Mature & Transfer Student Orientation Sessions

Congratulations to all our newly admitted mature & transfer students! Whether you're coming to university for the first time or returning after a number of years away, you can significantly ease your transition to York and dramatically increase your chances of success by attending Orientation.

By accepting York’s offer of admission, you are well on the way to an exciting year of studies ahead. But before you get there, you’ll access YU Start, pick your courses, and attend Orientation Day on Friday September 3, 2021. Orientation Day is a campus-wide event open to all first-year students.  We encourage mature & transfer students to attend!

In addition to York's central Orientation Day, we strongly encourage you to take part in all or one of our Mature & Transfer Student Orientation Sessions.
The Mature Student orientation is divided into 3 mini sessions. The Transfer Student orientation will be one session only. All sessions will be offered virtually, via Zoom.

The sessions are connected by the theme of mature and transfer student success. By attending these sessions you will build a virtual connection with staff, mentors and students, learn about the valuable asset of the Atkinson Centre for Mature and Part-time Students (ACMAPS) and attend tailored sessions for adult learners.

The first mature student orientation session focuses on starting school and how to prepare, the second is about getting familiar with campus resources and deadlines and the last session speaks to juggling roles as a mature student learner.

Note: Upon registration, you will receive the Zoom meeting details.

  • Part 1: Starting School & How to Prepare
    Date: Tuesday July 20th, 2021
    Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm
    Description: Part 1 of the Mature & Transfer Student Orientation session will focus on starting off strong and learning what you need to know to be successful as a mature student learner at university. You will meet the ACMAPS staff and hear personal stories from current mature students, peer mentors and the members of the York University Mature Student Organization (YUMSO).
    Register Here!
    Click here to view the recording of the session (Part 1)!

    Part 2:
    Getting Familiar with
    Resources & Deadlines
    Date: Wednesday August 11th, 2021
    Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
    Description: Part 2 of the Mature & Transfer Student Orientation session will teach new mature students the various campus resources available to them at York University and to decipher important deadlines dates in order to keep you organized. Mature & transfer students will get to hear personal stories from current mature students, meet peer mentors and members of the York University Mature Student Organization (YUMSO). Register Here!

Click here to view the recording of the session (Part 2)!

  • Part 3: Juggling Roles as a Mature Student Learner
    Date: Thursday August 26th, 2021
    Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
    Description: Part 3 of the Mature & Transfer Student Orientation session focuses on time management and blended learning - whether it be in person, online or both. Mature students may find it a struggle to balance their time as a parent, employee and a student. Imagine adding remote learning to that combo? You will learn tips on how to juggle it all and tips on learning remotely! You will also be given the opportunity to hear personal stories from current mature students, meet a few peer mentors and members of the York University Mature Student Organization (YUMSO). Recording of the session can be found HERE

    • *Transfer Student Orientation (Virtual via Zoom)
      Date: Thursday August 19th, 2021
      Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
      Description: Transfer Student Orientation will be offered jointly by the Atkinson Centre for Mature and Part-Time Students (ACMAPS) and Student Community and Leadership Development (SCLD). This year’s theme is “adjusting to a new academic environment”. At this session, transfer students will learn academic readiness in order to help you feel a sense of belonging on campus and the mindsets and skillsets needed to succeed. We will outline the wealth of campus services and engagement opportunities and you’ll hear from other Transfer
      students about their experiences at York. Register Here! A recording of the session is available here

Please email acmaps@yorku.ca, or call 416-736-5770 if you need help registering.
All sessions will take place virtually, via Zoom. Upon registration, you will receive the zoom meeting details.

Mature Student Transition Event

Reasons Why You Should Attend the Mature & Transfer Student Orientation sessions:

  • You’ll attend sessions tailored to the needs of adult learners/ mature students.
  • You’ll build connections with staff, faculty, and your fellow students.
  • You’ll learn how ACMAPS can be a valuable asset to you throughout your years of study.

For information on additional events that ACMAPS will host throughout the school year, please view our events page.