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Dates to note

 This information is intended as a guideline. Consult http://www.mcgill.ca/importantdates/ for a complete list of events and deadlines for the academic year.


2014


June 1

  International Students: Start your application process for your immigration permits as soon as you have accepted your offer of admission. Send us your actual CAQ [sample pdf] and Study Permit [sample pdf] when you have received them.

➪  Students from the US apply for US Direct Loans by this date. Go to www.mcgill.ca/studentaid/government/us for information on how to apply for US Direct Loans when attending a foreign school


June 3

Deadline to confrim your room reservation and pay your residence deposit


June 5

➪  CSI McGill (CEGEP student information session)


June 6

➪  Course registration begins for newly admitted Quebec CEGEP students (scholarship recipients only) 


June 9

➪  Course registration begins for all newly admitted Quebec CEGEP students


June 10

➪  Early pick-up of ID cards begins for Quebec CEGEP students at Service Point.
➪  You must be registered for at least one course 24 hours before you obtain your McGill ID card
➪  Early pick-up of ID cards begins for Macdonald campus students


June 12

➪  Course registration begins for newly admitted Freshman (U0) and advanced standing and transfer students (U1) (scholarship recipients only)


June 16

➪  Course registration begins for all newly admitted students on the basis of advanced levels or CAPE, a French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, at least one year of university, or other academic qualifications that provide for advanced standing credit, and who have a classification of year 1 (U1)


June 17

➪  Registration begins for all new undergraduate students who have a classification of year 0 (U0) in Arts (including Social Work), BA & Sc, Education, Management, Music and Religious Studies


June 18

➪  Registration begins for all new undergraduate students who have a classification of year 0 (U0) in Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Engineering (including Architecture), Nursing, Physical & Occupational Therapy, and Science


June 24

➪  La Fête nationale, University closed


June 30

➪  Canadian students: Don't delay submitting the legal documents that affect your tuition and fees. Submitting early will help in obtaining your McGill ID card quickly and will ensure your tuition and fees are billed at the correct residency rate in early August.
➪  Final deadline for need-based financial aid application for Entrance Bursary Program from McGill
➪  Canadian students apply for government student aid by this date to ensure money arrives by September


July 1

➪  Application opens for McGill’s need-based Work Study Program that provides part-time work opportunities on campus. Apply via the Financial Aid/Award menu on Minerva. Entrance Bursary recipients receive automatic enrolment into the Work Study Program , therefore NO application is required in the FIRST year.


July 1

➪  Canada Day, University closed


July 15

➪  Last day to send in final marks from high school


July 28

➪   Early pick-up for student ID cards begins for Canadian and International students
➪   You must be registered in at least one course 24 hours before you obtain your McGill ID card.
➪   Make sure to fill in the "Emergency Contact" information on Minerva 


August 4

➪  CESL 299, Academic English seminar: first day of class 


August 7

➪  Check Minerva for your Fall term e-bill – notification is sent by email


August 14

➪  Deadline for new students to register in at least one course to avoid a late registration penalty  


Beginning August 15

➪  International students confirm their health insurance coverage by accessing Minerva ⇒ Student ⇒ International Student Health Insurance Coverage Form. Doing this will allow you to pick up your health insurance card along with your student ID card upon arrival at McGill University
➪  If registered after August 6, check Minerva for your Fall term e-bill – notification is sent by email


August 21 - September 5

➪  Orientation Resource Centre open


August 21 - September 16

➪  First-Year Resource Room open


August 21 - 22

➪  Mature Students workshop - Academic Skills Development


August 22 - 25

➪  Parents Tent - Downtown Campus


August 23 - 24

➪  Residence move-in days on Downtown Campus. Service Point will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
➪  Residence move-in day is Sunday, August 24, for the Macdonald Campus between 1:00 and 5:00 pm. Students can pick up their ID cards, starting at 1:00 p.m.


August 25

  Rez Fest
➪  Off-Campus Fest


August 25 - August 31

➪  Orientation Week
➪  Macdonald Campus Orientation and Frosh activities


August 26

➪  Discover McGill Day - The kick-Off to Orientation Week 
➪  Engage McGill


August 27

➪  Discover McGill’s Academic Expectations - Downtown Campus
➪  Session d'accueil - Étudiants francophones - Downtown Campus
➪  Advising (TBA)
➪  Information Session for Transfer Students - Downtown Campus

August 29

➪  Fee payment deadline
➪ 
Discover McGill’s Academic Expectations - Macdonald Campus
➪ 
Session d'accueil - Étudiants francophones - Macdonald Campus


August 31

➪  Deadline for cancellation of registration in, or deferral of admission to the Fall term


September 1

➪  Labour Day, University closed


September 2

➪  Classes begin
Note: certain programs (e.g., Medicine, Dentistry, Physical and Occupational Therapy) and/or individual courses within programs (e.g., field courses, stages) may start prior to September 2 - please see faculty schedules)


September 15

➪  Visit the Residence Admissions office in order to apply for a hall/room change


September 16

➪  Course change (add/drop) deadline for the Fall term


September 23

➪  Deadline for course or university withdrawal (grade of W or W--) WITH fee refund


September 30 (TBD)

➪  Deadline to opt in (Canadian non-residents) or request an exemption to the International Health Insurance plan


October 13

➪  Thanksgiving, University closed


October 14

➪  Deadline for course or university withdrawal (grade of W or W--) with NO fee refund


December 2

  Opening of registration for newly admitted undergraduate students to the Winter 2015 term


December 3

➪  Newly admitted Undergraduate students may obtain their student ID card at the Service Point (Downtown Campus) or at the Student Affairs Office (Macdonald Campus)
➪  You must be registered in at least one course 24 hours before you obtain your McGill ID card.


December 4

  Classes end for Fall term


December 5

➪  Study Day


December 8

➪  Exams begin. See www.mcgill.ca/students/exams/ for the complete exam schedule (Dec. 8-19)
➪  Check Minerva for Winter term e-bill


December 19

➪  Exams end


December 25 - January 2

➪  Holiday break, University closed


December 31

➪  Deadline for cancellation of registration in, or deferral of admission to the Winter term


2015

January 5

➪  Classes begin
➪  Deadline for new students to register in at least one course to avoid a late registration penalty
➪  University Orientation for undergraduate students admitted for January (Downtown Campus)


January 6

➪  Deadline for fee payment for Winter term


January: dates to be confirmed

➪  Mature and Re-entry Students - Academic Skills Development
➪  Macdonald Campus Orientation


January 20

➪  Course Change (add/drop) deadline for Winter term


January 27

➪  Deadline for course or university withdrawal (grade of W or W--) WITH fee refund


February 17

➪  Deadline for course or university withdrawal (grade of W or W--) with NO fee refund


March 2-6

➪  Study Break


April 3

Good Friday, University closed


April 6

Easter Monday, University closed


April 14

➪  Classes end for Winter term


April 15

➪  Study Break


April 16

➪  Exams begin. See www.mcgill.ca/students/exams/ for the complete exam schedule (April 16-29)


April 29

➪  Exams end


April 30

➪  Rez move out: If you need to stay in residence more than 24 hours after your last exam, contact the service desk of  your residence area for permission.