Fall - Downtown Campus

Orientation is a great time for all new graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to familiarize themselves with the University and find answers to any question they might have.

Orientation Week events for new graduate students and postdoctoral researchers include:

Discover McGill Graduate and Postdoctoral Orientation and Welcome Event

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 2:00-5:00PM - New Residence Hall

This university orientation will provide you with information and introductions that will help ensure you have a strong start to your graduate and/or postdoctoral career at McGill.  Representatives from each of the Students Services as well as the University administrative and support services will be available for you to meet and to provide you with answers to your questions.

Please take note: To help with the smooth flow of the evening, we are inviting Faculties to come at different times.  Should you not be available for your Faculty's specific timeslot, please register anyway and feel free to come when you can. The times below are the requested Faculty times for arriving only. They are not restrictions for how long you can stay, although Graduate Orientation booths will be staffed until the end of the event.

  • 2PM - Arts, Education, Inter-Faculty Studies, Management, Science

  • 3:30PM - Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Dentistry, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Music


Before Discover McGill...

Discover McGill is preceded by the "More to Discover about McGill!" info sessions. This information session will provide you with a series of short introductions to some notable services here at McGill for graduate students and educate you on how to navigate and best use these services during your time here.

After Discover McGill...

Discover McGill is followed by a Welcome Back BBQ Bash hosted by the Post Graduate Students' Society (PGSS).  Each year the PGSS hosts a wide variety of social events exclusively for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows of McGill, including excursion, trivia nights, Thomson House parties and more!

Discover McGill Academic Expectations

Monday, August 28 - Friday, September 1, 2017

These workshops are geared toward students new to graduate and postdoctoral studies and aim to provide an introduction to many of the services here at McGill, and how to navigate and best use these services during your studies. A special series of workshops on applying for funding is also offered.

PGSS Orientation & Social Events

Your Post-Graduate Students' Society (PGSS) plans a number of social and informative events for new grad students and postdocs. These events are great opportunities to network and meet new friends, explore Montreal, and inform yourself about resources available to you.

Departmental Orientations

Dates vary

Orientation and information sessions organized by your department. For information on departmental orientations, wait to hear from your department or contact your Graduate Program Coordinator (for contact information, consult a list of graduate program contacts).