Classes begin this week. It’s also Orientation Week for thousands of new students who will be everywhere on York’s campuses, dressed in colourful T-shirts, taking part in a host of fun activities officially known as Social Orientation. Events began with Saturday’s Residence Move-in Day and the fun continues through to next Sunday.
Each college council, the Lassonde School of Engineering and the Schulich School of Business plans events for resident and commuter students. Some of the social orientation activities organized include mixers, quad parties, an outing to Wasaga Beach, a boat cruise on Lake Ontario, a Blue Jays’ game and a trip to Canada’s Wonderland.
Energy is high and guiding incoming students through Orientation Week are hundreds of upper-year student leaders who are volunteering their time and energy to make sure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable time. The Orientation leaders were ready and waiting on Saturday to help students and their parents move into their residence rooms. Move-in day included a parents’ orientation, tours of the campuses, cheer offs, games, BBQs, parties and more.
One of the highly anticipated events of Orientation Week is York Orientation Day – a full-day event on Sept. 4 where students connect with peers and faculty in their program, explore the campus and attend the welcome ceremony in the York Lions Stadium at Keele Campus.
Visit http://orientation.yorku.ca/ for more details.