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Getting to Know YU

Getting to Know YU is a reach-ahead program designed to support high school students who are thinking about a university as a potential pathway after high school. The program gives grade 9 and 10 students from participating schools exposure to a variety of academic and recreational activities at York University through remote engagements to get them to consider university as a future pathway.

Participants of the program will:

  • Be paired with a current York University peer-mentor
  • Explore learning opportunities beyond high school
  • Invited to engage in and attend student-life events (i.e. Varsity games, social clubs, etc) at York University
  • Become aware of how to prepare and apply for university
  • Learn about the many career paths available to them with a university degree

Imagine yourself as York University student!


Getting to Know YU will partner with faculties and departments throughout the York University Campus, as well as school boards and community organization to promote the outreach and wrap around support for participants which include their families. Please click the links to learn more about the events that are being offered. Events are added to the list weekly so please check often.

Monthly Mentorship Sessions will take place on the last Wednesday of every month from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm.

Please be sure to register for each event at least ONE day before the event date. Zoom links for online sessions will be sent via email to registered guests on the morning of the event.

Student-Life events (i.e. colleges, clubs)

Sports and recreation events

All students registered in Getting to Know YU must abide by the York University Code of Student Students Rights & Responsibilities.

Thank-you to our Partner Schools:

George Harvey Collegiate Institute Westview Centennial Secondary School
James Cardinal McGuigan Catholic High School Emery Collegiate Institute