A word from Glendon Campus Interim Principal Ian Roberge concerning Fall/Winter 20-21.

Academic FAQs

Do I have to come to campus in the Fall to attend classes?


  • For the most part our courses are offered remotely during the Fall term.  
  • Aside from a few courses, students will not need to be on campus. When you are looking at a course on the York Courses website, assume that it is being offered online and that you do not need to commute to campus unless you see a notation otherwise in the Notes section. 
  • Most of our labs and studio classes will be online.  

What is the format of online courses?


Remote courses can have two formats. In synchronous courses, the class meets (remotely) at the designated time and day indicated in the university course calendar on a weekly basis. In asynchronous courses all the content is online. There are no mandatory scheduled virtual meetings. Students are not required to be on campus. 

I am an international student and I cannot come to Canada in the Fall. How will Glendon accommodate me?


As an international student you will be studying online from your home country. We are doing our best to accommodate students who are in different time zones. We realize that it is a major challenge. Some of our courses do not require you to join the course at a specific scheduled time.

I am a graduate  student. What information is available to me?


For more information about Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, click here

Graduate students can also visit the Faculty of Graduate studies page and the Office of Research and Innovation at Glendon for information. You can also check with your Program’s office.

What will happen with courses during the Winter term?


  • The status of our Winter courses will be reassessed as soon as possible.
  • In year-long 6-credit courses, professors will provide the different options for the format of the course during the Winter term in their syllabus.

How will I find my virtual classroom?


  • Eclass/Moodle – Most professors will use this learning management platform and put the link for the virtual classroom there
  • Check your YorkU emails to find information sent by your professors
  • Some units have uploaded information regarding their courses on this list. It will be updated on September 7th

What support will be available to help me navigate my online courses?


Support will be provided for online learning by our IT team, student mentors, workshops, and your professors.

What happens to placements and internships?


Our experiential opportunities, such as work placement and internships, will continue to be offered. They could be virtual, in person, or hybrid.

What happens to the research opportunities for students?


Our research programs for students will continue to be offered.

Where can I buy my textbooks?


You can order your textbooks via the Yorku online bookstore.

Where can I get tips and advice about online learning?


Student Services FAQs

How will I get help selecting my courses and understanding the  enrolment  process?


  • The experience of  first-year  and transfer students will be enhanced with our Start your Quest program.  
  • Academic services are fully functional and are available to answer  all  your questions.  

Academic Services & Academic Advising   
Email:  acadservices@glendon.yorku.ca 
Virtual (Zoom) Advising Hours:  

When can I enrol in classes?


Check your enrolment date and time here: https://registrar.yorku.ca/enrol/guide/when

Can I apply for OSAP again?


The Full-Time application for 20-21 is available! The part-time application will be released later in June. 

How much are fees?


How do I become engaged with the Glendon community?


  • The Peer Mentor program is tailored to integrate, support and onboard new students.  Student mentors are leaders that support students in their first-year experience  on campus. 
  • GL zone activities and programming are a great way to engage with peers and staff members 
  • Join some initiatives and our virtual Peer mentor kiosk for more information on what is happening on campus and how to get involved in the student life 
  • Stay in touch and read the student newsletter to find out about employment opportunities, activities and useful information that will support your academic success.
  • We encourage all students to register for our free Jumpstart program that will take place on September 1-3rd.  Be university ready by attending our workshops on how to manage your time, get assignment help, learn about academic honesty and how to navigate various online platforms and much more.  Email will be sent later in July when registration opens. 
  • Frosh week is also a great way to build connections, the GCSU team will be in touch for their upcoming events. 
  • Attend the opening ceremony and GO Day campus wide on September 8th and start this great year with us! More details to follow on YU Start platform in August. 
  • All new and returning students will be invited to join a team and compete for the first place in the annual “Glendon Spirit Tournament”, and for the many chances to win exciting prizes in a succession of challenges throughout the year. Whether  online  or in person, in French or in English, the tournament will be an amazing way to discover the Glendon community, make new friends, meet your peer mentors and professors, and have lots of fun. 

How will I get help to learn the required skills to succeed in university?


  • Virtual workshops will be offered in August on a wide range of topics 
  • Go to the Career and skills Development website to find out about all the resources that are available to support you. 
  • You can also book individual appointment through eclass –Moodle 

Will I be able to have access to library material?


The York libraries  have transferred their services online. They have increased its selection of online resources. It is also setting up a book locker system where paper-only material can be safely picked-up.  

    Will I have access to a room in residence?


    • Residences at York will be open in Fall 2020 to support those students who are required to attend in-person classes, labs or other events related to academics.
    • After careful consideration, the University has determined that the best way to support students who require on-campus residence accommodations during these challenging times, is to do so by offering accommodations solely on the Keele campus. For more information, click here.
    • To ensure proper physical distancing within residence, residence rooms will be assigned as single occupancy spaces for this upcoming year and the overall capacity of our residences will decrease.
    • Updates from Housing Services will be posted on our website.    

    Housing Inquiries (including inquiries related to refunds) 
    Email:  glendon@yorku.ca 

    What physical distancing and cleaning measures are being implemented in residence?


    • As the pandemic is evolving rapidly, York Housing & Conference Services continues to seek direction from Toronto Public Health. To reduce density within residence, all room offers will be for single occupancy assignments, meaning that there will be no roommates.
    • Enhanced cleaning of our residences will continue into the fall, with an increased focus on sanitizing frequently used spaces and high touch surfaces. Community spaces, such as residence lounges and common areas, will be arranged to ensure proper physical distancing.
    • Residents will also be assigned to a specific bathroom facility to use.
    • Updates from Housing Services will be posted on our website.    

    Housing Inquiries (including inquiries related to refunds) 
    Email:  glendon@yorku.ca 

    Will the student association and clubs be functioning?


    Yes, student leaders are working on a virtual Fall programming. 

    For more information about clubs, please visit: https://yorku.campuslabs.ca/engage/

    Glendon College Student Union: 

    For updates & events, follow GCSU on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AECGCSU/



    When will the Glendon Athletic Centre re-open?


    To ensure the safety and health of our members, the Glendon Athletic Centre remains closed until further notice. We look forward to a return to normal business operations and serving you once again to meet all your fitness needs at Glendon.

    In the meantime, you can access the York Lions MUV Free Online Fitness classes here:


    If you’d like to reach us you may do so at gac@glendon.yorku.ca

      Where can I look for jobs?


      There are plenty of job search tools at your disposal!

      Can I work "on-campus"?


      The Work/Study Program at York University provides eligible undergraduate students (domestic and international) with the opportunity to develop professional skills and contribute to the university through paid, on-campus employment opportunities.

      Are there writing workshops I can attend?


      The Career and Skills Development Centre offers writing workshops by demand from professors. If you would like to have a workshop hosted in your class, you can ask your professor or we can reach out for you!

      Can someone edit my paper for me?


      The Career and Skills Development Centre staff will not edit, write or re-write your assignment for you (learn more about academic integrity). Instead, you can: 

      How do I cite properly in APA/MLA/Chicago?


      It is important to uphold academic integrity for all the assignments you complete during your studies.

      Should I apply to grad school?


      Perhaps the career you’re interested in requires a graduate education or a post-degree program or maybe you’ve determined that a post-degree diploma or certificate would make you a more desirable candidate in your chosen occupation.

      How do you write a personal statement?


      Personal statements help graduate selection committees understand why you want to pursue further study in that area, and in that program.



      What is the difference between an academic CV and a regular resume?


      Resumes are the most commonly used format in today’s workplace, where as CVs are used only in specific professional positions requiring a specific knowledge base.

      Student Online Support Resources

      Mental Health & Wellness

      Contact Information

      Accessibility, Well-being and Counselling Centre 

      Email: counselling@glendon.yorku.ca 

      Student support line: 416-736-5297.
      If the line is busy, please wait for a few minutes and call again.

      Academic Services & Academic Advising

      Financial Services

      Support for International & Exchange Students

      Contact Information

      Insurance/UHIP Inquiries: studentaffairs@glendon.yorku.ca
      Glendon Exchanges:
      Dual Degree with EM LYON:
      York International Exchanges:

      Housing Inquiries (including inquiries related to refunds)

      Contact Information

      Email: glendon@yorku.ca 

      Career & Skills Development