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! 

Date Time Registration Link
Wednesday, April 17th  12PM - 1PM Click Here to Register


Course Website and York Resource

Description: Embark on an enriching academic journey with our workshop! Decode course terminology, navigate York's website, and uncover key information about 1500+ courses! This workshop is tailored for new students, to help explore campus resources, discover free services, and get acquainted with essential services like booking study spaces!

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
Thursday, April 18th  2PM - 3PM Click Here to Register


How to Pay Your Tuition Fees

Description: Learn how to 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, April 22nd 1PM - 2PM Click Here to Register


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, April 24th 3PM - 4PM Click Here to Register


What is a Course Syllabus? 

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 professors expectations of students when reading the course outline
  • Be familiarized with university policies surrounding academic standings
Date Time Registration Link
Thursday, April 25th 12PM - 1PM Click Here to Register