Take a look at what is available to you during #McGillOWeek!

Registration opens in early August. Watch for your email invitation from Campus Life & Engagement!

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University-Wide Event

Discover McGill

Tuesday, August 29

Open to: All new undergraduate students starting in Winter (January) or Fall (September) 2017, 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)
Learn more or connect with the organizer by: Web • Email • Facebook • Instagram

Housing-Based Events

Off-Campus Connects

Monday, August 28
Open to: All new undergraduate students starting in Winter (January) or Fall (September) 2017 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)
Learn more or connect with the organizer by: Web • Email • Facebook • Instagram


Rez Fest I

Monday, August 28
Open to: All new undergraduate students starting in Fall (September) 2017 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)
Learn more or connect with the organizer by: Web • Email • Facebook • Instagram

University Preparation Sessions

Academic Expectations Day

Wednesday, August 30 (Downtown) & Friday, September 1 (Macdonald)
Open to: All new undergraduate students starting in Winter (January) or Fall (September) 2017, 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)
Learn more or connect with the organizer by: Web • Email • Facebook • Instagram

Advising

Academic Advising Sessions and Events

Dates vary. Usually Wednesday, August 30 and Thursday, August 31.

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!

Froshes

Froshes are awesome, multi-day events run by student organizations and bring new students together in a social environment. They are an excellent way to get oriented to the city and to social life at McGill. You can register for your Faculty Frosh or for any of the Non-Faculty Froshes. Regardless of what you end up doing, no new student’s welcome to McGill would be as memorable without doing a Frosh!

Non-Faculty Frosh

Dates vary. (Generally take place anytime between Thursday, August 31 and Monday, September 4.)
Open to: All new undergraduate students starting in Winter (January) or Fall (September) 2017.
There are 5 different Non-Faculty Froshes:

Rad Frosh
Rad Frosh is a fun and unique opportunity to check out local activist and community groups, get introduced to and learn about a wide range of social, environmental and political issues, meet fellow students and cool folks, and for new students to get the tools to make the most of their time at McGill, and in Montreal. Jam-packed with parties, workshops, music, food, and more.
This event is brought to you by: QPIRG (Quebec Public Interest Research Group)
Learn more or connect with the organizer by: Web • Email • Facebook

Outdoor Frosh
Explore new surroundings—outside the city walls. What is your favourite outdoor activity? Hiking? Canoeing? Cycling? Want to try something new? Whitewater Kayaking? Rock Climbing? Either way, Outdoor Frosh is the ticket for you. You will be able to make deep connections with your fellow McGill students while discovering the beauty of natural Quebec.
This event is brought to you by: McGill Students’ Outdoors Club
Learn more or connect with the organizer by: Web • Email • Facebook

Fish Frosh
Fish Frosh is a dry, alternative frosh designed to welcome all incoming first-year, transfer, and exchange students into the McGill community. It is hosted by four Christian clubs on campus, but is open to students of all backgrounds. Fish Frosh provides an awesome opportunity for students to form lasting friendships, to discover what Montreal’s culture has to offer, to connect with strong and active campus communities, and to begin this new chapter of their lives on an unforgettable note! We can’t wait to see you there!
This event is brought to you by: International Student Ministry, McGill Christian Fellowship, Newman Catholic Students Society, and Power to Change
Learn more or connect with the organizer by: Web • Email • Facebook

Jewish Students’ Frosh
Both Jewish culture and university culture is all about having a community – a group of people whom you feel comfortable with, who share similar interests and backgrounds, and who, you can rely on for support and a good time. One of the main goals of this Frosh is to get a group of students together before school starts to begin building a community that lasts for the rest of the year and beyond. There are various Jewish groups on campus, and we hope you get to know all of them. We are a lively and inclusive bunch, with a passion for sustainability, spirituality, and connecting new friends!
This event is brought to you by: Ghetto Shul
Learn more or connect with the organizer by: Web • Email • Facebook

Muslim Students’ Association (MSA) Frosh
MSA Frosh provides new and returning students with a memorable, fun, social, and interactive experience…while being completely alcohol-free! We have three days packed with fun-filled, halal activities while touring Montreal. Can you think of a better way to start the new school year? Activities include tours of different places in Montreal and lots of delicious halal food, and lots of fun games. We guarantee you an unforgettable weekend full of new friends and lasting memories inshAllah
This event is brought to you by: Muslim Students’ Association (MSA)
Learn more or connect with the organizer by: Email • WebsiteFacebook • Instagram

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Faculty Frosh

Dates may vary. Most take place between Thursday, August 31 and Sunday, September 3. Frosh at the Macdonald Campus takes place between August 28 and September 3.

Open to: All new undergraduate students starting in Winter (January) or Fall (September) 2017 who are entering into that Frosh’s Faculty/School.

There are 9 different Faculty Froshes:

Arts Frosh
For new students entering into the Faculty of Arts, School of Social Work, or School of Religious Studies.
This event is brought to you by: Arts Undergraduate Society (AUS)
Learn more or connect with the organizer by: Web • Email • Facebook • Instagram

Arts & Science Frosh
For new students entering into the  Bachelor of Arts and Science (B.A.& Sc.) degree program (Inter-Faculty Arts & Science).
This event is brought to you by: Bachelor of Arts and Science Integrative Council (BASiC)
Learn more or connect with the organizer by: Web • Email • Facebook • Instagram

Education Frosh
For new students entering into the Faculty of Education, including students in the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) – Kinesiology program.
This event is brought to you by: Education Undergraduate Society (EdUS)
Learn more or connect with the organizer by: Web • Email • Facebook • Instagram

Engineering Frosh
For new students entering into the Faculty of Engineering, including students in the School of Architecture.
This event is brought to you by: Engineering Undergraduate Society (EUS)
Learn more or connect with the organizer by: Web • Email • Facebook • Instagram

Macdonald Campus (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) Frosh
For new students entering into the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (i.e. studying on the Macdonald Campus).
This event is brought to you by: Macdonald Campus Students’ Society (MCSS)
Learn more or connect with the organizer by: Web • Email • Facebook • Instagram

Management Frosh
For new students entering into the Desautels Faculty of Management.
This event is brought to you by: Management Undergraduate Society (MUS)
Learn more or connect with the organizer by: Email • Facebook • Instagram

Music Frosh
For new students entering into the Schulich School of Music.
This event is brought to you by: Music Undergraduate Students’ Association (MUSA)
Learn more or connect with the organizer by: Email • Facebook • Instagram

Physical and Occupational Therapy Frosh
For new students entering into the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy.
This event is brought to you by: Physical and Occupational Therapy Undergraduate Society (POTUS)
Learn more or connect with the organizer by: Email • Facebook

Science Frosh
For new students entering into the Faculty of Science, School of Nursing, and the Pre-Med and Pre-Dent programs.
This event is brought to you by: Science Undergraduate Society (SUS)
Learn more or connect with the organizer by: Web • Email • Facebook • Instagram

Tailored Events for…

Macdonald Campus Students

Sunday, August 27 to Friday, September 1
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)
Learn more or connect with the organizer by: Web • Email • Facebook


Transfer Students

Thursday, August 31
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
Learn more or connect with the organizer by: Web • Email • Facebook


Étudiants francophones

Mercredi le 30 août (Campus du centre-ville) & Vendredi le 1 septembre (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.
Cet événement vous est offert par : Campus Life & Engagement
Vous en apprendrez plus ou connectez avec l’organisateur par Site de web • Courriel • Facebook


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)
Learn more or connect with the organizer by: Web • Email • Facebook
Registration for International Student events is done via the ISS website.