- Obtain your immigration documents
- Activate your Passport York account (student account for e-mail, finances, grades).
- Find suitable accommodations
- Participate in Global Connections webinars
- Sign up for on-campus orientation and new international student orientation
- Enroll in courses; undergraduate or graduate
- Sign up for your YU-Card. Online photo uploading is available from June through August only.
C) Arriving At YorkBelow is a list of helpful services for you when you arrive at York!
- International student welcome booths will be located at key locations around campus to assist new international students in navigating the large campus as well as learn about the various resources offered by York International. Booths will be located at Vari Hall, Student Centre, Complex I, Complex II, Pond Residence and Glendon. More details coming soon.
- Residence/Housing Office contacts (Keele & Glendon)
- For more information visit the Red Zone
- If you aren’t arriving before the start of classes, there are a couple of things you can do.
- If you’re only arriving a few days late, have no fear! That shouldn’t have a major impact on your studies. You don’t need to let York International or your faculty know, but you may want to let Housing know you’ll be checking in late. Find out more on the Housing website (under the Planning for Move-in Day tab).
- If you think you’ll be arriving later than that or you think you may need to defer your acceptance to York, talk to your faculty Academic Advisor or the Registrar’s Office. You can find more info about the deferral process. Questions about deferring? The Registrar’s Office can help!
B) At The Airport
- Letter of Introduction from the Canadian Consulate or High Commission: This is the letter you receive from the visa office if you applied, and have been approved, for a study permit. It is sometimes called the letter of introduction or introductory letter. Officially, it is called the Port of Entry (POE) Introduction Letter.
- Valid passport, with Temporary Resident Visa (TRV)/entry visa (if required).
- Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) (if required)
- Original or copy of your letter of acceptance from York University. Evidence of financial support.
- List of items that you are sending separately (if applicable). Have this list stamped by an Immigration Officer.
- Letters of reference or other documents recommended by the Canadian embassy, consulate or high commission.
- Record of Health Immunizations (if required)
All the necessary information about orientations at York can be found here
E) Trouble Enrolling in Courses?
Check out the resources on YU Start on how to register for courses. You can add, drop and change your courses online at My Online Services. For more complex questions, contact your Faculty Academic Advisor.*Please note, York International cannot add, drop or change your course enrolment.
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 enrol 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.