Important Academic Dates

 This information is intended as a guideline. Consult the complete list of events and deadlines for the academic year.

2018


June 1

➪ Students from the US apply for US Direct Loans by this date. Go to www.mcgill.ca/studentaid/government/us for information on how to apply for US Direct Loans when attending a foreign school


June 4

➪  Last day to register for guaranteed accommodation in McGill Residences (Midnight Montreal time on June 4th, 2018.)


June 7 

➪ CSI McGill (CEGEP student information session)


June 8

Course registration begins for newly admitted Quebec CEGEP students (scholarship recipients only)  

Due to a technical error, you may see a different registration date on your Minerva account.  The above date is the correct date.


June 11

Course registration begins for all newly admitted Quebec CEGEP students

Due to a technical error, you may see a different registration date on your Minerva account.  The above date is the correct date.


June 12

➪ Early pick-up of ID cards begins for Quebec CEGEP students at Service Point.
➪ You must be registered for at least one course 24 hours before you obtain your McGill ID card

➪ Early pick-up of ID cards begins for Macdonald campus CEGEP students 
​➪ You must be registered for at least one course 24 hours before you obtain your McGill ID card


June 15

➪  Course registration begins for scholarship recipients only who are:

  • Students admitted to year U0 (Freshman year)
  • Students admitted to year U1 (this includes students who will be completing Advanced Levels or CAPE, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate or at least one year of university).

Due to a technical error, you may see a different registration date on your Minerva account.  The above date is the correct date.


June 18

Course registration begins for all students admitted to year U1 (this includes students who will be completing Advanced Levels or CAPE, French Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate or at least one year of university).
Make sure to fill in the "Emergency Contact" information on Minerva


June 19

Registration begins for all new undergraduate students admitted to year U0 (Freshman year) in Arts (including Social Work), BA & Sc, Education, Management, Music and Religious Studies


June 20

Registration begins for all new undergraduate students admitted to year U0 (Freshman year) in Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Engineering (including Architecture), Nursing, Physical & Occupational Therapy, and Science


June 25

➪  La Fête nationale, University closed


June 30

➪  Canadian students: Don't delay submitting the legal documents that affect your tuition and fees. Submitting early will help ensure your tuition and fees are billed at the correct residency rate in early August. 
➪  Final deadline for need-based financial aid application for Entrance Bursary Program from McGill
➪  Canadian students apply for government student aid by this date to ensure money arrives by September


July 1

➪  Application opens for McGill’s need-based Work Study Program that provides part-time work opportunities on campus. Go to www.mcgill.ca/studentaid/work-study for information on how to apply.


July 2

➪ Canada Day Holiday, University closed


Beginning August 1

➪ 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.

➪ All students looking to obtain a Montreal reduced-fare public transit (OPUS) card can order it directly from Minerva (note: you must have a Quebec mailing address on record, so you may need to wait until you arrive in the city)


August 6

➪ Check Minerva for your Fall term e-bill – notification is sent by email to your McGill email address


August 14

➪ Deadline for all new students to register in at least one course to avoid a late registration penalty  


Beginning August 15

➪  If registered after August 5, check Minerva for your Fall term e-bill – notification is sent by email to your McGill email address 


August 24 - 26

➪  Parents Tent - Downtown Campus
➪  AskMcGill Live (for parents)


August 25 - 26 

➪  Residence move-in days on Downtown Campus. Service Point will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and 8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.


August 26

➪  Residence move-in day on the Macdonald Campus is Sunday, August 26, 2018, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 pm. Students can get their ID cards at the Student Affairs Office from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
➪  Parents Tent - Macdonald Campus


August 27 - September 2

➪  Orientation Week downtown Campus
➪  Macdonald Campus Orientation and Frosh activities


August 28

➪  Discover McGill Day - The biggest Orientation event at McGill!


August 29 

➪  Discover McGill’s Academic Expectations - Downtown Campus
➪  Session d'accueil - Étudiants francophones - Downtown Campus
➪  
Deadline** to opt out of SSMU supplemental health and/or dental plan on studentcare.ca without incurring interest on the fees
**approximate date – refer to studentcare.ca for exact dates


August 30 

➪ Information Session for Transfer Students - Downtown Campus


August 31

➪ Deadline for cancellation of registration in, or deferral of admission to the Fall term
➪ Fee payment deadline
➪  Deadline to request exemption in Minerva without incurring interest on International Health Insurance fee


August 31

➪  Discover McGill’s Academic Expectations - Macdonald Campus
➪  Session d'accueil - Étudiants francophones - Macdonald Campus


September 1

➪ First month of rent charged for Residence (if applicable); 1st installment of mandatory meal plan charged (if applicable)


September 3

➪ Labour Day, University closed


September 4

 Classes begin
Note: certain programs (e.g., Medicine, Dentistry, Physical and Occupational Therapy) and/or individual courses within programs (e.g., field courses, stages) may start prior to September 4 - please see faculty schedules)


September 13 

Room change requests for Residence available on-line


September 18

Course change (add/drop) deadline for the Fall term


September 25

➪  Deadline for course or university withdrawal (grade of W or W--) WITH fee refund


September 28

➪  Deadline** to opt out of SSMU supplemental health and/or dental plan on studentcare.ca
**approximate date – refer to studentcare.ca for exact dates


September 30

  Deadline to opt in to the International Health Insurance plan (Canadian non-residents) 
  Deadline to request an exemption from International Health Insurance plan on Minerva and submit supporting exemption documents


October 8

➪  Thanksgiving, University closed


October 30

➪ Deadline for course or university withdrawal (grade of W or W--) with NO fee refund


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 you to pick up your health insurance card along with your student ID card upon arrival at McGill University.


Beginning of December (TBD)

 Opening of registration for newly admitted undergraduate students to the Winter 2019 term


December 5

Classes end for Fall term
Check Minerva for Winter term e-bill


December 6

Exams begin. See www.mcgill.ca/students/exams/ for the complete exam schedule (Dec. 6-20)


December 20

Exams end


December 24 - January 1

Holiday break, University closed


December 31

Deadline for cancellation of registration in, or deferral of admission to the Winter term


2019


January 4

➪ Deadline for fee payment for Winter term
➪  Deadline to request exemption in Minerva without incurring interest on International Health Insurance fee


January 7

  Classes begin
  Deadline for new students to register in at least one course to avoid a late registration penalty


January 22

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)


January 29

➪ Deadline for course or university withdrawal (grade of W or W--) WITH fee refund


January 31

  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) 


March 4-8

Study Break


March 12

➪ 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.


April 12

Classes end for Winter term


April 15

➪  Exams begin. See www.mcgill.ca/students/exams/ for the complete exam schedule (April 15-30)


April 19

➪ Good Friday, University closed


April 22

➪ Easter Monday, University closed


April 30

➪  Exams end


April 30

➪ 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.