Do I have to come to campus in the Fall to attend classes?
- Each program will offer some courses in person during the Fall term 2021. A section of our offering will remain online. COVID protocols will be respected. We will maintain social distancing in the classrooms and in the rest of our buildings.
- When you are looking at a course on the York Courses website, starting June 8, a note will give indication as to the format of the course.
What is the format of online courses?
In synchronous/online courses (REMT), the class meets (remotely) at the designated time and day indicated in the university course calendar on a weekly basis. In asynchronous/online courses (ONLN), 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 can study online from your home country in the Fall. Your course selection might be different from a regular semester. 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 coded ONLN (asynchronous) do not require you to join the course at a specific scheduled time.
I am a graduate student. What information is available to me?
What will happen with courses during the Winter term?
- We are planning to be fully back on campus in the Winter unless public health requirements limit classroom capacity.
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
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.
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
Can I apply for OSAP again?
The Fall/Winter 2021-2022 OSAP application is now available. Submit your OSAP application for Fall/Winter 2021-2022 before June 30 to ensure you receive your funds on time.
How much are fees?
- Find a list of various types of fees here: https://sfs.yorku.ca/fees
- Log into your student account here: https://www.glendon.yorku.ca/student-financial-services/fees/your-student-account/
How do I become engaged with the Glendon community?
- The GL Zone 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, see details here. 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 and start this great year with us! More details to follow here.
- All new and returning students will be invited to join a team and compete for the first place in the annual “Glendon 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?
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 for the 2021-2022 academic year to support those students who are required to attend in-person classes, labs or other events related to their studies.
- To ensure proper physical distancing within residence, residence rooms will be assigned as single occupancy spaces for the upcoming year and the overall capacity of residence will decrease.
Updates from Housing Services will be posted on our website.
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.
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
Glendon College Student Union:
For updates & events, follow GCSU on Instagram & Facebook:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can I look for jobs?
There are plenty of job search tools at your disposal!
- Experience York allows you to see all employers looking to hire York students
- Like the Career and Skills Development Centre Facebook page for general job postings
- Follow the Career and Skills Development Centre LinkedIn page for general job postings
- Check out the online database of job search resources
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.
Can I get help with my resume/cover letter/interview skills/LinkedIn?
The Career and Skills Development Centre offers:
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:
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.
- Access online resources to learn more about writing effective personal statements
- Book an appointment to work one-on-one with a staff member for grad school help
What is the difference between an academic CV and a regular resume?
Student Online Support Resources
Mental Health & Wellness
Accessibility, Well-being and Counselling Centre
Student support line: 416-736-5297.
If the line is busy, please wait for a few minutes and call again.
Virtual Zoom Advising:
Housing Inquiries (including inquiries related to refunds)
Career & Skills Development
Studying from home tips: https://www.glendon.yorku.ca/student-affairs/wp-content/uploads/sites/129/Studying-From-Home-Tips.pdf
For more tips and online learning resources: https://lss.info.yorku.ca/online-learning/