Orientation 2016


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 (a.k.a. Dragonweek) which is optional.

York Orientation Day/Academic Orientation

We want you to have a smooth transition to university life; therefore we 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.

When  is on Wednesday Sept 7, from 1:30 to 8 pm. Please try to arrive 30 minutes earlier to sign in.

Cost York Orientation Day/Academic Orientation is free including supper.

Lassonde Students

Location Lassonde Building lobby (building #19 on campus map)

Faculty of Science Students

Location Tait McKenzie, Field House (building #4 on campus map)


You can register once you've  created your Passport York account.

If you are having problems registering, you can also Register for Academic Orientation here.


DragonWeek is Bethune College’s Social Orientation/Frosh Week for Science students and runs from Saturday Sept 3 until Sunday Sept 11.  More information and registration will be available in July at dragonweek.ca.


WeekZero is Lassonde's Frosh Week and runs from Saturday Sept 3 until Sunday Sept 11.  More information and registration will be available in July at weekzero.ca.

Parent and Family Orientation

Please join us for the University Parent & Family Orientation Program. Learn how your son/daughter or family member can smoothly transition into university life.  It starts with a Central Orientation session, followed by complementary lunch and College Orientation afterwards. Registration information will be available in July.

When  is on Saturday Sept 3, from 10 am to 2 pm. Please arrive early for a good seat.

Location Lassonde Building  (building #19 on campus map)

Residence Move-In Day for new students is also on Saturday September 3rd.

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 Orientation flyer are available.