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For more information on events for newly admitted students, contact Recruitment & Communications by phone (514-398-4751) or send us an recruitment [at] mcgill.ca (email.)
There’s a wide range of support services available to help you make the most of your time at McGill. See the resources below and get their contact information.
Campus Life & Engagement is your go-to resource for Student Services, McGill and Montreal. It is located in the Brown Student Services Building, Suite 3100.
Office staff go out of their way to find you the information you need. When you have a question, or don’t know where to go, drop into or call Campus Life & Engagement. Be sure to visit the First Year website where you will find information on Orientation as well as McGill and Montreal "essentials."
Review the pre-arrival checklist at for pointers on what to do before arriving at McGill.
Macdonald Campus Student Services offers many services, such as Student Financial Aid, Career Planning Services (CaPS), Chaplaincy, Counselling Service, and Health Service, on campus so students do not have to travel downtown to have their needs met.
International Student Services provides programs and services to help ease the transition of international students to McGill and Montreal. These services include assistance and information on immigration, health insurance, working in Canada, pre-arrival webinars, orientation activities, the Buddy Program, International Student Leadership Program, and much more.
The First-Year Assistant for Francophone students is an important resource person for McGill students whose first language is French, helping them adjust to studying in a second language.
Note that, while the language of instruction at McGill is English, students may write their term papers and examinations in French. Students should refer to the University Language Policy and Reminders about exam procedures for further information.
McGill’s First Peoples’ House offers a “home away from home” by fostering a sense of community and giving a voice to Aboriginal students who have left their communities to pursue their education. In addition to providing a welcoming environment and a network of support for Aboriginal students, the First Peoples’ House promotes educational programming, collaborative learning, and bridge building between diverse members of the McGill and Aboriginal communities. A warm welcome is extended to all Aboriginal students.
For more information, visit the First People' House website.
Scholarships and Student Aid Office is the central resource for undergraduate entrance scholarships and bursaries, government student assistance, McGill bursaries, loans, emergency funding, budgeting and financial counseling, and a Work Study program.
Student Health Service is available to all students who pay student services fees. The dependents of international students and Canadian students from provinces other than Quebec are also eligible to use the service. All you need are a McGill ID card and a valid health insurance card to take advantage of the services. If you have paid the student services fee during the school year, you can use the Health Service during the summer, even if you are not taking summer courses.
Office for Students with Disabilities offers a variety of services to ensure that you can pursue your academic life at McGill. To make sure you have access to these services at the beginning of term, you should contact the Office as soon as you receive our offer of admission. The OSD is the unit which offers you support if you feel that difficulties and impairments are hindering your academic performance while at McGill or if you require assistance with access. Go to Students with disabilities or call 514-398-6009.
McGill Mental Health Service offers a range of psychological and psychiatric services for all McGill students, providing a secure, non-judgmental space for all. A team of psychiatrists and psychologists are available for assessment and treatment of many conditions that may interfere with psychological well-being. Students may make an appointment by phone or in person.
Counselling Service assists students experiencing psychological or emotional difficulties, as well as concerns of an academic or vocational nature. Walk-in and crisis services are available and students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops. Located in the Brown Student Services Building, the service is confidential and free of charge.
Career Planning Service (CaPS) CaPS has many resources to help you throughout your time at McGill whether it be looking for summer or part-time work, considering internships or volunteering opportunities, or an interest in getting involved on campus. While a “career” may seem a long way off right now, we encourage you to begin exploring and “test-driving” potential career ideas sooner rather than later.
Check out our Guide to planning your future.
Office of the Ombudsperson offers confidential, informal and independent dispute resolution services for students by providing information, advice, intervention and referrals.
For all other departments within the University, consult the Student Directory.