York International is delighted to welcome you to the vibrant YorkU community. As you embark on a new adventure of living and studying in Canada, York International is here to support your success. As the designated support office for international students, we offer crucial services and programs tailored to address your unique needs. We should be your first stop at YorkU for information about immigration issues, health insurance, working in Canada, and much more.
The new international student orientation sessions hosted by York International helps international students understand and adjust to living in Canada and address situations and questions uniquely common to this group. The orientation sessions will allow students to:
- Learn where to access essential information about immigration requirements for international students.
- Learn about social and cultural transition and ways to adapt to the new Canadian academic environment.
- Have the opportunity to develop lasting friendships with fellow students and international student peers.
- Learn how to enroll in the mandatory University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP).
- Learn key information about life on campus including safety and security at York University.
York International will offer multiple orientation sessions in Winter 2019 on York's Keele campus between January 2-4, 2019. Sessions are 2 hours long and will be held in room 280N York Lanes or 242 York Lanes.
|Week 1||January 2 (Wednesday)||January 3 (Thursday)|
|AM||Time: 10:00am-12:00pm Room: 280N York Lanes||Time: 10:00am-12:00pm Room: 280N York Lanes|
|PM||Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm Room: 280N York Lanes||Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm Room: 280N York Lanes|
You only need to register for and attend one orientation session that fits your schedule. If you are not able to register online due to a full session, please attend the international student orientation session that fits in your schedule and we will register you in person.
New to Toronto, Canada? Want to meet other students that are studying at York University? Join the York International Global Community for an Orientation Trip to Niagara Falls, one of the most famous waterfalls in the world, on Saturday, January 5, 2019 for only $49. You can bring your friends along or make new friends on the bus. Book your ticket now before spots are filled!
- Go to https://www.isx.ca/trips-and-events/niagara-falls
- Select the date: Saturday, January 5, 2019
- Pay $49 online by entering the promo code ISXLOVESYORK for a discount of $10 off regular pricing ($59).
- Receive an email confirmation with the meet-up location.
Included in the $49 ticket, you get to travel on a comfortable coach transportation with an ISX tour leader, you get to go on a wine tour and tasting, visit the Niagara Collection Outlet Mall, get a discount to explore the Skylon Tower, free time to explore Niagara Falls and more optional activities. If you have any questions about the orientation trip, email Kelly at email@example.com.
York International will offer multiple orientation sessions in Fall 2019 on York's Keele campus. Sessions are 2 hours long and will be held in room 280N York Lanes. You only need to register for and attend one orientation session that fits your schedule. If you are not able to register online due to a full session, please attend the international student orientation session that fits in your schedule and we will register you in person.
Details coming soon!
We host special orientation sessions for incoming exchange students. Details coming soon!
York Orientation Day
York University offers a wide variety of orientation programs. 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. Click here for more information.
YU START is a New Student Transition Program designed to support you as you make your way into and through your first year at York University. During this transitional program, you’ll enroll in courses, connect with fellow classmates, student leaders, faculty members and student services staff, and become more familiar with campus life, supports and resources available to you.
Faculty Specific Orientation Programs
International students are encouraged to also actively engage in campus wide orientation sessions. This helps students get their bearings around campus and to learn various requirements and expectations of all students. Note that certain faculties such as Glendon, Schulich and Osgoode also have mandatory orientation sessions - please contact your faculties for information.
College Specific Orientation Programs
Every undergraduate student is assigned to a college. Typically, college assignments are tied to your program major. Each College holds a unique orientation to provide all students with a sampling of their services, clubs, facilities, student government, and to encourage college community. Your college will contact you with more information about their orientation activities.
Move-In Day Orientation
Faculty of Graduate Studies Orientation
Graduate students can sign up for the Faculty of Graduate Studies social here. This is a great opportunity to meet colleagues from other graduate programs and to learn about a variety of academic support services available on campus to support your graduate journey.
Parent & Family Orientation
Parents and families may have questions about on campus undergraduate residences. You may visit the Residence Life page for some useful information.