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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 lapscolleges@yorku.ca.

LA&PS Winter Orientation - January 6, 2023!


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

At orientation, incoming students 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 like academic services, financial resources along with other important tools to ease the transition to university life.

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


About LA&PS Winter Orientation

Winter Orientation will be held at Curtis Lecture Hall which is located at 125 Campus Walk.

Campus Map (PDF)

Join other students, staff and Faculty 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 Friday, January 6 - Winter Orientation Day.

Where do I go?

Curtis Lecture Hall is located at 125 Campus Walk. Watch for the signage. It very is very close to the Booster Juice, Tim Hortons, and Starbucks.

What time is Orientation?

LA&PS Orientation begins at 1:00 p.m. and will run until 4:00 p.m.

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.

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 throughout the Winter term that you can attend.

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?

Please visit the York International website for your unique schedule.

Winter Orientation Schedule

TimesActivityLocationDescription
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.Arrival and RegistrationCurtis Lecture HallRegistration will take place in Curtis Lecture Hall. Please make sure to have your ticket from TicketLeap ready to be checked in. There will be volunteers all over campus to help you find where you need to be.
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Faculty of LA&PS WelcomeCurtis Lecture Hall – Room IAs 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.
1:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.Meet your Program!Vari HallThis session will give you the opportunity to connect with someone from the York community, so you are able to learn more about your academic program.
2:40 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.Conference Rotation IVari Hall1. Paths to Academic Success
Vari Hall A
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.

2. Work, Earn & Learn
Vari Hall B
Join our session to explore Work Experience, and learn about Internships, study abroad, placements, and working on-campus. We will also cover the range of career supports to help you with career exploration, and connecting with employers.
3:20 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.Conference Rotation IIVari Hall1. Paths to Academic Success
Vari Hall A
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.

2. Work, Earn & Learn
Vari Hall B
Join our session to explore Work Experience, and learn about Internships, study abroad, placements, and working on-campus. We will also cover the range of career supports to help you with career exploration, and connecting with employers.
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.SCLD SocialVari Hall

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 Winter Orientation or email us if you have any questions at lapscolleges@yorku.ca.