Winter Holidays with YI

Congratulations on making it through the fall term and best wishes for the holiday season!  York International has prepared this page to support you during the winter break no matter where you are in the world.

Note that York University will be closed between
Friday, December 23, 2022 and Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

Key Resources

Emergency Contacts
  • On-campus: +1-416-736-5333
  • Off-campus: 9-1-1
  • Off-campus non-emergency or anyone calling from outside of Canada: +1-416-808-2222
  • Visit the Community Safety website for more info. 
Mental Wellness Student Support 

Outside of Ontario

Keep Me Safe

Within Ontario

- Support is available in many languages!

Covid-19 Updates For news and updates, please visit the YU Better Together website.
YorkU’s Online Self-Serve Tools My Online Services
UHIP or health insurance
Global Learning
Safety Abroad

Holiday Season in the Community

York International Holiday Activities

Are you staying on or near campus this holiday break? Looking for something to do? Join us at our festive events, taking place throughout the break!

Visit the Royal Ontario Museum with York International

December 27, 2022

Register now!

Explore the Holiday Market with
York International

December 29, 2022

Register now!

Bookstore Hopping with
York International

January 3, 2023

Register now!


What's Happening in the City?

Looking for activities to do in Toronto? 

  • Check out all the festive fun happening in the city, on BlogTO. 
  • On a budget? Take a look at all these free events happening over the holidays. 
  • Take a walk and explore your neighborhood: don't underestimate the value of a simple walk. Make sure to bundle up! 

Looking to stay cozy indoors? 

  • Did you know that as a York student, you can get access to free movies through Library's electronic resources?  All you need is your Passport York login.  Connect to Criterion on Demand to begin your movie marathon! 
  • You can access other streaming options through the YU Library. 
  • Of course, you can always go back to Netflix if you haven't watched everything already. 
  • If you love to read, access the large collection of books that the York libraries and Toronto Public Libraries (TPL) have to offer.  The TPL also has a list of 38 ways you can use the library from home.  
  • Enjoy some virtual events suggested by and listed on common sites such as blogTO, and Eventbrite.  

Essential Information

Immigration Considerations

Get useful information on your immigration status and what you need to know about your study permit at this time.

Holiday Blogposts

Things to do in Toronto on Christmas and Boxing Day

Our team has put together a list of fun activities in this blog post – check it out!

Unwind and relax this holiday season!

Exam season was stressful! Lots of sleepless nights and far too much coffee…well, it’s time to unwind now, you deserve it! Take a look at some tips and tricks on ways to de-stress this holiday season.

Boxing Day - what is it?

December 26th is not just the day after Christmas! Here in Canada, we celebrate Boxing Day – check out this blog post to learn all about this holiday and what you can do to celebrate.