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Arts OASIS: Office of Advising and Student Information Services

High on top of McGill's Arts Building, the University's flag flutters against a deep blue sky. (Claudio Calligaris)

JD Saylor as Jimmy, Anurag Choudhury as Macheath, Katie Scharfe as Polly, Wilber Chen as Walter, Nicholas LePage as Matt in the Department of English Drama and Theatre Program production of Bertholt Brecht's Threepenny Opera. [Owen Egan]

Convocation ceremonies at McGill. (Claudio Calligaris)

Harrison Collett as Edward and Clara Nizard as Victoria in the Department of English Drama and Theatre Program's production of Caryl Churchill's Cloud 9. [Owen Egan]

Professor Tom Mole, English Literature talks to students working on a 19th-century literary anthology. (Claudio Calligaris)

Anna Gordon as Lucy, Katie Scharfe as Polly in the Department of English Drama and Theatre Program's production of Bertholt Brecht's Threepenny Opera. [Owen Egan]

Blue skies shine on campus. The view from the Arts Building.

Daniel Carter as Cathy and Alex Bankier as Martin in the Department of English Drama and Theatre Program's production of Caryl Churchill's Cloud 9. [Owen Egan]

The Humanities and Social Sciences Library supports the teaching and research needs of, among others, the Faculties of Arts and the School of Social Work. (Claudio Calligaris)

Mission Statement

The mission of the Faculty of Arts Office of Advising and Student Information Services (OASIS) is to ensure the integrity and coherence of the Arts undergraduate degree.  We provide advice and support to our students regarding their academic trajectory, from entry to graduation.  We do so valuing principles of fairness, accessibility, respect, engagement, confidentiality and collaboration with key stakeholders. 

Contact us in any of the following ways:

Chat with a Student Adviser here
(Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm)

Telephone: 514-398-1029
(Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm)

In person: Dawson Hall, room 110
(Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm)

Dawson Hall, Room 110
Faculty of Arts OASIS, McGill University
853 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 0G5

Fax: 514-398-2157
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Arts OASIS Faculty Advisers provide ongoing advice and guidance on program selection and degree planning, and assist students in managing academic situations during periods of personal, financial, or medical difficulty by working with students to identify the various possibilities and strategies available. They also approve course selection for U0 Arts Freshman students.  Students may meet with a Faculty Adviser in Arts OASIS on a drop-in basis.  For more information please refer to our drop-in schedule;    winter_2015_-_drop_in_schedule.pdf 

For emergencies, please call us at 514-398-1029 or visit us in person at our counter (Dawson Hall, Room 110).

Departmental Academic Advisers provide advice on departmental programs and approve course selection for U1-U3 students. Students must have a departmental adviser for each major or minor. Students are encouraged to contact their department academic adviser(s) from time to time - certainly before their final year.

Unsure which adviser to contact? Contact Arts OASIS for assistance, or click here: Which adviser can help?


✔ Graduating students MUST verify their record prior to the start of their final term of studies. Please refer to the verification_checklist.pdf

✔Missed the Exchange away application for Winter 2016?  The Minerva application will be re-opened on May 9th until June 19th. The list of available institutions will be posted on the International Education website within the next couple of weeks.  Have questions – please drop by Service Point (office hours from 2:30-4:00 pm Mon-Fri at Desk E in Service Point). For Faculty Arts requirements click here .

✔ New management courses for non-management students!
Looking for introductory management courses?
INTG 201: Integrated Management Essentials 1 (3 credits) Fall 2015
INTG 202: Integrated Management Essentials 2 (3 credits) Winter 2016
The Desautels Faculty of Management will offer two new courses in 2015/2016 for non-management students. INTG 201 & INTG 202 cover the essentials of accounting, finance, information systems, marketing, operations, organizational behaviour and strategy. For course descriptions and further information, visit the Courses for Non-Management Students section of www.mcgill.ca/bcom.

✔Freshman (U0) students: Would you like an adviser to review your revised course selection and confirm that you are on track with your Freshman Program requirements? Just drop-in to see us at OASIS (main floor of Dawson Hall).  We are open Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm.  No appointment necessary, just ask to meet with the Freshman Program Adviser!

   Get the most out of your BA degree whether you are entering U1 or in your final year of study by planning your degree.

  For information on the registration process (including a tutorial video) click here.

✔ Mercury Course Evaluations for the Winter 2015 semester are available from now until May 1 (or until April 15 for certain units). Make your voice heard today.

Other Important Links:

 Service Point, Enrolment Services

3415 McTavish St. (corner Sherbrooke)
Montreal, QC H3Y 1Y1

Please visit the Service Point webpage for their hours of operation as well as a list of services they offer.

Telephone: 514-398-7878
Email: Service Point
Website: Service Point

Dates, Deadlines, Courses & Programs

Click here to review important dates & deadlines and learn more about courses & programs.

Click here to learn more about your
17 credit maximum as well as other important course load details.

Click here for important information about registration.

Click here for more information regarding course overlap within the Faculty of Arts.

For information regarding course withdrawals and University withdrawals, please consult the following site: Course and University Withdrawals.

Arts Internship Program

For more information please read here.

Arts Student Advising Program (ASAP)

ASAP advisers will be available to help you throughout the year and during the summer.  They are located on the ground floor of Dawson Hall. Click here for more information about our peer advising program.

The AUS Essay Centre

The AUS Essay Center, offered on behalf of AUS, provides students with free essay-writing assistance from qualified student volunteers. Drop-in hours are 2:30-3:30 PM, Monday to Friday, in the Jack Daniels Conference Room of the Arts Lounge. Essay tutors will be available to assist students by proofreading essays (bring a printed copy), or by offering general writing tips and answering questions. For more information or to make an appointment please click here. For more information about the AUS Essay Center please email Kira Gossack-Keenan or Niki Marion at aus [dot] essay [dot] center [at] gmail [dot] com

McGill's Email Policy

Please read the following information about McGill's new email policy, e-mail communication with [.pdf].