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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.

Any questions regarding Academic Orientation can be sent by email to

LA&PS Summer Orientation – May 4, 2023!

Are you an incoming student (including transfer, mature, international, and exchange students) starting at LA&PS this Term?

During Summer Orientation, you will learn more about the LA&PS community, have the opportunity to connect with your peers and learn about the many academic services, financial resources and supports available to you.

Participating in Orientation is highly beneficial for all new students and attendance is strongly recommended.

About LA&PS Winter Orientation

Summer Orientation will be held at Founder’s Assembly Hall which is located at Founder’s College 152 (FC 152).

Join other students and staff to learn more about the resources and supports LA&PS can offer. Learn about academic advising, financial help, experiential learning, and other important opportunities.

How do I register?

Register now for May 4 Summer Orientation Day.

Where do I go?

Founders Assembly Hall (152 Founders) is located inside the Founder’s College building. Watch for the signage.

What time is Orientation?

Our Faculty Welcome will begin at 12:30 p.m. but we encourage you to check-in at 11:00am. Join us for lunch starting at 11:30am. Our orientation program will end at 3:30pm.

How do I get to Keele Campus?

Find a handy guide for driving to and taking transit to campus on Transit & Driving directions.

Is Orientation Mandatory?

Orientation is not mandatory, but your attendance is highly encouraged as it will support your first year at York.

What if I can't make it to Orientation?

We'll miss you! If you can't make it to orientation we will have excellent programming and events and events throughout the Summer and Fall/Winter term that you can attend.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to connect with us at:

What are the COVID Protocols?

We will adhere to all the directives from the University. For up-to-date information please visit the Better Together website.

Where do I go if I'm an International Student?

As an International Student in the Faculty of LA&PS, you are more than welcome to join us on May 4. We also encourage you to attend York International Orientation and more information can be found on their website.

Please visit the York International website for your unique schedule.

Summer Orientation Schedule

11:00 a.m. –11:30 a.m.Arrival and RegistrationFounder’s Assembly Hall (FC 152)Registration will take place in Founder’s Assembly Hall. Please make sure to have your ticket from Eventbrite ready to be checked in. There will be staff on campus to help you find where you need to be.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.LunchFounder’s Assembly Hall (FC 152)Join us for lunch and use this opportunity to connect with your peers and your Colleges team.
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Faculty WelcomeFounder’s Assembly Hall (FC 152)As you start your journey at York University, we want to officially welcome you to the Faculty of LA&PS community! You quickly learn there are so many people and services on-campus to help you succeed.
1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.Session 1 – Paths to Academic SuccessFounder’s Assembly Hall (FC 152)Join us to learn about how you can make your academic journey at LA&PS a successful one, by connecting with our academic support team which includes peer tutors and academic advisors. 
1:50 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.Session 2 – Work, Earn and LearnFounder’s Assembly Hall (FC 152)Join our session to explore Work Experience, and learn about Internships, study abroad, placements, awards and bursaries and working on-campus. We will also cover the range of career supports to help you with career exploration and connecting with employers.
2:40 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.Services FairVanier Renaissance Room (VC001)We will walk everyone to the Vanier Renaissance Room located in the Vanier College building. Here, you will have the opportunity to connect  and speak one-on-one with the many services and support that you will have access to as a Faculty of LA&PS student here at York. This includes our international team, the writing centre, accessibility services, financial services and many more!

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

Register Now!

Register to attend Orientation or email us if you have any questions at