Parents & Family

Fall 2020 courses will be, for the most part, online and we are still accepting applications and extending offers of admission. Campus tours are not available at this time, but we invite you to explore our Virtual Tour.

We are 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.

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.

Whether you're helping your student through the application process or supporting them through the transition into college life, York is here for you.

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.


Parent 101 Session

This session is designed for Parents and Caregivers to learn about supports that their new York University student will need.  Topics include Student Finances, Student Wellness supports, information on Orientation programming as well as tips about Virtual Learning.  In addition, there will be an introduction to student services available to students based on their specific academic program.

Watch the Parent 101 Session now:

Skip to specific areas of content within the video:

0:00 Welcome from Jair 1:06 Video Message from President Rhonda Lenton 6:31 Land Acknowledgement & Agenda 8:03 Opening Menti 17:50 Student Well-Being (Presented by Shaila Khan from Health Education & Promotion) 29:43 Supporting Your Student as a Remote Learner (Presented by Cathy Boyd-Withers from Learning Skills Services) 42:50 Planning Your Finances for Post-Secondary Education (Presented by Karen Warner of Student Financial Services) 1:04:51 Q&A Session with Guest Speakers 1:12:29 Orientation Reminders & Closing Remarks

Download the Parent 101 presentation slide decks:

Student Wellbeing
Supporting Your Student as a Remote Learner
Dollars and Sense - Planning Your Finances for Post Secondary Education


College Specific Parents & Family Orientation Sessions

At York University, each undergraduate program belongs to a college which provides academic and social support throughout a student's time here.

College Specific Parents & Family Orientation sessions provide an opportunity to learn about academic support services, social activities, recreational activities, and facilities related specifically to the College.

Don't know what college your student belongs to? They can find out using the College Finder.

Founders College Parents, Guardian & Family Member Orientation
Saturday, September 19, 2020, 10 - 11:30am. RSVP


Additional Resources

Community Safety Department presentation (pdf)