About Us

Greeting future students from Algeria during the Summer term!

Greeting Future York U Students from Argentina during the Summer  2014 term!


York’s RED Zone’s primary aim is to orient incoming students to York University. The RED Zone provides access to the services, programs and resources you need to jump into University life with confidence and comfort. In the RED Zone you’ll meet highly motivated and enthusiastic student ambassadors who are equipped with knowledge and experience to provide you with inside advice on what to expect and tips for student success. These include, but are not limited to, discovering information about parking and transportation, student clubs, college affiliation and college hosted events, Orientation activities, student government, intramural sports, on-campus jobs, parent FAQs, your student account, the YU-card and answers to financing questions including bursaries, scholarships, RESPs  and OSAP.

Here at the RED Zone, our vision for the first year experience is bold. Our team brings a full force of expertise, energies, and ingenuity to bear on the very real challenges that face us on a day-to-day basis on campus. With our joint partners from Student Community & Leadership Development, and all the other various departments, together, we work together to build student success. Our stories and shared experiences make us rich, while our expertise and skill enhance us to serve students on a daily basis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does RED Zone staff only only give directions?

We do much more than that. The RED Zone Ambassadors are here to not only help students and community members navigate the campus, but to offer support and direct anyone who is need of specific resources or need support transitioning to university, from first year to fourth year students in the right direction !

Can I contact RED Zone through email?

You can contact the RED Zone team through email at redzone@yorku.ca ! We will try our best to get back to you in a timely fashion. Want to get a hold of us faster? Message us on the RED Zone Facebook Page and we will try to get back to you within 1 business day:  https://www.facebook.com/yorksredzone/!

Do you operate all year round?

The Red Zone is open from the second week of May untill the last day of classes in the Fall Term. We open again the first day of classes in Winter Term and close the last day of classes in the Winter Term as well.