In light of recent COVID-19 public health sanctions and measures, effective by end of day Thursday, March 19, York University will be moving to offer only required services on its campuses.

Read the full statement from President Rhonda Lenton on the closure of all non-required services and operations here. You can review all recent Student Communications regarding the coronavirus from York University here.


During this time, we’re committed to helping you complete the academic term and supporting your success. These new measures have changed the way we offer our services in SSIR – but they will not change our support and care for YOU, our student community! Below is a summary of how current services have been moved to a remote format so that we can continue to serve your needs.

Academic Advising: We’ve moved online- just like you!

Our team in Student Services is currently working remotely. Not to worry – staff are keeping regular operating hours and communicating digitally. Kindly allow for longer than normal response time as e-mail volume will be high. As a reminder, you can still book 1-1 advising appointments via phone or Skype. There will be no drop-in advising until further notice. 

Schulich School of Business: Building Closing as of Thursday March 19

The office of the Division of Student Services and International Relations in SSB W263 and the Seymour Schulich Building will be closed, effective at the end of the day on Thursday, March 19. Remember to collect any items you may need from your locker.

We will continue to electronically process administrative forms in the Academic Forms database such as Student Letter Requests.

Questions? Concerns? Reach out to us at:

A reminder: The Bronfman Library is closed as of Wednesday, March 18th. Students can still get business research help with the library’s online business chat service and/or book a Zoom consultation.

International Student Supports

International students can continue to access services offered by International Relations.

The English Language Peer Support program is now being offered remotely. Both individual appointments as well as the Conversation Groups (now “English Cyber Chats”) are being offered online. Learn more about virtual ELPS here.

Immigration advising appointments continue to be accessible via Zoom, Skype, and phone. Book your appointment online (grad advising; undergrad advising). Immigration sessions on work permits and permanent residence will continue to be offered virtually. Watch your email for details on any upcoming sessions.

To better support international students, we are also hosting online Q&A sessions to address your questions related to COVID-19 and your status in Canada. Click here for upcoming sessions.

We will keep updating you as our services and the broader situation continue to evolve. Please check your e-mail frequently and take care.