Winter break events at York

The Winter Holiday Closure is fast approaching and this year York University will be closed from December 24, 2014 to January 2, 2015 with administrative offices re-opening and classes resuming on January 5, 2015.

Many students may be wondering what to do during their time off. This year York International and the Office of the Associate Vice President International will host Winter Holiday Events. They have a very active schedule of events planned and have invited all students living in York's residences to join them:

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ON-LINE Registration for all events
Some events have registration opening online on Monday, 15 December at 8am

If an event requires an online payment, please note that this is not your final ticket but a deposit. You must “check in” with the York International student leads for the event to board a bus, enter the venue, etc. Registration will not open until Monday December 15

You must sign up for each event you wish to attend via an online booking system (links below).

NOTE: Some events have limited capacity so be sure to register early.

Winter Holiday Events Calendar and Registration

24th December, Wednesday
Winter Holiday Launch (meet the student Coordinators and learn more about the scheduled events while mingling with fellow students)

25th December, Thursday
Holiday Banquet

26th December, Friday
Free day: Suggestions include the Royal Ontario Museum after 4:30 ($9), Toronto Island (ferry ride to Ward’s Island) and a tea/coffee at the Rectory Cafe, or shopping during the Boxing Day Sales (which are often called the best sales of the year).

27th December, Saturday
Niagara Falls & Niagara-on-the-Lake

28th December, Sunday
Rock Climbing (Indoors)

29th December, Monday
Cross-country Skiing & Snowshoeing

30th December, Tuesday
Dinner and Games: Keele Campus

31st December, Wednesday
New Years Eve Dinner and Fireworks/ Outdoor Show

1st January, Thursday
Movie night: Glendon Campus

2nd January, Friday
Ripley’s Aquarium

3rd January, Saturday
Chinese Dim Sum/ Brunch
If you have a problem registering for an event, please email