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Orientation Information for Parents/Family and Students


York and New College Orientation (Academic and Social) for New Students


Start your education off right by joining us at the new student academic orientation.  Student Orientation is open for all incoming New College students (domestic, international, exchange, transfer and mature).

As a new student, you probably have a lot of questions about university, your classes and student life. York is a big place, but what’s great is that there are lots of options and opportunities. New College is your home community within the larger university.

The Office of the Master and New College Council will help you get settled and will provide support throughout your academic career. We will also introduce you to broader supports within the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS).

At Academic Orientation, you will:

Please be aware that Academic Orientation is an essential program for all new students, and attendance is mandatory.


Who Should Register:

All students who are enrolled in the following degree programs:


Register Now:

Fall Academic Orientation

(courses starting in September)

Date: September 8, 2015

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Accolade West 109 for Administrative Studies (BAS and BDEM)
Accolade West 206 for Human Resources Management and Information Technology (BHRM, BA ITEC and BAS ITEK)

Register through YU Start


** Early Bird Registration Prize for Academic Orientation **

Winter term - Register by December 1 and you could win a $50 gift certificate to spend at the YorkU Bookstore!

Summer term - Register by April 15 and you could win a $25 gift certificate to spend at the YorkU Bookstore!

Fall term - Register by August 15 and you could win a $100 gift certificate to spend at the YorkU Bookstore!

The winner of the Early Bird Prize will be announced at Academic Orientation. The winner must be in attendance to receive a prize.

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International Students Orientation

As the central support to international students at York University, York International (YI) is looking forward to welcoming New College international students!

York International will be offering a special International Student Orientation Session to address the unique needs of international students. At this session international students will:

As an international student, it is mandatory for you to participate in this special session.


Mature Students Academic Orientation

As the central support for mature students at York University, Atkinson Centre for Mature and Part-Time Students (ACMAPS), in collaboration with New College, invites you to attend Mature Student Orientation. The event will include:

Mature students in all areas of study are welcome to attend this event.



Social Orientation

Join New College Council (your student council) for Social Orientation. Students living both on and off campus are all invited to be a part of this grand kickoff for New College. There will be tons of events, games and activities where you can meet other new students before classes start.

2015 Frosh Program

Please Note: Social Orientation is hosted by New College Council (your student council) and is a different event from the College and Academic Orientation above which is mandatory.

2014 Orientation Video: 2013 Orientation Video:



Parents & Family Orientation

Saturday, September 5, 2015


10:00 am - 12:00 pm

New College specific Parent & Family Orientation + Question and Answer period
Atkinson Building, #33 on the map

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Complimentary lunch
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Central Orientation
Vari Hall , #30 on the map

For more information, please visit:


To register, please visit:



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