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Many sources of information are available to you in planning your degree, registrating for your courses and programs, clarifying policies and procedure, and exploring career opportunities.

Program Advisers

Program advisers are responsible for students who are required to complete 96 or fewer credits. As with advisers in the SOUSA Office, the most important function of the program advisers is to advise and approve your course selection and assist you in realistic and meaningful program planning. Program advisers in Science and Arts are responsible for the degree programs that are administered by their departments.

General student services

McGill offers a wide array of student services to assist you during your stay at the university. General student services provide information regarding the following:

financial aid student rights employment
orientation program housing chaplaincy service
health services tutorial services athletics
career counselling disabled students counselling service
international students first year coordinator study skills workshops

Counselling Service: The Counselling Service offers individual and group counselling. In previous years they have offered groups to deal with test anxiety, organization and study skills, building self-esteem, living with loss and various other issues which may be of concern to students. They are located on the 4th floor, room 4200 of the William and Mary Brown Building.

Career Planning Service (CaPS): The Career Planning Service offers a variety of services for students, including a job posting service and career development workshops. In addition, counsellors are available to help you on an individual basis. They are located, on the 2rd floor, room 2200 of the William and Mary Brown Building.

First-Year Coordinator: The First Year Coordinator ensures that your transition into the academic and social life at McGill University is as smooth as possible. The Coordinator will act as a resource person for incoming students and parents requiring information related to services available across campus. She has established links with areas of the University that offer services to students in order to have all pertinent information in one central location. If you wish to contact the First-Year Coordinator, call 514-398-6913 and ask for Leslie Copeland or stop by the William and Mary Brown Building, on the 2nd floor, room 2100 and you will be directed to her office. You may contact her by firstyear [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email) .

Other Services: For additional information about Student Services, please consult the booklet "The Guide", available in the Office of the Dean of Students, William and Mary Brown, 3600 McTavish Street.

Other resources at McGill

Information Systems and Techonolgy Customer Service - ICS: ICS offers a wide variety of seminars for students, provides information about McGill's computer labs, offers assistance in accessing McGill's computer network via modem and can provide you with access to electronic mail and internet. You may contact them via ist [dot] support [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email) . You can consult the Computing Centre Store in the Bookstore for information on purchasing a computer. You will find that a personal computer is a helpful tool for university studies.

Libraries: Library services include orientation lectures and tours, instructional seminars for students, as well as assistance in using research facilities such as the CD ROM or PERUSE (McGill University Libraries' Online Database). For information call 514-398-5030 or consult the schedule which will be available on the web as of July .

Writing Workshops: The McGill Writing Centre.

Residences and Student Housing