This information is intended as a guideline. Consult the complete list of events and deadlines for the academic year.
Beginning December 1 (Winter newly-admitted students)
➪ International students may activate their health insurance contract by accessing Minerva ⇒ Student ⇒ International Student Health Insurance Coverage Form. Doing this will allow students to view, save, and print* their health insurance card.
*On-campus printing using uPrint instructions are found in the IT Knowledge Base, enter article number 1348 in the ‘search’ field.
➪ Opening of registration for newly admitted undergraduate students to the Winter 2019 term
➪ Classes end for Fall term
➪ Check Minerva for Winter term e-bill
➪ Exams begin. See www.mcgill.ca/students/exams/ for the complete exam schedule (Dec. 6-20)
➪ Exams end
December 24 - January 1
➪ Holiday break, University closed
➪ Deadline for cancellation of registration in, or deferral of admission to the Winter term
➪ Deadline for fee payment for Winter term
➪ Deadline to request exemption in Minerva without incurring interest on International Health Insurance fee
➪ Classes begin
➪ Deadline for new students to register in at least one course to avoid a late registration penalty
➪ Course Change (add/drop) deadline for Winter term
➪ Deadline for web withdrawing (grade of "W") from multi-term courses that started in September 2018 (with fee refund for Winter term)
➪ Deadline for course or university withdrawal (grade of W or W--) WITH fee refund
➪ Deadline to request an exemption from International Health Insurance plan on Minerva and submit supporting exemption documents
➪ Deadline to opt in to the International Health Insurance plan (Canadian non-residents)
➪ Study Break
➪ Deadline for course or university withdrawal (grade of W or W--) with NO fee refund
Beginning April 1 (Summer newly-admitted students)
➪ International students may activate their health insurance contract 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.
➪ Classes end for Winter term
➪ Exams begin. See www.mcgill.ca/students/exams/ for the complete exam schedule (April 15-30)
➪ Good Friday, University closed
➪ Easter Monday, University closed
➪ Exams end
➪ 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.