Campus Life

At York University’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, you are part of a vibrant community of more than 53,000 local and international students who are pursuing a broad range of studies and creative practice across the arts, health, science, engineering, environmental studies, law, education, business and the liberal arts.



CASA.The Creative Arts Student Association (CASA) is the student government in AMPD. It’s an inclusive, dynamic organization run entirely by AMPD students, with representatives from the student association of each AMPD department: cinema and media arts, dance, design, computational arts, music, theatre and visual art/art history. CASA represents student interests to the administration and builds community between AMPD students. It generates programming, activities and informal networking opportunities, from weeky coffee houses to the annual iMix Festival, and supports and encourages student initiatives through advocacy, publicity, and a grants program for extracurricular creative projects. Connect with the friendly CASA folks in Room 164A Joan and Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts (off the main lobby) or or on social media.

Winters College

The complexities of life in a large university are simplified by York’s college system. Serving both residential and commuter students, York’s seven undergraduate colleges provide a congenial home base where students can relax after class, meet with friends, etc.

Winters College is the college most closely affiliated with AMPD. A friendly community of students, professors, college Fellows and administrative support staff, Winters provides both residence and commuter students with a ‘home away from home’ and a safe, comfortable, supportive and culturally rich environment.

York Federation of Students

The York Student Federation (YFS) offers many services that can make an academic life easier, a social life more sociable, and a political life more active. The YFS General Office is located in Room 336 in the Student Centre. The office is where members are able to make general inquires, speak with executive members, or speak to a student advocate on academic appeals.

Student Community & Leadership Development

Student Community & Leadership Development enriches student life by promoting education, awareness and growth; celebrating diversity, encouraging collaboration and developing citizenship. For more information about facilities and services available on campus visit the SC&LD website.

Safety on Campus

The York University Safety Awareness website is a resource designed for York University students, faculty and staff. It provides a one-stop shop for information on safety resources and services available at York, so that you can be informed and take action about your safety.


York University is committed to accessibility and social justice. It aims to be an environment which respects the dignity and worth of all persons, and is committed to preventing, minimizing and removing barriers to participation by persons with disabilities in the activities of the university. The York University Accessibility Hub is your online stop for accessibility on campus. It provides tools and resources to understand accessibility issues and your obligations to help York become more accessible for everyone.