CSI McGill (CEGEP Student Information)

CSI McGill is a special Orientation Event for CEGEP students that wants to help you get ahead of the game and start McGill off on the right foot. Make sure to register now and join us on Friday, June 9, 2017!

Friday, June 9, 2017

10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
(Registration runs from 9:00-10:00 a.m.)

Note: Please bookmark and check this page for possible updates and/or changes to the location for registration.

Are you a newly accepted CEGEP student? Register now for CSI 2017!

Have you already registered? If so, join the CSI 2017 Facebook event to stay up-to-date on the event!


Who is invited?

All newly accepted CEGEP students who have confirmed their acceptance and will be starting their studies at McGill in September 2017. Participating Faculty/Schools include Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Arts, Combined BA & Sc., Education, Engineering, Law, Management, Music, Nursing, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Science (includes Pre-Med and Pre-Dent) and Social Work.

Why should I attend?

In anticipation of Minerva course registration becoming available to CEGEP students in early June, this orientation event will give you the opportunity to inform yourself about course regulations and registration procedures. It is also a chance to meet senior students, staff from Campus Life & Engagement and Student Services, as well as Faculty and/or Departmental Advisers.


Topics covered include

  • Understanding the e-calendar and the structure of programs at McGill
  • Making the most of your academic advising sessions
  • Introduction to academics - i.e. course credits, required courses vs. complementary vs. elective courses, majors/minors, etc.
  • Campus resources and the people of McGill
  • Minerva registration “how-to” and an introduction to the Visual Schedule Builder

Schedule of the Day

(see descriptions of sessions below)

9:00 am 

Registration & Refreshments - Please arrive for Registration at the Leacock Building 

10:00 - 11:00 am University 101
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Minerva "How-To" Sessions
12:15 - 1:00 pm Lunch & Services Fair
1:00 - 2:15 pm Faculty Orientation
2:30 - 3:30 pm Drop-In Departmental Advising (for some Faculties)
2:30 - 3:30 pm Office for Students with Disabilities Drop-In
2:30 - 3:45 pm Workshop: Simple Strategies for Successful Students
3:15 - 4:45 pm Optional English Placement Tests (see description below)
3:30 - 5:30 pm CSI Social

Session Descriptions

University 101 - Offered in English and French (Please indicate your preference when you register.  All other sessions available in English only.)

Learn about the program structure of the university; major, minor, perquisites, credits and much more!
Tips & tricks on registration; how it works and who can help!

Minerva “How-To” Sessions

Learning how to navigate Minerva; adding classes, Course Registration Numbers (CRN), Visual Schedule Builder (VSB), wait lists, etc.
Get informed on deadlines for registration (adding classes and dropping them)


Lunch will be provided for free.  Dietary accommodations will be made for gluten free, vegetarian and vegan diets. Be sure to indicate your preferred choice in the registration form.

Service Fair

Get answers to your questions and meet representatives from many of the support services that exist here at McGill University.  (A more detailed list will be available soon.)

Faculty Orientation

Learn more on your Faculty to understand McGill's academic expectations from your Student Affairs representatives. Gain knowledge about policies, rules and regulations that will impact your academic decisions

Drop-In Departmental Advising (for some Faculties/Schools)

An opportunity to talk to an Advisor about YOUR program and get an answer to any questions you may have!

Simple Strategies for Successful Students

Learn new strategies and resources to create the work/life balance necessary to help you adjust to the challenges of university life.

Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) Drop-In

Meet an Access Services Advisor who will be available to answer your questions about academic accommodations at McGill. If you have a disability, mental health condition, chronic illness or other impairment that may impact your studies, come drop by the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD).

Optional English Placement Tests

For students who speak English as a second language wanting to register for one of the three courses in academic writing (English for Academic Purposes) offered by the McGill Writing Center.

CSI Social

Have the chance to get to know your fellow classmates.  Meet Student Society representatives and learn about the Orientation Week activities, frosh and involvement opportunities in your Faculty/School.


Have accessibility concerns or questions? Click here to learn more about Accessbility at CSI.


CL&E will be sending out e-mail invitations in May to all newly admitted CEGEP students. Invitations will be sent to the e-mail address that you used to apply to McGill, so make sure to check your inboxes regularly!
For further information, please contact Campus Life & Engagement (CL&E) at 
514-398-6913 or firstyear [at] mcgill.ca (e-mail us).