Transitioning Workshops

Transition workshops are designed to help students have a smooth return to post-secondary institutions after being away from their studies.

Our workshops are thoughtfully designed on evidence-based research and insights from field experts, enabling us to gain a deep understanding of the challenges and barriers students may encounter during their return to university.

All workshops are held virtually via ZOOM.


How to Get The Most Out of Your Advisor

Description: Unveiling the role of academic advisors is key to a smooth transition. This workshop will demonstrate York U's enrollment process and illustrate how transfer credits are assessed. Prepare to enroll with ease after hearing our expert preparation tips! + Bonus Q&A from an enrollment advisor! 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn what an academic advisor is and what their role is in helping you transition
  • Gain a better understanding of York U’s enrolling process for mature students
  • Prepare for enrollment day
Date Time Registration Link
Tuesday June 27th 2PM - 3PM
Monday July 31st 11:30AM - 12:30PM


Navigating York Courses Website

Description: Prepare to empower your academic journey! Decode course terminology, navigate key features, and uncover essential course-related information on the York courses website! This workshop will orient you to the website’s key features and access valuable information needed to discover the 1500+ courses offered at York. Prepare to find courses that suit your interests and smoothly enroll in the courses of your dreams. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand basic course terminology used on the York courses website
  • Navigate core-features of the York courses website
  • Understand what information can be obtained from York courses website
Date Time Registration Link
Wednesday July 12th 11AM - 12PM
Wednesday July 26th  2PM - 3PM


Paying Your Tuition Fees

Description: Access your statements, make payments, and explore funding options! Learn how to easily access and understand your student financial statement account. Explore a range of loans and bursary options to support your goals of returning to post-secondary education.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand how to access your financial statement
  • Learn how to make bill payments
  • Learn about the different loans and bursary options available to you

Date Time Registration Link
Monday July 24th  3PM - 4PM
Tuesday August 15th 11AM - 12PM


Exploring York University Resources

Description: Join us for an interactive workshop designed specifically for newly admitted students. The York University website can sometimes feel a little difficult to navigate in, but fear not! Our team has put together a comprehensive workshop to help you unravel the mysteries and make the most of this invaluable campus resources available to you as a student. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn what services are available to you for free (e.g., career services) as a York student.
  • Explore and understand the different buildings at York  (e.g., learning building abbreviations)
  • Get acquainted to essential services at York (e.g., booking a study space at the libraries)
Date Time Registration Link
Wednesday August 9th  3PM - 4PM


What is eClass?

Description: Discover the essential features of eClass! Gain the knowledge and skills to easily navigate eClass, ensuring seamless access to course materials, assignments, and resources. Mastering eClass will unlock the full potential of your learning experience at York. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn the key functions of eClass for online learning at York U
  • Learn how to access eClass
  • Gain a better understanding of York U’s current online learning framework
Date Time Registration Link
Wednesday August 23rd  11AM - 12PM
Thursday August 31st  1PM - 2PM


Course Syllabus? What is that for?

Description: Gain a clear understanding of your professor's expectations as you embark on a new class. Understanding vital information from the course syllabus is key to unlocking success in your academic journey. This workshop will equip you with the knowledge and strategies needed to thrive in your courses and achieve your goals with confidence. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Digesting important information provided by professors for the class
  • Understanding professor's expectations of students when reading the course outline
  • Be familiarized with university policies surrounding academic standings
Date Time Registration Link
Wednesday September 20th  12PM - 1PM