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Student Community & Leadership Development

The Centre for Student Community & Leadership Development (SCLD) is here to help students get the most out of their university experience. We offer an array of tools, guidance, programs and workshops to ensure your growth and engagement in student life. You'll find everything from first year orientation programming, nutrition, health and wellness to community building, leadership and learning skills.

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Students at York Orientation Day at York Stadium

York University Orientation 2021

York University Orientation 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. Scroll through the site and we are sure you'll find the right orientation activities and events for you.

The York 101 Video Series 2021

YORK101 Video Series

Get a head start on your first year at York University. 

Current students give you the inside scoop on a variety of topics. From enrolment and tuition, to colleges, campus tours, orientation, and so much more. 

New videos drop every Tuesday all summer long.

Adapting to Studying Remotely

What COVID-19 resources does York offer?

Explore the supports and services we have in place for students making the transition to online learning and social/physical distancing.

Student Resources

Learning Skills Services

Need academic help?

Let Learning Skills Services help you manage your time, keep up with your readings, study more effectively, and much more.

Hone your academic skills

Health Education and Promotion

Health and wellness concerns?

Let the Health Education & Promotion experts help. They offer a range of support dealing with sleep, sexual health, physical health, nutrition, mental health, and alcohol and other drugs.

Explore the healthy life

Questions About Clubs

Have questions about clubs?

SCLD is home to 350+ student clubs and organizations. Find a club you're interested in or learn how to start your own.

Learn more about student clubs

Student Guide to Remote Learning

Have questions and concerns about remote/online learning?

We've created this guide to help you find the resources and supports to successfully navigate being a remote learner.

Get answers to your remote learning questions

York 101 Video Series

New to York?

Take a crash course on everything you'll need to know in order to have a successful first year by watching our YORK 101 video series on YouTube.

Watch the YORK 101 video series

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