#1 Speak with representatives from various programs, Faculties, colleges and resources on campus.
Many representatives will be students themselves, so this is the perfect time to ask any questions you might have. I recommend checking out one of my old posts for some great questions to ask. Here is a small sample:
- “What influenced your decision to accept York over other universities?”
- “Are there night time, weekend, or online courses available?”
- “What is campus life like at York?”
- “What supports does York offer to help first-year students succeed?”
#2 Attend a mock lecture.
Attending a mock lecture is a great way to get a better idea of what to expect during your first year of university as lectures are very different from the traditional classroom experience in high school. You can consider things such as the environment, where you would like to sit (when you sit in the front you tend to focus better), and how you would like to record your notes (pen and paper is always effective, but typing on a laptop or tablet is generally faster) so you are more prepared for next fall.
#3 Go on a tour and catch a sneak peek of the residences on campus.
Fall Campus Day is the one of the best days to explore campus during a tour as you have the opportunity to take a look at the many different residence buildings. For students that are planning on living in residence for their first year, this makes it easier to decide which ones to apply to. Don’t forget – rooms are guaranteed to students who apply for residence by June 1, with single rooms guaranteed to those that make the deadline and have a 90% or higher average.
#4 Share the campus with your family and let the community feeling win you over.
Fall Campus Day is the perfect day to share York’s campus with your family. You’ll also get to experience our amazing energy and community spirit firsthand.
Make sure you register! Students who register will receive insider information and reminders about special events. You don’t want to miss out.