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Academic Orientation

As a new student starting university, it's common to have questions about classes, student life and more. At orientation, incoming students (domestic, international, exchange, transfer and mature), will be introduced to their degree program, College resources, as well as social, recreational and sports activities. Academic orientation will also include York University resources such as various academic services, financial resources along with other important tools to ease the transition to university life.

Please be aware that Orientation Day is a highly beneficial program for all new students and attendance is strongly recommended.

Any questions regarding Academic Orientation can be sent by email to

As a high school graduate entering University, I was really excited but also really nervous. The York University community and campus is very large and can be daunting. I worried about getting lost and being late for classes. There were so many more academic responsibilities and there were so many new skills to develop! Fortunately, as soon as I entered my College to attend the first year academic orientation I found myself in a welcoming community!"

— Jodie Chinnery
3rd Year, Human Rights & Equity Studies

Orientation Schedule - September 6, 2022

12:00pm - 1:00pmRegistration
1:00pm - 2:15pmLA&PS Faculty Orientation & Support Services

Welcome to the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS)! This session will present key information that will assist you in your transition to York University, how to navigating Faculty supports and resources, provide you with an opportunity to meet your fellow students, and connect with on-campus supports.
2:15pm - 2:30pmBreak 
2:30pm - 3:25pm Academic Program Orientation

This session will provide an overview of your academic program. Students will get tips for academic success and career exploration. Then, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and meet faculty, staff and fellow students in the same program.
3:25pm - 4:00pmFirst-Year Student Experience Panel

This session will provide you with insights from LA&PS students and answer frequently asked questions on how to have a successful first year.
4:00pm - 4:45pmMix & Mingle

Get to know your peers and the LA&PS community.
4:45pm - 5:45pmDinner 
5:45pm - 6:05pmTravel to Lion's Stadium
6:30pm - 8:30pmWelcome Ceremony

Check-In Locations

When you arrive on campus, please head to a check-in location that corresponds with your program below to register for Orientation.

Please view York University's Interactive Keele campus map, to find your check-in location.

Business Economics
Cognitive Science
Commerce (Accounting)
Commerce (Business Research)
Commerce (Business Technology Management)
Commerce (Finance)
Commerce (Human Resources Management)
Commerce (Management)
Commerce (Marketing)
Commerce (Supply Chain Management)
Creative Writing
Disaster & Emergency Management
Financial & Business Economics
French Studies
German Studies
Human Rights & Equity Studies
Italian Studies
Portuguese & Luso-Brazilian Studies
Public Administration
Social Work
Speech & Language Sciences

Information Technology

Children, Childhood & Youth
English & Professional Writing
Law & Society
Professional Writing

African Studies
Business & Society
Gender & Women's Studies
Health & Society
Interdisciplinary Social Science
International Development Studies
Sexuality Studies
Undecided Major
Urban Studies
Work & Labour Studies

Black Canadian Studies
Classical Studies
Communication & Media Studies
Culture & Expression
East Asian Studies
Global Political Studies
Hellenic Studies
Human Resources Management
Indigenous Studies
Individualized Studies
Jewish Studies
Religious Studies

Register Now!

Register to attend your first-year Academic Orientation or email us if you have any questions at