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 September 5th to September 13th.
When is the last day to sign up for frosh?
There is no last day to sign up for frosh, but we encourage everyone to sign up as soon as they can. Don’t forget we are giving away Bethune Frosh merchandise for the first 100 people to sign up!
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 provided remotely. We will be using various virtual platforms to host an array of fun and informative events throughout the week.
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. Please check out our SCHEDULE tab HERE!
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?
Frosh kits will be mailed out to you if possible. Depending on where you reside, that may be difficult for us to do. In the case that we are not able to mail out your kit, it will be waiting for you when we get back on campus! Reminder, only the first 100 people to sign up receive frosh kits so sign up fast!
What is required of me to be able to participate in this frosh week?
You will need to sign up for frosh week under our SIGN UP tab 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