This Week @ York for Week of January 6, 2020

Welcome Back

  • In this special edition of This Week @ York, we are focusing on Back-to-School resources and support services available to new and returning students as we begin the new academic session. January is always busy, so it is important to make sure you are ready to start the term on the right foot. Visit the Current Students website to access all the resources you need and to learn about events that will help ease the transition into the Winter 2020 Term!

  • York University’s Winter Orientation Week events run until Thursday, January 9 with a Campus Services Fair and Tour where students can meet campus partners who provide centralized services for students. If you are a Glendon student, Glendon Winter Orientation Day is on Tuesday, January 7.

  • Connect and register with your college on Tuesday, January 7 and continue to check on your College’s page throughout the year to see if there are any events that can connect you to other students. Community support helps during stressful times! You may find some college-specific events to join, including academic workshops and social events.
    Not sure which college you are in? Try the college finder for more information.


  • The beginning of the Term is always a good time to sit down with an Academic Advisor! Visit the Academic Advising website to find your advisor and don’t forget to drop by the Pop-Up Advising Fair on Thursday, January 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Vari Hall, Lassonde and Glendon’s Centre for Excellence.

  • It’s never been easier for you to get your student records in order ahead of the new term with My Online Services! The site links you to the many self-serve options available, including enrolment letters, transcripts and your student financial account so that you can get what you need, when you need it, from wherever you are almost any time of the day.

Careers Support

  • Register for the second annual Experiential Education (EE) Symposium! This event showcases experiential education at York and celebrates the achievements of students and faculty who have participated in EE. Listen to the panel, visit a tabling session and connect with other students to learn about all the benefits of participating in EE Tuesday, January 21, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, January 22, 9 a.m. to noon, Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building Room 1014.

Health & Wellness

  • We encourage you to check out the following applications to support a mentally healthy campus as we kick off the Winter Term:

    • Big White Wall, a free online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-guided programs and creative outlets that includes a space to express, connect, learn and remain anonymous; or
    • BounceBack Ontario, offers a free skill-building program that offers two forms of support: online videos; and telephone coaching sessions with guided workbooks.

    A complete listing of York’s mental health and wellness resources is also available on the Mental Health and Wellness at York website.

International Connections

  • York International (YI) is offering an international student orientation session this Winter. As the designated support office for international students, YI offers crucial services and programs tailored to address the unique needs of international students. This orientation gives you a chance to meet your international student peers, learn essential information about immigration issues, health insurance, working in Canada and much more. Thursday, January 9, 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Second Student Centre Conference Room (Second Floor) For registration and information, visit the York International Orientation Page.

Student Support Services

Learning Skills

  • Attend Learning Skills Workshops designed to help you take charge of your own learning and put you on the path to academic success. All workshops are held at the Sound & Moving Images Library (SMIL) on the ground floor of Scott Library and are open to all York students; registration not required. Learning Skills Services offers other helpful resources and services too.

Important Dates

  • The First Day of Classes of the Winter Term is Monday, January 6.

  • Fees due for Winter course enrolments and program-based undergraduate programs is Friday, January 10.

  • Last date to add a W course without permission of instructor is Sunday, January 19.

  • For a list of all important dates for the Fall/Winter academic session, please visit the 2019-2020 Important Dates Calendar.