Spring Open House 2019
Ready for an amazing day? Check out the agenda below to see when and where you can learn more about your programs of choice, take a tour, attend a mock lecture, or find out about careers and support services. Three pro tips to make the most of your experience:
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My Saved EventsGeneral SessionsSchool of the Arts, Media, Performance & DesignFaculty of EducationFaculty of Environmental StudiesGlendonFaculty of HealthLassonde School of EngineeringLiberal Arts & Professional StudiesOsgoode Hall Law SchoolSchulich School of BusinessFaculty of ScienceFaculty of Graduate Studies

Accolade East

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Vari Hall

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Accolade West

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Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts

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Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building

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Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence

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Curtis Lecture Hall

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Seymour Schulich Building

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Life Sciences Building

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Centre for Film & Theatre

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Central Square

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Complementary parking is available for Fall Campus Day guests in the Pond Road and Bennett Centre for Student Services parking lots. Be sure to review the agenda ahead of time to find out when and where specific sessions are offered.
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General Sessions
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Coffee Wake-Up! sessionhighlight
Second Student Centre 2nd floor
Make the Second Student Centre your first stop once you arrive on campus and grab a quick cup of coffee to fuel your day!
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
The Early Bird Special sessionhighlight
Second Student Centre 2nd floor Convention Centre
Welcome to York University! Join us for an overview of the admissions process and your next steps.
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Athletics & Recreation Tour tourhighlight
Second Student Centre 1st Floor
Meet us in the Second Student Centre to be taken to a shuttle and get a free ride to the Tait McKenzie Centre to check out our outstanding athletic facilities. Tours depart every half hour.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
The Early Bird Special sessionhighlight
Second Student Centre 2nd floor Convention Centre
Welcome to York University! Join us for an overview of the admissions process and your next steps.
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Residence Tours tourhighlight
Second Student Centre 1st Floor
Get a first-hand look at our residence spaces by taking a tour with one of our Residence staff members. Tours depart every half hour and last about 45 minutes.
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Campus Walking Tour tourhighlight
Second Student Centre 1st Floor
Our student-led walking tours will give you a great overview of the Keele Campus. Tours depart every 20 minutes and take about 40 minutes.
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
student services Zone sessionhighlight
Second Student Centre 1st floor
Learn more about our many student services and resources.
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Admissions Zone sessionhighlight
Second Student Centre 1st Floor
Visit the Admissions Zone to check on the status of your application and drop off documents.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Paying for School: Financial Information sessionhighlight
Second Student Centre 2nd floor Convention Centre
University is a big investment. Learn more about how you can plan financially for university and access a variety of financial programs designed to support your success.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Paying for School: Financial Information sessionhighlight
Second Student Centre 2nd floor Convention Centre
University is a big investment. Learn more about how you can plan financially for university and access a variety of financial programs designed to support your success.
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Happy 60th Birthday York! sessionhighlight
Second Student Centre 1st Floor
Join us in celebrating York University’s 60th birthday with cake!
School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Welcome to AMPD session
Accolade West Lobby (Directions)
Meet our AMPD students and ask any questions about admissions, programs, courses and facilities!
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Introduction from the Dean session
Accolade West 109 (Directions)
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
AMPD Students in Conversation with the Dean session
Accolade West 109 (Directions)
Find out what makes AMPD unique and hear about the opportunities students experience inside and outside the classroom.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
AMPD Student Life with Winters College session
Accolade West 109 (Directions)
Learn about student life with our Winters College President.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tour AMPD’s World-Class Facilities tour
Accolade West Lobby (Directions)
Go behind the scenes on a tour of our workshops, labs, theatres, studios, performance spaces and more!
Faculty of Education
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Welcome to the Faculty of Education session
Vari Hall 1018 (Directions)
Meet our Faculty of Education professors, staff and students.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Bachelor of Arts Educational Studies — Faculty of Education session
Vari Hall B (Directions)
Learn more about our Educational Studies program.
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Direct-Entry Concurrent BEd — Faculty of Education session
Vari Hall B (Directions)
Learn how to submit your Education supplementary information form.
Faculty of Environmental Studies
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Explore Environmental Studies at York University session
Vari Hall 2nd Floor (Directions)
Explore everything Environmental Studies at York University from admissions to scholarships to student support.
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
The Insider's Guide to Environmental Studies session
Vari Hall 2005 (Directions)
Join us to learn more about our program and admissions process, and receive insider tips for succeeding in your degree and future career.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Experiential Education in Environmental Studies session
Vari Hall 2005 (Directions)
Discover hands-on opportunities in Environmental Studies such as work placements and the semester abroad program in the Costa Rican rainforest.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Mock Lecture: “The Environment and Big Data” session
Vari Hall VH 2005 (Directions)
Whether trying to predict how a forest fire will grow or whether a tweet about climate change is sarcastic, this mock lecture will preview what you might learn on the quantitative side of Environmental Studies.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Environmental Campus Tour with BES Students tour
Vari Hall 2005 (Directions)
Explore the York University Keele campus with Environmental Studies students. See why York is ranked among the 20 greenest universities in the world.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Geography at York University session
Vari Hall 2009 (Directions)
Learn about the Department of Geography at York University including the BA in Geography and how it links to Environmental Studies.
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
The Insider's Guide to Environmental Studies session
Vari Hall 2005 (Directions)
Join us to learn more about our program and admissions process, and receive insider tips for succeeding in your degree and future career.
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Experiential Education in Environmental Studies session
Vari Hall 2005 (Directions)
Discover hands-on opportunities in Environmental Studies such as work placements and the semester abroad program in the Costa Rican rainforest.
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Environmental Campus Tour with BES Students tour
Vari Hall 2005 (Directions)
Explore the York University Keele campus with Environmental Studies students. See why York is ranked among the 20 greenest universities in the world.
Glendon
9:00 AM - 3:45 PM
Information Kiosk session
Vari Hall Rotunda (Directions)
Come learn more about our Glendon campus.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Discover Glendon: Our Small Campus Offers Big Opportunities session
Vari Hall 1020 (Directions)
Discover Glendon’s language advantage. Our small class sizes provide students with the supportive environment they need to succeed.
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Discover Glendon: Our Small Campus Offers Big Opportunities session
Vari Hall 1020 (Directions)
Discover Glendon’s language advantage. Our small class sizes provide students with the supportive environment they need to succeed.
Faculty of Health
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Explore programs in Health at York University session
Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building LOBBY (Directions)
Come visit us and speak with students from all of our programs.
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
This is Global Health session
Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building 1005 (Directions)
As the first and only undergraduate degree of its kind in Canada, the Global Health program at York University provides students with the tools to achieve health equity for people worldwide.
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
This is Nursing session
Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building 0014 (Directions)
With its innovative, person-centric approach to teaching, York’s School of Nursing gives you the knowledge and skills you need to launch your career in Nursing.
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
This is Health Studies session
Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building 0005 (Directions)
Learn about our Bachelor of Health Studies degree at York University.
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
This is Psychology session
Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building 0016 (Directions)
Find out more about why York’s Psychology program ranks among the top 10 in Canada and how you will acquire the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills that employers desire.
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
TOUR: Nursing Simulation tour
Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building 0007 (Directions)
See how simulation supports nursing students’ application of knowledge, skills and critical thinking through case scenarios that enhance confidence, competence and the synthesis of learning.
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
TOUR: Anatomy & Fitness Health Lab tour
Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building 0007 (Directions)
Join us for an interactive hands-on experience in our Kinesiology labs.
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
This is Kinesiology & Health Science session
Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building 0001 (Directions)
Learn why our Kinesiology & Health Science program consistently ranks first in Ontario and among the top three in Canada by the “ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools & Departments” in 2018.
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
This is Nursing session
Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building 0014 (Directions)
With its innovative, person-centric approach to teaching, York’s School of Nursing gives you the knowledge and skills you need to launch your career in Nursing.
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
This is Psychology session
Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building 0016 (Directions)
Find out more about why York’s Psychology program ranks among the top 10 in Canada and how you will acquire the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills that employers desire.
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
TOUR: Nursing Simulation tour
Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building 0007 (Directions)
See how simulation supports nursing students’ application of knowledge, skills and critical thinking through case scenarios that enhance confidence, competence and the synthesis of learning.
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
TOUR: Anatomy & Fitness Health Lab tour
Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building 0007 (Directions)
Join us for an interactive hands-on experience in our Kinesiology labs.
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
This is Kinesiology & Health Science session
Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building 0001 (Directions)
Learn why our Kinesiology & Health Science program consistently ranks first in Ontario and among the top three in Canada by the “ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools & Departments” in 2018.
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
This is Global Health session
Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building 1005 (Directions)
As the first and only undergraduate degree of its kind in Canada, the Global Health program at York University provides students with the tools to achieve health equity for people worldwide.
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
This is Health Studies session
Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building 0005 (Directions)
Learn about our Bachelor of Health Studies degree at York University.
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
TOUR: Nursing Simulation tour
Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building 0007 (Directions)
See how simulation supports nursing students’ application of knowledge, skills and critical thinking through case scenarios that enhance confidence, competence and the synthesis of learning.
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
TOUR: Anatomy & Fitness Health Lab tour
Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building 0007 (Directions)
Join us for an interactive hands-on experience in our Kinesiology labs.
Lassonde School of Engineering
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Tour Our Home tour
Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence various locations (Directions)
Take a student-led tour of our spaces.
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Workshops On-the-Go session
Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence The Sandbox (Directions)
Make (and break) things in one of our mini-workshops.
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Discover Lassonde session
Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence First Floor (Directions)
Connect with professors and students to learn about our programs.
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Your Adventure Begins Here session
Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence Orientation Room, First Floor (Directions)
Everything you need to know about applying to Lassonde.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Co-op at Lassonde session
Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence Orientation Room, First Floor (Directions)
Learn about Co-op at Lassonde in this session about experiential learning opportunities.
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Your Adventure Begins Here session
Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence Orientation Room, First Floor (Directions)
Everything you need to know about applying to Lassonde.
12:15 PM - 11:45 AM
Co-op at Lassonde session
Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence Orientation Room, First Floor (Directions)
Learn about Co-op at Lassonde in this session about experiential learning opportunities.
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Your Adventure Begins Here session
Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence Orientation Room, First Floor (Directions)
Everything you need to know about applying to Lassonde.
Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Information Technology session
Vari Hall 1154 (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Social Work session
Vari Hall D (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Law & Society session
Vari Hall C (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Understanding Majors & Minors session
Vari Hall 1152A (Directions)
Information on selecting Majors & Minors.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Public Administration session
Vari Hall 1016 (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Bachelor of Commerce session
Vari Hall A (Directions)
Chats with your professors.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Humanities session
Vari Hall D (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
History session
Vari Hall C (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Human Rights & Equity Studies, Indigenous Studies session
Vari Hall 1016 (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Information Technology session
Vari Hall 1154 (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Children, Childhood & Youth Studies session
Vari Hall D (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Experiential Education & International Opportunities session
Vari Hall 1002 (Directions)
Chat about experiential education and studying abroad.
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Disaster and Emergency Management session
Vari Hall A (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Languages session
Vari Hall 1016 (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Philosophy & Cognitive Science session
Vari Hall 1152A (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Student Experience Panel session
Vari Hall D (Directions)
Chat with current York University students.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Human Resource Management session
Vari Hall 1022 (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Communication Studies session
Vari Hall 1154 (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Criminology session
Vari Hall C (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
French Studies session
Vari Hall 1016 (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Information Technology session
Vari Hall 1154 (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Public Administration session
Vari Hall 1022 (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Linguistics session
Vari Hall 1152A (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Law & Society session
Vari Hall C (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Social Sciences session
Vari Hall 1154 (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Sociology session
Vari Hall 1152A (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Human Resource Management session
Vari Hall 1022 (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Bachelor of Commerce session
Vari Hall A (Directions)
Chats with your professors.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Professional Writing session
Vari Hall D (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
English & Creative Writing session
Vari Hall D (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Geography session
Vari Hall 1016 (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Political Science session
Vari Hall C (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Anthropology session
Vari Hall 1016 (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Experiential Education & International Opportunities session
Vari Hall 1002 (Directions)
Chat about experiential education and studying abroad.
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Disaster and Emergency Management session
Vari Hall A (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Criminology session
Vari Hall C (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Gender and Women's Studies & Sexuality Studies session
Vari Hall 1152A (Directions)
Chat with your professors.
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Understanding Majors & Minors session
Vari Hall A (Directions)
Information on selecting Majors & Minors.
Osgoode Hall Law School
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Information Kiosk session
Vari Hall Rotunda (Directions)
Learn more about Osgoode Hall Law School by visiting our kiosk.
Schulich School of Business
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Schulich Building Tours tour
Seymour Schulich Building The CIBC Marketplace (Directions)
Enjoy a tour of our state-of-the-art facility, guided by a current Schulich student.
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Schulich 101 session
Seymour Schulich Building Robert McEwen Auditorium (W141) (Directions)
Are you a Grade 11 student thinking about applying to Schulich next year? Don’t miss this fun and informative session!
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Life of a Schuligan session
Seymour Schulich Building Robert McEwen Auditorium (W141) (Directions)
An interactive current-student panel. Come prepared with questions on everything from selecting courses to student clubs to going on exchange!
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Prepare to Win session
Seymour Schulich Building N109 (Directions)
Learn the ins and outs of case analysis and presentation in this interactive session.
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The Life of a Schuligan session
Seymour Schulich Building Robert McEwen Auditorium (W141) (Directions)
An interactive current-student panel. Come prepared with questions on everything from selecting courses to student clubs to going on exchange!
Faculty of Science
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Explore Science session
Life Sciences Building Lobby (Directions)
Connect with faculty and students from all of our science program areas.
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Biology Lab Tour tour
Life Sciences Building 101 (Directions)
Departs every 15 minutes.
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Studying Science at York - The Hows and Whys session
Life Sciences Building 103 (Directions)
What to expect from now until convocation.
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Great Futures Start Here: Biology session
Life Sciences Building 106 (Directions)
Learn about our Biology programs.
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Great Futures Start Here: Chemistry and Biochemistry session
Life Sciences Building 105 (Directions)
Learn about our Chemistry and Biochemistry programs.
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Unique First-Year Experience — Integrated Science session
Life Sciences Building 105 (Directions)
Learn about our unique First-Year Integrated Science option.
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Chemistry and Biochemistry Lab Tour tour
Life Sciences Building 101 (Directions)
This student-led tour will give you a preview of our labs.
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Biophysics, Physics & Astronomy Lab Tour tour
Life Sciences Building 101 (Directions)
This student-led tour will give you a preview of our labs.
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sharing Science — Get Inspired by Our Alumni session
Life Sciences Building 103 (Directions)
Panel of Faculty of Science alumni who have been through it all!
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Biophysics, Physics & Astronomy Lab Tour tour
Life Sciences Building 101 (Directions)
This student-led tour will give you a preview of our labs.
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
The Science Student Experience: Current Student Panel session
Life Sciences Building 103 (Directions)
Q & A panel with current science students.
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Unique First-Year Experience — Integrated Science session
Life Sciences Building 105 (Directions)
Learn about our unique First-Year Integrated Science option.
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
How Do Living Things Tell Time? session
Life Sciences Building 103 (Directions)
Did you know that most living things have internal clocks that can keep 24-hour time? Come learn about the molecular and biochemical techniques used to study important clock genes that are common to organisms from yeast to humans.
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Chemistry and Biochemistry Lab Tour tour
Life Sciences Building 101 (Directions)
This student-led tour will give you a preview of our labs.
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Biophysics, Physics & Astronomy Lab Tour tour
Life Sciences Building 101 (Directions)
This student-led tour will give you a preview of our labs.
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Great Futures Start Here: Biology session
Life Sciences Building 106 (Directions)
Learn about our Biology programs.
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Great Futures Start Here: Chemistry and Biochemistry session
Life Sciences Building 105 (Directions)
Learn about our Chemistry and Biochemistry programs.
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
Studying Science at York - The Hows and Whys session
Life Sciences Building 103 (Directions)
What to expect from now until convocation.
Faculty of Graduate Studies
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Graduate Studies session
Second Student Centre 1st floor
Drop by the kiosk to learn about graduate studies at York University and the opportunities to springboard your future.