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First-Year Experience

We know that starting university can be both exciting and overwhelming, and our goal is to provide you with all the necessary info and resources to make your transition as smooth as possible.

We are here to support you every step of the way!

All First-Year students in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) are automatically enrolled in our First Year Experience eClass site where you will not only find answers to your questions, but also find Upper year students, professors, and our Student Engagement team there ready to tell you all about your program, the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS) and York University.

This site is packed with information to help you make a smooth transition into your studies and will be a vital stepping stone on your way to LA&PS Orientation Day on Wednesday, August 28.

How to access the First Year Experience eClass site:

You'll need a Passport York username and password to login to eClass.

First time logging in?

The first time you access eClass, you'll be prompted to confirm your email address. Once you've entered your email we'll send you a quick email to that address. You'll need to follow the instructions in that email to confirm and then you'll be all set up to receive announcements from eClass. If you do not confirm your email address you will get stuck on your profile page until the confirmation link sent to that email is clicked. 

Find your course

On the top of the eClass site, you will see a couple of menu options. Click on the My courses text, this will take you to a new page with a list of all your courses on eClass that have been made available to you including the First Year Experience eClass site.

Program Highlights

  • A comprehensive guide to your first year at York as a LA&PS student
  • FYE mentors ready to answer all your questions and help you access academic, well-being, and professionalization supports across York
  • A complete calendar of events, important dates, and reminders for first-year students

  • Information about your programs and first-year courses
  • Connection to professors and students from your program (where available)
  • Access to specialized communities for first-year students who are international, mature & transfer, or undeclared majors


Welcome to LA&PS

What is the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies in relation to York University?

Student Life at LA&PS

Resources and information catered to help you maximize your student experience beyond the classroom.

Essential Supports for LA&PS Students

Learn about the importance of the Student Financial Profile, awards, bursaries, and more.


Please don't hesitate to email any questions you may have about your first year at York to us at