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Celebrating York Spirit Day!

Once a year, the York community is invited to participate in festivities where we celebrate and recognize the students, staff, faculty, course instructors and alumni who continue to make positive change.

As a university with a community spirit that is second to none, we are excited to show our #YUSpirit by wearing York University colours (red, white or blue) and gear.

This year, we are excited to offer events, activities, treats and giveaways including a giant flag drone photo, community tree planting, bubble soccer, food pop-up shops, club fairs, photo booths, a community art mural, yoga sessions, pop-up games and more!

Join us for York Spirit Day on October 4, 2023 at the Keele and Glendon campuses to celebrate our community excellence.

Events Map

Events Calendar

Past Celebrations

YU Spirit Day 2022

Red and White Day 2019

Ways to show your #YUSpirit

students with mascot

Use our Spirit Day Instagram Stickers

Sharing any stories about York U Spirit Day? Use some of the York branded Instagram GIF Stickers! Search "YORKU" in the GIF Widget and add them to your content.

Download Zoom Backgrounds

Share your pride virtually this year with a selection of York U Spirit Day themed Zoom backgrounds! Click on the image below to open the background and then save it to your computer to upload to Zoom.

Post photos displaying your pride with #YUSpirit on social media!