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Bethune Orientation Week starts Saturday Aug 26

Bethune Orientation Week starts Saturday Aug 26

Hey Y’all,

Congratulations on your acceptance to York University, and welcome to Bethune College! As enthusiastic members of the York community and Bethune College Council, we wanted to take a moment to highlight the incredible benefits of participating in Bethune Orientation Week. This thrilling week of events is designed to provide you with an unforgettable introduction to life at York and help you create lasting memories as you embark on your academic journey. Allow us to share with you why joining Orientation Week at York University is an opportunity you would want to take advantage of!

  1. Build Connections: Orientation Week is all about building connections. It's a chance to meet fellow incoming students who share your excitement, hopes, and dreams. You will bond through many activities, sports, and games throughout this exciting week.
  2. Discover Resources and Services: York University boasts a wide range of resources and services tailored to support students in their academic and personal growth. Orientation Week is your chance to learn about these valuable resources firsthand. From academic advising and career services to mental health support and extracurricular opportunities.
  3. Engage in Exciting Events: Orientation Week at Bethune is synonymous with excitement and fun. The jam-packed schedule features a diverse range of events, including theme parties such as Bethune’s Silent DisGLO, cultural celebrations, sporting activities, our formal Boat Cruise event, and calmer events for instance Painting into the Sunset. These events provide a dynamic and inclusive environment where you can let loose, have fun, and relax, enjoying new experiences, before the start of your first year. 
  4. Become an Active Member of the Community: This is your chance to enter York as an active member of the community and start your journey, whether you decide to fight injustice through our many clubs, or you want to make a difference for students in the YU community, some may just want to show up to Bethune events and have fun in Jcr and Jacs throughout the year. All in all, we want you to be a part of the community in some way shape, or form.

In conclusion, Orientation Week at York University is an incredible opportunity for you to jump-start your university experience on a high note. By joining this exhilarating event, you'll connect with like-minded individuals, explore the campus, discover valuable resources, engage in exciting events, gain essential skills, and become an active member of the York community. We can personally attest that participating in Orientation Week will lay the foundation for a rewarding and transformative university journey.

How to get started?

The first step would be heading over to the Bethune Dragons' website here: and purchasing a kit. Our kit includes a Special T-Shirt that matches Bethune and the theme of O-Week, a branded water bottle to keep folks hydrated, a high-quality drawstring bag, and many more items. This kit is also your entry to O-Week, from there just keep an eye on our Instagram @Bethunecollege for updates on what to expect. 

For more information, you should follow @Bethunecollege on Instagram and check out our website

Feel free to email us for any inquiries at

The Bethune O-Chairs, 

Farid and Brook.