Parents & Family Program

Parent & Family Orientation took place on Saturday, September 5, 2015

Missed Parent & Family Orientation? Do not worry, we have recording of Central Parent & Family Orientation  right here.

"On behalf of York University, I want to thank you and your son or daughter for considering or choosing York University. York is a global university and our goal is to foster the global thinkers and thought leadership that will define our world, today and tomorrow.

We understand and value your role as a stakeholder and influencer. To that point, we developed this site to keep you informed about key resources, upcoming events and important dates. We know from the literature, and our own personal experiences as parents and educators, that the transition to University poses challenges. You likely have heard this before but it bears repeating: University is different from high school!"...

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Parents & Family Orientation Day

Parent and Family Orientation took place on Saturday, September 5, 2015.  The program started at 9:30 a.m. and location information and further details were  sent upon registration. 

Please consider joining us for the next Parents & Family Orientation and Move-in Day, in Fall 2016, to learn about the opportunities, services and resources York has to offer.

The event begins with a welcome from senior administration and includes a student services information fair, a student play put on by our own Vanier College Productions (which showcases the first-year experience) as well as an optional session about financial aid.

Attendees also receive information about academic services, social activities, recreational activities, and facilities related to their student’s College, which will serve as their ‘home away from home’ while they are here at York.

Registration is now closed.
If you missed the event, click here for a live-recording of the event.


Bethune, Calumet, Mclaughlin, Stong and Winters College:

  • 10-1 p.m.: Central Orientation - Vari Hall
  • 1-4 p.m.: Lunch/College Orientation - Various Locations

New College:

  • 10-1 p.m.: College Orientation/Lunch - 109 Atkinson (Harry Crowe)
  • 1-4 p.m.: Central Orientation - Vari Hall

Founders College:

  • 1-4 p.m.: Central Orientation - Vari Hall * Please note that Founders College will be hosting a Student Success Information Session for Parents on Tues. September 15, 2015, 6:00 p.m. To RSVP please click here :

Vanier College:

  • 1-4 p.m.: Central Orientation - Vari Hall  *Please note that Vanier College will be hosting the College Orientation/Dinner on Wed. September 16, 6:00 p.m. To RSVP please click here.

Glendon Parents’ Orientation

September 5, 2015

Since parents, guardians, and families are an important support for students throughout their university careers, we offer this session to connect with them and answer their questions. Topics discussed include campus security, orientation, food services, student life, residence life, financial aid and OSAP. This session coincides with residence move-in day to allow as many parents as possible to participate.

Planning on attending? There will be two sessions offered: one from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and one from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Please RSVP in advance to one of the sessions with the number of attendees.

5 septembre 2015

Les parents, tuteurs, et autres membres de la famille sont votre première source de soutien pendant votre carrière universitaire, donc nous offrons cette session pour se mettre en contact avec eux et répondre à leurs questions. Les thèmes abordés comprennent la sécurité sur le campus, les services alimentaires, la vie étudiante, la vie en résidence, l’aide financière et le RAFEO. Cette séance coïncide avec le jour d’emménagement en résidence pour permettre à tous les parents d’y participer. Planifiez-vous d’y assister ? Il y aura deux séances: une de 10 h 00 à midi, et l’autre de 13 h 00 à 15 h 00. RSVP en avance pour une des séances, avec le nombre de participants.