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Academic Orientation

Orientation is an opportunity to get the inside scoop on York University and what to expect as a student. It is also a great way to start your academic career on the right foot.

Upon admission to York, you'll be assigned to a college. Your college affiliation is determined by your program of study. If you live in residence, you'll be assigned to the college affiliated with that residence. It is important to know your college affiliation since your orientation will occur at the college level.

Your first experience with your college will be through academic orientation. Colleges run orientation days at the beginning of the academic year. During your academic orientation you'll learn valuable information relevant to your program of study. Additionally, you will be introducted to the academic services, social activities, recreational activities and facilities available to students, both at the college level and throughout the University.

We recommend that you attend academic orientation hosted by the college affiliated with your program.

Get more information, find out which academic orientation you should attend and register online.

Other Student Orientations

In addition to your college's academic orientation, they also host a social orientation that helps students connect with each other and start to grow into a community. Details are available on your college's Web site.

York also offers orientations for mature and transfer students, students with disabilities, international students and LGBT students. Learn more on the Student Community & Leadership Development Web site.