First Day of York U?…Optimize Your Experience!
By now, I have been pretty involved on campus. One of the first things I did was find on-campus employment, and then joined a club. There are over 300 clubs and organizations at York so naturally it wasn’t an easy choice to decide which club I wanted to join. Once I came to know of the organization for my program; Work and Labour Studies Student Association (WLSSA), it made my decision a lot easier. Feel free to visit YUConnect to learn more about the student clubs and organization at York. You don’t have to join an organization from your major, you can be a part of any club you like.
What are some of the advantages to joining a club?
- Build your co-curricular record.
- Meet new people.
- Learn more about your field.
- Make friends.
On October 3, I had a chance to meet the club members at the first meet and greet event. This was a chance to meet other members and the executive team of WLSSA. The event took place in the Mac Lounge. Pizza was served and prizes were also given out. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. If you are thinking of joining us at York University, I can reassure you after this experience that you don’t need to worry about making friends. Check out the event photo gallery below.
So, the day has finally arrived… and it’s your first day at York U! 🙂 Perhaps, you’ll be joining us from another county, from another province, as a mature student, or straight from high school. What is the best way you can expand your social circle, mingle with your peers, and optimize your York U experience? Here are some ideas that can help!
- Go for tours. To learn your way around campus, and student ambassadors can answer any questions you have.
- If your first tour was a few months ago, and you need a refresher…Sign up for a second tour!
- Attend academic orientation.
- Join a club.
- Visit your college, and check out the events being organized.
- Check out the posters in the hallways and see which events interest you.
- If you are a commuter student; bus stop is a great place to meet people. Really, I’m not kidding! I have met students this way and we’ve become friends.
- If you will be living on residence, or near residence…you already have a friend — you room mate!
- If you are a mature student, then head over to Atkinson Centre.
- Consider on-campus employment.
- Try volunteering on-campus.
- People in your classes.
The secret is….(Drum roll please!) Okay, the truth is there is no secret. Being pro-active can take you a long way!
If you have other suggestions; please do tell in the comments below! How do you plan on getting involved as a student? Are you thinking of joining an organization, and if so what interests you?
Bon Voyage till next time!