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York University

York University

General Information

York University serves 55 000 students on their 2 main campuses in Toronto, Ontario. York University has a large number of programs, offered through their 11 academic schools and faculties:

  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Environmental Studies
  • School of Arts, Media, Performance & Design
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies
  • Faculty of Health
  • Lassonde School of Engineering
  • Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
  • Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Schulich School of Business
  • Faculty of Science
  • Glendon (Liberal Arts)

The addresses for York University campuses are:

Keele Campus:
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario  M3J 1P3
(416) 736-2100

Glendon Campus:
2275 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario  M4N 3M6
(416) 487-6710

www.yorku.ca

Disability Services Available

Office for Students with Disabilities

At York University, the centre providing services to students with disabilities is called Counselling & Disability Services (CDS). Counselling & Disability Services is the primary place to find out about all of your disability related needs.

Transition Programs

York University offers a transition program for students with documented disabilities called Project ADVANCE.

York University also runs Transition Information Days for secondary school students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities (NVLD) planning on attending any post-secondary institution. Students and their families will learn about accessing supports, strategies for academic success, and the transition to university. 

Accessibility Plan

For more information about accessibility at York University, and their current initiatives to address issues of accessibility, please see York University's Accessibility Plan.

Documentation Required

In order to access accommodations at York University, the following documentation is required to show proof of a disability:

For Learning Disabilities and ADHD

  • A current psycho-educational assessment completed by a registered psychologist, or a psychiatrist (up to date within the last 5 years, clearly stating a diagnosis)
  • A clinical assessment completed by a psychiatrist, neuropsychologist, behavioural neurologist or a clinical or educational psychologist
  • Students with ADHD who do not have a full psycho-educational assessment are able to have a medical professional complete the ADHD form

For Physical and Medical Disabilities

For Mental Health Disabilities

  • Students must have their medical doctor, or registered psychologist complete the two part registration package

 

For more information about required documentation or how to obtain proof of your disability, contact the York University Counselling & Disability Services (CDS) directly.

Support Services Available

Health Services

York University's Health Education and Promotion team is comprised of student health educators who design programs focusing on health topics. For medical appointments, York University advises students to contact the Appletree Medical Group.

Counselling Services

York University offers Personal Counselling Services (PCS) for any student who may be experiencing stressful events in their life.

Orientation Program

York University has a number of colleges which offer Orientation programs for new incoming students. Orientation will help students familiarize themselves with the campus, and ease the transition into university.

Academic Support

At York University, the Writing Centres offer support for students who would like to improve or enhance their writing skills.

Library Services

The York University Libraries offer various resources for students including databases, journals, e-books, and e-videos. The libraries also provide students with services including borrowing services, interlibrary loans, research guides, style guides, and the learning commons. The York University Libraries offers Library Access Services which provides equitable and accessible materials, and facilities, so that persons with disabilities have full access to the libraries services.

Other Support Services

Financial Aid

Scholarships, Bursaries, and Awards

York University’s Financial Information office offers a range of  financial assistance which consists of merit-based scholarships, need-based bursaries, and awards based on academic achievement. Information regarding York University's financial aid is available on their website, as well as complete lists of scholarships, bursaries, awards, and contact information.

Residence and Housing

On-Campus Housing

York University’s Student Housing Office offers traditional accommodations for students on Keele campus and traditional or suite-style accommodations for students on Glendon campus. Residence is guaranteed for first year students, and students entering with an average above a 90% are guaranteed a single room. Traditional rooms include single or double bedrooms with communal washrooms, study spaces and kitchens. Co-ed and single gender floors are available. Suite style rooms are reserved for upper-year students on Glendon campus and include 2 bedrooms with a shared bathroom and living space. Building amenities include:

  • Common lounges
  • Common study spaces
  • Common kitchens (traditional style residence)
  • Access to a front desk
  • Maintenance
  • Laundry facilities

All residence rooms come furnished and include internet access. Residence rates vary depending on room style and building choice. Meal plans are optional for some traditional style residence buildings and operate on a declining balance and meal based system.

Barrier-free rooms are available for students requiring special accommodations. Students who require these accommodations are required to contact the housing office on campus prior to registration.

Off-Campus Housing

York University offers off-campus housing through the Places4Students service, where landlords can advertise rental properties available.

Getting Around

Campus Accessibility

York offers Maps & Directions for each campus

Toronto Transit

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is comprised of subways, buses, and streetcars. A discounted Post-Secondary Student Monthly Metro Pass is available for purchase for full-time students at York University. Schedules and maps are provided for each of the TTC transit options.

Accessibility
The TTC offers accessible services on both their buses and subways. Accessible services on buses include kneeling features, ramps, lifts, automated next stop announcements, wheel chair and scooter positions, and priority seating. The subways provide accessible services such as wheel chair positions and priority seating. There are elevators at half of the subway stations, with the goal of the remaining stations to be accessible by 2025.

The TTC offers the Support Person Assistance Card which allows users of the transit system who require a support person to have this person travel with them at no additional cost. Persons interested in the support program must fill out the application form.

Wheel-Trans is a service that provides door-to-door accessible transit service for persons with physical disabilities. The TTC has established eligibility guidelines for the use of Wheel-Trans. Persons seeking to use Wheel-Trans must participate in an in-person interview. 

Academic Programs

York University offers a wide range of Programs of Study in their 11 faculties and schools.  Information about the academic programs and educational opportunities at York University is available on their website.

Contact Information

Keele Campus

Counselling & Disability Services
(416) 736-5383 (Learning Disability Services)
(416) 736-5350 (Mental Health Disability Services)
(416) 736-5140 (Physical, Sensory & Medical Disability Services)
Located in Bennett Centre for Student Services

Appletree Medical Centre
(647) 722-2370
Located at York Lanes 4700 Keele St

Personal Counselling Services
(416) 736-5297
Located in Room N110 of the Bennett Centre

York University Libraries
(416) 736-5150
circinfo@yorku.ca

Financial Information
(416) 872-9675
bursary@yorku.ca
Located in the Bennett Centre for Student Services, Room W223

Student Housing Office
(416) 736-5152 ext 2
undergradres@yorku.ca

 

Glendon Campus

Counselling & Disability Services
(416) 736-5383 (Learning Disability Services)
(416) 736-5350 (Mental Health Disability Services)
(416) 736-5140 (Physical, Sensory & Medical Disability Services)
Located in Bennett Centre for Student Services

Appletree Medical Centre
(647) 722-2370
Located at York Lanes 4700 Keele St

Writing Centre
(416) 736-2100 ext 88819

York University Libraries
(416) 736-5150
circinfo@yorku.ca

Financial Information
(416) 487-6701
finance@glendon.yorku.ca

Student Housing Office
(416) 487-6844
glendon@yorku.ca

Checklist

Use this checklist to create an overview of the services available at York University, and to determine if the services meet your needs.