Hello everyone, Nicole here.
If you haven’t already started thinking about Orientation, well now is a good time to start.
The topic of Orientation is everywhere! On the York University website, on various York U blogs, and popping up rapidly on Facebook and Twitter feeds that are affiliated with York University. Should you be thinking about Orientation while there is still some weeks of summer left?
The answer is Yes. Definitely.
It’s a good idea to start thinking about Orientation early, especially for students who fall into the mature (20 or over) or part-time student category. Orientation is not just an information session; it’s a worthwhile introduction to the university, something that is very valuable to students who have never been to post-secondary institutions or have spent some time away from them. It’s easy to get overwhelmed if you don’t make a worthwhile plan for yourself, which includes looking into what Orientations will provide you with the knowledge that you need to be successful in your academic journey.
What is Orientation?
Orientation events introduce you to York University and the university facilities. It’s a great introduction to the expectations of university learning and a way to connect to relevant campus services. Think of it as dipping your foot into the pool before you cannonball in.
The goal is to familiarize you with university resources, assist you with your transition from the world of work or home life into university and to help you find answers to any questions that may be weighing on you. It is also a great way to meet other new students and build community.
Should I go?
Yes! I cannot stress how very valuable attending Orientation is. ACMAPS has its own Orientation event for Mature and Part-time students and we recommend you attend. Check the Events section of our website to find out more about when our Orientation event will take place.
Below is a selection of various posts about Orientation and getting you ready to embark on your academic journey.
Click on the links to read more:
- An in depth look at the Orientation resources available to you (that includes ACMAPS)
- Talking about getting ready for school: what you should be doing during this last month of summer
- Having the conversation with your family/loved ones about going back to school
- What “getting involved” looks like once you actually start school at York U
For more information on York U Orientations visit: orientation.yorku.ca