York University - Glendon Campus



Glendon is York University's bilingual liberal arts faculty. The only institution in southern Ontario where university programmes are offered in both French and English, with one of the lowest student/professor ratios, Glendon offers a superior environment for pursuing undergraduate studies. Situated in a park-like setting, bordering the glen of the Don River valley, Glendon campus is an oasis of peace and beauty.

Glendon College of York University is dedicated to the proposition that a small, bilingual arts college, operating within the ambit of a big university, can offer students the best of both worlds. The size and cohesiveness of the College mean that students have direct and ready access to professors, fellow students and administrators. In a college of about 2,000 students, relations can be more personal and informal, less bureaucratic.

Areas of Expertise

International students are an important part of Glendon's identity. Currently we are host to over 170 students from abroad—at a university with only 2,700 students, that's a lot! Glendonites hail from 100+ different countries, and our incoming students speak over 40 languages at home; we value our cultural and linguistic diversity, and we want you to be a part of it.

With around 200 internationally-focused courses, a richly multicultural campus, and our one-of-a-kind international degrees, Glendon understands the importance of a globally-oriented education. We send 3 times the national average of students on exchange, and we're also home to Canada's longest-standing International Studies program. Our community reflects our multinational mentality: our students and staff come from over 130 different countries!

On Campus Housing

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Female only:Lowest: $3,644Highest: $4,838
Male only:Lowest: $3,644Highest: $4,838

When you live in residence at Glendon, you'll enjoy convenient access to classes, support networks, services, and campus activities. Residence also provides you with the opportunity to build lasting friendships with English- and French-speaking students from across Canada and around the world.

For more information on housing, visit http://studenthousing.info.yorku.ca/glendon/.

Incoming Students

Expect a warm welcome when you arrive: our school year begins with a week of orientation activities to help you settle in and set the tone for life on campus. Orientation is a balanced mix of helpful factual information, a chance to get acquainted with the campus and other students, and many social activities taking you around campus, the city of Toronto, and surrounding areas.

Note: Fall/Winter 2021-2022 services may be modified due to COVID-19.

Career Planning

The Career and Skills Development Centre, located in York Hall A118, focuses on career exploration, skills development and experiential education. You can get personalized academic and career help by booking an appointment via Moodle or by attending a workshop in the Centre or in residence.


Known around here as the GAC, this is our top-rate athletic centre and formerly the home practice gym of the Toronto Raptors NBA team. The centre includes a full-size indoor swimming pool and gymnasium, a fully equipped cardiovascular and weight room, an indoor golf driving range, international squash courts, outdoor tennis courts, a soccer field and a baseball diamond. There is also a full range of instructional, group exercise, and aquatics programs to choose from.


As a Glendon student, you have access to all of York University's sports facilities, recreational programs, and free admission to the York Lions football team's regular season home games. You can participate in York varsity sports, and compete in Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and U Sports in more than a dozen sports, including basketball, ice and field hockey, swimming, and track and field. There are also many fitness and sports classes to choose from, as well as intramural sports clubs, tournaments, and special events on the Keele Campus.


Glendon's student-run clubs promote many academic, cultural, and linguistic themes. Do you have an idea for starting a new one? You have the opportunity to get it off the ground! Watch for annual social traditions like the Snowball Formal and the Winter Carnival too.

Learn about the many other student clubs and activities at our campus open houses and during the clubs fair each September.

Information Technology

Glendon offers leading-edge technologies to enrich your educational experience including an intranet web portal, real-time webpage updates, online forums, course enhancements through multi-media innovations, electronic message boards, and more.

You have access to workstations in several computer labs staffed with technical support and a full range of state-of-the-art equipment. High-speed Internet access and lab software are available in all residence rooms as well.


While there's a distinct difference between the Liberal Arts (think social sciences and humanities) and the Fine Arts (think music, painting, acting), Glendon nonetheless has a lively and active arts scene.

Whether you're interested in showcasing your talents at student-run Lunik Co-op Café's Café Chantant (which means Coffee House), getting your inner music nerd on with the Glendon Musical Ensemble, or flexing your acting muscles with Lionheart Productions, our student-run theatre production company, Glendon's art scene is far from lacking.

Special Services

The Glendon Accessibility, Well-Being, and Counselling Centre has a comprehensive support program for students with disabilities which includes individual consultations with a Accessibility Counsellor, a peer tutoring program for help with learning strategies, and adaptive technology.

Campus Tour

Click here to book a virtual or in-person tour. Click here to view videos and photos of the Glendon campus of York University.

Visit our website to learn about virtual open houses.


Glendon's numerous services are tailored to your needs. You can be assured of highly personalized, prompt attention. True to Glendon's bilingual mission, all services are available in English and French.

Modified on August 28, 2022