Orientation 2015


Student Orientation

Student Orientation at York consists of two parts: York Orientation Day (which includes Bethune’s Academic Orientation and is mandatory), and Social Orientation (which is optional).

York Orientation Day/Academic Orientation

We want you to have a smooth transition to university life and have planned this orientation to help you succeed at York. We will introduce you to the academic services, social activities, recreational activities and facilities available to you, both at Bethune College and throughout the university. We want to help you make connections. We want you to feel at home.

You can register once you’ve  created your Passport York account.  Please try to arrive 30 minutes earlier to sign in.


Tuesday Sept 8, 9 am-5 pm All Faculty of Science programs: Applied Biotechnology, Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, Environmental Biology, Applied Math, Biophysics, Chemistry, Computational Math, Environmental Science, Geography, Mathematics, Math for Commerce, Math for Education, Physics & Astronomy, Science & Technology Studies, Statistics, Undeclared Majors

Location Tait McKenzie, Main Gym (building #4 on campus map)

Cost All sessions are free (food is included). However, you will be responsible for parking.

Welcome Lunch At noon, there will be a lunch organized by Bethune College. It will help you to get to know other students in your major and also introduce you to your SOS Peer Leaders and BCC.

Residence Move-In Day is Saturday September 5th, for new students. More info here.

Social Orientation (DragonWeek 2015) starts Saturday Sept 5th and continues until Sunday Sept 13th.

Parent and Family Orientation

Please join us for the University Parent & Family Orientation Program on Saturday September 5th (more detailed information and registration coming soon). Learn how your son/daughter or family member can smoothly transition into university life. This comprehensive, half-day session will include a welcome from President Dr. Mamdouh Shoukri and provide relevant information about York’s student services.

After the central Parents and Family Orientation come to Bethune College room 320 at 12:30 pm for a light lunch and an introduction to the college system and the academic services, social activities, recreational activities and facilities available to your son/daughter at Bethune College.

Contact Us

If you have specific questions about academic orientation or have dietary/mobility special needs, please contact us at bcorient@yorku.ca or phone us at +1-416-736-5164.