Welcome to York University! We are so excited to have you join our community at Winters College – the home away from home for AMPD & BA Educational Studies students at YorkU!

We have SO much planned to get you ready and started for university life! Please check out all these important details below for *your* orientation to Frosh Week & York’s Orientation Day!

IMPORTANT: To participate in virtual sessions you must Download ZOOM from York’s website and authenticate with your PASSPORT YORK Account.

(Make sure you’ve  created your Passport York account.)

Orientation Week (Frosh Week): Saturday, August 28 to Sunday, September 5, 2021. See Winters College Council for more information!

AMPD/York’s Orientation Day: Friday, September 3, 2021 (mandatory):

  • STEP 1: Review welcome videos from your Dean & Key AMPD student services by visiting us on e-class! (Click here for a tutorial on how to use e-Class.)
  • STEP 2: On Friday September 3rd, meet your Peer Mentor Live by joining your zoom link on e-class. This will start at 9:10AM (Eastern Standard Time).
  • STEP 3: Following this session, at 10:00AM (Eastern Standard Time), attend your Program/Department Orientation. Zoom links will be provided on e-class.
  • STEP 4: At 11:30AM (Eastern Standard Time), attend your Welcome Ceremony by the President, Rhonda Lenton by clicking HERE (zoom links to follow soon!)

Questions? Please email us at joinampd@yorku.ca!


New admits to the BA Educational Studies program for Fall/Winter 2021 will get information about September Orientation through YUStart. As a student pursuing a BA in Educational Studies through the Faculty of Education, you are a member of Winters College – a community of students, staff and faculty who offer cultural, social, athletic and art specific events throughout the year.

REGISTER for York Orientation Day via YU Start Login Page. Follow this link for information about York Orientation Day.

Parent and Supporters Orientation, visit York University’s central Parent & Supporters Orientation

Parent & Family Orientation – PART I:  Aug. 11, 2021 9:30 – 11:00 am EST

A centrally coordinated virtual session featuring a welcome from the VP Students and presentations about Student Wellness, Academic Resources, International Student Supports, and Student Finances. WEBINAR ATTENDEE LINK

WINTERS COLLEGE Parent & Supporters Orientation – PART II: August 18, 2021 10:00 am – 11:00 am EST

Hello Parents and Supporters of new AMPD students! What an exciting time it is for your loved ones and yourselves! To help join in the fun of a new year, we cordially invite you to meet the Dean of AMPD, the Director of Student & Community Engagement, and the President of Winters College Council to receive information about academic support services, social activities, recreational activities, and facilities related to Winters College – the home away from home. We can’t wait to meet you!

Register HERE.