6. Get the support you need

If you have a diagnosed disability

York provides comprehensive support for students with temporary or permanent disabilities through Student Accessibility Services. These services include development of an academic accommodation plan, referral to campus and community supports and specialized programming for students with physical, sensory, medical, learning or mental health disabilities. If you require academic accommodations, register with Student Accessibility Services before the beginning of the academic year or as early as possible at the start of term. For psychological support services, students are encouraged to access Student Counselling, Health & Well-being, which provides a professional and supportive environment in which all York students have equitable access to a range of services that assist in facilitating their academic success.

Glendon students can access the Accessibility, Well-Being and Counselling (AWC) Centre at Glendon Campus, which offers a range of services to students, including personal counselling and accessibility services for students with learning, mental health, physical, sensory and medical disabilities.

Build your skills for university success

Find the help you need to succeed in class and after graduation through Learning Skills Services and the Learning Commons. The Learning Commons in Scott Library draws together various academic supports into a single convenient location to help you progress toward your degree and your career. Get writing, research and learning skills help in person or online. Whether you need help with note taking, exam preparation, researching a paper, dealing with stress, time management or more, you’ll get the support you need.

The Atkinson Centre for Mature & Part-time Students (ACMAPS) is a resource for mature and part-time students. ACMAPS staff are available to assist you in your transition to university studies and help you navigate your York experience. Drop by ACMAPS if you're looking for help navigating York's services and resources or making the transition to university studies. Meet the staff and share your interests and experiences with other mature and part-time students, learn about upcoming events and activities and sign up for ACMAPS e-newsletter.

Enter York’s RED Zone and Glendon’s Lion’s Den

Get a head start on your first year at York. In York's RED Zone, you'll meet current students for “inside” advice and find information about parking & transportation, College affiliation and College-hosted events, Orientation activities, intramural sports, on-campus jobs, parent FAQs, your student account and answers to financing questions including bursaries, scholarships, RESPs and OSAP.

Studying at Glendon? The Lion's Den is your resource hub — online and on-campus — for all things related to your transition to the Glendon campus.

York International 

Our central campus office for international student services, York International, offers orientation programs, information sessions, social events and a full-time international student services assistant. Visit York International for:

  • Advice about immigration, finances, housing and culture
  • Expertise about finding leadership programs
  • Help to new students looking to connect with other cultures and feel comfortable at York
  • Information about the University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP)

International student arrival information 

Plan your arrival in Canada. Find information about temporary and permanent accommodation, important documents and transportation.