Start of Class

Start of Class

Navigate the beginning of classes with resources that will support your success, development and well-being as a York student.


To-do’s for a smooth start to the winter term:


FINALIZE YOUR CLASS SCHEDULE

Review your course enrolment and add, drop or switch courses, before finalizing your schedule.


MAKE NOTE OF IMPORTANT DATES

Add Important Dates to your calendar to help you keep track of deadlines.


SEEK ADVICE ABOUT YOUR ACADEMIC DECISIONS

Get support in making informed and thoughtful decisions about your academic journey by connecting with your Faculty’s Academic Advising Office.


SETUP YOUR TECHNOLOGY

Visit the Students Getting Started page for information about your student computing needs, such as eClass, Passport York, wireless access and others.


FIND YOUR WAY AROUND

Visit the Coming to Campus page to find your way around York’s campuses.


GET YOUR YU-CARD

The one card you need to access various supports (e.g. library, recreation facilities, exams etc.) across campus.


PAY ANY OUTSTANDING FEES

Check your student account for outstanding fees and due dates.


Academic Success

Reach your academic goals with services designed to help you succeed.


Learn About Your Study Options

Use the Study Options website to map out how you want to study or pursue learning experiences abroad, including credential programs with other institutions, academic exchanges and more.


Confirm Your Degree Progress

See your grades and track your progress towards your degree with the Degree Progress Report.


Apply To Graduate

If you're taking your final courses to complete your degree this winter, it’s time to apply to graduate!


Tap Into Various Resources To Support Your Studies

Learn how to navigate York University Libraries’ (YUL) through the YUL Undergraduate Orientation. Find a range of resources by using Omni, the libraries’ all-in-one academic search tool. Learn to create a podcast, explore virtual environments or borrow audio-visual tools from the new Media Creation Lab. You can also rent books online from the YU Bookstore, order supplies and York swag.


Access Any Necessary Academic Accommodations

Reach out to Student Accessibility Services if you have temporary or permanent conditions (mental health, learning, sensory, mobility, medical) that impact your inclusion in academic life at York. Note that you need to register as soon as possible in order to get set up for the beginning of the term.


Learn About Your Rights & Responsibilities

Learn about the Code of Student Rights & Responsibilities and how the Office of Student Community Relations can support you through your university experience. Familiarize yourself with York’s Policy on Academic Honesty and other Senate policies governing your time here.


Learn About The Office Of The University Ombudsperson

The Office of the University Ombudsperson provides an impartial and confidential service to assist students who have been unable to resolve their concerns about University policies, procedures and/or practices through other means.


Student Life & Community

Student life is at the heart of York’s community and we offer many opportunities to get involved, get active and build connections that will last well beyond your degree.


Sign Up For York Orientation

We are here to help you get settled into university life through a variety of programming, such as YU Orientation where you will meet new people, discover resources and get to know your college.

Incoming and returning international students can register for the International Student Orientation.


Check Out Food Services

Looking for a place to eat and drink between classes? Find your options on campus.


Get Active With Athletics & Recreation

Access athletic facilities, aquatics, recreation & well-being programs to stay physically and mentally healthy. Check varsity student-athletics, sports clubs, intramural sports, group exercise classes, and many more offered by Athletics & Recreation.


Engage In Student Life

Get the most out of your university experience with Student Community & Leadership Development's array of tools, programs and workshops.


Join Student Clubs & Organizations of Your Interest

Browse YU Connect to find student clubs and organizations that speak to you.


Make Connections with Residence Life

Are you moving into residence? Welcome! Visit the Housing Services website to learn about how to move in, what to bring and more. Get to know the others living in residence by connecting with your don.


Mature or Part-time Student? Sign Up for Upcoming Events

If you are a mature or part-time student, check out the Atkinson Centre for Mature and Part-time Students (ACMAPS) that offers annual Orientation events, the Mature Student First-Year Experience Program, peer-to-peer mentoring and various workshops.


Connect With The Centre For Indigenous Student Services

The Centre for Indigenous Student Services (CISS) offers culturally appropriate support services to a diverse Indigenous student population. The main office, located at 246 York Lanes, and the second location Skennen’kó:wa Gamig, “the House of Great Peace,” provide welcoming, safe and supportive spaces for Indigenous students, faculty and staff to come together.


Learn About Successful Remote Learning

Read the YU Blog’s Remote Learning 101 series to get online learning tips from students and learn about academic resources. The Online Learning Protocol for York University Students provides best practices and protocols, including technical requirements and available software and videoconferencing do’s and don’ts.


Financial Support

Use these services and resources to learn more about financial assistance throughout your degree.


Learn About Changes to OSAP When You Graduate

If you’re finishing your studies and have OSAP funding, learn about OSAP loan repayments, grace periods and continuing interest-free status.


Maintain Your OSAP

Dropping/adding a course, providing incorrect information, having a change in your income and other factors affect your OSAP. Learn how to report changes.


Apply For Additional Financial Support

Consider applying for York’s Bursary Program to supplement your primary sources of funding, such as OSAP, government assistance from other provinces, employment, and parental/spousal support.


Get Your OSAP

If you haven’t yet, you can still apply for OSAP. Follow these steps: I’m Ready to Apply for OSAP.


Consider Working While Studying

Gain valuable work experience and contribute to university life, while earning money, through one of our Work/Study employment opportunities.


Mental Health & Well-Being

Prioritizing your mental health and emotional well-being will help you enjoy your student experience.


Take Care Of Your Health & Well-being

For counselling support, Keele and Glendon students can attend in-person, walk-in sessions or book virtual, same-day appointments at Student Counselling, Health & Well-being or the Accessibility, Well-being and Counselling Centre. They offer services, including individual and group counselling, as well as workshops focused on topics such as self-care and compassion, mental health, substance use and more.

York students can access keep.meSAFE, a free 24/7 service that offers online resources and phone lines to connect with mental health professionals, in multiple languages. Students in Ontario can also reach out to Good2Talk via phone or text any time for professional counselling and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being.


Contact The Office of Student Community Relations (OSCR)

If you’ve been impacted by critical incidents, facing personal crises or multiple complex issues with a view to fostering a positive learning environment, reach out to the Office of Student Community Relations (OSCR). OSCR also ensures student compliance with the Code of Student Rights & Responsibilities (The Code), managing and resolving conflicts amongst students.


Get Support From The Centre For Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education (The Centre)

The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education is the first point of contact for survivors who have experienced sexual violence (including gender-based violence). The team works to help determine what support will work best for certain circumstance and assists every step of the way.


Check Your Health & Dental Plans

The York Federation of Students offers a comprehensive student health and dental plan to undergraduate students. If you have comparable insurance, you can coordinate your benefits or opt-out for a refund. Students beginning their studies in January 2023 have an opportunity to opt-in/out until February 3, 2023.


International Student Support and Services

York International offers support to international students in their office located at 200 York Lanes.


UHIP

Learn about the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) – a healthcare plan for students at universities in Ontario.


Global Peer Program

Moving to a new country can be challenging! Make that transition easier by joining York International’s Global Peer Program, and meet students going through similar experiences. You will be paired with an upper year student who can  guide you through your first year at York.


International Student Advising and Immigration Support

If you have questions about your study permit, immigration or other international student concerns, get assistance in-person or online.


Practice Your English Language Skills

The English as a Second Language Open Learning Centre (ESL OLC) can help you improve your English with support available in reading, writing and speaking.


Mental Health & Well-Being

Prioritizing your mental health and emotional well-being will help you enjoy your student experience.


Take Care Of Your Health & Well-being

For counselling support, Keele and Glendon students can attend in-person, walk-in sessions or book virtual, same-day appointments at Student Counselling, Health & Well-being or the Accessibility, Well-being and Counselling Centre. They offer services, including individual and group counselling, as well as workshops focused on topics such as self-care and compassion, mental health, substance use and more.

York students can access keep.meSAFE, a free 24/7 service that offers online resources and phone lines to connect with mental health professionals, in multiple languages. Students in Ontario can also reach out to Good2Talk via phone or text any time for professional counselling and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being.


Contact The Office of Student Community Relations (OSCR)

If you’ve been impacted by critical incidents, facing personal crises or multiple complex issues with a view to fostering a positive learning environment, reach out to the Office of Student Community Relations (OSCR). OSCR also ensures student compliance with the Code of Student Rights & Responsibilities (The Code), managing and resolving conflicts amongst students.


Get Support From The Centre For Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education (The Centre)

The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education is the first point of contact for survivors who have experienced sexual violence (including gender-based violence). The team works to help determine what support will work best for certain circumstance and assists every step of the way.


Check Your Health & Dental Plans

The York Federation of Students offers a comprehensive student health and dental plan to undergraduate students. If you have comparable insurance, you can coordinate your benefits or opt-out for a refund. Students beginning their studies in January 2023 have an opportunity to opt-in/out until February 3, 2023.


Career Education & Development

Career Education & Development helps you develop skills, gain experience and build your career confidence and self-management skills.


Learn About Yourself

Check out the My Career Exploration Guide & Workbook, a self-directed, 24/7, on-demand learning module, to help you reflect on your personality, interests, values, skills and other factors that assist in making confident career decisions.


Engage In Job Search Success

Career Education & Development offers specialized supports to help you with your job search, resumé and cover letter writing, interview skills, LinkedIn profile and more!


Explore Your Career Path

Explore your career options, learn how to research and identify the opportunities available after graduation. Create a career goal that inspires you and visit the What Can I Do With My Degree? resource to explore options by program of study.


Talk To Someone About Your Career Goals

Drop by the Career Lounge tto get an overview of Career Education & Development’s services from one of our career peers. Get answers to your career-related questions and support in your job search.


Reflect On Your Goals And Gain Tools For Success

Becoming YU allows you to set meaningful goals that align with who you are and what you want to learn. Gain the tools for success, building skills, relationships and opportunities that you can leverage when applying for future personal, academic and personal experiences.


Build Skills & Gain Experiences

Learn to articulate the skills you have and develop new skills and experiences through attending employer events, such as employer recruitment sessions and career fairs. There are also opportunities to connect with professionals in your field of interest through Connecting YU.


Student Life & Community

Student life is at the heart of York’s community and we offer many opportunities to get involved, get active and build connections that will last well beyond your degree.


Sign Up For York Orientation

We are here to help you get settled into university life through a variety of programming, such as YU Orientation where you will meet new people, discover resources and get to know your college.

Incoming and returning international students can register for the International Student Orientation.


Check Out Food Services

Looking for a place to eat and drink between classes? Find your options on campus.


Get Active With Athletics & Recreation

Access athletic facilities, aquatics, recreation & well-being programs to stay physically and mentally healthy. Check varsity student-athletics, sports clubs, intramural sports, group exercise classes, and many more offered by Athletics & Recreation.


Engage In Student Life

Get the most out of your university experience with Student Community & Leadership Development's array of tools, programs and workshops.


Join Student Clubs & Organizations of Your Interest

Browse YU Connect to find student clubs and organizations that speak to you.


Make Connections with Residence Life

Are you moving into residence? Welcome! Visit the Housing Services website to learn about how to move in, what to bring and more. Get to know the others living in residence by connecting with your don.


Mature or Part-time Student? Sign Up for Upcoming Events

If you are a mature or part-time student, check out the Atkinson Centre for Mature and Part-time Students (ACMAPS) that offers annual Orientation events, the Mature Student First-Year Experience Program, peer-to-peer mentoring and various workshops.


Connect With The Centre For Indigenous Student Services

The Centre for Indigenous Student Services (CISS) offers culturally appropriate support services to a diverse Indigenous student population. The main office, located at 246 York Lanes, and the second location Skennen’kó:wa Gamig, “the House of Great Peace,” provide welcoming, safe and supportive spaces for Indigenous students, faculty and staff to come together.


Learn About Successful Remote Learning

Read the YU Blog’s Remote Learning 101 series to get online learning tips from students and learn about academic resources. The Online Learning Protocol for York University Students provides best practices and protocols, including technical requirements and available software and videoconferencing do’s and don’ts.


International Student Support and Services

York International offers support to international students in their office located at 200 York Lanes.


UHIP

Learn about the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) – a healthcare plan for students at universities in Ontario.


Global Peer Program

Moving to a new country can be challenging! Make that transition easier by joining York International’s Global Peer Program, and meet students going through similar experiences. You will be paired with an upper year student who can  guide you through your first year at York.


International Student Advising and Immigration Support

If you have questions about your study permit, immigration or other international student concerns, get assistance in-person or online.


Practice Your English Language Skills

The English as a Second Language Open Learning Centre (ESL OLC) can help you improve your English with support available in reading, writing and speaking.


Academic Success

Reach your academic goals with services designed to help you succeed.


Learn About Your Study Options

Use the Study Options website to map out how you want to study or pursue learning experiences abroad, including credential programs with other institutions, academic exchanges and more.


Confirm Your Degree Progress

See your grades and track your progress towards your degree with the Degree Progress Report.


Apply To Graduate

If you're taking your final courses to complete your degree this winter, it’s time to apply to graduate!


Tap Into Various Resources To Support Your Studies

Learn how to navigate York University Libraries’ (YUL) through the YUL Undergraduate Orientation. Find a range of resources by using Omni, the libraries’ all-in-one academic search tool. Learn to create a podcast, explore virtual environments or borrow audio-visual tools from the new Media Creation Lab. You can also rent books online from the YU Bookstore, order supplies and York swag.


Access Any Necessary Academic Accommodations

Reach out to Student Accessibility Services if you have temporary or permanent conditions (mental health, learning, sensory, mobility, medical) that impact your inclusion in academic life at York. Note that you need to register as soon as possible in order to get set up for the beginning of the term.


Learn About Your Rights & Responsibilities

Learn about the Code of Student Rights & Responsibilities and how the Office of Student Community Relations can support you through your university experience. Familiarize yourself with York’s Policy on Academic Honesty and other Senate policies governing your time here.


Learn About The Office Of The University Ombudsperson

The Office of the University Ombudsperson provides an impartial and confidential service to assist students who have been unable to resolve their concerns about University policies, procedures and/or practices through other means.


Mental Health & Well-Being

Prioritizing your mental health and emotional well-being will help you enjoy your student experience.


Take Care Of Your Health & Well-being

For counselling support, Keele and Glendon students can attend in-person, walk-in sessions or book virtual, same-day appointments at Student Counselling, Health & Well-being or the Accessibility, Well-being and Counselling Centre. They offer services, including individual and group counselling, as well as workshops focused on topics such as self-care and compassion, mental health, substance use and more.

York students can access keep.meSAFE, a free 24/7 service that offers online resources and phone lines to connect with mental health professionals, in multiple languages. Students in Ontario can also reach out to Good2Talk via phone or text any time for professional counselling and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being.


Contact The Office of Student Community Relations (OSCR)

If you’ve been impacted by critical incidents, facing personal crises or multiple complex issues with a view to fostering a positive learning environment, reach out to the Office of Student Community Relations (OSCR). OSCR also ensures student compliance with the Code of Student Rights & Responsibilities (The Code), managing and resolving conflicts amongst students.


Get Support From The Centre For Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education (The Centre)

The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education is the first point of contact for survivors who have experienced sexual violence (including gender-based violence). The team works to help determine what support will work best for certain circumstance and assists every step of the way.


Check Your Health & Dental Plans

The York Federation of Students offers a comprehensive student health and dental plan to undergraduate students. If you have comparable insurance, you can coordinate your benefits or opt-out for a refund. Students beginning their studies in January 2023 have an opportunity to opt-in/out until February 3, 2023.


Academic Success

Reach your academic goals with services designed to help you succeed.


Learn About Your Study Options

Use the Study Options website to map out how you want to study or pursue learning experiences abroad, including credential programs with other institutions, academic exchanges and more.


Confirm Your Degree Progress

See your grades and track your progress towards your degree with the Degree Progress Report.


Apply To Graduate

If you're taking your final courses to complete your degree this winter, it’s time to apply to graduate!


Tap Into Various Resources To Support Your Studies

Learn how to navigate York University Libraries’ (YUL) through the YUL Undergraduate Orientation. Find a range of resources by using Omni, the libraries’ all-in-one academic search tool. Learn to create a podcast, explore virtual environments or borrow audio-visual tools from the new Media Creation Lab. You can also rent books online from the YU Bookstore, order supplies and York swag.


Access Any Necessary Academic Accommodations

Reach out to Student Accessibility Services if you have temporary or permanent conditions (mental health, learning, sensory, mobility, medical) that impact your inclusion in academic life at York. Note that you need to register as soon as possible in order to get set up for the beginning of the term.


Learn About Your Rights & Responsibilities

Learn about the Code of Student Rights & Responsibilities and how the Office of Student Community Relations can support you through your university experience. Familiarize yourself with York’s Policy on Academic Honesty and other Senate policies governing your time here.


Learn About The Office Of The University Ombudsperson

The Office of the University Ombudsperson provides an impartial and confidential service to assist students who have been unable to resolve their concerns about University policies, procedures and/or practices through other means.


Learning Support

Get the support you need with studying, research, classroom work and more.


Improve Your Learning Skills

Learning Skills Services supports students in building skills for academic success, such as effective study strategies, time management, academic reading and much more. Make use of online resources, join a workshop, or visit the department. York’s libraries also offer help with general or research questions by connecting you with librarians.   


Learn About Successful Remote Learning

Read the YU Blog’s Remote Learning 101 series tto get online learning tips from students and learn about resources, such as The Learning Commons, libraries and eClass. The Online Learning Protocol for York University Students provides best practices and protocols, including technical requirements and available software and videoconferencing do’s and don’ts.


Find A Study Space

Study spaces are now available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Bronfman, Frost, Scott and Steacie libraries. Bookings continue to be required for group study rooms and some bookable quiet study spaces on the second and third floors of the Scott Library.


Learning Support

Get the support you need with studying, research, classroom work and more.


Improve Your Learning Skills

Learning Skills Services supports students in building skills for academic success, such as effective study strategies, time management, academic reading and much more. Make use of online resources, join a workshop, or visit the department. York’s libraries also offer help with general or research questions by connecting you with librarians.   


Learn About Successful Remote Learning

Read the YU Blog’s Remote Learning 101 series tto get online learning tips from students and learn about resources, such as The Learning Commons, libraries and eClass. The Online Learning Protocol for York University Students provides best practices and protocols, including technical requirements and available software and videoconferencing do’s and don’ts.


Find A Study Space

Study spaces are now available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Bronfman, Frost, Scott and Steacie libraries. Bookings continue to be required for group study rooms and some bookable quiet study spaces on the second and third floors of the Scott Library.


Financial Support

Use these services and resources to learn more about financial assistance throughout your degree.


Learn About Changes to OSAP When You Graduate

If you’re finishing your studies and have OSAP funding, learn about OSAP loan repayments, grace periods and continuing interest-free status.


Maintain Your OSAP

Dropping/adding a course, providing incorrect information, having a change in your income and other factors affect your OSAP. Learn how to report changes.


Apply For Additional Financial Support

Consider applying for York’s Bursary Program to supplement your primary sources of funding, such as OSAP, government assistance from other provinces, employment, and parental/spousal support.


Get Your OSAP

If you haven’t yet, you can still apply for OSAP. Follow these steps: I’m Ready to Apply for OSAP.


Consider Working While Studying

Gain valuable work experience and contribute to university life, while earning money, through one of our Work/Study employment opportunities.


Career Education & Development

Career Education & Development helps you develop skills, gain experience and build your career confidence and self-management skills.


Learn About Yourself

Check out the My Career Exploration Guide & Workbook, a self-directed, 24/7, on-demand learning module, to help you reflect on your personality, interests, values, skills and other factors that assist in making confident career decisions.


Engage In Job Search Success

Career Education & Development offers specialized supports to help you with your job search, resumé and cover letter writing, interview skills, LinkedIn profile and more!


Explore Your Career Path

Explore your career options, learn how to research and identify the opportunities available after graduation. Create a career goal that inspires you and visit the What Can I Do With My Degree? resource to explore options by program of study.


Talk To Someone About Your Career Goals

Drop by the Career Lounge tto get an overview of Career Education & Development’s services from one of our career peers. Get answers to your career-related questions and support in your job search.


Reflect On Your Goals And Gain Tools For Success

Becoming YU allows you to set meaningful goals that align with who you are and what you want to learn. Gain the tools for success, building skills, relationships and opportunities that you can leverage when applying for future personal, academic and personal experiences.


Build Skills & Gain Experiences

Learn to articulate the skills you have and develop new skills and experiences through attending employer events, such as employer recruitment sessions and career fairs. There are also opportunities to connect with professionals in your field of interest through Connecting YU.


International Student Support and Services

York International offers support to international students in their office located at 200 York Lanes.


UHIP

Learn about the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) – a healthcare plan for students at universities in Ontario.


Global Peer Program

Moving to a new country can be challenging! Make that transition easier by joining York International’s Global Peer Program, and meet students going through similar experiences. You will be paired with an upper year student who can  guide you through your first year at York.


International Student Advising and Immigration Support

If you have questions about your study permit, immigration or other international student concerns, get assistance in-person or online.


Practice Your English Language Skills

The English as a Second Language Open Learning Centre (ESL OLC) can help you improve your English with support available in reading, writing and speaking.

Stay Informed

 

  • Keep your contact information up to date and remain subscribed to York emails to receive important notifications that impact your studies. Returning students should note that if you previously unsubscribed, you are automatically resubscribed at the beginning of each term.
  • Watch for your weekly enewsletter, This Week @ York, every Tuesday for important dates, workshops, activities and key events in the York community.
  • Read what students have to say about academic success, student life, finances, careers, well-being and much more on the YU Blog. Everyone is encouraged to join the conversation!
  • Tap into SAVY, your student virtual assistant, to answer questions at any time on over 500 topics. Access SAVY on eClass, through York’s websites or scan the QR codes around campus.
  • Check the York U Safety App to stay in the know about the University's safety resources, security services and emergency alerts, including closures due to weather.