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What is Orientation?

York University Orientation 2022 offers a wide variety of Orientation programming for all new and incoming students. It is a great way to meet new people, discover campus resources, and learn all about your degree while providing you with a smooth transition into university.

Orientation is for all new incoming students, including transfer, mature, international, and exchange students.

Orientation and Transition Activities

For the most up to date scheduling information for all events throughout the summer check out the Orientation and Transition Activities Ticketleap Home Page.

York Orientation DayTuesday, September 6, 2022 Person
York U Campus ToursThursdays and Fridays throughout the summer Person
York 101Various dates throughout the summerIn Person Registration:

Virtual Registration:
In Person and Virtual

Faculty or Unit Specific Orientation Events

Bethune Parent OrientationTuesday, August 167 - 8PMVirtual
Calumet - Psychology, Global Health and Health StudiesTuesday, September 61 - 6PMIn Person
Faculty of Education, BA Educational Studies OrientationTuesday, September 62:30 - 4PMIn Person
Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change OrientationTuesday, September 61 - 6PMIn Person
Faculty of LA&PS Fall 2022 OrientationTuesday, September 61 - 6PMIn Person
Faculty of Science - Academic OrientationTuesday, September 61 - 5PMIn Person
Glendon OrientationVarious events and dates-In Person and Virtual
International Parents OrientationWednesday June 29, 20229 – 11AMVirtual
International Parents OrientationWednesday, July 209 - 11AMVirtual
International Student OrientationFriday, August 269AM - 5PM (full day)In Person
International Student OrientationSeptember 7 and 1512 - 5PM (half day)In Person
Lassonde Academic Orientation DayTuesday, September 62 - 6PMIn Person
Mature & Transfer Student OrientationTuesday, August 166 - 8PMIn Person Register:

Check-in (day of):
Mature & Transfer Student OrientationThursday, August 185 - 7PMVirtual
Parents OrientationWednesday July 6, 20224 – 7PMIn person
Parents OrientationSaturday August 27, 20229:30AM – 1PMIn person  
Schulich iBBA and BBA Academic Orientation 2022Tuesday, September 61 - 8PMIn person
Social OrientationAugust 27 - September 6-HybridRegistration information pending
Stong - Kinesiology & Health ScienceTuesday, September 61 - 6PMIn Person
Stong - Nursing, Direct Entry, 2nd Entry, Collaborative, Internationally Educated NursesTuesday, September 61 - 6PMIn Person

Orientation Kits

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Orientation Videos

YORK 101

A crash course in everything you need to know for your first year at York: finances, scholarships, bursaries, resources and support services, academic ins and outs, the college system, YU Card, getting involved with clubs and organizations, tips and tricks for studying and learning online.

Watch the entire series on our YouTube channel

Zooming Through YorkU

A humorous 5 episode video series that zooms through the university student life experience, highlighting common experiences and the resources available to help students through them.

Brought to you by York's very own Vanier College Productions.

Start Zooming Through York

International Students Summer Preparation Webinars

Our pre-arrival webinars are here to help you prepare for life at York University and in Canada. Our diverse team of students bring you sessions with key information about Orientation, immigration, campus services, tips for success, a virtual journey and more!

Check them out now!




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Library Orientation

Join York University Libraries on September 7, 8, 12, 13 & 14 for Orientation Events at all our library locations at both Keele and Glendon campuses.

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