Your Guide to Experience York Day

Posted by Sam on February 18, 2016

The Vari Reel

March 5 will be special: It is the day the University welcomes a new group of potential York-tonians on our Keele campus for Experience York Day (previously known as Spring Open House). Future students, parents and friends will be treated to a multitude of events and presentations between 10am and 2:30pm. Check out our neat photo grid below for the nine top reasons you should definitely register and come meet us in person. Hover over the individual photos to get more detailed info on anything from fast-track admissions sessions to mock lectures and a special birthday celebration:


  1. Tours
  2. Mock Lectures
  3. Program Info
  4. Students
  5. Admissions Info
  6. Financial Services
  7. Careers
  8. Happy Birthday York
  9. Experiential Education


To make the most of your day, plan ahead using our full online agenda. Hope to see you on March 5!


Tours Visitors can join York’s enthusiastic and knowledgeable team of Ambassadors on a variety of streamlined tours around campus. From 10am to 2pm, Campus Tours will be departing every 20 minutes from Vari Hall Rotunda, Athletics & Recreation Tours every half hour and Residence Tours also every half hour. Experience York is also an opportunity for guests to explore the Bergeron Centre, York’s brand-new, state-of-the-art home of the Lassonde School of Engineering. Tours of other individual Faculties will also be available.
Mock Lectures What is a lecture? How does it differ from your typical high-school class? Come find out! For example, in “Preventing a Zombie Plague,” offered by the Faculty of Science, you will learn not only how to protect yourself against plagues of all kinds but also how mathematical modelling plays a huge role in our everyday lives. Be sure to check the online agenda for a complete list of offerings.
Program Info Every Faculty will host unique events showcasing its own programs and services, so expect to have your burning questions answered. Learn about your choices of majors and minors, have advisors explain international options or experience firsthand the Nursing Simulation Centre.
Students What better way to get to know the University than by speaking to current students? They walk the walk every day, so you know you'll get the inside scoop. Interested in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD), for instance? Be sure to tag along on a student-led tour and go behind the scenes to see and hear what goes on in their daily workshops, labs, theatres, studios, performance spaces and more!
Admissions Info Come with questions! From program requirements to instructions on how to accept your offer and everything in between, the Admissions team has the answers. They'll await you with a smile!
Financial Services Financing university is no easy feat, but York offers plenty of assistance, and the Financial Services team has put together two info sessions designed to help you make financially healthy choices and leave you with options. The Schulich School of Business will also be talking financial assistance.
Careers Discuss what kinds of careers lie waiting for you after graduation. For those interested in the business world, don’t miss Schulich’s “This Is Your Career” session exploring the extensive future-building programs and resources offered by the Schulich Career Development Centre (CDC). Other Faculties, too, will discuss how best to turn degrees into rewarding careers.
Happy Birthday York In celebration of York University’s 57th birthday, guests will be treated to a variety of delectable eats and beverages. Don’t miss out . . . and, yes, there will be cake.
Experiential Education For a successful career after graduation, nothing beats gaining hands-on experience while studying at university. York places experiential education front and centre, offering various options to learn in the field while completing a program. Guests will have the chance to discuss one on one with program administrators and students the experiential opportunities offered by York and how to incorporate them into their own studies.




Sam recently graduated with an Honours BA in Communications.

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