Learn about services for students at York University, including their accessibility services, peer and academic support programs, financial aid, campus accessibility, and more.
York University serves over 50,000 students on two campuses in Toronto, Ontario: the Keele Campus in north Toronto and the Glendon Campus in mid-town Toronto. 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:
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
2275 Bayview Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M6
At York University, the centre providing accessibility services to students is called Student Accessibility Services (SAS). SAS provides support and academic accommodations for undergraduate and graduate students with diagnosed disabilities.
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.
For more information about accessibility at York University, and their current initiatives to address issues of accessibility, please see York University's Accessibility Plan.
In order to access accommodations at York University, please visit the linked webpage to learn what documentation is required to show proof of a disability.
Health Education & Promotion
The team of staff and students at Health Education & Promotion work to provide health education programs and create a community that supports students’ health and well-being.
Student Counselling & Development (SCD) is available to all students and offers personal development workshops as well as individual and group counselling.
Student Community & Leadership
The Centre for Student Community & Leadership Development (SCLD) assists students with their transition to university and ensures their continued growth and engagement throughout their time at York. SCLD provides transition programming to help students learn about nutrition, sexual health and healthy living, opportunities to develop or practice leadership skills, community building and residence life. Throught the SCLD, York’s RED Zone ambassadors will guide students to the services and resources needed to jump into university life with confidence.
Learning Skills Services (LSS) helps students develop new academic skills or refresh existing ones, learn practical approaches to manage time, promote school-work-life balance, develop study strategies, find effective ways to handle academic stress and hone exam preparation skills. York University’s three Writing Centres offer in-person and online one-to-one writing support, ESL and disability support, workshops, group sessions and graduate student programming to teach you how to develop a thesis, punctuate properly and edit effectively.
Students can visit York’s five libraries for research support, 3,500+ quiet or collaborative study spaces and the Learning Commons where they can get assistance writing a research paper, finding information, preparing for an exam or planning their career. The Student Papers & Academic Research Kit (SPARK) will enhance research, writing and critical-skills development.
York University offers academic advising services to students to help interpret program and degree requirements, understand one’s grade report and academic standing, and information and referrals to campus services and resources.
Student Clubs & Organizations
York is home to 300+ student clubs and organizations — from photography to salsa, sports, computing, arts and more, there’s something for everyone. YU Connect, an online community resource, help students find clubs that match their interests and record on-campus work and volunteer activity.
Indigenous Student Services
The Centre for Aboriginal Student Services (CASS) helps Indigenous students find community and achieve academic success through a variety of services, from specialized admissions assistance to funding and financial assistance.
International Student Services
York International helps students gain valuable international experience and enrich their education. There are many types of global learning opportunities to explore: study abroad, summer programs, exchanges, work abroad, research abroad and many more.
Campus & Community Safety
Community Safety works pro-actively to maintain safe and inclusive campuses and provides the goSAFE services, Security Services and Emergency Preparedness planning. Students can download the York U mobile Safety App, which provides one-stop access to all of the University’s safety resources, including a direct call to campus security and goSAFE, as well as information regarding the Campus Shuttle and other campus safety related services.
Other Support Services
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.
Students who choose to live in residence at York University can expect support in their growth and transition throughout their degree from first year until graduation. There are 4,000+ students living on campus in 10 residences (8 at Keele and 2 at Glendon) and students can make connections that will shape their time at York. Students can choose a single or double room with shared common spaces where they can study and socialize. In upper years (or if aged 21+), students may consider suite-style or apartment living, pairing up with their friends and enjoying a private suite with kitchen facilities. Students have the option to share mixed or same-gender living environments.
Students can enjoy the convenience of a residence meal plan with halal, kosher and vegetarian options, or dine at 40+ international restaurants, coffee shops and cafeterias available on campus. Students also have access to numerous on-campus amenities and services.
Residence is guaranteed for first-year students admitted to the Fall session directly from a full-time secondary school who apply by June 1. Students who meet the June deadline and are admitted with a 90%+ average are guaranteed a single room. The application launches in the first week of February on MyFile.
York offers Maps & Directions for each campus.
York University is accessible by bike, car and carpooling programs and through multiple public transportation providers. The York–Spadina TTC Subway can speed up the commute to the Keele campus from downtown Toronto. Students can also access our Keele campus by GO Transit, Züm / Brampton Transit and Viva / York Region Transit. York also provides free shuttle services between the Glendon and Keele campuses, a VanGO service, designed to help students with disabilities get around campus and 9,200+ parking spaces.
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.
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.
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.