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Your Orientation Experience

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 our quaint Toronto alcove.

Craft your orientation experience by participating in any or all of the following opportunities.

Remember, Glendon Orientation Day is a mandatory day for all incoming students!

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email studentaffairs@glendon.yorku.ca

Pre-Orientation Activities

You’re invited to our social event at Glendon or online! It’s the perfect way to ask questions, meet other students and have fun!

August 23 – 26

GL U Prep (formerly JumpStart) is a summer program designed to help you start university on the right foot. Over the course of the week, you’ll discover some tips to adjust to the academic demands of university life, develop techniques for more effective study, and adapt to your new environment.

Orientation Activities

Formulaire d'inscription: Session de rattrapage de l'orientation / Registration Form: Make-Up Orientation

23 septembre / September 23 11:00 – 12:30 PM - Sign in at the Centre of Excellence Séance dans le A101 | Session in YH A101

August 27

Parent Orientation: 11 AM – 12:30 PM

Services Fair: 1 PM – 3 PM

Since parents, guardians, and family are important supports for students throughout their university careers, we offer this session to connect with them and answer their questions. Topics discussed include campus security, orientation, food services, student life, financial aid, and OSAP. This will be followed by a Services Fair where you can meet and chat with different services available at Glendon!

August 27th – September 5th

Frosh Week is your biggest opportunity to get involved, meet new people, and take part in student-run events, and more! Stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 

Glendon Orientation Day gets your first year at Glendon started!

It’s a mandatory day that features the need-to-know information about student life, services, and resources on campus and will get you even more excited to start your life as a Glendonite. You’ll meet your GL Zone Peer Mentor who will be a guide through your first year and get the ins and outs of your program from your professors.


Heure/TimeGlendon Orientation DayLocation
12 PMStudent Arrival and Sign-inGlendon Centre of Excellence
1 PM – 2 PMGlendon Opening CeremonyGlendon
2 PM – 3 PMAcademic orientationGlendon (multiple rooms)
3 :15 PM – 4 PMGet to know your peer mentorGlendon (multiple rooms)
4:15 PMDinnerGlendon Cafeteria
5:15 PMTravel to KeeleShuttle bus
6 PM – 8 PMYork Orientation CeremonyKeele campus

Glendon Orientation: September 1, 10 AM – 12 PM

York International Orientation (all York students): August 26, or September 7, or September 15 

This orientation is designed specifically for students from outside of Canada, including international, exchange, and dual degree. Learn about the mandatory University Health Insurance Plan (please do not buy your own health insurance!), international student services at the Glendon and Keele campuses, Canadian academic and socio-cultural norms, and the International Club.

We remind you that this orientation session is MANDATORY for all international and exchange students (starting in September 2021) and those in the dual degree program in International Studies and Business Administration (iBA/BBA) offered through a partnership with emlyon business school.

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