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Family/Parent Information Sessions

Arrival at McGill is a big event — not just for students, but for parents of new students as well.  As a result, we invite parents / family members to attend one of the four Family/Parent Information Sessions where the Executive Director, Services for Students, will discuss topics of interest to parents and address parent concerns in an informal setting.  You will learn about the support services that exist for McGill students and get tips on how your role from home can help us support our students.  Representatives from Campus Life & Engagement, International Student Services, Health Services and the Parents Association as well as other McGill service units will also be in attendance to answer questions.  These sessions will be followed by the McGill's Frugal Scholar Money Management Program and Facts about Fees! sessions.

  •  Friday, August 22, 2014 - 1:30 p.m.
  •  Saturday, August 23, 2014 – 1:30 p.m.
  •  Sunday, August 24, 2014 – 1:30 p.m.
  • Monday, August 25, 2014 - 1:30 p.m.

McGill’s Frugal Scholar Money Management Program / Facts about Fees!

In this short 45 minute presentation, representatives from Scholarships & Student Aid and Student Accounts will cover money management, e-billing, guest access, billing dates, and the Minerva menus related to fees, as well as answer any questions you might have.

Schedule : 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p. m.

Career Planning: A Parents' Guide

Students often rely on their parents for career advice. As a parent, you want your student to find professional success following their studies. Come learn how and when students should take advantage of experiential learning opportunities to build their skills, gain experience and explore their career interests.  Learn about the services and programs available through the Career Planning Service to guide students in a successful transition beyond university.

 Schedule : 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p. m.

REGISTRATION: For Parent/Family Info Sessions which include workshops for the Frugal Scholar/Facts about Fees or Career Planning: A Parents' Guide, please complete the registration form here.

Information:  Campus Life & Engagement - 514-398-6913


Parents Tent

The Parents Tent is a one-stop resource centre for everything McGill. Open from August 23rd to the 26th, it is a place where you can meet representatives from the Parents Association and other new McGill parents; inquire about on-campus services and resources available to your student; find out about other services such as banking, credit cards, cell phone plans and insurance; and get a McGill Parents Handbook which is full of useful information.

For information on the Parents Tent hours of operation, please refer to the schedule provided on the Parents Tent page.


Parents Association

Since 1963, the McGill Parents Association has offered the families of McGill students ways to take part in the life of the University. Visit their website to join or learn more about the Parents Handbook, Parents Week and other resources. If you can't find answers to your questions online, call the Parents Association Coordinator at 514-398-6441 (toll free:1-800-567-5175 ext. 6441).