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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.


2015


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.


June 1

  International Students: If you have not started the application process for your immigration documents (CAQ and Study Permit), please start NOW. 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 2

  Last day to register for guaranteed accommodation in McGill Residences

June 3

Hall assignment lottery draw for residence accommodation


June 4

Course registration begins for newly admitted Quebec CEGEP students (scholarship recipients only) 
CSI McGill (CEGEP student information session)


June 8

Course registration begins for all newly admitted Quebec CEGEP students


June 12

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


June 15

Course registration begins for newly admitted students who have a classification of year 1 (U1).  These are students admitted on the basis of Advanced Levels or CAPE, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate Diploma, at least one year of university, or other academic qualification that provides for advanced standing credit.

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
Make sure to fill in the "Emergency Contact" information on Minerva


June 16

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 17

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 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
  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


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


August 3

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


August 6

➪  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.
➪  Canadians (Non-Residents) who do not have provincial medical coverage in Canada may OPT IN for the International Health insurance.
➪  If registered after August 5, check Minerva for your Fall term e-bill – notification is sent by email


August 26 - September 11

➪  Orientation Resource Centre open


August 26 - September 15

➪  First-Year Resource Room open


August 27 - 28

➪  Mature Students workshop - Academic Skills Development


August 28 - 30

➪  Parents Tent - Downtown Campus


August 28 - 31

➪  Family/Parents Information Sessions


August 30 - 31

➪  Parents Tent - Macdonald Campus


August 29 - 30

➪  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 30, 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 29 - September 6

➪  Orientation Week
➪  Macdonald Campus Orientation and Frosh activities


August 31

➪  Deadline for cancellation of registration in, or deferral of admission to the Fall term
➪  Fee payment deadline
  Rez Fest


September 1

➪  Discover McGill Day - The kick-off to Orientation Week 
➪  Engage McGill - Discover McGill's end-of-day event


September 2

➪  Discover McGill’s Academic Expectations - Downtown Campus
➪  Session d'accueil - Étudiants francophones - Downtown Campus


September 3

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


September 4

Classes begin- remember, this Friday replaces lectures that are supposed to fall on a Monday, so plan to go to your Monday lectures on this day!
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 4 - please see faculty schedules)


September 7

Labour Day, University closed


September 17

Room change requests available on-line


September 22

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


September 29

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


September 30

➪  Deadline to request an exemption from the International Health Insurance plan (IHI).
➪  Deadline to opt in (Canadian Non-Residents) for the International Health insurance plan (IHI).


October 12

➪  Thanksgiving, University closed


November 3

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


December 1

  Opening of registration for newly admitted undergraduate students to the Winter 2016 term


December 7

Classes end for Fall term
Check Minerva for Winter term e-bill


December 8

Study Day


December 9

Exams begin. See www.mcgill.ca/students/exams/ for the complete exam schedule (Dec. 9-22)


December 22

Exams end


December 24 - January 3

Holiday break, University closed


December 31

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


2016

January 7

➪  Classes begin- remember, this Thursday replaces lectures that are supposed to fall on a Monday, so plan to go to your Monday lectures on this day!
➪  Deadline for new students to register in at least one course to avoid a late registration penalty.


January 6

➪  Deadline for fee payment for Winter term.


January 10 (TBC)

➪  University Orientation for undergraduate students admitted for January (Downtown Campus)


January 11

➪  Macdonald Campus Orientation


January 19

Course Change (add/drop) deadline for Winter term


January 26

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


January 30

➪  Deadline to request an exemption from the International Health Insurance plan for the Winter semester.
➪  Deadline to opt in (Canadian Non-Residents) for the International Health Insurance plan for the Winter semester.


March 8

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


Feb. 29-Mar. 4

Study Break


March 25

Good Friday, University closed


March 28

Easter Monday, University closed


April 15

Classes end for Winter term


April 16-17

➪  Study Days


April 18

➪  Exams begin. See www.mcgill.ca/students/exams/ for the complete exam schedule (April 18-29)


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.