Parents & Family

Welcome to York University! We are so happy that your student has decided to attend York. Research proves that parent/family involvement is an important resource that improves a student’s productivity. We believe that parents and family members play a key role in the success of our students.

A group of five smiling students wearing York branded clothing.

Our Family Program is here to provide you resources so that you can support your student in collaboration with our partners across campus. We hope to work with you by helping you empower your student to take personal responsibility for their social and academic goals and choices.

A fun way to get a feel for campus before you even arrive is to take a Virtual Tour.

Discover York and all it has to offer. If you are the parent or family member of a future student who is interested in York, we have all the information you need to ensure your student is prepared to apply.

Once your student has been accepted they are now considered a Current Student! We have all the resources and tools you will need to see them through their first year. From orientation to important dates and deadlines, you can stay informed as you help them pursue their educational and career goals.

Parents & Family Orientation Sessions

At York University we offer a range of orientation programs to students as well as parents and family members. The goal is to provide an opportunity to learn about academic support services, social activities, recreational activities, and facilities in place to support students and their families throughout their academic career.

Listed below are the various Parent & Family Orientation sessions being offered for 2022. Feel free to register for all that may apply to you.


Parents & Orientation
Saturday August 27, 2022, 9:30AM – 1PM, in person. REGISTER TO ATTEND


Bethune Parent Orientation
Tuesday, August 16, 2022, 7 - 8PM, virtual. REGISTER TO ATTEND

Additional Resources

Community Safety Department presentation (pdf)