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York Orientation Day/ Academic Orientation

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Details to follow.

Parent Orientation at Winters College

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Details to follow.


Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Welcome to York University!

Academic Orientation introduces new students in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design [AMPD], Educational Studies from the Faculty of Education, and the Department of Communication Studies to academic life at York University.

This session will provide incoming students with the pertinent information that will ensure their transition into York University happens smoothly. It will introduce students to academic services, social, recreational and athletic activities, and facilities available to them at Winters College, in their faculty and throughout the university. We want our students to feel comfortable here, and make their time spent at York University memorable.


Time: 1:00 PM
Locations: CIBC Lobby in Accolade East (building #92 on the campus map)
Cost: Everything is free, however the cost of parking will not be covered.

You are encouraged to bring a reusable bottle and take advantage of the many refill stations available on campus! York is bottle free! 

You can register once you have created your Passport York Account.

Parent Orientation at Winters College

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

You are invited to Parent & Family Orientation on Saturday, September 3, 2016. You will have opportunities to learn about York University and the services and resources available to your student.

The program will include a warm welcome from our senior administration, a student transition play as well as a student success panel. You will learn how you can play a supportive role in your student’s success as they embark on this new chapter filled with both challenges and excitement. Learn about transportation, security, residence as well as other support services through first hand interaction with our campus partners at the Campus Services Information Fair. We also offer an optional financial information session to learn about ways to fund academic studies.  Winters College will be hosting a lunch at their student’s College, where you will have the opportunity to meet with the College Master and receive information about academic support services, social activities, recreational activities, and facilities related specifically to their College and program.

For more information please visit:

Parent Orientation

This is also Residence Move-In Day! No need to worry, our student leaders and volunteers will help them move in ALL of their belongings.

Day Breakdown

York-Wide Parent Orientation

Time: Arrive 9:30 AM, Session Runs 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Lassonde (building #19 on the campus map)

Winters College Specific Parent Orientation

Time: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Winters Dining Hall (building #53)
Cost: All sessions are free, lunch is included. However the cost of parking will not be covered.

Student Social Orientation (Frosh Week) at Winters College

Saturday, September 3rd to Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Lina Iacobelli & Angelica Grospe
O-Chair & Assistant O-Chair

Purchase your FROSH KIT at:

More information available at:
Snapchat: Wintersfrosh     Instagram: Winterscandyshop:  Twitter: WinFroshSocial

Frosh Week Schedule 2016- CLICK HERE

Orientation Handout - CLICK HERE