2024 Orientation


AUGUST 29, 2024
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.


Start your York U AMPD experience with a smooth transition. AMPD Orientation will help you connect with campus life, learn about student opportunities and meet new people. Join us for school-wide introductory session for all new AMPD students. Following this session students will then join their respective Departments for department-specific information sessions. The schedules by AMPD program are listed below.

AUGUST 29, 2024
1:00 – 1:45 p.m.: Students attend AMPD School-Wide Orientation.
1:45 – 2:00 p.m.: Students proceed to AMPD Program Orientation Sessions.
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.: Students participate in AMPD Program Sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Academic Orientation?

Academic Orientation introduces you to your program at York University. It allows you to mix and mingle with fellow peers in your program, hear details on your program requirements, and meet faulty members and staff in your program department.

Is Academic Orientation different then Social Orientation?

Yes! Social Orientation is a great way to meet friends and participate in events organized for incoming York University students. Academic Orientation focuses on program details and student services available to you as a York U student.

I’m a Transfer and/or International student and was also invited to a different orientation. Do I still go to this one?

Yes! Your Academic Orientation will cover details on your program, which won’t be covered in the Transfer Student or International student events.

How do I get to York U Keele Campus?

Here is a helpful link on how to get to York U Keele Campus by car or public transit: https://maps.info.yorku.ca/transit-driving-directions/

If you are arriving by car, the closest parking lot is the Bennett Centre for Student Services parking garage.

Can I bring a friend/parent to orientation with me?

This session is all about you and making new friends! Due to limited space and seating, we request that only incoming AMPD students attend the AMPD Academic Orientation.

Parents are welcome to ask their questions at a York 101 Info Session taking place throughout the summer. Check here for an upcoming session: https://www.yorku.ca/orientation/summer-transition-events/#parentsandfamily

If you have any questions about orientation and registering, please reach out to us at joinampd@yorku.ca. We are looking forward to meeting you and to helping you start your journey with us at York!