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Welcome Guide

Welcome to York St John University

Your guide to starting your studies

This is your year. The year you start university. The year your future begins.

Before you start

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Explore our Welcome Guide and get ready for university.

Our pages explain what you need to do before you arrive, as well as useful information about getting started at York St John University.

Welcome information for London Campus students can be found on our London Welcome page.

Key dates

Now that the countdown to your university experience has begun, make sure you're familiar with the important dates you need to know.

21 to 22 September: Arrivals Weekend

This weekend is when you will arrive in York and move into your university accommodation.

Monday 23 September: Welcome Week begins

Join us for a whole series of Welcome Week activities for new and returning students, including YSJFest and Students' Union events. Your academic induction sessions will also take place during Welcome Week and timetables will be available soon.

Monday 30 September: Teaching begins

Teaching for your degree course will begin in the week commencing 30 September.

Your guide to starting at York St John

Before you start and enrolment

Follow our checklist to prepare for university life, including accommodation, finance, and the enrolment process.

Welcome Week

Our jam-packed week of events, drop-ins, induction sessions, and more.

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Get ready to move in to your new home with details of induction, Arrivals Weekend, and our accommodation handbook.

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Your campus and Union

Find out about your life on campus, explore our facilities, and get to know your Students' Union.

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Support for students

Our teams are here to support you throughout your University experience. Discover more about the services they provide.

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Preparing your finances

Get your finances ready for university, with advice on Student Finance, budgeting, student bank accounts, and more.

MyYSJ: your personalised student app

As soon as you have got your University login details, and you have logged into Moodle and eVision on a browser for the first time, you can access your personalised student app, MyYSJ. You must log into Moodle and eVision first before you can use all the features of the MyYSJ app.

On MyYSJ, you'll be able to:

  • Check your emails
  • View your timetable
  • Register your attendance
  • Access Moodle
  • See important updates from across the University

You can access your MyYSJ dashboard on a desktop computer, laptop or download the app on you Apple or Android smartphone.

Access MyYSJ

Download from Apple App Store

Download from Google Play Store