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YorkU Homecoming

Homecoming 2013

September 26 – 29 is THE time to be at York U! The campus will be in full celebration mode so plan to be here to cheer on the Lions, connect with your college, check out what's new, attend lectures by leading York alumni and professors, and eat fantastic food!

Some of our planning is still being finalized, so check back often for updates. We'll be adding new events and activities as they're confirmed.

Register here

Event Listing:

Event Schedule:

Thursday, September 26
  • Career Coaching Workshop If you're looking for the next step in your career and wondering how the world of social media fits, join Alan Kearns, Canada's Career Coach and founder of CareerJoy, Canada's Career & Leading Coaching Company, as he leads you through this interactive workshop on managing your personal online brand. For more information, please visit our website.
    • 8 to 10 am – Complimentary Breakfast SessionToronto Board of Trade, The Wost Ballroom, 4th Floor (77 Adelaide St. West, Toronto).

  • Campus Alumni Breakfast will take place at the Kaneff
    Tower, Room 519. The Breakfast is a fun outing where you can meet other campus alumni, catch up with old friends and celebrate York while enjoying great food. As hosts of the event, the Alumni Relations Team is looking forward to thanking you for your ongoing contributions and incredible support of all things York! And don’t forget -- wear red & white to be eligible for door

  • York University Alumni Association Annual General Meeting and Mixer will take place at the Toronto Board of Trade, 77 Adelaide St W, Toronto ON M5X 1C1
    • 6:30 to 7:15 pm – AGM
    • 7:15 to 9:30 pm – Mixer

  • Sports Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony.
    • 6 pm – Reception
    • 7 pm – Dinner

Friday, September 27

  • Career Conversations Panel: Careers in Sports and Wellness will take place at York Keele Campus from 1 to 3 pm. Registration opens September 1st. For more information, please visit our website.

  • Women's Rugby Game York vs. Trent, 7 pm on the Rugby Field (Keele Campus, adjacent to York Stadium).

Saturday, September 28

  • York Circle Lecture & Lunch Event A special Homecoming edition of The York Circle, a signature lecture series that features York's leading professors and notable alumni talking about their latest research and topical issues. The event will take place at the Life Sciences Building (Keele Campus).
    • 9 to 10 am – Registration
    • 10 to 1:45 pm – Lecture and Lunch

  • Pre-Game BBQ with The Faculty of Health, Stong and Calumet College Alumni and friends of the Faculty and Colleges are invited to attend a barbecue before the Homecoming football game, 12- 2 pm, outside Calumet College. Please click here to RSVP for this event.

  • Football Game
    Cheer on the York Lions as they take on the Ottawa Gee Gees. The game is at York Stadium on our new turf field - Ian MacDonald Blvd (Keele Campus). Come for the game, Food Trucks, face painting and more! The first 500 fans will receive a commemorative Homecoming t-shirt.

    Enter to win an ultimate 10-day trip to Australia for two brought to you by Travel CUTS & Topdeck Travel for those 18-39 years of age. Complete a ballot inside the main entrance of York Stadium to be randomly selected as 1 of 5 contestants at half-time to participate in the contest. No purchase necessary. Contest open to residents of Canada, excluding Quebec who are between the ages of 18-39.
    • 11:30 am – Ticket Sales Open
    • 1 pm – Game

    Ticket Pricing
    York Alumni: Free (with Alumni Card)
    York Students: Free (with Student ID)
    Youth under 13: Free
    York Staff, Non-York Students, Seniors over 55: $7 (with ID) Adults: $10

  • Bethune, McLaughlin, New, Calumet, Stong and Vanier Colleges The Colleges look forward to seeing their alumni at the football game!

  • Bethune, McLaughlin, New and Winters Alumni Visit your College after the football game for a reception and BBQ!

  • Men's Rugby Game Alumni Exhibition Inter-Squad Game, 5:30 pm on the Rugby Field (Keele Campus, adjacent to York Stadium). Non-ticketed event.

Sunday, September 29

  • Alumni Family Day at Glendon Campus Visit the Glendon Campus for a free BBQ, talks and a presentation of digitized Pro Tem Newspaper. We look forward to seeing you at Glendon this fall. RSVP to or call 416.487.6821
    • Location: Sky Room, Centre of Excellence. Glendon College, 2275 Bayview Ave, Toronto ON M4N 3M6
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    • Time: Noon to 4 pm

Looking for Accommodation? Reserve at guest room in the Executive Learning Centre (ELC) at the Schulich School of Business. Contact us now to make your reservation for this year's Homecoming: at 416-650-8300 or

Did you know?

York University has over 250,000 alumni worldwide