Register Here!
CalumetTuesday, January 7, 20208:45am - 11:15amStong College, Dining Hall Register Here!
FoundersTuesday, January 7, 202011:00AM - 12:50PMFounders College, Room 305 Register Here!
GlendonTuesday, January 7, 2020TBATBATBA
McLaughlinTuesday, January 7, 202011:00AM - 12:30PMMcLaughlin JCR, Room 014Register Here!
NewTuesday, January 7, 202011:00 am - 1:00 pm109 AtkinsonRegister Here!
StongTuesday, January 7, 20208:45am - 11:15amStong College, Dining Hall Register Here!
VanierTuesday, January 7, 202011:00am to 12:45pm001 Vanier CollegeRegister Here!
WintersFriday, January 17, 202012:00 - 1:30Winters JCR #012Register Here!

*The information above will be updated soon! Keep checking back!