First Days Back event will help students get into gear

With classes back in session on Monday, Feb. 2, student programming swings back into high gear. Returning students will find the Vari Hall Rotunda filled by a host of student services professionals ready and eager to help them get their school year back on track.

The Division of Students has organized a four-day First Days Back event that runs daily from Monday, Feb. 2 through Thursday, Feb. 5, 10am to 3pm, with a possible extension to Friday if required.

The main objective of First Days Back is to offer students a central location to ask questions and identify concerns about how life and studies at York will proceed under the adjusted academic timeline. Support services that will either be on hand or providing information include:

  • ACMAPS (Atkinson Centre for Mature & Part-time Students)
  • Career Centre
  • York colleges
  • Counselling & Development Centre
  • Counselling and Supervision Centre, Atkinson
  • Health Education and Promotion
  • Registrar’s Office and Student Financial Services
  • Sport York
  • York International
  • york is U

Complimentary coffee and hot chocolate will be available each day, 10-11:30am, courtesy of the York Alumni Office.

“We’ve been working diligently throughout the labour dispute to continually provide student support programming. These first days back will be a key part of the remediation period and we have put a program in place to help students,” says Vice-President Students Robert Tiffin.

Health Education and Promotion along with york is U will be on hand with healthy living and stress management tips, free professional massages, snacks and giveaways. See the york is U Web site for a full list of its activities.

For a detailed description of all First Days Back programming, please see the SC&LD Web site.

Submitted to YFile by Saba Rafiq and Michael Kasaboski, Student Community & Leadership Development