Advising and Student Services

Office of Advising and Integrated Student Services (OAISS)

The Office of Advising and Integrated Student Services (OAISS) is your destination for undergraduate advising, resources, workshops and information to support you throughout your degree.

Due to York’s response to COV-19, OAISS will be conducting all appointments and student inquiries online or by telephone. Please email your inquiry and student number to We will endeavour to respond to you as soon as we can. Thank you for your understanding.

Online Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am – 3:30pm

For information regarding York University’s COVID-19 plan, please visit The frequently asked questions (FAQ) section provides the most up-to-date and accurate information for students, staff, faculty, instructors and other employees.

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Peer Mentoring

Student Ambassadors and Mentors (SAMs) are trained upper-year students dedicated to providing you with assistance and information to support your academic success. You can connect with a SAM/Mentor in your discipline or with others who have different areas of expertise or interests.

Learn more about our SAMs

Peer Mentors (SAMs) are available to answer your questions at the SAM Centre:

Location: Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts lobby
Monday to Friday: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Email a peer mentor at:

AMPD Stuff You Need to Know Guide

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When do classes start and other important dates?
Where can I look up courses?
Where can I find free learning skills workshops to help me succeed?
Visit website for workshop times, locations, and individual appointments:
Where can I find a peer mentor in my program?
Visit the Student Information Centre in the Centre for Fine Arts (CFA) and speak with a Student Ambassador and Mentor (SAM).

Email your questions to our peer mentors (SAMs) at

How do I find out about tutoring and study groups?
Where can I learn about the libraries?
Where can I improve my academic writing?
Visit the Learning Commons in Scott Library:

Appointments for academic writing can now be made here. Appointments are available on Tuesdays, 14:00-16:30 and Thursdays, 11:30-14:00.

If you cannot make an appointment during these scheduled hours, please contact Professor Stacy Denton for alternative availability.

How can I get free online academic writing support?
Where can I find help if English isn’t my first language?
Where can I find information about the bookstore?


How do I find out about AMPD awards and bursaries?
Look out for awards workshops and information on how to apply at:
How do I pay my student account?

Student Life

How can I find out about whats happening in AMPD?
Check out the AMPD blog for news and events at
How can I find out about ways to get involved on campus?
Where can I find out about student clubs on campus?
There are over 470 student clubs at York covering a wide range of interests, to learn more, visit:
What can I do to stay active on campus?
Sport & Recreation offers a ton of programs. For information call 416-736-5185, visit or email at
Where can I find information and resources for mature and/or part-time students?
Visit the Atkinson Centre for Mature and Part-Time Students (111 Central Square). For more information, call 416-736-5770, visit or email
Where can I get help preparing for my career?
The Career Centre, located in 202 McLaughlin College, offers workshops year-round. To learn more, call 416-736-5351, visit or email
How do I find out about food options on campus?
Food Bank, Food4Thought
Where can I find the various health services available on campus?
How do I find out about Winters College?
How can I find out about Winters College Council?

International Student Information

How do I find out about support for international students?

Look for AMPD World Café and AMPD World Cabaret events for fun ways to meet your fellow AMPD and Winters College students

Counselling, Support and Resources

Where can I go for personal counselling information and resources for students with different disabilities?
Visit Counselling and Disability Services
N110 Bennett Centre for Student Services
Mental Health Disabilities
Learning Disabilities
Centre for Human Rights
Physical, Sensory, and/or Medical Disabilities
Physical, Sensory & Medical Disability Services:

Personal Counselling Services:

Who can I call if I am stressed out?
Good 2Talk Ontario Post-Secondary Student Helpline provides non judgmental, anonymous and confidential counselling regarding non-academic concerns 1-866-925-5454

211 Calls – Provides free, confidential, multilingual access to information about the full range of community, social, health and government services.

Housing and Transport

Where can I find information on housing?
How do I get to and from campus without a car?
How do I get a parking permit?
How can I travel safely on campus at night?
GoSafe and Security Services staff will walk students to and from any campus location:

Look for any Blue Light Emergency Phone, on campus pay phone (Free), go SAFE button on any campus safety phone

Crisis and Emergency Information

Call 911, York Security 416-736-2100 ext 33333 or 416-736-5333

Academic Writing

Appointments for academic writing can now be made here. Appointments are available on Tuesdays, 14:00-16:30 and Thursdays, 11:30-14:00.

If you cannot make an appointment during these scheduled hours, please contact Professor Stacy Denton for alternative availability.


Jason Merai
Director, Student and Community Engagement
Tel: 416-736-2100 ext. 77344

Tina Pietrangelo
Coordinator, Integrated Student Services
Tel: 416-736-2100 ext. 77343

Tina is responsible for coordinating the AMPD Student Ambassadors, first year student enrolment, and undergraduate awards.

Undergraduate Advisors

The Undergraduate OAISS Advisors provide information on degree requirements, major, minor and certificate options and referrals to campus services and resources.

Senior Undergraduate Advisors

Mary Riccardi
Senior Undergraduate Advisor
Tel: 416-736-2100 ext. 77345

Mary provides in-depth advising to all AMPD students regarding degree management, enrolment, petitions, and academic decisions.

Undergraduate Advisors

Jenny Cesario
Tel: 416-736-2100 ext. 44020

Sally George
Tel: 416-736-2100 ext. 44025

Ladonna Taylor
Tel: 416-736-2100 ext. 77346

Contact Your Program Department

Visit your program department for permission to enroll in courses, letters of permission, grade reappraisal, deferred standing requests, appointments with faculty advisors, and program change requests.

Cinema & Media Arts
Computational Arts
Visual Art & Art History