Parents of New Students

Here's a list of things to-do and contacts for you as your student prepares for York University. If you need assistance, call your student's admissions counselor or the admissions office at 402-363-5627.

Important Dates: 2024

  • Tuesday, August 6, 2024: Fall Athlete Move-In Day

    • Includes soccer and volleyball athletes
    • Mackey Center

    Saturday, August 17, 2024: New Student Check-In and Move-In Day

    •  Mackey Center

    August 17-20: Genesis (New Student Orientation) Begins

    • Orientation for students only begins at 7 p.m. at the Mackey Center

    Wednesday, August 21, 2023: Fall Semester Begins 

    September 2: Labor Day - No Classes

    October 18-20: Homecoming

    October 21: Fall Day - No Classes

    November 25-29: Thanksgiving Break

    December 11: Fall Semester Ends (Residence halls & cafeteria closed)

    December 12: Winter Commencment

    January 6: Spring Semester Begins

    January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No Classes

    March 3-7: Spring Break

    April 25: Spring Semester Ends (Residence halls & cafeteria closed)

    April 26: Spring Commencement

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Financial Aid – If not yet done, complete your student's FAFSA at York's school code is 002567. A completed FAFSA is required before your student can receive any financial aid. Students will be notified by admissions when their aid is ready to be accepted in the financial aid portal. Need assistance? Email

Student Accounts – Once your financial aid has been completed you will receive an email with a link to your student accounts documents. Select a payment plan and complete these forms by August 1st. Need assistance? Contact Barbara Thompson at

Housing and Dining

Enrollment Deposit and Housing: After your student pays their enrollment fee, they will be able to complete their housing form. Then they will receive a packet including info about housing, dining, and more. For more information about housing contact the Director of Residence Life and Housing at (402) 363-5718. Please make sure your student has their YU student ID number handy when completing these forms. It can be found in their acceptance packet. Need assistance? Contact your enrollment counselor. 

New student check-in is Saturday, August 17, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Mackey Center. Students will check-in and receive a registration card. Once completed, the Registration Card is their ticket to move into their residence hall.

***If your student is an athlete on one of our fall sports teams (includes volleyball, soccer, and cross country), they will check in on August 6 at 10 a.m. in  Mackey Center***


Registering for Classes – After your student has received an acceptance notice from admissions and paid the enrollment deposit, they can register classes. Contact your enrollment counselor at 402-363-5627 to make further arrangements.

Textbooks  Textbooks will be provided for all students as part of the tuition package. Textbooks will be picked up at the campus bookstore during new student orientation.

School Supplies –  A personal laptop or computer is highly recommended for your student to complete homework and other assignments. The Microsoft 360 package is provided to enrolled students. Other school supplies that may be needed include notebooks, pens, pencils, stapler, backpack, calculator, jump drives, etc.

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Important Contacts

Commonly Used Campus Numbers
  • Admissions Office: 402-363-5627
  • Financial Aid: 402-363-5625 or 402-363-5624
  • Student Accounts/Billing: 402-363-5711
  • Residence Life/Housing: 402-363-5718
  • Fax number for Financial Aid and Student Accounts: 402-363-5623
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