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Create Your First Year Experience at Glendon

Welcome to Glendon 101! This is your hub for all things Glendon, developed BY and FOR students, to welcome you to campus. From emails to videos, events, and helpful tips, you’ll find everything you need to feel ready for this next stage of your life. Follow our social media channels (FacebookInstagramTwitter), and don’t forget to check your e-mail inbox!

After You’ve Accepted Your Offer…

When you accept your offer through MyFile, you can book your appointment at the same time.  For more details, including how to set up your Passport York, your zoom account, and complete your language assessment, see here.


Forwarding your email address ensures that you receive all important communications for new students throughout the summer and first year.

  1. Go to mail.my.yorku.ca
  2. Log in to your Google Apps account using your Passport York username and password
  3. Click on the gear icon in the top-right corner of your inbox
  4. Select Settings from the drop-down menu
  5. Click on the Forwarding and POP/IMAP at the top of the page (in blue)
  6. In the Forwarding section, click on the Add a Forwarding Address button
  7. Enter your preferred email address (Gmail, Hotmail, etc.) and follow the prompts
  8. York’s Gmail will send your preferred email address a confirmation message. Click on the link provided in the message to complete email forwarding set-up

  • Join the GL Zone peer mentors and other new students on GL Connect! There is a group specifically for incoming students, join the group here.
  • Login to YU START. YU START is a New Student Transition Program designed to support you as you make your way into and through your first Year of York University

To help familiarize you with all the resources and services Glendon and York have to offer we have made you a personalized Resource Guide.

It contains all the main services you need to know, links to their websites and their contact information.

After Your Advising Appointment…

If you need more help, contact Student Financial Services by email. For a quick resource on what the deposit is and how to pay it, check out this PDF: Registration_Deposit_EN.

What is it?

  • The $300 registration deposit is part of the tuition fees to confirm your place in the classes you enrol in.
  • It unlocks tools and services you will need to prepare for the start of classes and to continue through your courses.

When do I have to pay it?

  • It must be paid by the 15th of the month following the date you began enrolling in courses.
  • Except if you enrolled on August 1st or later, you must pay the deposit 10 days after you enrol in your first course.How do I pay it?
    • From a Canadian bank account:
      • Contact your financial institution to set up your bank account for telephoneonline or in-person
      • The company name/payee is York University, and the account number is your York student number.
      • Payments from a Canadian Bank Account take about 1-3 business days to be processed.
    • From a foreign bank account:
      • Option 1: Western Union
      • Option 2: CIBC International Student Pay
      • These websites are already set up to make payment directly to York University.
      • They allow you to make a bank transfer from your foreign bank account to your student account.
      • The account number is your York student number.
      • Payments from a bank outside of Canada take about 1-3 weeks to be processed.

Not sure if you’d like to live in residence? Check out #ProjectHilliard. Submit your application by May 1 to be guaranteed a spot. FAQs.

For more information on residences, click here »

York has its own webpage dedicated to inform students about all things OSAP, so make sure to visit https://osap.yorku.ca/. The sooner you apply for OSAP, the sooner you’ll get your funding. Once that’s done, fill out your Student Financial Profile in August to be matched up with bursaries based on your financial need. Remember that you’ll need to complete your Student Financial Profile once for the Fall and Winter semester and once for the summer.  

The Student Financial Profile (SFP)

  • SFP is a multi-purpose online application form that is used to apply for scholarships, awards, bursaries, and on-campus employment programs. It must be filled out at the start of every academic year (once for Fall and Winter and once for Summer), in order to be eligible for above-mentioned opportunities.

If you need more help, contact Student Financial Services by email.

The Accessibility, Well-Being and Counselling (AWC) Centre offers a variety of services for Glendon students. These services include free personal counselling and accessibility services for students with learning disabilities, mental health disabilities, or physical, sensory, and medical disabilities. 

Participating in the various orientation programs at Glendon opens the doors to key campus services, resources, and staff that make our community truly one of a kind. There is so much to learn about studying and living in and around Glendon. See all orientation information here.

After Glendon Orientation Day…

GL Zone is a peer mentor program designed to assist you with your transition and support the Glendon community. Every student is paired with a mentor who will be your point of contact throughout the year. Remember your peer mentors are students just like you and are here to help you acclimatize. Feel free to ask questions, reach out to them for support and attend their activities throughout the year.

There are many services available to you as a current student, check them out here.