McLaughlin College Orientation 2017

orientation 2016

York Orientation Day/Academic Orientation 2017

Message from the Master

Welcome to McLaughlin College.  You are part of McLaughlin College because you are majoring in one of our affiliated academic programs – Criminology, Global Political Studies, Interdisciplinary Social Science, Law and Society, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology or Work and Labour Studies. York is one of only three universities in Canada organized on a college basis, where every undergraduate student is a member of a college.  Your college is a social, recreational and intellectual community of students, faculty and staff on a personal scale, where you can be known as an individual not a number.  This year is McLaughlin College’s 50th year, and we are planning many exciting events to celebrate this anniversary.

I hope to see you at many of these, beginning with Academic Orientation, on York Orientation Day, Wednesday, September 6.  You will meet the Master, Academic Leader, College Council, and your peer mentor, as you are introduced to the academic services, programs, recreational activities and facilities available to you at McLaughlin and throughout York to help with your transition to University.

David Leyton-Brown, Master of McLaughlin College and Professor of Politics

Register for York Orientation Day:       http://yustart.yorku.ca


1:00 – 1:45      Check In and Registration – Vari Hall A, B, C, D according to your program

1:45 – 3:15 Law & Society, Public Policy and Admin., Interdisciplinary Social Science & Work and Labour Studies Vari Hall A
1:45 – 3:15 Political Science & Global Political Studies Vari Hall B
1:45 – 3:15 Criminology Vari Hall C
1:45 – 3:15 Sociology Vari Hall D
3:15 – 4:15 Law and Society Vari Hall A
3:15 – 4:15 Political Science & Global Political Studies Vari Hall B
3:15 – 4:15 Criminology Vari Hall C
3:15 – 4:15 Sociology Vari Hall D
3:15 – 4:15 Interdisciplinary Social Science Vari Hall 1018, 1020
3:15 – 4:15 Work and Labour Studies  Vari Hall 1022
4:00 – 5:00 Public Administration McL Coll. Rm. 109
4:15 - 5:00 Campus tour – Lead by Peer Mentors, College Council
5:00 - 6:00& Dinner at McLaughlin  
6:00 – 6:30 Travel to Lions Stadium  
6:30 – 8:00 Welcome Ceremony at Lions Stadium  

Check In & Registration
will take place in front of  Vari Hall A,B,C,D according to your program and Group Number.  Volunteers will be present to direct you to your Vari Hall Location.

Cost:   All sessions are free (food is included). However, you will be responsible for parking.

Your Postcard will be arriving in the mail with your information.   It is important to bring it for Check In and Registration

 Social Orientation Week runs from Saturday, September 2  to Sunday, September 10, 2017

Hey there future Wolves,

Are you ready to rise? As your Orientation Chairs this year, we want to make sure that you have the best Frosh Week experience EVER! From September 2 to September 10 we have a fantastic week of events planned for you! Make sure to head to yustart.yorku.ca to purchase your Frosh Kit today before we sell out! Don't know what Frosh Week is? Have a lot of questions that need answering? We can help you with that too! Make sure to join our McLaughlin YU Start group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/yumc2021/). You can also email us at macfrosh@gmail.com!

Hope to see you in September!


Parents and family are invited to the University Parent & Family Orientation Program on Saturday, September 2nd.  (Students will receive their Orientation on York Orientation Day on September 6).  Get to know the ins and outs of campus life at Parents & Family Orientation.

Following the Central Parents and Family Orientation, the parents will be escorted to McLaughlin College, Senior Common Room (140) for a light lunch and an introduction to the college system and life as a York student, and an opportunity to have any questions answered.

  • 10 - 11:30 am: Central Orientation – Lassonde A or C
  • 12 (Lunch) 12:30 - 2 pm McLaughlin Parent Orientation  (140 McLaughlin- SCR)

Register for Parent Orientation:     http://orientation.yorku.ca/parents-and-family/

Contact Us

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at (416)736-5128, or visit our webpage www.mclaughlin.laps.yorku.ca