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Communications Preferences

The Faculty of Graduate Studies is committed to providing graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and staff with an informative and respectful email communications experience. Beginning fall 2015, and with the support of University Information Technology (UIT) and the Division of Students, FGS has adopted a new bulk email software to communicate important registrarial information, funding, general updates and events to the graduate community.


We recognize and understand that you receive a substantial amount of emails from various parties. Our goal is to be a leader in email communications on campus and to ensure that all mass emails from FGS are of high quality and respectful in quantity. To that end, we have developed FGSnews—a monthly e-newsletter that is modern, student-centric and conveys important information tailored to the needs of our community.

FGSnews will be released on the last Thursday of each month—12 editions annually—to help keep you informed while significantly limiting the amount of direct emails you receive.

Direct Emails

Throughout the year, you will periodically receive mass emails directly from FGS. These will address key items pertaining to your graduate experience i.e. Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) application information, registration and enrollment details, tuition updates, etc. Such emails will be limited in quantity.

How to Unsubscribe

Due to your relationship with York, you are automatically enrolled in receiving emails from FGS. You will not be sent any content that is commercial in nature, and all emails from FGS will be in accordance with York's core educational mission.

If you would like to opt-out of receiving FGS emails,  please email with your York student number, stating that you wish to opt-out. Please note that if you send such an opt-out email, you will not receive emails from FGS: you may not receive important information related to such processes as registration, enrolment, tuition and funding, including relevant deadlines. York cannot be held responsible for your failure to adhere to such important processes and deadlines if you choose to opt-out of email communication.

You can continue to stay informed by visiting the FGS homepage at or connecting with us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.