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.

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:30am – 3:30pm
Location: 322 Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts (CFA)
Phone: 416-736-5135

Degree Advising

To book an advising or petition advising appointment, please visit OAISS at 322 CFA
or call 416-736-5135 between 10:00am and 3:00pm.

Booking Appointment
Please make sure you speak directly with the receptionist to book your appointment. We are unable to book appointment requests left in voice mail.

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

Manage My Academic RecordManage My Academic Record Guide

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?
Where can I find a peer mentor in my program?
How do I find out about tutoring and study groups?
Where can I learn about the libraries?
Where can I improve my academic writing?
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?
How do I pay my student account?

Student Life

How can I find out about whats happening in AMPD?
How can I find out about ways to get involved on campus?
Where can I find out about student clubs on campus?
What can I do to stay active on campus?
Where can I find information and resources for mature and/or part-time students?
Where can I get help preparing for my career?
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?

Counselling, Support and Resources

Where can I go for personal counselling information and resources for students with different disabilities?
Mental Health Disabilities
Learning Disabilities
Centre for Human Rights
Physical, Sensory, and/or Medical Disabilities
Who can I call if I am stressed out?

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?

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.


Lynda Tam
Assistant Dean, Students
Tel: 416-736-2100 ext. 77344

Lynda has overall responsibility for academic affairs in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD). She is responsible for liaison and retention activities in order to formulate new plans, directions and strategies for the Faculty. She acts as consultant on complex advising, curricular and academic policy issues. She represents the Faculty at University-wide committees relating to academic affairs.

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
Contact Your Program Department