What is Frosh week?
Also known as Dragon Week at Bethune College, Orientation is a big event hosted by York University’s colleges to welcome students entering their first year. This is an amazing opportunity for you to make friends through various events, and to get acquainted with York University’s resources as well as the campus itself before classes start. Dragon Week is led by current students of York University affiliated with Bethune College, and they are here to make sure that your transition into your first year is as smooth, and as fun as possible!
When is Frosh week?
Frosh Week is taking place August 28th to September 5th.
When is the last day to sign up for frosh?
There is no last day to sign up for frosh, but we encourage everyone buy their frosh kit before frosh to not miss out on any events.
How is Frosh week affected by the current pandemic
Frosh week is still happening! Following the Government’s and York University’s policies regarding COVID-19, Frosh week will be hybrid (online and In person). We will be using zoom to host an array of fun and informative events throughout the week and for in person events we are hosting it at York University (specifically Bethune College).
What kinds of events can we expect if frosh week will take place on a virtual platform?
We know that everyone is worried about the quality of events during a virtual orientation. We want to assure you that we are working our hardest to plan a variety of fun, engaging, and informative events
i'm in a different country or province, can i still attend frosh?
Yes! We have ensured that all our virtual platforms are accessible worldwide.
How will i receive my frosh kit?
You will receive your Frosh kits on the first day of frosh during frosh kit pickup. We also offer shipping but this will be at your own expense.
What is required of me to be able to participate in this frosh week?
You will need to buy your frosh kit HERE. You will also need to have your student number and Passport York information to log on to the virtual platforms we are using, access to a device, and an internet connection.
AM i allowed to share links or my sign in information for events?
No. Each person will receive a personalized invitation for our events, and we will be monitoring participants to ensure only people who have signed up for Dragon Week are present. Non-York students are not allowed to participate, but any York student is welcome to sign up and join us!
What is york orientation day (yod)?
This is a mandatory event organized by the University to help you familiarize yourself with the campus and the faculty before classes start.
When i have academic orientation, will i be missing any frosh events?
No! Academic Orientation (YOD) is mandatory for all incoming students to attend. We understand this, and have ensured that there are no conflicting Frosh Week events. So you can attend Academic Orientation without worrying about missing out!
WHAT Happens if i miss an event?
There’s nothing wrong with missing an event! Although it is encouraged that you participate in all events to get the most out of your Orientation experience, you have full control of the week, and you get to decide which events you would like to participate in. The only exception is YOD (York Orientation Day), which is mandatory for all students to attend.