McLaughlin College Orientation 2019

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Message from Dr. James C. Simeon, Head of McLaughlin College

Welcome to McLaughlin College!  All students who are enrolled at York University and who 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 – are members of McLaughlin College.  You will find that your college is your intellectual, recreational and social community of students, faculty, staff, and Fellows who will be providing you with your “home away from home”.

McLaughlin College will provide you with a wide set of extra-curricular activities that are specifically designed to accelerate your learning and to promote your growth and development as “whole person.” I hope to see you at many of these throughout the academic year, beginning with the mandatory York University Academic Orientation, on Tuesday September 3rd, when I will have the opportunity to you meet you personally as well. You will also be meeting your Peer Mentor and other student leaders. And, most importantly, you will also be introduced to all the academic services, programs, recreational activities, and other facilities available to you at McLaughlin College and throughout YorkU to help with your transition to University.

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

Social Orientation Week runs from Saturday, August 31st to Sunday, September 8th, 2019

The McLaughlin College Council is preparing an outstanding and memorable Frosh Week experience. Purchase your Frosh Kit at yustart.yorku.ca  For more information, or to ask any questions, join the McLaughlin YU Start group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/yumac2022/ or send an email to macfrosh@gmail.com!

“College Matriculation Ceremony and the Common Read,” Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

You are cordially invited to attend our College Matriculation ceremonies and Common Read event that will be held on Wednesday, September 4th, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, in the McLaughlin College Junior Common Room, 014 McLaughlin College. All first-year McLaughlin College students have been asked to read, How to Succeed at University (and get a great job), that was written by two of our College’s most accomplished Fellows, Professors Thomas R. Klassen and John A. Dwyer. In fact, Professor Klassen will be leading the first Common Read session immediately following our College Matriculation ceremonies, where you will be asked to sign our College register that will record you as a member of McLaughlin College. *Click here to access the free copy of the book:  http://www.ubcpress.ca/asset/20105/1/9780774838993_Web.pdf


Your parents and other family members are invited to the York University Parent & Family Orientation Program on Saturday, August 31st.  (Students will receive their Orientation on York Orientation Day on September 3).  Get to know the ins and outs of campus life at our Parents & Family Orientation.

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

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


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

Academic Orientation

1:45 – 3:15 Law & Society, Public Policy and Admin., Interdisciplinary Social Science & Work and Labour Studies Vari Hall A
1:45 – 3:15 Criminology Vari Hall B
1:45 – 3:15 Political Science & Global Political Studies Vari Hall C
1:45 – 3:15 Sociology Vari Hall D

Program Orientation

3:15 – 4:15 Law and Society Vari Hall A
3:15 – 4:15 Criminology Vari Hall B
3:15 – 4:15 Political Science & Global Political Studies 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

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

We look forward to seeing and meeting you soon at all these Orientation activities and events!!!