Orientation 2013

Student Orientation

Orientation consists of two parts, Academic Orientation (mandatory) and Social Orientation (optional).

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 and throughout the university. We want to help you make connections. We want you to feel at home.

Academic orientation is geared to your major. To register (once you've  created your Passport York account), click on the appropriate link.  Please arrive 30 minutes earlier to sign in.

Tuesday Sept 3, 9:30-1:30 pm ScienceApplied Biotechnology, Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, Environmental Biology
Tuesday Sept 3, 2-6 pm ScienceApplied Math, Biophysics, Chemistry, Computational Math, Environmental Science, Geography, Mathematics, Math for Commerce, Math for Education, Physics & Astronomy, Science & Technology Studies, Statistics, Undecided Majors
Wednesday Sept 4, 9:30-1:30 pm LassondeEngineering, Computer Science, Computer Security, Digital Media, Earth and Atmospheric Science,  Space Science

Location Lassonde Building, Lecture Hall A (building 19 on campus map)
Cost All sessions are free (food is included). However, you will be responsible for parking.

Welcome BBQ Immediately after each orientation there will be a BBQ organized by Bethune College Council (BCC). It will help you to get to know other students in your major and also introduce you to the BCC.


Residence Move-In Day is Monday September 2nd, for new students. More info here.

Social Orientation (DragonWeek 2013) starts Monday Sept 2nd and continues until Sunday Sept 8.

Other Student Orientations In addition to your College Orientation, you might be interested in registering for one of the other Orientations offered at York. Click here for information on Orientations for Mature and Transfer Students, Students with Disabilities, International Students, and LGBT.

Parent and Family Orientation

Please join us for the University Parent & Family Orientation Program on Monday September 2nd, starting at 9:30 am in the Lassonde Building Lecture Hall A (building 19 on campus map). Learn how you and 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.

To register for these Parent and Family Orientations click here.

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. Additional copies of the Academic Orientation brochure are available here.