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University-Wide Event

 

Discover McGill

Tuesday, August 28, 2018


Open to: All new undergraduate students starting in Winter (January) or Fall (September) 2018, except those entering into the Faculties of Law, Medicine, Dentistry, or Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (Macdonald Campus)
About: Discover McGill is a fun, energetic campus-wide welcome day to kick-off Orientation Week. It starts with a dynamic campus-wide University Orientation Welcome Event and then moves into a Faculty Orientation and interactive campus tour in the afternoon. Your attendance is crucial because you will learn about important faculty-specific academic and advising information as well as discover all of the many support services that exist just for you.
This event is brought to you by: Campus Life & Engagement (with support and appearances from Student Affairs Offices and other campus services and groups)

 

Housing-Based Events

 

Off-Campus Connects

Monday, August 27, 2018

Open to: All new undergraduate students starting in Winter (January) or Fall (September) 2018 who are living off-campus (i.e. not in a McGill Residence) during their first year.
About: Off-Campus Connects welcomes all off-campus first-year students for an introduction to Montreal, McGill, and the week ahead! Whether you are an off-campus first-year, transfer student of any age, native Montrealer who already knows this city like the back of your hand, or an exchange student, come and join us for a day of informative (and fun) activities and the chance to meet other off-campus students with similar experiences throughout their McGill careers.
This event is brought to you by: Campus Life & Engagement (Off-Campus & Commuter Student Support project)



Rez Fest I

Monday, August 27, 2018

Open to: All new undergraduate students starting in Fall (September) 2018 who are living in an official McGill Residence.
About: Rez Fest is an exciting celebration of the McGill Residences spirit. It kicks with Rez Fest 1, where all Rez students gather to demonstrate their artistic talent with banner painting and compete in a residence cheer off! Food is served, and plenty of activities designed to help students meet and compete will follow. Wear your Rez Fest T-Shirt and have fun! Rez Fest 2 happens later in September, once you have settled into classes a little bit.
This event is brought to you by: Residence Life (Student Housing and Hospitality Services)



Making a Martlet

Monday, 27 August 2018
Wednesday, 29 August 2018 

Open to: All new undergraduate students starting in Fall (September) 2018 who are living in an official McGill Residence.
About: Making a Martlet is a new workshop for all incoming students who will be living in our residence halls, on both of our campuses. Led by the Office of the Dean of Students, this essential workshop is developed and delivered by a team from across the university to support students’ successful transition into the McGill community. Through a one-hour, interactive session, Making a Martlet introduces students to their rights and responsibilities, McGill’s culture of respect and diversity, education and information on consent, gender and sexuality, and it will introduce non-academic programming opportunities for students! Have questions about Making a Martlet? Please contact deanofstudents@mcgill.ca
This event is brought to you by: Office of the Dean of Students, Campus Life & Engagement, Teaching & Learning Services, Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education, Skills 21


 

University Preparation Sessions

 

Academic Expectations Day

Wednesday, August 29 (Downtown) &
Friday, August 31 (Macdonald)

Open to: All new undergraduate students starting in Winter (January) or Fall (September) 2018, except those entering into the Faculties of Law, Medicine, or Dentistry.
About: Discover McGill: Academic Expectations Day offers a variety of sessions and workshops that provide you with plenty of tips and advice to sharpen your study skills. Take advantage of this  opportunity  to get a  head start  on your university career!
This year’s schedule is set to include sessions such as:

  • Simple Strategies for Successful Students
  • Making the Grade
  • McGill’s Frugal Scholar Money Management Program/ Facts on Fees
  • Untangling the Academic Web (Downtown Only)
  • Academic Culture for International Students (Downtown Only)
  • Tips for a Healthy First Year (Downtown Only)

This event is brought to you by: Campus Life & Engagement (sessions are facilitated by staff and students from a variety of campus services and groups)

 

Advising

 

Academic Advising Sessions and Events

Dates vary. Usually Wednesday, August 29 and Thursday, August 30.

Your Faculty, School, and/or program will contact you with information about any advising sessions (e.g. drop-in, pre-scheduled) or events (e.g. departmental fairs, info sessions) taking place during Orientation Week. If you have a chance to meet with an advisor as part of these scheduled and planned activities, make sure to do so!

Tailored Events for…

 

Macdonald Campus Students

Sunday, August 26 to Sunday, September 2, 2018

Open to: All new undergraduate students entering into the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (on the Macdonald Campus)
About: University events, info sessions, workshops, and other activities for new Mac students.
This event is brought to you by: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (with support and appearances from services and groups at the Mac and downtown campuses)

 


Transfer Students

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Open to: All new undergraduate transfer students (e.g. a new student to McGill who has already begun their studies at another college or university and has transferred to McGill to complete their degree)
About: This information session, specifically planned with transfer students in mind, is intended to help you have a strong start to your McGill career by informing you of various resource persons and services available on our campus. Transfer students will also have the opportunity to meet and mingle with other transfer students.
This event is brought to you by: Campus Life & Engagement


Étudiants francophones

Mercredi le 29 août, 2018 (Campus du centre-ville: Frank Dawson Adams Building) &
Vendredi le 31 août, 2018 (Campus Macdonald)

Ouvert aux : étudiants francophones de première année
Description : Pendant la session d’accueil, l’Adjointe aux étudiants francophones vous souhaitera elle-même la bienvenue et vous communiquera des informations essentielles pour réussir à McGill. Cette session de bienvenue sera aussi l’occasion de rencontrer d’autres étudiants francophones.

Attendez pour une confirmation par courriel pour plus d’informations conçernant cet atelier, quand la date approchera.

Cet événement vous est offert par : Campus Life & Engagement

 


International Students

Late August to mid-September

Open to: All new international students
About: Meet & Greet Lounge, Orientation Info-Sessions, Annual Reception, Bitesize MTL excursions, and more!
This event is brought to you by: International Student Services (ISS)

Registration for International Student events is done via the ISS website.

 


First Generation Orientation Social

**THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY** 

(email peersupport.stuserv@mcgill.ca to be added to the waitlist)

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018.
4:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: Thomson House

McGill would like to welcome students identifying as first generation to the university at this First Generation Orientation Social! If you identify with any of the following, we encourage you to join us:

You are the first in your family to attend a post-secondary institution
You are a student in/coming from care

McGill staff, faculty, and upper-level administrators who also identify as first generation university students will also be in attendance to talk about their experiences. Free food and giveaways will be provided!

Open to: All incoming first generation students
This event is brought to you by: Office of the Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) in Collaboration with Campus Life & Engagement