Fall 2012 – Summer 2013
Friendly staff are on hand to answer your questions about academics, residence, athletics, student life, health concerns, and much more.
The Student Affairs Office, located in Laird Hall, Room 106, provides a wide variety of academic services. These include information about admission (prerequisites and program requirements), academic standing, examinations (deferrals, conflicts, rereads), exchange programs, inter-faculty transfers, program changes, registration (course change, withdrawals), scholarships (entrance and in-course), second degrees, second majors, minors, session away, and graduation (convocation).
Students who study on the Macdonald campus can make full use of all McGill Student Services. In addition, Student Services at the Macdonald campus offers a range of non-academic services, including: Career Planning Service (CaPS), Counselling, Student Financial Aid, Student Health, Off-Campus Housing, Winter Coat Project and McGill Student Parents’ Network, Blue Cross International Health Insurance cards, and the Coordination of midterm examinations for students registered with the Office for Students with Disabilities.
All Student Services, whether at the Macdonald or the Downtown campuses, fall under the direction of the Office of the Executive Director, Services for Students; see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > University Regulations and Resources > Undergraduate > Student Services > Office of the Executive Director, Services for Students. For detailed information on our services, see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > University Regulations and Resources > Undergraduate > Student Services > Student Services – Macdonald Campus or our website: www.mcgill.ca/macdonald-studentservices.
You can apply for residence in either of two distinctive facilities:
Laird Hall, with a capacity of 250 students, is arranged on a co-educational basis and provides single- and double-room accommodation for both undergraduate and graduate students.
The EcoResidence accommodates 100 students in apartment-style living. It offers fully furnished six-plex and two-plex apartments including individual bedrooms.
For further information, refer to Programs, Courses and University Regulations > University Regulations and Resources > Undergraduate > Residential Facilities > University Residences – Macdonald Campus; www.mcgill.ca/students/housing/macdonald or email residences [dot] macdonald [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
All undergraduate, postgraduate, and Farm Management and Technology students are members of the Macdonald Campus Students' Society. The MCSS, through the 18-member Students' Council, is involved in numerous campus activities such as social events, academic affairs, and the coordination of clubs and organizations. Student life is informal and friendly, and student groups range from the Outdoor Adventure Club to the Photography Society. Major social events include Frosh activities, Halloween Party, and Winter Carnival. The Ceilidh, a student-run bar located in the Centennial Centre, is open every Thursday night.
The Centennial Centre is the centre of student life, offering facilities for student activities, such as meeting rooms, club rooms, pool tables, and great places to relax, listen to music, and meet friends. Also located in the Centre are the Students' Council offices, an information desk, and the Robber's Roost Campus Bookstore.
The Handbook on Student Rights and Responsibilities is published jointly by the Office of the Dean of Students and the University Secretariat. A copy of the Handbook can be found at www.mcgill.ca/secretariat/policies/students.
The University reserves the right to make changes without notice in its published scale of tuition, residence, and other fees.
Payment of student fees can be made directly on Minerva through Internet banking or preauthorized debit charges. Electronic billing is the official means of delivering fee statements to all McGill students. The University generally produces e-bills at the beginning of the month and sends an email notification to your official McGill email address stating that your e-bill is available for viewing on Minerva.
The University shall have no obligation to issue any transcript of record, award any diploma, or re-register a student in case of non-payment of tuition fees, library fines, residence fees, or loans on their due date.
General information on tuition and other fees is found under Programs, Courses and University Regulations > University Regulations and Resources > Undergraduate > Fees.
In addition to tuition fees and the cost of accommodation and meals, you should be prepared to spend a minimum of $1,000 (depending on your program) on prescribed textbooks and classroom supplies. These may be purchased at the Campus Bookstore in the Centennial Centre.
Uniforms are required for food laboratories. If you are in the B.Sc.(Nutr.Sc.) program, you will be advised of the uniform requirements on acceptance or promotion.
As a student in the Dietetics Major, you are required to complete the Compulsory Immunization Program for Health Care Students prior to or at the commencement of the U1 Winter Professional Practice (Stage) course NUTR 208. Participation in Professional Practice (Stage) in Dietetics will only be permitted after you have completed all immunization requirements, and certain deadlines will apply. Updates to your immunizations may be required during your program. For full details, see www.mcgill.ca/studenthealth/forms/healthsciences.
Quebec law requires that candidates seeking admission to provincially recognized Quebec professional corporations or Ordres have a working knowledge of the French language, i.e., be able to communicate verbally and in writing in that language. Agrologists, chemists, dietitians, and engineers are among those within this group.
For additional information, see Programs, Courses and University Regulations > University Regulations and Resources > Undergraduate > Admission to Professional and Graduate Studies > Language Requirements for Professions.